Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Parish 
77 Carbine Street Donvale 3111              Tel: (03) 9841 8354              Email: donvale@cam.org.au
Friendliness and enthusiastic participation in parish
life are the hallmarks of Our Lady of the Pines parishioners
We share our happiness with each other and it becomes greater
We share our troubles with each other and they become smaller
We share one another’s griefs and burdens and their weight becomes possible to bear
Welcome to Our Lady of the Pines Parish, Donvale.
We are a warm and friendly community located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, nestled in a quiet residential area. When sitting in our Worship Centre, looking out the windows, you will be surrounded by trees and enjoy the sounds of the many birds.
One of our strengths is our strong sense of community which is demonstrated every Sunday when many of our parishioners stay back for a cuppa and a chat after Mass, forming and maintaining firm friendships.  The children are given an icy-pole and happily play together.
New parishioners are warmly welcomed by members of our ‘Welcoming Committee’ and are encouraged to stay back for a cuppa to get to know other parishioners and feel part of the community. We also hold social functions once a month which are well attended.
So, whether you are a regular, a part-timer, new to the area or just got lost on the way to somewhere else – we are thrilled that you are here and you are very welcome.
“Love one another,
as I have loved you”
                                John 13:34
May God Bless You,
Fr Jerald Cecil Mariadas
Parish Priest
Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF)
Young people from parishes, communities and schools are invited to join the Melbourne ACYF Pilgrimage to the fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Perth from 8–10 December.  ACYF is the largest national gathering of Catholic youth in Australia and it exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church. The Festival is for youth and young adults from year 9 to 30 years of age.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Teresina through the parish office on 9841 8354.  Keep up to date by liking the following Facebook page: melbacyf
Weekend Masses
Sat      5.00 pm
Sun     9.30 am
Weekday Masses
Wed    9.00 am    Mass and Rosary
Thu     9.00 am    Communion Service
Fri       9.00 am    Mass
By appointment.  Phone 9841 8354
  For full details click here
Sacrament of Reconciliation for 
Children in Non-Catholic Schools
Registrations are now open for children who attend non-Catholic schools who would like to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Classes begin on Wednesday 14 August and will continue each Wednesday until 23 October (excluding school holidays).  Please contact the Parish Office for a registration form.  (If you have contacted the parish office previously, a registration form should have been emailed to you.  If you have not received your form, please let the parish office know).
Medjugorje Pilgrimage Reflections
The pilgrims had many wonderful experiences during their journey and will be sharing them at the 5.00 pm Mass on 20 July and the 9.30 am Mass on 21 July. when the last pilgrim returns home.
Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)
The next PPC meeting will be held on Thursday, 1st August.  We welcome suggestions and agenda items.  Please email same to the parish office. For further information on the PPC please click here.
77 Carbine Street
Donvale   Vic   3111
Tel:       (03) 9841 8354
Email:  donvale@cam.org.au
Office Hours:
Monday            9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday      9.00 am – 5.00 pm
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we can be contacted at our Partnered Parish,
Ss Peter & Paul’s, 23 Leeds Street, Doncaster East,  Tel: 9842 1480.