Due to Stage Four (4) restrictions in the Bayside area, all Masses are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated at St Joan of Arc Church, Brighton at 11.00am.

You can attend Sunday Mass being streamed on the website: www.baysidecatholicmission.org

CLICK HERE for the updated Letter from the Pastors 11 September and for the Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Prayer Resources

A reminder that "Looking to the Future" Zoom call is on Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 7.30pm. It is an opportunity for prayer, discussion and thinking of the role of our parish communities. It will be a time to listen and think about the place of the parish community and how we can best live out our faith in this time.

A TryBooking link is below to register for the night (no cost!), and invitations from the Bayside communities to join us via Zoom.

God Bless.
Nazareth Catholic Parish, Ricketts Point

Mass livestream

Every Sunday the Mass will be livestreamed on Sunday at 11.00am. Please go to: www.baysidecatholicmission.org

Melbourne Prays:

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Support Nazareth Catholic Parish by donating via:

direct debit at:

Nazareth Catholic Parish Presbytery (Presbytery Account)
Account Number:
083 347 68695 9792

Nazareth Catholic Parish Church (Church Account)
Account Number
: 083 347 68647 8067

or donating online

As we transition into the structure of the Bayside Mission, it will be increasingly important that we promote our connectedness throughout the parishes of the Bayside Mission whilst maintaining the strong sense of identity we have at St. Joseph's and Stella Maris churches.

Therefore, at Nazareth Catholic Parish, we are seeking to expand both the Pastoral Council and the Stewardship Committee and are calling on nominations for both.

The Pastoral Council serves as a consultative body whose main purpose is to investigate, reflect and reach conclusions about pastoral matters to recommend to the parish priest.

The Stewardship Committee is a sub-committee to both the Pastoral Council and Finance Committee that harness the gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure for the work of God among us. The committee supports the various ministries and coordinates the Thanksgiving program.

We invite you to contribute your God-given strengths and abilities in support of Nazareth Catholic Parish and as Fr. Cartwright has said in recent homilies, ‘Do Not Be Afraid, Open Wide the Doors of Bayside to Jesus Christ’.

“Just a reminder that all volunteers and other personnel are required to hold and link to the parish, a current Working With Children Check and sign both Nazareth Catholic Parish Commitment Statement and Code of Conduct”

Nominations can be sent to:

Fr David Cartwright and Fr Dean Mathieson, [email protected]
Michael Staunton, Nazareth Catholic Parish Pastoral Council [email protected]
Lynn Chen, Nazareth Catholic Parish Secretary [email protected]

In these extraordinary times where our lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19 and we are living under the strain of prolonged restrictions, it is more important than ever to bring the strength of our community to those who are suffering most.

Michael Staunton

If you or someone you know is in need of support, then please reach out, either by phone or email, so that we can offer assistance.

We are calling for volunteers to assist in providing assistance to our neediest e.g. delivering groceries, picking up a prescription from the chemist or by simply having a chat on the phone.

“Just a reminder that all volunteers and other personnel are required to hold and link to the parish, a current Working With Children Check and sign both Nazareth Catholic Parish Commitment Statement and Code of Conduct”

Please contact Lynn Chen, Parish Secretary on (03) 9589 2271 or [email protected]

Michael Staunton

The Bayside Mission incorporates the communities of Stella Maris (Beaumaris), St Joseph's (Black Rock), Sacred Heart (Sandringham), St Mary's (Hampton), St Joan of Arc (Brighton) and St James (Gardenvale).

Fr David Cartwright and Fr Dean Mathieson work together 'in solidum' across these faith communities and are seeking the following:

Nominations to join the Bayside Mission Communications Sub-Group

The nominee will assist with planning, managing and controlling communication across the communities of the Bayside Mission and is ideally someone who has the Time and Talent to engage with parishioners in an honest, approachable and understanding way.

“Just a reminder that all volunteers and other personnel are required to hold and link to the parish, a current Working With Children Check and sign both Nazareth Catholic Parish Commitment Statement and Code of Conduct”

Please send nominations for Communications sub-group to Lynn Chen, Nazareth Parish Secretary at [email protected]

Michael Staunton

Feedback on the preferred mass times and locations across the Bayside

Open to all parishioners to propose mass times and locations, please consider this as a "blank canvas" i.e. what do you think can work for the communities of the Bayside Mission. The attached statistics may be a guide. Mission address 25 Aug 2020

Please send nominations responses to the Mass Times to Lynn Chen, Nazareth Parish Secretary on (03) 9589 2271 or [email protected]

Michael Staunton

Readings for The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

First Reading
Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7

Responsorial Psalm

The Lord is kind and merciful;
slow to anger and rich in compassion.

Second Reading

Romans: 14:7-9

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
I give you a new commandment; love one another as I have loved you.

Matthew 18:21-35

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

A Vocation View

"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Make a stand for mercy, empathy, forgiveness and selflessness!

Sick: Allison Leicester, Liz Docker, Peter Plumridge, Lucy Menezes, Aliai Coyle-Madut, Lucy Bueno, Kaye McNicol, Phil Warnock, Faye Fong, Kosta Mihos, Bob Hughes

Recently Deceased: Maryann Menezes

Anniversary: Betty Coutinho

Please notify the Parish Office with the names of the sick, recently deceased or anniversaries you wish to have included in the e-newsletter each week.

14 September - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
15 September - Our Lady of Sorrows
16 September - Ss. Cornelius, Pope, & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
17 September - St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor
18 September - St John Macias, St Joseph of Cupertino
19 September - BVM, St Januarius, Bishop & Martyr, Our Lady of La Salette

SafeGuarding Children and Vulnerable People

A reminder to please ensure that if you are a volunteer in the Parish and you hold a current Working with Children Check,please link it to Nazareth Catholic Parish, Ricketts Point.

They are easy to apply for and free of charge. Before we resume our normal activities, please check your WWCC or if needed, apply for one.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Katherine Cooling, Safeguarding Officer via the Parish Office, Lisa Brick on 0402 480 224 or the Parish Office on (03) 9589 2271 or alternatively email the Parish Office

Working with Children Check

This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Child Protection Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters.

We recognise and apologise for the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. The Church takes a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.

We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk.

Prayers for Child Protection Sunday

For more information and resources click on: Child Protection Sunday

Marriage Encounter OnLine Weekend

If you are spending time together, but feel the distance between you …

A great opportunity to spend a weekend improving your communication in the comfort of your own home.

This VIRTUAL Weekend gives couples the chance to sleep in their own beds and check-in on kids or animals during meal times.

Come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing!

The weekend we offer is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.

Couples from regional areas may find this option ideal.

Next weekend is on 9-11th October 2020.

Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676 or Email: [email protected] Website: wwme.org.au

Social Justice

Attached is the latest news from the Office of Social Justice.


Our Parish Priests

Fr David Cartwright

Parish Priest:
Fr Dean Mathieson

Website: Bayside Catholic Mission
Email: [email protected]

Please feel free to contact the parish office at [email protected]. If you have any urgent enquiries, ring the parish number on 03 9589 2271.

Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Nazareth Catholic Parish Safeguarding Vulnerable People
Nazareth Catholic Parish is committed to keeping children safe. Parents are reminded that they are responsible for their children whilst on church premises. Please accompany your children at all times whilst on Nazareth Catholic Parish premises. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.