Welcome to SSPP

Love and Peace of Our Lord Be With You
 

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…
 

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.
 

SSPP Parish Events

 
 

Mother’s day tribute

We would like to invite you to pen your heartfelt wishes or a short tribute to your mother to share with our parish community.
 
 

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

Registration for Sacrament of Confirmation
Registration is now open for preparation classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation class is open to all children in Grade 6 and above in government or private schools that do not provide Sacrament preparation, and have completed their Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion by August 2021. Classes are scheduled to begin on 6th Jun, and will be held on Sundays at 10am at the church. Please contact the parish office or email cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for registration forms and enquiries.
 
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.
 
Bible-sharing Group, Wed 10:30am Church Foyer
Our weekly bible-sharing group resumes on Wed 21st Apr. Members spend time reading and reflecting on a bible passage and its divine message each week, and share their reflections after. Everyone is welcome and invited to join if available.
 
Youth Alive in the Spirit, Mon, 8pm over Zoom
Youths aged 10 years and above are invited to join in this weekly session to pray and learn more about our faith. Please see newsletter for login in details.