Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Parish
77 Carbine Street Donvale 3111              Tel: 0473 873 479             Email: donvale@cam.org.au
 
MASS FOR SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST 2020 – 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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PARISH HAPPENINGS
 
 
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 – 8 August 2020
 
My fellow parishioners,
 
Over the last few weeks, things have been changing constantly every day.  Unfortunately we now find ourselves in Stage 4 lockdown.  Even more people will be isolated, and even more businesses will be affected.  Every day we are hearing about people who have lost their lives and our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones.
 
Could I ask you all to be especially aware of those in our community who are vulnerable and if you can, give them a call.  I would like to encourage all of you to stay safe at home whils this storm is raging around us.  Whilst we can’t be together again, please know that you are all constantly in my prayers.  Please keep me in yours.  
 
I will continue to have our Tues to Sat 9.00 am Zoom Masses (please contact the Parish Office for login details) and our weekend video Masses will still be available on this website (they are uploaded each Saturday).
 
For the safety and well being of our staff, we will be closing the Parish Office for the time
being.  You can still contact us on donvale@cam.org.au or on the Parish mobile of
0473 873 479.
 
I wish you all a safe week ahead.  For emergencies, please contact the Parish Office and I will get back to you.
 
God Bless you all,
Fr Jerald
 
 
Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion
In view of our current lockdown, and anticipating the time it will take to come back out of this,  the decision has been made to cancel lessons for Reconciliation and First Communion this year.  In 2021 we will invite the Year 3 classes of 2020 and 2021 to join us for Reconciliation .  We will also be inviting the Year 4 classes of 2020 and 2021 to join us for First Communion lessons.  We are currently determining the dates and final details will be published on this website as soon as they are available. 
 
Please contact the Parish Office for further information.
 
 
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 or donvale@cam.org.au.
 
 
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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