Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Parish 
77 Carbine Street Donvale 3111              Tel: (03) 9841 8354              Email: donvale@cam.org.au
 
 
 
 
 
TO VIEW A RECORDED VIDEO OF FR JERALD CELEBRATING THIS WEEKEND’S MASS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW:
 
 
(To view previously recorded Masses by Fr Jerald, please click here)
GOOD FRIDAY ‘THE PASSION OF CHRIST’ SERVICE
 
 
A VIDEO OF FR JERALD CONDUCTING
A ‘PASSION OF CHRIST’ SERVICE
WILL BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT 3.00 PM
ON GOOD FRIDAY, 10TH APRIL
 
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
 
A Message from Fr Jerald
 

My Dear Friends,

I pray that you and your family are keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times.

None of us could have ever imagined a time when we would have to suspend Masses and other liturgies.  I appreciate your desire to continue to attend Mass and will therefore be pre-recording the weekend Mass each week which will be available on this website.

Regardless of how you choose to participate in your “home” Mass, obviously reception of communion will be missing from your “digital” Mass; however the old traditional concept of “Spiritual Communion” is re-emerging – in a nutshell, the idea is that the desire to receive the Eucharist is a grace in itself, and one offers up that desire in prayer to God, it can become an occasion for even greater grace and spiritual growth.

Please be assured of my continued pastoral care to the community during this period. Should you have the need for a visit, Anointing of the Sick, or Reconciliation, please do not hesitate to contact me via the parish office on 03 9841 8354 or by emailing jerald.mariadas@cam.org.au.

At this time, we also ask you to be mindful of those who are vulnerable around you. The sick, frail and elderly, disabled and those who are on their own are especially vulnerable during times like these, and if you can, please check on them and offer any assistance you can.

During this period, the church unfortunately will have to remain closed, however I encourage you to make some time at home for personal prayer and reflection. 
All parish activities will also cease until further notice.
 

We will keep you updated during this period through our website and email. If you would like updates and newsletters delivered to you via email, please inform the Parish Office of your details. 

During this stressful global health crisis, please know, that I have you all constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep in your prayers our community, our Church and those who work on the frontline of this virus especially our health care workers and paramedics.

I thank you all for your continued support of Our Lady of the Pines Parish, and know that whilst Masses are temporarily suspended, I will continue to be here for you all.

Yours in Christ,
Fr Jerald Mariadas, Parish Priest
 
 
Below is a prayer to St Joseph, under whose partronage the Archbishop has placed this time of crisis.
 
St Joseph, 
You were receptive to God working in your life.  
Help us by your prayers at this time of trial. 
 
You kept Jesus and Mary under your watchful care: may your prayers assist our local Church to respond to those in need.
You taught the Christ Child your trade and prayers, help us to follow his example of love.  
You were part of God’s plan for all humanity: assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day.
 
You spent your life in service: may we be mindful of others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these difficult days.

You trusted in the clear primacy of God over all history and every situation: help us to grow in faith and pray to the Father, 
Thy will be done. 
 
Amen
 
 
Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle 2020
If anyone is still holding raffle tickets, could you kindly return them to the Parish Office by mail ASAP.  Thank You.
 
Parish Office – Amended Closing Time
During this uncertain period, the parish office will close at 2.00 pm.  Please phone 0473 873 479 in case of an emergency.
 
Archdiocese Masses
Keep up to date with the Archdiocese on www.cam.org.au.  Masses are streamed live from the Cathedral daily at 1.00 pm and on Sundays at 11.00 am.
 
 
OUR COMMITMENT TO ENSURE A CHILD SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL
 
 
 
Our parish is committed to upholding the safety and dignity of each child and young person and ensuring that they are able to grow and develop in a caring and supportive environment within our parish.  We are adopting the ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy’ developed by the Archdiocese of Melbourne, and will be working to implement and communicate the policy over the coming months.  Please click here for more details on the policy.
 
 
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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 – 2.00 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.