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  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

(& COVID-19 Bulletin)
Parish Newsletters (2021)                  HERE
From Fr. Bill - 31 December 2020

Christmas - New Year Closure of Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed from Thursday 24 December to Monday 11 January inclusive


From Fr. Bill – 31 December 2020


New Year’s Day parish update

Tomorrow (New Year’s Day) we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God.

At 9.15am we will celebrate Mass at Mother of God Church to celebrate the feast which is also the Patronal Festival of MOG Church.


We had planned to have morning tea after Mass but morning tea has been cancelled. Under our duty of care and our Parish Covid Safe plan, it is now considered unwise to go ahead with refreshments after Mass in the limited space available in the MOG church foyer. I know some will be dissapointed by this decision but our ulitimate responsibility is to each other and the safety of those whose lives we touch. As individuals and as a community we can take small steps back to normaility but we must make sure those steps are wise, responsible and prudent. Over-confidence and iresponsiblity can so easily undo our months of sacrifice in the situation we continue to be in. The time will come when we can share hospitality together in larger numbers as a Parish Family but that time is not yet.


As we embark on a New Year may we committ ourselves to learning from all the experiences, positive and negative, that 2020 has visited upon us. And may those learnings inspire us to embrace a New Year with the determination to recreate relationships, communities, institutions, nations, peoples and an environment that are at peace, that are healthy, that have at their core a compassionate commitment to others and the Common Good.


May Mary Mother of God and Mother of the Church be with you as you journey through 2021.

With my prayers and blessings.

Fr. Bill


Mass Schedule

Our Mass schedule has returned to normal pre-Covid times.

No booking is required but masks must be worn and contact tracing must be maintained.


Parish Priest:                        Fr. Bill Edebohls

Office Administrator:             Teana McIntosh

Parish Office Hours:              Tuesday – Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Office Location:                    56 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079

Postal Address:                    PO Box 319, Ivanhoe 3079

Phone:                                 9926 2310





Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral Daily Mass live streamed from St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. Masses are livestreamed daily on our Archdiocesan YouTube channel and on Sundays at 11am can be  viewed on free-to-air TV via C31 (channel 44 on digital TV).


Donations to the Parish / CDF Pay  HERE


NEWS FROM OUR ARCHDIOCESE and the wider Church go to: 

News 2021 from our website (on a reduced scale during January) HERE


Keeping in Touch

  1. Our Website:
  2. Group email: if you are not yet on our group email list, and receiving Parish updates, please contact   
  3. Pick up a hard copy of our Newsletter: available from external containers at front doors of our churches and parish office


How Covid-19 Restrictions continue to affect you & your Parish!

  1. MASSES permitted with restricted numbers
  2. Parish facilities now available for Parish Groups
  3. Baptisms now celebrated at 12 noon on 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month with restricted numbers
  4. Reconciliation / Confessions Saturdays 10.30am at Mother of God and 5.30pm at St. Bernadette’s
  5. Communion at Home & Anointing of the Sick now available without restrictions
  6. Weddings permitted with restricted numbers
  7. Funerals permitted with restricted numbers



Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest




Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Office:              56 Wilfred Rd Ivanhoe East

Mail:                PO Box 319 Ivanhoe 3079                                       

Phone:             03 9926 2310




Presbytery:     63 Wilfred Rd Ivanhoe East 3079

Phone:             0427 879 733


As a Catholic Community we respect the Wurrundjeri people, traditional custodians of the land upon which our parish resides, and commit ourselves to reconciliation and justice for all in our community and nation. 


Our Parish is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.


Parish Welcome;  Information;  Mission;  Values;  Churches;  Schools


To the:

Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe 



Fr Bill Edebohls. Parish Priest (Here)

& the

Parish Pastoral Council (Here)


Parish Information

The 2020 Parish Calendar (revised 1 February 2019) is available HERE
For Mass Details click HERE 

For Local, National and International faith-related News, Information and Opinions see 'News 2020' page Here

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Parish Mission:
The Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe identifies its mission as a community of people:
Who are united in faith in Jesus and his values;
Who gather to celebrate the Eucharist;
Who seek to serve the needs of the community and the world; and
Who bear witness to the way life could be.

Parish Values:
We name our Parish values as:
Some of the ways we pursue our Parish Mission and Values are through our
Group and our Events

Our Churches

Mary Immaculate Church
Cnr Upper Heidelberg Road & Waverley Ave Ivanhoe (temporarily closed)

Parish Office (temporary)
63 Wilfred Street, Ivanhoe East
Tel: 03 9926 2310
Mail: PO Box 319 Ivanhoe 3079

Presbytery: 9926 2308
Photo: 30 November 2008

St Bernadette's Church
89 Bond Street, West Ivanhoe

Also Korean Community Church

Melway 31 D6
Photo: Sunday 23 March 2008

Mother of God Church

63 Wilfred St, Ivanhoe East (Cnr Robinhood Rd)

Melway 31 J9 Photo: Saturday 15 March 2008

Our Schools

Mary Immaculate Primary School:

St Bernadette's Primary School:

Parish Contacts

The Parish Office is located at 4 Waverley Avenue Ivanhoe 3079

Parish Priest:                      Fr Bill Edebohls: 63 Wilfred Rd East Ivanhoe. Tel. 0427 879 733

Office Administrator:          Teana McIntosh Tel.  03 9926 2310
Mail:                                   PO Box 319 Ivanhoe, 3079
Parish eMail:             
Parish Website:        
Parish Website eMail: (For matters dealing with the website only)
Mass Details HERE
Events HERE
News   (HERE)

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Communities
Our parish is proud to have enjoyed a long and mutually valuable association with local Churches and more recently also with other faith communities. Details of local churches in Ivanhoe Churches Together may be found HERE

Parish Information

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