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Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Mass Details

Children’s Liturgy - Praying with Children, 6th Sunday Easter,  22 May    HERE

The Praying with Children material that we posted on our website during the Covid Shutdown is once more available. It can be accessed on our website each weekend. The download is a wonderful way of engaging children in the Sunday Gospel.


Welcome to our parish celebration of Mass. You no longer need to Check In. Wearing your Mask is optional but strongly recommended on Sundays and Masses with large congregations.   Please Sanitize your hands on entry and before Communion.  At this time we are refraining from shaking hands as we exchange the Greeting of Peace.  Holy Communion is in one kind only (the Body of Christ) and must be received into the hands.   Please place your offering envelopes and loose collection into the box provided on the small table at the entry to the church as we cannot take up a collection by passing the plate around.   Thank you! 

First Communion Enrolment

This weekend our children preparing for their 1st Holy Communion will be enrolled as candidates for the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Praise the Lord - Two New Altar Servers

While we have many parishioners who volunteer for various ministries within the parish we have a serious lack of altar servers.  According to the liturgical norms of the Church (rather than the Irish Australian tradition) altar servers are traditionally adults. That said, last week we welcomed two new and very keen servers from St. Bernadette’s, Sienna Bui-Rahme and Eoin Levin. More volunteers, adults or children, are most welcome. We need a full team trained up before the Archbishop comes to bless our new Parish Centre.   


The Concrete Slab is Laid for our Parish Centre Gathering Space

The future centre of our parish hospitality now has a floor and solid foundations. The slab has been laid and in the weeks ahead you will see the steel framing and roof go up.


Parish Celebrations for

Pentecost & the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year our Parish is hosting the Banyule Churches Together closing celebration for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the Eve of Pentecost.

 Because of the significance both of this event and the Feast of Pentecost it is hoped our wholeParish Community will come together for a special - 

Vigil Mass for Pentecost

6.00pm on Saturday 4 June

at St. Bernadette’s

The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Community Hall. As parishioners are encouraged to attend this special Mass, rather than the normal Sunday Masses on 5th June, the Masses on the Sunday will be “Low Masses”. That is, no music or homily. Please put this special celebration in your calendar now.


Gospel & Coffee Discussion Group

Our Gospel and Coffee Discussion Group meets each Thursday after the 9.15am Mass

and concludes at 10.30am.

All Welcome! 


Mass on Demand (streamed) from elsewhere

1. St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne: Mass every day 1 pm  HERE  and on Sundays at 11:00am. Digital Channel 44 (previously known as C31)

2. Mass on demand  (Broken Bay Diocese)   HERE

3. Mass at Home (Channel 10 - need to register)   HERE


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