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Ascension of the Lord Mass, 24th May

Press the  button on the video below to view the Mass for Ascension of the Lord, 24th May said by Fr. Jerald.

 
Parishioners are encouraged to also download the Reading and Family Prayers below.
 
Previous recorded masses by Fr. Jerald can be found in the Faith Resources page.
 

Pastoral letter from Bishops of Victoria

Please read the pastoral letter in regards to the latest information on social restrictions issued by Bishops of Victoria.
 
 

Thanksgiving offering online

Parishioners will now be able to donate or to continue with their thanksgiving offering online via the CDF Pay link below. 
 

Rediscovering the beauty of the Rosary

Pope Francis has invited us to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the domestic church during the Marian month of May. ‘This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view. The key to doing this is always simplicity.’
 
He has also provided two prayers to Our Lady that can be recited at the end of the Rosary.
 
 

Easter Message from Fr. Jerald

My Dear Friends,
 
The Easter story is a story of overcoming darkness and despair, and finding new life and hope. In this unusual and unprecedented time, it is our faith that informs our actions and transforms concern into compassion for one another. We hold tightly to the certain hope that we, though utterly unworthy, are the beloved sheep of our Lord’s pasture, and our gracious shepherd will never slumber in keeping watch over us.
 
As we are forced, out of love and care, to observe this Holy Week in the solitude of our homes, we know that the Holy Spirit is moving through our lives and the life of our community , gathering God’s people in the unbreakable bond of love through Jesus . The joy of the empty tomb and the promise that we, too, will know such a resurrection is the hope-filled message our upside-down world so desperately needs in this time of pandemic.
 
Easter invites all of us to believe in the transforming power of love. At a time in our world where fear is a natural response, the Easter season encourages us to look towards love and life. We look for the generous and life-giving response of our health care and community service workers who continue to care for others.
 
We look to the generosity of neighbours, as people help one another with shopping, phone calls and staying in touch. We look to the willingness of our community leaders working together to realise better outcomes for us all.
COVID-19 is impacting so many aspects of our lives, and for many of us it is the first time we will spend Easter apart from family and friends.
 
It is important to remember to take the time this Easter to care for ourselves, and reach out (albeit remotely) to those we love at this time, to wave to a neighbour, call those who may be anxious, and bring a bit of hope in this time of crisis.
 
At this time Romans 5:1-5 comes to mind :-
 
Therefore, since we are justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have obtained access to his grace in which we stand;
And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
Perseverance- character;
and character- hope.
And hope does not put us to shame,
because God’s love has been poured out into
our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
 
I wish you all a blessed Easter. You will all continue to remain in my daily prayers. And with God’s grace, we will all stand together as a community once again soon.
 
Yours in Christ,
Fr Jerald.
 

A Prayer of Spiritual Communion

MY JESUS, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for you in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You.
 
Amen
 

Daily Mass

Daily mass is being celebrated, with attendance by parishioners digitally via Zoom video conferencing. If you would like to participate, please contact Cheryl at the Parish Office on 9842 1480 (Tues, Wed, Fri) or email: Cheryl.tay@cam.org.au
 
Previous recorded masses by Fr. Jerald can be found in the Faith Resources page.
 
 
Mon No service
Tue 9.00am Mass
Wed No service
Thu 9.00am Mass
Fri No service
Sat 9.00am Mass
Sun No service
Due to government restrictions, please book your mass attendance here.

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Parish Office Opening Hours
Due to Coronavirus the office will be opened for limited time during the week.
Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
During the other days, our staff will be working from home and can be contacted by our usual email of doncastereast@cam.org.au or on 0473 873 479
 

Divine Mercy Novena & Mass

1st Friday of the month at 7.30 pm
All Divine Mercy Novena and masses suspended until further notice.
 
A Prayer to St Joseph

 

Below is a prayer to St Joseph, under whose patronage the Archbishop has placed this time of crisis.
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

 

 We are a Catholic Community who profess, celebrate
and witness that Jesus lives, and to whom the Father sends
His Spirit. We express that belief by living out and spreading
the message of the Gospel.
 

A warm welcome to Ss Peter and Paul’s Parish, Doncaster East

Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, we are a catholic community that seeks to share our faith through our various ministries and groups. Whether you are new to the community or visiting, we invite you to stay back for a cuppa after Sunday mass for a chat, get to know parishioners and feel a part of the community.
 
If you are a new to the parish, we invite you to fill in a form so that we can extend a personal welcome to you and your family.
 
God’s peace be with you always.
 

Our Commitment To Ensure A Child Safe Environment For All

Our parish is committed to upholding the safety and dignity of each child and young person and ensuring that they are able to grow and develop in a caring and supportive environment within our parish. We are adopting the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy developed by the Archdiocese of Melbourne, and will be working to implement and communicate the policy over the coming months.