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(& Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin from Fr Bill)
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This Week’s Newsletter & Homily          HERE


Family Prayer & Gospel Video                HERE


Donations to the Parish / CDF Pay        HERE


For full Prayer@Home details see below.

From Fr. Bill – 26/27 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

There is growing optimism across Victoria that life will soon return to relative normality - though what might constitute relative normality is both unknown and fraught with controversy and argument - not always science based or rational. Whatever it may mean in reality let’s hope it is not an excuse to return to the same complacency and irresponsibility that has led to the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases and deaths throughout the UK, Continental Europe and Israel.

 

With daily coronavirus cases continuing to fall over the past week, there is a real sense that we are in the final stretch of these taxing lockdowns. Foremost in our minds are those who are struggling financially and mentally during this difficult time. We are also conscience that while many will enjoy the renewed freedoms as we move toward summer, the battle is not over for people who have had their businesses severely impacted, for those who have lost their jobs and those international students, migrant workers and refugees who have been deprived of any government assistance throughout this crisis.

 

During the past week there have been discussions between our Archbishop and the State Government on how we might safely open up our churches again for prayer, worship and the celebration of the sacraments. Being able to open our churches to the public for prayer or Mass is still a very long way off and there will be no early return to relative normality for faith communities. However, while not yet confirmed, there is the possibility of celebrating Mass outdoors. One possible scenario is permission for an outdoor congregation of 5 from the end of this month, 10 from the end of October and 50+ from the end of November. We may get a hint of this possibility on Sunday when Premier Andrew’s gives his daily update.

 

I have identified 2 outdoor sites that would be appropriate for outdoor Masses to be commenced.

 

i. The Amphitheatre in the grounds of Mary Immaculate School (access via school gate in Rocke St).

 

ii. St. Bernadette’s Church in the area between the Community Centre and the presbytery garage. As numbers increase (and for School Masses) we also have the option of using the school playground with access from Ford St. 

 

I know this will seem unsatisfactory to some but we have to start somewhere if we are given this option and we have to start small. I emphasize that at time of writing none of this is definite or confirmed – you will have to stay tuned for further details.

 

PARISH CONTACTS

Parish Priest:                        Fr. Bill Edebohls

Office Administrator:        Teana McIntosh

Parish Postal Address:      PO Box 319, Ivanhoe 3079

Parish Office:                       56 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079

Presbytery:                           63 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079

Phone:                                    9499 1515 

Mobile:                                   0427 879 733

Email:                                      Ivanhoe@cam.org.au

Website:                                www.ivanhoecatholics.com                     

 

Prayer@Home resources for this week.

 

A:        Use the links at the top of the page or paste these links into your browser.

 

             Our online Parish Mass for each Sunday will be available by noon each Saturday

             https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/fr-bill-streamed-mass 

 

             This weekend’s edition of the Parish Newsletter and Homily

             https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/reflectionoftheweek.htm


             Family Prayer (Praying with your Children at Home)

             https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/reflectionoftheweek.htm

 

B.         Sunday 11.00am Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Channel 31 (which is channel 44 on most digital TVs.

 

C.         Angelus & Coffee together over Zoom Coming together on our computers and tablets each Tuesday morning at 9.15am to say the Angelus, read the Gospel, pray together and share our stories while catching up over a coffee.  If you are interested in joining contact Ivanhoe@cam.org.au  and we will forward the link

 

D.      Message from our Archbishop: ‘The Lord’s ongoing creative presence’: In this week's message to the community of faith in Melbourne, Archbishop Peter invites us to recognise the Lord's abiding presence in our lives and in all of creation. He also reflects on our sacramental life as Catholic Christians, something which is 'deeply ingrained within us'.    https://youtu.be/4PQOWE1br_k   

 

In this week’s Newsletter

  1. Opening up and Relative Normality
  2. World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees “Remembering, Working and Praying for Migrants and Refugees”
  3. Congratulations to Elaine and Bernie Jowett on 65 years of marriage
  4. Our regular Climate Change Action Group reflection
  5. Homily for this Sunday
  6. Weekend Prayer@Home for those not accessing our Online Mass

 

Latest News and News from the Wider Church  HERE

  1.  Congratilations
  2. Putting lower value on older lives  unethical
  3. The first virtual Nuns on the Bus tour begins, highlighting voting rights, poverty and pro-life policies
  4. People leaving Church in 'droves' warns McAleese
  5. There will be no return to a pre-COVID world; it has changed forever
  6. Suspended Irish priest Tony Flannery calls Vatican inquiry ‘unjust’
  7. Iran sentenced three teenagers to have four fingers amputated
  8. Gay children are 'children of God', Pope tells parents

 

Keeping in Touch

  1. Our Website: www.ivanhoecatholics.com
  2. Group email: if you are not yet on our group email list, and receiving weekly emails and newsletters from me, please contact Ivanhoe@cam.org.au   
  3. Pick up a hard copy of our Newsletter: available from external containers at front doors of our churches and parish office. From 12 noon each Friday

 

Do You Need Help

We have people happy to assist with the delivery of our Newsletters, groceries and other necessities. If you are vulnerable, cannot get out, or access services please phone or email the parish office Ivanhoe@cam.org.au  

 

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

  1. All Churches are closed for Mass and private prayer.
  2. Therefore there are NO MASSES within the Parish.
  3. The Parish Office is closed all communication should be via email to Ivanhoe@cam.org.au  or phone [9499 1515 or 0427 879 733]
  4. The Office and all other Parish facilities will be unavailable for use by any group or persons until restrictions are lifted with the exception of the St. Bernadette’s Community Centre being available for the storage and distribution of emergency food aid for our St. Vincent de Paul Conference.
  5. Baptisms must be postponed unless there is an urgent and grave pastoral need.
  6. Reconciliation / Confessions only available for grave reasons and end of life situations. 
  7. Communion at Home available only in cases of terminal care.
  8. Anointing of the Sick available only in cases of terminal care.
  9. Weddings not permitted.
  10. Funerals will be restricted to 10 people attending.

 

Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF OUR MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 319, Ivanhoe 3079

 

Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Office:              4 Waverley Ave Ivanhoe 3079

Mail:                PO Box 319 Ivanhoe 3079                                       

Phone:             03 9499 1515

Email:              Ivanhoe@cam.org.au

Webpage:       www.ivanhoecatholics.com

 

Presbytery:     63 Wilfred Rd Ivanhoe East 3079

Phone:             0427 879 733

Email:              bill.edebohls@cam.org.au

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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.

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

Welcome


To the:


Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe 

website


From:


Fr Bill Edebohls. Parish Priest (Here)

& the

Parish Pastoral Council (Here)

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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

Want to be kept informed?  Most parishioners keep informed and up-to date with all that's happening in our Parish, and in our Church, by joining the Parish mailing list. You can provide your email contact details to the Parish at Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or, during 'normal' times,  by subscribing to the (FREE) weekly email Parish 'Website Update' at comms@ivanhoecatholics.com
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:
Inclusiveness
Hospitality
Mission
Service
Some of the ways we pursue our Parish Mission and Values are through our
Outreach
Group and our Events

Our Churches

Mary Immaculate Church
Cnr Upper Heidelberg Road & Waverley Ave Ivanhoe

Parish Office behind the Church
4 Waverley Avenue, Ivanhoe
Tel: 03 9499 1515
Mail: PO Box 319 Ivanhoe 3079
website: www.ivanhoecatholics.com

Melway 31 E8
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:  www.miivanhoe.catholic.edu.au

St Bernadette's Primary School:     www.sbivanhoe.catholic.edu.au


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 9499 1515
Mail:                                   PO Box 319 Ivanhoe, 3079
Parish eMail:                       Ivanhoe@cam.org.au
Parish Website:                  www.ivanhoecatholics.com
Parish Website eMail:         comms@ivanhoecatholics.com (For matters dealing with the website only)
Mass Details HERE
Events HERE
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Plenary Council updates.

Parish and Schools input

to the 2020 Plenary Council.

 Plus later developments

  HERE

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Latest News Here 
  • Congratulations!
  • Putting lower value on older lives  unethical
  • The first virtual Nuns on the Bus tour begins, highlighting voting rights, poverty and pro-life policies
  • People leaving Church in 'droves' warns McAleese
  • There will be no return to a pre-COVID world; it has changed forever
  • Suspended Irish priest Tony Flannery calls Vatican inquiry ‘unjust’
  • Iran sentenced three teenagers to have four fingers amputated
  • Gay children are 'children of God', Pope tells parents
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

The 2020 Parish Calendar (revised 1 February 2019) is available HERE

Note that this was produced before COVID-19 and is published here for information only as most details have necessarily since changed completely.
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Want to be kept informed?  Most parishioners want to be kept informed and up-to date with all that's happening in our Parish and Church. If you have not already joined the Parish mailing list you can provide your email contact details to the Parish at Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or, during 'normal' times,  by subscribing to the (FREE) weekly email Parish 'Website Update' at comms@ivanhoecatholics.com

You can also unsubscribe at any time should you wish to.
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