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

Fr David Cartwright and Fr Dean Mathieson will be celebrating Mass this Sunday at 11.00am at St James Church, Gardenvale.

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

The Parish Office is not being attended during the Stage Four (4) restrictions, however, the office can be contacted during office hours on phone 9589 2271 or email at [email protected]

God Bless,
Bayside Catholic Mission
Nazareth Parish, Ricketts Point

Mass livestream

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

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

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From the Pastors - 21 August 2020

From the Pastors - 21 August 2020

Fr Dean and I trust that you are all keeping well and safe during these days.

Last week I walked past a coffee shop in Brighton that had a large calendar painted on the front window, marking off the days until Stage 4 lockdown is over. I think we can all resonate with this!

One of the important ways to navigate these days is to stay close to the Lord. It can be very challenging when we are denied the Mass and the sacraments. However, it is also a time to draw upon our reserves and resources to perhaps pray in different ways.

We are becoming used to participating in streamed Mass (each Sunday at 11am at www.baysidecatholicmission.org) and praying...

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

First Reading
Isaiah 22:19-23

Responsorial Psalm

Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.

Second Reading

Romans 11:33-36

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
You are Peter, the rock on which I will build my Church the gates of hell will not hold out against it.


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

Many of us fear people in authority as authority can be used rightly or wrongly. As Christians we are called to see power as service. We shall be judged on love.

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

Recently Deceased: Fr Michael Wheeler PE

Anniversaries: Andrew Mulquiney, Margaret Mitchell

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.

Feast Days this Week

24 August - St Bartholomew, Apostle
25 August - St Faustina's Birthday, St Louis IX, King of France, St Joseph Calasanz
26 August - Our Lady of Czestochowa, St Mariam Baouardy
27 August - St Monica
28 August - St Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor
29 August - Our Lady of Good Health, The Passion of St John the Baptist

Child/Vulnerable Persons Safety and Working With Children Check

All volunteers in the Parish are now required to have a current WWCC. There is no cost involved to register for a volunteer WWCC and it is a simple process of completing a form online.

So please take some time over the next few weeks and check your Working With Children Check (WWCC) status and email the Parish Office at [email protected] or phone on 9589 2271 with your details.

We are very happy to help anyone who does not have access to a computer or has questions about the process. If you need assistance, please contact Katherine Cooling, Safeguarding Officer of the Safeguarding Committee of Nazareth Parish via the Parish Office on 9589 2271 or Lisa Brick on 0402 480 224.

Follow the link below to apply or check your WWCC.


The Chosen

Have you ever wanted to be able to walk with Jesus in the time he lived? Well, here is a new series you can watch that brings you right there. It is an independent and original series about the life of Jesus told through the eyes of the people he met. It is called 'The Chosen' and is a TV series based on scripture, through the lives of the people Jesus touched. The first season is now available and is made possible with the largest ever crowdfunding campaign. The series starts in Capernuam 26AD and I am half way through the first season and enjoying the way the story is unfolding. So much of the script is directly from scripture, it makes you want to read the gospels!

It has been watched over 50million times by people around the world. You are able to watch it for free by a 'pay it forward' model. That is, someone has donated money to the production to allow others, like yourself, to watch it for free. Essentially it is funded by people of faith wishing to see the life of Jesus portrayed in an authentic way, without the influence of Hollywood, and available to everyone. There are 8 series planned, wholly funded by crowdfunding. It is a great initiative that offers so many ways of helping people see and understand the life and message of Jesus.

You can find it in the link below to access the videos.


Lisa Brick

Online Resources

  • Prayer Resources
    Liturgy and Prayer Resource that is put together by the ACBC for use during this pandemic time.
  • Universalis
    This site does all the calendar calculations for you, and presents you with the Psalms and readings for each hour of today, every day. As well as the Web, Universalis content is also available on smart devices.
  • Vatican News
    Visit Vatican News for all the latest updates on Pope Francis, the Holy See and the Church in the World.
  • Formed.org
    Formed.org is "Catholic Faith On Demand". Formed.org gives you access to Catholic movies, entertainment, children's programs, audiobooks, radio talks, podcasts, studies and much more! It's all at your fingertips!
  • Prayers during Coronavirus
    Spiritual Communion Prayer, Prayer cards and Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Divine Mercy Novena
    Many people find the Divine Mercy Novena to be a helpful devotion that brings them closer to God. It consists of a series of short prayers beginning on Good Friday, prayed for nine days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday.

Oh, the Depths!”: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” Paul exclaims in today’s Epistle. Today’s Psalm, too, takes up the triumphant note of joy and thanksgiving. Why? Because in the Gospel, the heavenly Father reveals the mystery of His kingdom to Peter.

With Peter, we rejoice that Jesus is the anointed son promised to David, the one prophesied to build God’s temple and reign over an everlasting kingdom (see 2 Samuel 7).

What Jesus calls “my Church” is the kingdom promised to David’s son (see Isaiah 9:1–7). As we hear in today’s First Reading, Isaiah foretold that the keys to David’s kingdom would be given to a new master, who would rule as father to God’s people.

Jesus, the root and offspring of David, alone holds the kingdom’s keys (see Revelation 1:18; 3:7; 22:16). In giving those keys to Peter, Jesus fulfills that prophecy, establishing Peter—and all who succeed him—as holy father of His Church.

His Church, too, is the new house of God—the spiritual temple founded on the “rock” of Peter, and built up out of the living stones of individual believers (see 1 Peter 2:5).

Abraham was called “the rock” from which the children of Israel were hewn (see Isaiah 51:1–2). And Peter becomes the rock from which God raises up new children of God (see Matthew 3:9).

The word Jesus uses—“church” (ekklesia in Greek)—was used in the Greek translation of the Old Testament for the “assembly” of God’s children after the exodus (see Deuteronomy 18:16; 31:30).

His Church is the “assembly of the firstborn” (see Hebrews 12:23; Exodus 4:23–24), established by Jesus’ exodus (see Luke 9:31). Like the Israelites, we are baptized in water, led by the Rock, and fed with spiritual food (see 1 Corinthians 10:1–5).

Gathered at His altar, in the presence of angels, we sing His praise and give thanks to His holy name.


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.

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 Parish premises. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.