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.  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
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 Mass followed by Rosary
Thu     No Mass
Fri       9.00 am Mass followed by Rosary
By appointment.  Phone 9841 8354
Ash Wednesday Remembrance Ministry Web Banner
This year Ash Wednesday falls on 26th February. There will a 9.00 am Mass at OLOP,  where we will be joined by the school, and a 7.30 pm Mass at Ss Peter and Paul’s.  
Lenten Program
Our Lenten Program, “Be Opened, a Journey to New Life” begins on Tuesday 25th of February in The Meeting Place at 10.00 am.  This Lent and Easter, we are called to be opened to the fullness of life in God – to be opened to be led by the Holy Spirit, to listen, to the living water, to see, to believe, to new life.  If you would like to attend, please register with the Parish Office.
Sacrament of Confirmation:
Registrations Now Open
Registrations are now open for children who are in Grade 6 and above, who have completed the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, and who would now like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  This is a parish-based programme for children who attend schools which do not offer a Sacramental Programme.  Classes commence on Thursday, 27 February, 2020.  Registrations close on Wednesday, 26 February.  For full details and to obtain a registration form, please click here.
World Day of Prayer:
Friday, 6 March 2020
Pray for Zimbabwe
10.00 am   Ss Peter & Paul’s Church
                    23 Leeds St, Doncaster East
 8.00 pm   St Kevin’s Church
                   26-44 Herlihys Rd, Templestowe
Everyone is welcome to attend.  
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.