From 11:59pm, Thursday 17 June 2021, Victoria continues to be on COVIDSafe settings. This means that public Masses and other permitted religious ceremonies can be held in compliance with distancing, hygiene, density quotient and recordkeeping requirements.

To participate in a Mass

Due to the 75-person limit, we are taking bookings by phone or email for our 9:30am Sunday Mass in English and 4:00pm Sunday Mass in Vietnamese at St Ignatius' Church. Please contact the Parish Office to register for either of these Masses by 2:00pm on Fridays.  Our other Masses do not require bookings.

If you are aware of anyone who would like to participate in a Sunday Mass in English or Vietnamese but does not have access to the internet, please ask them to call the Parish Office on (03) 8420 6789 to book in.

Mass participants must follow these instructions:

  1. As you enter our church, check-in by scanning our QR code with your smartphone/tablet or use our Sign-in Sheet if you do not have these devices.
  2. You must wear a face mask, covering your nose and mouth, when inside our churches/buildings (unless you are under 12 years old or have a medical exemption).
  3. It is recommended that you wear a face mask outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing from others cannot be maintained (unless you are under 12 years old or have a medical exemption). 
  4. Please observe all sanitisation and physical distancing measures.
  5. If you have attended any of the locations within the times noted in the Victorian Government's Case alerts - public exposure sites follow the health advice specified for the exposure site(s).
  6. If you or someone you are closely connected to is awaiting COVID-19 test results or has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not attend church or a parish setting.

Please refer to the Archdiocese of Melbourne's COVID-19 Guidelines for further information.

The above is to comply with Victorian Government COVID-19 safety and recordkeeping requirements. We trust that you will understand the reasons for these arrangements which are subject to change, pending the review of restrictions by government and health authorities.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to a Eucharistic Celebration in person and safely celebrating the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ as a parish community.

*Note that the number of Mass participants inside our churches is restricted to a density quotient.

Televised / Online Masses

If you are not able to participate in a Mass at our parish you are encouraged to continue active participation in the life of the Church through activities such as time in personal and family prayer, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion, or participating in a televised or online Mass - please see The Church is here for links and resources.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Please refer to the Archdiocese of Melbourne's COVID-19 Guidelines for further information.

If you wish to clarify any concerns, please contact the Parish Office.

Wherever we may be in our celebration of the Eucharist and in daily life, always remember that God accompanies us as we persevere and support each other through these challenging times.