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.
 
 

Child Safety Motion

At a joint meeting of the parish council of the parishes of Ss Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Pines held on Thurs 19th December, it was agreed that both parishes adopt the Archdiocesan “Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy” and that both parish councils proceed with implementing the necessary actions.
Moved: Frank Smit
Seconded: Peter Given
Accepted without amendment.
 
Details of the Archdiocesan “Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy” can be found here, and our parish statement of commitment to safeguarding our children and young people can be found here
 
 

Joint Parishes Statement to Plenary Council

Ss Peter and Paul’s Parish, together with representatives from 20 – 30 parishes in Melbourne, worked on a joint parishes statement to the Plenary Council. Please click on the link to read the submitted statement.
 

Plenary Council 2020

In May 2018, Australia’s Catholic Bishop’s launched the most significant review of the Church in Australia in recent times, the last one being held in 1937. The purpose of the Plenary Council is to plan for and direct the future of the Australian Catholic Church in the most open and inclusive way possible. It is to be a meeting of the whole Church in Australia, including everyone, bishops, clergy, religious and lay faithful.
The unfolding process is over a three-year period.
 
2018: A Year of Listening
The Plenary Council’s first stage of preparation – Listening and Dialogue, concluded on Ash Wednesday, 6th Mar 2019.
 
2019: A Year of Discerning
The Plenary Council Journey from here on is detailed in the image below.
 
Source: Plenary Council website – http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au
 

Mass Times

Please note that from 6th Jan to 6 Feb 2020, there will be communion service instead of mass on weekdays
Mon 9.00am Communion Service & Rosary
Tue 9.00am Mass
Wed 9.00am Communion Service & Rosary
Thu 9.00am Mass
Fri 9.00am Communion Service & Rosary
Sat 6.00pm Vigil Mass
Sun 8.00am Mass
11.15am Mass
 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Hours from 23/12/2019 to 28/01/2020
23rd-29th Dec 2019 Office will be closed
30th Dec to 5th Jan 2020 Office open on Mon, Thurs & Fri(9am–4/5pm)
6th-19th Jan 2020 Office open Mon, Wed (9am–noon), Thurs & Fri.
20th-28th Jan 2020 Office open Mon, Thurs & Fri(9am–4pm/5pm), Tue & Wed(9am–noon)
29/1/2020 Onward Normal office hours resume.
Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
 
Fr Jerald will be away from 6th Jan to 6th Feb 2020;
Pastoral worker Cheryl will be away from 25th Dec 2019 to 28th Jan 2020
 

Divine Mercy Novena & Mass

1st Friday of the month at 7.30 pm
 

Upcoming Events

Registrations Open for Sacrament of Holy Communion and Confirmation 2020
Registration forms are now available for Sacramental classes for Holy Communion and Confirmation respectively for 2020. Classes begin on Sun 16th Feb, 10am for Sacrament of Confirmation, and Sun 1st March 10am for Sacrament of Holy Communion. Please contact the parish office for the forms.
 
Prep Welcome Mass & Commissioning of School Staff and Student Leaders, Sun 9th Feb, 11.15am mass
We will be welcoming our Prep students and commissioning our school staff and student leaders at mass on this day. A BBQ and youth group program will run after mass. All are invited to join us in welcoming our school community.
 
Mass celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli, Sun 23rd Feb 11.15am
Archbishop Comensoli will be celebrating mass at our parish. All are invited to join us for this special occasion.