PLEASE NOTE : FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND BISHOPS, THE CHURCH WILL RESUME WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS AS FROM 2nd November 2020. Please refer to the News section for more details.
BUT OUR GOD IS EVER CLOSE
We encourage you to participate in other ways such as time in personal and family prayers, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion, or participating in a Mass online.
Let us spend:
- More quality time with our family.
- More time in prayer.
- More time to show our love and care.
MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE
Following online resources would be useful for your daily prayers
Monday – Friday, 1pm
Masses are live streamed daily from St Patrick’s Cathedral. The recording is then available to view on demand until one hour prior to the next scheduled Mass.
You can visit following youtube channels for masses on-demand.
Stations of the Cross
- Friday in the Octave of Easter 9 April 2021
- Thursday in the Octave of Easter 8 April 2021
- Wednesday in the Octave of Easter 7 April 2021
- Tuesday in the Octave of Easter 6 April 2021
- Monday in the Octave of Easter 5 April 2021
- Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord 4 April 2021
- Holy SaturdayAt the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter 3 April 2021
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Four days late : A Catholic Song well suited to our current situation with Covid-19
Prayer to St Joseph
from the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Help us by your prayers at this time of trial.
may your prayers assist our local Church to respond to those in need.
help us to follow his example of love.
assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day.
may we be mindful of others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these difficult days.
Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.