Welcome to SSPP

Love and Peace of Our Lord Be With You
 

1st Sunday of Advent, 29th November

Press the button on the video below to view the Mass said by Fr. Jerald.

Click on the buttons below for this weekend’s mass readings and commentaries, children’s prayer and activities, parish newsletter and to light a virtual candle.

 
Previous recorded masses by Fr. Jerald can be found in the Faith Resources page.
 

Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series has been created to provide an engaging space for families to encounter Jesus through the Sunday gospel. It is produced by Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal at the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
 

Mental Health First Aid Course

Our partnered parishes of Ss Peter and Paul’s and Our Lady of the Pines will jointly run a set of free Mental Health First Aid course for up to one hundred Manningham residents and those affiliated with Manningham. This course will teach practical skills to assist in supporting someone with a mental health illness. Go here for details.
 

Parish Pastoral Plan

Click here to learn more about our parish pastoral plan for the coming years. We welcome any feedback you may have on the pastoral plan. and you can forward them to cheryl.tay@cam.org.au. If you’d like to assist in any of the initiatives listed in the pastoral plan, please also reach out via email to cheryl.tay@cam.org.au. In particular, we are looking to build a media team to develop and grow our media outreach. If you able to volunteer your skills in writing, web design and programming, or social media outreach, or you would like to hone your skills in these areas, we want to hear from you @ the email address mentioned above.
 

Welcome to Ss Peter and Paul’s Parish, Doncaster East

Thank you for visiting our site, which we hope has been informative and easy to navigate. Information about service times, parish office details and child safe policy are on our homepage, while that on our sacramental services and parish groups and events can be accessed via tabs at the top of the page.
 
Situated the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and an easy 30 minutes drive from the city via the Eastern Freeway, our parish offers our congregation pastoral and social supports for the various age groups, including children’s liturgy at mass for the young, sacramental classes for the primary school aged, youth group, parish celebrations and womens’ and mens’ social groups. Our parish leadership team is also continually looking at ways to engage the community and help grow its faith and mission.
 
We warmly welcome you to connect with us in the way that suits you – viewing our digital resources including our weekend masses, visiting us, emailing or calling us. If you have recently moved into the area or started attending the parish, we invite you to click on the census box below and fill in the census form so that we can reach out to you to introduce ourselves and provide you with more details of our parish and activities.
 
Faith makes us walk with Jesus on the roads of this world, in the certainty that the power of His Spirit will bend the forces of evil, subjecting them to the power of God’s love.” – @ Pontifex Jul 6 2020
 
May the love and peace of our Lord be with and in you. Amen.

Notices

Weekday Masses 9am Tues, Thurs and Sat
Up to 120 parishioners are now allowed at Mass. Pre-booking for weekday Mass is no longer required.
 
Weekend Mass 6pm Sat, 8am & 11.15am Sun
Pre-booking for weekend mass still required. Please turn up for mass 20 minutes before in order to complete your contact tracing details and sanitizing. The doors to the church will be closed as soon as mass is about to start.
 
 
Please note that the last recorded mass will be on 6th December.
 
Divine Mercy Novena remain suspended until further notice.
 
Parish Office Hours
With effect from Mon 30th November, parish office will re-open as follows:
Monday – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 3pm
Wednesday – 9am to 3pm
Thursday – 9am to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 3pm
 
Advent Preparation Bible-sharing group, Weds 2, 9, 16 Dec, 1030am in church
You are warmly invited to join our recently formed bible-sharing group on Wednesdays at 1030am in church. Advent preparation will be the focus of the group for the next 3 weeks. The group reads a bible passage, meditate, reflect and share with each other on how God is speaking to us through each of his word.
 
Advent Preparation for Youths Grade 5, Mons 30th Nov, 7th & 14th Dec 7.30pm – 8pm on Zoom
Advent preparation is the main focus in our weekly Mon Games, Pray, Grow sessions over Zoom. Our youths read a bible passage and reflect on how God is calling them to prepare themselves this Advent.
 
Cessation of Weekly Tues and Fri evening prayer sessions
Our weekly Tues and Fri evening prayer sessions ceases on Sun 29th Nov. A new prayer session will begin within the next 2 weeks. More details will be available shortly.
 
Understanding the Different Parts of the Mass
Do you know why we make the sign of the cross at the start of mass? Would you like to know why we respond “And with your Spirit” when the priest says to us “The Lord be with you” at the beginning of mass? The answers to these and more are covered in a series of 5min videos by American Catholic evangelist, author, and biblical scholar Jeff Cavins. Learn more about God’s gift of the Holy Mass and how we can more actively participate in mass when it’s resumed in the coming months.