Parish update 17.09.21
Victoria has at last reached 70% of those eligible having received their 1st dose of Covid 19 vaccine. Well done – but we still have a long way to go to reach 80% having received the 2nd dose.
The Premier has announced minor changes to our lockdown regulations relating to the reasons why we may leave home. While the hardcopy version of the parish newsletter was printed before the announcement was made I have updated the changes in the online version and at the bottom of this page.
We all await the Premier’s announcements on Sunday, which we are told will outline our roadmap out of lockdown. We should not expect dramatic changes. Any changes to Covid regulations that affect Public Masses and Parish activities will be posted on our website as soon as changes are confirmed.
IN THIS WEEK’S NEWSLETTER
Catch up on a significant event on the site of our new Parish Centre at Mary Immaculate – onsite burial.
This Sunday marks Social Services Sunday within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. You can read about the work of Catholic Social Services.
Vaccine passports for Mass? Check out this Sunday’s Homily.
During lockdown, you can access our Online Mass from our Parish Website. It will be available from 12 noon on Saturday. Click this link Our Parish Online Mass
Please make sure that during the lockdown, you access our parish newsletter on our parish website or you can pick up a hard copy from the containers at the front doors of MOG Church and Presbytery, St. Bernadette’s Church or Mary Immaculate School.
Our Prayer at Home liturgy is printed in the Newsletter and on our website you can access our weekly Children’s Liturgy. In addition to our own online Parish Mass (see above) you can access the Cathedral’s online Mass service: HERE and on Sundays at 11:00am you can watch it on Channel 44 (previously known as C31).
Our Angelus & Coffee Group meets via Zoom on Tuesday mornings at 9.15am. Share some time on screen with other parishioners to pray together, catch up, share a story, stay in touch. To join the Zoom session click on Angelus & Coffee or go to the link on our website home page or email or text Fr. Bill so that you can receive the weekly link to the zoom session. Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or 0427 879 733. Bring a coffee or your breakfast to the meeting.
The following Parish activities remain affected by the lockdown:
In summary the following restrictions and regulations apply throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area until otherwise notified.
Religious Gatherings, Masses & Ceremonies: Not permitted
Churches and Parish Office: Remain closed. Please use email or phone to contact Fr. Bill Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or 0427 879 733
Funerals: Permitted with no more than 10 people
Face Masks: Must be worn inside and outdoors: everywhere except your own home.
Travel: You cannot travel more than 10 kms from your home
6 Reasons to leave home:
- shopping for necessary goods and services (you do not need to stockpile toilet paper)
- caregiving or compassionate reasons
- authorised work & study
- receive a vaccination or Covid test
- outdoor social gatherings (5 people if double vaxed - only 2 people if not)
Gatherings: Other private and public gatherings are not permitted
Please use our website for other news and links www.ivanhoecatholics.com
Please keep in your prayers all those individuals and businesses severely affected by this ongoing lockdown, those suffering from isolation and those suffering financially.
With my prayers and best wishes.
Fr. Bill Edebohls
Streamed Weekend Parish Mass co-celebrated with Fr. Bill HERE
This Week's Children's Liturgy (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time) HERE
News: ( Strange Sighting in Ivanhoe; Advisors and Chairpersons named for Plenary Council; Pope Francis: I have never denied communion to anyone, The world's smallest army - just 140 soldiers - considers the 'unthinkable'; In Slovakia Pope calls for freedom both in Civil Society and Church + more ) HERE
Parish Calendar 2021 HERE
Parish Redevelopment project document (15/04/21) HERE
56 Wilfred Rd. Ivanhoe 3079
St. Bernadette's Church
89 Bond St., Ivanhoe 3079
Mary Immaculate Church
4 Waverley Ave., Ivanhoe 3079
NOTE: During the
redevelopment of our new Parish Centre on the Mary Immaculate site Mary Immaculate Church
is temporarily closed and our Parish Office is operating out of Mother of God
Normal times are printed below but please check current Covid regulations in the Covid Update at the top of this page: