Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Parish
77 Carbine Street Donvale 3111              Tel: 0473 873 479             Email: donvale@cam.org.au
 
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
 
PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF ALL MASSES SUSPENDED FROM 11.59 PM 8 JULY
 
Due to the State Goverment announcing stage 3 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne from 11.59 pm on 8th July, the public celebration of all Masses will be suspended until further notice.  Weekday Masses will still be available via Zoom and Sunday Masses will continue to be pre-recorded each week and uploaded to this website every Saturday.
 
Funerals are limited to 10 people (plus those conducting).  
Weddings are limited to five people.  
Please click here for the latest correspondence from Archbishop Comensoli.
 
We thank you for your understanding and please know that Fr Jerald is keeping everyone in his prayers during these uncertain times. 
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday – Together in the Spirit
 
MASS FOR SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020 – 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

2019 ANNUAL REPORT
 
Due to current restrictions, our Annual General Meeting was unable to be held this year.
 
Please click here to access the 2019 Annual Report.
 
You will also find an online form where you may ask questions or offer comments.  Confidentiality is assured.
 
 
SUNDAY MASS
 
To the left is a photo of Fr Jerald being filmed as he celebrates Sunday Mass.
 
Sunday Mass is pre-recorded each week and uploaded to this website each Saturday, along with Readings and Commentaries for each Mass and a Family Prayer and Children’s Activity. 
 
These may be downloaded and printed for your use.
 
 
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW PREVIOUSLY RECORDED MASSES AND REFLECTIONS
 
 
PARISH
NEWSLETTER
 
 
THANKSGIVING OFFERINGS
 
 
CORONAVIRUS
INFORMATION
 
 
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 – 3rd July 2020
 
My dear friends,
 
This weekend we celebrate “National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday”.
 
With some parishes reopening (with limited attendees) and schools back across
Australia, the scope for local celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Sunday has increased.  With this in mind, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) have created a 5 minute virtual
‘Acknowledgement of Country’ and information presentation that will allow you to pay your respects to the Traditional Custodians of your area – which is important if current restrictions mean you can’t have a local Custodian in attendance.
 
Featuring music from Wadeye, the Tiwi Islands and the Torres Strait Islands, the video contains rich imagery of the gifts that First Nations’ Catholics bring to the Church in Australia.  It is the perfect way to set the scene on this important day.
 
This video has been incorporated in our weekend Mass video (see above).
 
I wish you all a lovely week ahead.
Fr Jerald
 
Holy Father, God of Love,
You are the Creator of all things.
 
We acknowledge the pain and shame of our history and the sufferings of our peoples,
and we ask your forgiveness.
 
We thank you for the survival of Indigenous cultures.
 
We pray for your strength and grace to forgive, accept and love one another,
as you love us and forgive and accept us in the sacrifice of your Son.
 
 
 
 
Monday             No Mass
Tuesday            No Mass
Wednesday      Suspended
Thursday          No Mass
Friday                Suspended
Saturday           Suspended
Sunday              Suspended
 
 
 
 
Parish AGM
Due to current restrictions, the Parish AGM will not be held this year.  The Annual Reports for 2019 are available here.
 
Welfare Assistance Available
Do you, or anyone you know, need extra support during these uncertain times?
The St Vincent de Paul Society (VINNIES) is available to assist anyone in the community who is in need.  A phone call to 1800 305 330 Monday to Friday, 10 am to
3 pm, is all that is required. Confidentiality assured.
 
Office Closed Temporarily
Due to current restrictions office staff will be working from home until further notice and may be contacted on 0473 873 479.
 
Plenary Council Update
New dates have been announced for the Plenary Council Assemblies.  Assembly 1 will be held in Adelaide in October 2021 and Assembly 2 in Sydney in April 2022.  For further information on the Plenary Council please click here.
 
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.
 
 
CHILDREN’S LITURGY
 
YOUTH GROUP
 
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME
FOR CHILDREN IN NON-CATHOLIC
                        SCHOOLS
FIND OUT ABOUT
FAMILY GROUPS
 
BECOME INVOLVED
 
 
 
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CONTACT US
 
77 Carbine Street
Donvale   Vic   3111
Tel:       (03) 9841 8354
Mob:    0473 873 479
 
Due to current restrictions the office staff will be working from home until further notice.
 
We may be contacted at any time by phoning  0473 873 479 or emailing donvale@cam.org.au