Welcome to SSPP

Love and Peace of Our Lord Be With You
 
In light of the Premier of Victoria’s announcement today that our 5-day lockdown ends Wed 17th Feb 11.59pm, our parish office will re-open and resume our usual hours as of Thurs 18th Feb. Masses will also resume as of Thurs 18th Feb, subject to density limits of the parish.
 
There is still an opportunity to collect ashes for those who
missed out from the parish Office during office hours. Please
bring your own container.
 
Parishioners who are unable to attend Ash Wed mass over Zoom can now view a recording of the mass here.

Vaccine Program

Please read the letter from Archbishop Bishop of Melbourne, Most Rev Peter A Comensoli in regards to the vaccine program. More details…
 
 

Year of St Joseph, 8 Dec 2020 to 8 Dec 2021

In an apostolic letter entitled Patris corde, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 (8 Dec) and extending to the same feast in 2021. This marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. More details…
 

Communion at Home

During this pandemic, parishioners who are unable to attend mass in person, and wish to receive communion at home, please contact the parish office to leave your contact details. Our pastoral worker will then be in touch to make the arrangements.
 

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.
 

Joint Parish Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

We thank all our volunteers who have already provided our office with your Working With Children’s Check details, and your signed Declaration to abide by our Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct.
 
For those who have yet to do so due to the pandemic, we will very much appreciate if you can provide our office with both documents at your earliest convenience.
 
Further details of our policy and the Declaration form can be found at Child Safety Page. Please contact our parish office if you need any assistance.
 

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.
 

Calendar of Events

DateActivity
Sun 21st Feb 10:00am
Church
Preparation Class for Sacrament of Reconciliation
Mon 22nd Feb 8 - 830pm over ZoomPrayer session for youths aged 10 years and above. Contact cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for login details
Tues 23rd Feb 9:30am
Church foyer
Marian Movement of Priest Cenacle
Tues 23th Feb 10:00am
Church foyer
Lenten Reflection Program
Fri 26th Feb 7:30pm
Church
Stations of the Cross
Sat 27th Feb 6:00pm
Church
Commitment Mass for Candidates Receiving Sacrament of Reconciliation (parish & school) and First Holy Communion (school)
Sun 28th Feb 10:00am
Church
Preparation Class for Sacrament of Reconciliation
Fri 5th Mar 7:30pm ChurchStations of the Cross – Special prayer intentions for Vocations
Mon 8th Mar 8 - 830pm over ZoomPrayer session for youths aged 10 years and above. Contact cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for login details
Tues 9th Mar 9:30am
Church foyer
Marian Movement of Priest Cenacle
Tues 9th Mar 10am Church foyerLenten Reflection Program
Thurs 11th Mar 7pm ChurchSacrament of Reconciliation
Fri 12th Mar 7:30pm ChurchStations of the Cross – Special prayer intentions for the sick
Sun 14th Mar 10am Church foyerPreparation Class for Sacrament of First Holy Communion
Mon 15th Mar 8 - 830pm over ZoomPrayer session for youths aged 10 years and above. Contact cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for login details
Tues 16th Mar 9:30am
Church foyer
Marian Movement of Priest Cenacle
Tues 16th Mar 10am Church foyerLenten Reflection Program
Fri 19th Mar 7:30pm ChurchStations of the Cross – Special prayer intentions for Deliverance
Sun 21st Mar 10am Church foyerPreparation Class for Sacrament of First Holy Communion
Sun 21st Mar 11.15am MassSacrament of First Holy Communion for 2020 candidates from school
Mon 22nd Mar 8 - 830pm over ZoomPrayer session for youths aged 10 years and above. Contact cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for login details
Tues 23rd Mar 9:30am
Church foyer
Marian Movement of Priest Cenacle
Tues 23rd Mar 10am Church foyerLenten Reflection Program
Fri 26th Mar 7:30pm ChurchStations of the Cross – Special prayer intentions for hope
Mon 29th Mar 8 - 830pm over ZoomPrayer session for youths aged 10 years and above. Contact cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for login details
Tues 30th Mar 9:30am
Church foyer
Marian Movement of Priest Cenacle

Mass Time

Mon 9:00am – Communion service
Tues 9:00am – Mass
Wed 9:00am – Communion service
Thu  9:00am – Mass
Fri   9:00am – Communion service
Sat  9:00am – Mass
       6:00pm – Vigil Mass
Sun 8:00am & 11:15am – Mass
 
Divine Mercy Novena remain suspended until further notice.
 

Parish Office Hours

Monday – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 3pm
Wednesday – 9am to 3pm
Thursday – 9am to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 4pm
 

Notices

Lenten Reflection Program, Tuesdays, 10:00am – 11:30am, Church Narthex
Our 6-week Lenten Reflection Program begins on Tues 16th Feb 2021. This is an opportunity to come together to spend time getting to know who Jesus is, for us personally, and as a community. Through reading and reflection of our Lenten Sunday Gospel readings, and sharing of our unique perspectives, we can then enter more fully into the celebration of the Sacred Triduum. No pre-requisites required to participate in this program. Just the willingness to spend some time in retreat and reflection with God.
 
Stations of the Cross, Fridays, 7:30pm, SSPP
Stations of the Cross begins on Friday 19th Feb and will take place every Friday during Lent. Each week, we will walk the way of the cross and pray for special intentions for our community:
 
Week 2 – 26th Feb: For Vocations
Week 3 – 5th Mar: For the Sick
Week 4 – 12th Mar: For Deliverance
Week 5 – 19th Mar :For Hope
Week 6 – 26th Mar: For Peace
 
Preparation Classes for Sacrament of First Holy Communion
Registration is now open for children in Grades 4 to 6 this year who have or will be completing their Sacrament of Reconciliation by March 2021, and have yet to receive their Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
 
Classes will be held on Sun at 10am from 14th March 2021. Please contact the parish office for registration forms.