Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Parish 
77 Carbine Street Donvale 3111              Tel: (03) 9841 8354              Email: donvale@cam.org.au
Vinnies’ Bush Fire Appeal
Vinnies is on the ground helping people as they deal with the immediate aftermath of the bushfires and will continue to be there as people rebuild their lives in the long term.
With your support they can provide food, clothing, essential items, grocery vouchers, pay unexpected bills and make referrals onto a range of other organisations providing crisis accommodation and specialised services.
OLOP will be carrying out a leaving collection on behalf of Vinnies over the next few weeks to help our brothers and sisters in need.  Please help where you can.  Online donations can also be made here.  Thank you.
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.  Whilst the adults chat, the children 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
Please note: From 6 Jan to 6 Feb, weekday Masses will be replaced by Communion Services.  Weekend Masses will be at the usual times.
Weekend Masses
Sat    5.00 pm Vigil Mass
Sun   9.30 am Mass followed by Coffee
         10.45 am Rosary in the Chapel
Weekday Masses
Mon    No Mass
Tue    No Mass
Wed    9.00 am Communion Serv & Rosary
Thu     No Mass
Fri       9.00 am Communion Serv & Rosary
By appointment.  Phone 9841 8354
 The Australian Bishops’ Conference has requested that each Diocese nominate four people, who may be laypersons, members of religious orders or Clergy, who are willing to be called as delegates for the Plenary Council Sessions in October 2020 and June & July  2021.  
Each delegate will participate in the process of discernment and contribute to a variety of forums before, during and after the Plenary Council Sessions.  This is an important and critical role for the life of the Catholic Church in Australia.  
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the following online form and submit by the deadline of Friday 24 January 2020.
Note: the application process requires two referees including one active Priest (on appointment).  
To access the online application form, 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.