CoronaVirus (Covid-19) Shutdown

PLEASE NOTE : FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND BISHOPS, THE CHURCH IS CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

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

Masses Online

Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 1pm

Saturday, 8am

Sunday, 11am

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. ​

Watch Mass Online

You can visit following youtube channels for masses on-demand.

Watch Mass On-Demand

Stations of the Cross

Daily Readings

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
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.
Amen.

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

St Joseph,
You were receptive to God working in your life.
Help us by your prayers at this time of trial.
You kept Jesus and Mary under your watchful care:
may your prayers assist our local Church to respond to those in need.
You taught the Christ Child your trade and prayers:
help us to follow his example of love.
You were part of God’s plan for all humanity:
assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day.
You spent your life in service:
may we be mindful of others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these difficult days.
You trusted in the clear primacy of God over all history and every situation: help us to grow in faith and pray to the Father,
Thy will be done.
Amen
 

Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary,
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.