The transition of our administration continues to take shape, and we
are blessed to be supported by great people. The office at St Joan of
Arc is open each weekday from 9.30am-3.30pm. Maria will be in the office
from Monday-Thursday and Elaine will be in the office on Fridays. We are
working on our communications and publications with the help of
Matthew, our new Evangelisation coordinator. In the coming weeks, we
will see the linking of parish websites to the Bayside Catholic Mission
The times for Reconciliation at the different churches are in the
bulletin this week. A reminder that there are regular times each Tuesday
night and Saturday mornings. The extra times in Holy Week are in the
Holy Week timetable.
May God bless you and your loved ones this week.
Fr David Cartwright
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Holy Week 2021
5.00pm (Saturday) – Sacred Heart
6.00pm (Saturday) – St Mary’s
8.00am Mass – St Joseph’s
9.00am Mass – Sacred Heart
10.30am Mass - Stella Maris
11.00am Mass – St Joan of Arc
5.30pm Mass – St Joan of Arc
7.00pm – Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Sacred Heart
7.30pm – Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper - St Joseph’s and St Joan of Arc
Good Friday: Way of the Cross:
10.00am - St James (outdoors near the school entrance)
11.00am – Stella Maris followed by confession
Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
3.00pm - Stella Maris, St Mary’s, Sacred Heart
7.00pm Vigil (Saturday) – Solemn Easter Vigil – Stella Maris
7.30pm – Solemn Easter Vigil - Sacred Heart
8.00pm – Solemn Easter Vigil - St Joan of Arc
8.00am – Holy Mass - St Joseph’s
9.00am – Holy Mass - Sacred Heart
10.30am- Holy Mass – Stella Maris
11.00am - Holy Mass – St Joan of Arc
(plus 10.00am - St Mary's)
Sacrament of Reconciliation Times (During Lent)
Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.00pm - St Joan of Arc Church
Saturdays 9.45am - 10.30am - Stella Maris Church
Saturdays 4.30pm - 5.00pm - Sacred Heart Church
Saturdays 5.30pm - 6.00pm - St Mary's Church
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Each Friday in Lent you are invited to make the Stations of the Cross at:
After 9.15am Mass - St Joan of Arc Church
7.30pm - Stella Maris Church
followed by Fish Supper
This tradition follows Our Lord’s way along the streets of Jerusalem from his Condemnation to his being laid in the tomb.
Eucharistic Adoration - Starting in Lent
Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.00pm - St Joan of Arc Church (Confessions available)
Saturdays 9.45am - 10.30am - Stella Maris Church (Confessions available)
Divine Mercy Sunday - 11 April 2021 - Adoration and Benediction at 2.00pm followed by Mass at 3.00pm at Stella Maris Church
On Divine Mercy Sunday, 11 April, there will be Adoration and Confessions at 2.00pm followed by Mass at 3.00pm at Stella Maris Church.
In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in
the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on
the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy
Sunday, named by Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization of
St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.
The Lord expressed His will with
regard to this feast in His very first revelation to St. Faustina. The
most comprehensive revelation can be found in her Diary entry 699:
daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire
that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and
especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender
mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who
approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and
receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and
punishment. On that day are opened all the divine floodgates through
which graces flow. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its
sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or
of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything
that exists has come from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every
soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy
throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of
tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first
Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the
Fount of My mercy.
In all, St. Faustina recorded 14 revelations from Jesus concerning His desire for this feast.
Divine Mercy Sunday is NOT a feast based solely on St. Faustina's
revelations. Indeed, it is not primarily about St. Faustina — nor is it
altogether a new feast. The Second Sunday of Easter was already a
solemnity as the Octave Day of Easter. The title "Divine Mercy Sunday" does, however, highlight the meaning of the day.
the Easter Octave has always been centered on the theme of Divine Mercy
and forgiveness. Divine Mercy Sunday, therefore, point us to the
merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery — the
whole mystery of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ — made
present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole
Easter Octave. As Pope John Paul II pointed out in his Regina Caeli
address on Divine Mercy Sunday, 1995: "the whole octave of Easter is
like a single day," and the Octave Sunday is meant to be the day of
"thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter
Given the liturgical appropriateness of the title
"Divine Mercy Sunday" for the Octave Day of Easter, therefore, the Holy
See did not give this title to the Second Sunday of Easter merely as an
"option," for those dioceses who happen to like that sort of thing!
Rather, the decree issued on May 5, 2000, by the Sacred Congregation for
Divine Worship and The Discipline of the Sacraments clearly states:
"the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II has graciously determined that in the
Roman Missal, after the title Second Sunday of Easter, there shall
henceforth be added the appellation ‘or [that is] Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Sunday, therefore, is not an optional
title for this solemnity; rather, Divine Mercy is the integral name for
this Feast Day. In a similar way, the Octave Day of the Nativity of Our
Lord was named by the Church "The Feast of the Mother of God."
Bayside Catholic Mission Pastoral Committee and Finance Committee
Last week we announced the local teams for each community. From those teams we will have two representatives that will be a part of the BaysideMission Pastoral Team. There are still a few names thathave not confirmed at this stage, but below is the current list.
The members are:
Michael Staunton, Miriam Link, Kristin Allen, Shaun Le Grand, Gabrielle McDermott, Anne Larkins, John McArdle, Ursula Betka, Alberto Sabato, TBA
We will also start to meet with a newly formed Bayside Finance Committee soon.
The members are:
Francis Chen, Joe Brick, Dominic Keary, Franklin Athaide, Bernard Negline.
New Sets of Thanksgiving Envelopes
Please collect your new sets of Thanksgiving envelopes at the rear of the Church.
If your envelopes are not there, or if you would like to be part of
the Thanksgiving Program, please contact the Parish Office on 95892271.
The Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle 2021
1st Prize - All New Suzuki Baleno to be Won
* 1.4ltr Auto
* Reverse Camera
* Touchscreen Display
* Multimedia Sat Nav
* Apple Car Play
* Cruise Control
2nd Prize - Gift Cards to the value of $5,000
3rd Prize - Gift Cards to the value of $2,000
4th - 6th Prizes - Gift Cards to the value of $1,000
7th - 20th Prizes - Gift Cards to the value of @ $500.00
Buy your Tickets today!!! Credit card accepted.
Tickets are $20.00 per booklet and can be purchased after
Sunday 8.00am Mass at St Joseph's or 10.30am Mass at Stella Maris
Church or Tony Warnock on 0418129675
Raffle Drawn 5th June 2021
Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation Permit No - 10110/21
Ticket sales close Friday 7th May 2021
22 March - St Lea
23 March - St Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop, St Rafqa (Maronite)
24 March - St Oscar Romero, St Catherine of Sweden
25 March - The Annunciation of the Lord, St Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghatta
26 March - St Margaret Clitherow
27 March - St Rupert
Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent
Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!
If you serve me, follow me, says the Lord;
and where I am, my servant will also be.
Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!
A Vocation View
Unless a seed first dries out and dies, it cannot be planted in the earth to grow. Unless we first dry out and die to our selfish ways, we can never expect to be people who will 'lay down their lives for their friends.'
Sick: Michael Slattery, Allison Leicester, Liz Docker, Peter
Plumridge, Lucy Menezes, Aliai Coyle-Madut, Lucy Bueno, Faye Fong, Kosta
Mihos, Megan Jenkins, Bob Hughes, Edna Campbell, Paul Dear, Anne Jenkins, Tony Waller, Edwinda Fitsimon, Margaret Puli
Please notify the Parish Office with the names of the sick, recently
deceased or anniversaries you wish to have included in the e-newsletter
Survey for Parish Volunteers
Can all volunteers please fill in the form. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes of your time to complete.
Your feedback as a volunteer in ministry in the parish will be
helpful in developing a framework that will better support the
recruitment, engagement and support of volunteers within the parish.
Please click on the Survey for Parish Volunteers to complete the survey: SURVEY FOR PARISH VOLUNTEERS v 1
Volunteers are requested to complete the survey by the 16th
of April 2021.
Project Compassion 2021
Halima is raising two children in a Bangladeshi refugee camp while caring for her mother, who has a disability. A Caritas Australia-supported program helped her with a shelter, cooking equipment and hygiene training. Halima now earns a small income as a trainer, helping to maintain the health and cleanliness of her community.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2021 to so this transformational program can continue to empower vulnerable women, men and children, and strengthen the communities around them.
You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phoning 1800 024 413.
Marriage Encounter Weekend
An opportunity to spend a weekend improving your communication.
Attend in the comfort of your own home or experience a residential weekend
Our on-line 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 the virtual Weekend option ideal.
Next On-line weekend is on 30 April – 2 May 2021.
Next Residential weekend is on 21 -23 May 2021.
Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676 or
Email: [email protected] Website: wwme.org.au
Our Parish Priests
Moderator and Parish Priest:
Fr David Cartwright
Fr Dean Mathieson
Assistant Parish Priest:
Fr James Baptist
Website: Bayside Catholic Mission
Email: [email protected]
To speak with the priest, please contact St Joan of Arc Brighton on 9593 1703.
Please feel free to contact the parish office at [email protected]. If you have any urgent enquiries, ring on the parish number on (03) 9589 2271.
Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Bayside Catholic Mission is committed to safety, well-being and dignity of all children, young people and adults. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.