Welcome to SSPP

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2nd August

Press the  button on the video below to view the Mass 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.
 

Unite in Prayer every Tuesday at 8:00pm

Come together in prayer every Tuesday at 8:00pm, for the joint intentions of finding effective solutions to the pandemic, and public masses to resume. The Lord said “Whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. ” [Matt 18: 19]
 
You are welcome to pray in any of the following ways:
  • Join with others in a 30 minutes Zoom online prayer session. Email the parish office or pastoral worker for log-in details.
  • Pray with family members or friend over the phone
  • Pray on your own
You can use the suggested prayer format attached or simply pray from your heart. Together in prayer, we will overcome this adversity.
 
 

Weekday Mass Suspension and Parish Office.

Following the announcement that we will be going back into lockdown with effect from 11.59pm on the 8th of July, we can confirm that Weekday Masses will once again be temporarily suspended with immediate effect. We will still be continuing with our daily Zoom masses, and our normal video weekend mass will for now still be available. We will keep you all informed of updated information via our website and our weekly emails. The safety of all our parishioners is paramount and hope that you and your family stay safe during this second wave.
 
We can also confirm that the Parish Office will be closed during this period and we will be working from home.
 
We can still be contacted on our normal emails or on the Parish Mobile no of 0473 873 479.
 
 

 

Parish AGM – Give Us Your Feedback

Our parish AGM, scheduled for 22 March 2020 had to be to cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the gradual easing of restrictions, our AGM report will now be available online, and hard copies are available for pick up from the Narthex. Parishioners are invited to go through the report and provide us with comments, questions or suggestions. All responses received will be compiled and responded to when we re-convene the AGM (hopefully some time in July or August, when up to 50 people are expected to be allowed to gather indoors).
 
In addition, the Parish Pastoral Council is in need of new members. If you would like to nominate someone or yourself onto the Council, you can also do so through the avenues listed below. If you would like to find out more about our Council, contact Fr Jerald or Cheryl our pastoral worker at the email address below.
 
We look forward to receiving inputs from parishioners across the spectrum.

Access our AGM report
 
Provide your comments, questions, or suggestions by 12 July 2020 in any of the following ways:
 

Thanksgiving offering online

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

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
 

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.
 
 

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.
All public celebration of Masses will be suspended for 6 weeks effective Thursday 9th July as per government restrictions. Parishioners can continue to attend weekday masses via Zoom [contact parish office for log-in details] and weekend masses will be available via this website every Saturday.

 

Parish Office Opening Hours
Due to Coronavirus the office will be closed.
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
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
 

Notices

Expression of Interest for Sacrament of Reconciliation Classes
Expression of interest is now being taken for preparation classes for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Classes is for children in Grade 3 and above, studying in schools not offering sacramental preparation. Pending the lifting of restrictions on gatherings in Metropolitan Melbourne, classes are projected to be run on Sundays at 10am around late Sept / early Oct. The completion of this Sacrament is a pre-requisite to proceed on to preparation classes for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Please email cheryl.tay@cam.org.au to register your interest.
 
Refresh Your Understanding of the Holy Mass – over 9 Tues beginning 18th Aug, 10:30 – 11:30am online over Zoom
While we may not be able to gather together for mass for the moment, our parish is facilitating a series of 9 online sessions for those wishing to refresh and renew their understanding of the Holy Mass. The sessions will centre around watching and reflecting on a series of short videos on the different parts of the mass by Jeff Cavins, and sharing of our reflections thereafter. Jeff Cavins is an American Catholic evangelist, author, and biblical scholar. He is the creator of The Great Adventure Bible Study program and Director Emeritus and teacher at the Catechetical Institute at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Please email cheryl.tay@cam.org.au by Wed 12 Aug to register your interest.

 
If you’d like to participate but the timing is not suitable, please fill in the form.
 

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.