Please join us for live streaming Mass on Sunday at 11.00am at St Joan of Arc, Brighton.

You can attend Sunday Mass being live streamed on the website:

CLICK HERE for the Letter from the Pastors 22 October 2020.

The liturgy guide and prayers and a good range of prayer suggestions can be accessed at:

This coming week we will be holding meetings for each community via ZOOM.

We would like to give you an update.

We will be touching on a number of priorities such as Mass Times and other various matters pertaining to our parishes.

Please join us.

You can join the Zoom meeting by clicking on the link below at the starting time

Nazareth Parish - Thursday 29th October - 7.30pm

or go to the website:

Confessions will be available this Saturday morning 24th October outside Stella Maris Church, Beaumaris from 10.00am - 11.00am.

God Bless
Nazareth Catholic Parish, Ricketts Point

Mass livestream

This Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Sunday at 11.00am. Please go to:

Parish Contributions

As we still face staged and stepped restrictions for COVID-19, we continue to celebrate Mass each Sunday by way of live streaming.

We hope to soon return to our churches and to celebrate Mass together amongst the faithful in our Communities.

Under such difficult conditions, we appreciate the generous contributions made during these times by you to support Fr. David Cartwright and Fr. Dean Mathieson.

Our pastors are ever grateful for your continued support.

Donations can be made through the Presbytery Account and the Church Account, as set out below:

Presbytery Account:

Name: Nazareth Catholic Parish Presbytery
BSB Number
: 083 347
Account Number
: 686959792

Church Account:

Name: Nazareth Catholic Parish Church
BSB Number: 083 347
Account Number: 686478067

If you would like to make regular contributions via credit card or direct debit then please contact the Parish Office to discuss this with Lynn Chen, Parish Secretary.

Your contributions go to support our way of life in Christ Jesus.

or donating online

Readings for The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

First Reading
Exodus 22:20-26

Responsorial Psalm

I love you, Lord, my strength

Second Reading

Thessalonians 1:5-10

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
All who love me will keep my words,
and my Father will love them and we will come to them.

Matthew 22:34-40

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

A VOCATION MUST BE NURTURED for a lifetime, not just until ordination or the taking of vows. You can help nurture the vocations of priests, sisters and brothers by praying, listening and expressing appreciation. A life of service needs support from those served.

Prayers Please

Sick: Allison Leicester, Liz Docker, Peter Plumridge, Lucy Menezes, Aliai Coyle-Madut, Lucy Bueno, Faye Fong, Kosta Mihos, Bob Hughes, Edna Campbell, Paul Dear

Recently Deceased: Bill Soding, Fr Charles McBride, Sr Lois Young p.b.v.m.

Anniversaries: Kathlyn Mary Woodland, Ron Holgate, Betty Coutinho, Stanley Hickman jnr

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.

26th October - St Alfred the Great
27th October - St Abraham the Poor
28th October - Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles
29th October - St Gaetano Errico
30th October - St Dorothy of Montau
31st October - St Quentin

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confessions

This weekend, Confessions will be at Stella Maris Church.

Saturday 24th October, 10.00am-11.00am at Stella Maris, Beaumaris

A maximum of five people are allowed to wait at any time in a designated area. If there are five (5) people waiting, please remain in your car or at a distance until you are called.

Please wear a face mask and please adhere to social distancing.

Bayside Catholic Mission Mass Times

Bayside Catholic Mission Mass Times

An Important Update - PARISH PRIORITIES

This coming week we will be holding meetings for each community via ZOOM.

We would like to give you an update.

We will be touching on a number of priorities such as Mass Times and other various matters pertaining to our parishes.

Please join us.

You can join the Zoom meeting by clicking on the link below at the starting time.

Nazareth Parish - Thursday 29th October - 7.30pm

or go to the website:

Parish Meetings

Free Comedy Night

Time is running out to BOOK your free ticket for the 2020 COMEDY NIGHT!

Starring comedian and master impersonator Ben Price, this family friendly online comedy show will be sure to entertain.

Book your tickets here:

The online show is on Friday 30th October from 7pm-8pm and will be via zoom. A link will be sent on the morning of the event.

For event enquiries please contact Lynn Chen, Parish Office on 9589 2271.

For more information CLICK HERE

Proudly supported by the Nazareth Parish Pastoral Council.

A couple of his comedies can be viewed below:

Michael Staunton

Bayside Catholic Mission

We will be having a series of four weekly talks and discussions about the Bayside Catholic Mission and how we can engage and support each other and the concept of mission in our communities and beyond. Vision for the Future

COVID-19 Update

Please find attached the latest COVID Guidelines for your information.

For your information, you may like to read the Archbishop’s Op Ed in the Herald Sun on Monday 19 October.

November - Month of the Holy Souls

It is spiritual work of mercy to pray for the souls of our deceased friends, relatives and benefactors and to have the holy sacrifice of the Mass offered for them.

Remember the beautiful words of Saint Monica as recounted in Saint Augustine’s Confessions, when he was trying to work out where his mother would be buried. Saint Monica said, “Bury my body wherever you will; let not care of it cause you any concern. One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord wherever you may be.”

At the moment, we are unable to have November envelopes or a "Book of the Dead" in our churches to write in.

If you would like a Mass offered for deceased loved ones you can go to and the tab "Support Us", and indicate in the description section your November Mass intention.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
May perpetual light shine upon them,
May their souls, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series has been created to provide an engaging space for families to encounter Jesus through the Sunday gospel.

Each week includes an invitation for families to create and gather in their own prayer space, to sing, hear the Gospel, pray and respond creatively through an activity.

This weekly resource follows the familiar Children’s Liturgy of the Word format provided in many parishes – but moved to an online setting. It can be used by families in their homes, and also by teachers and catechists.

The series consists of 10 weekly sessions of 15-20 minutes duration, commencing from Sunday 18th October and continuing each Sunday until Christmas.

We hope this experience of gathering for prayer will encourage families in this time when they cannot gather for parish celebrations of Eucharist.

It is produced by Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal at the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Please find below a link to the YouTube playlist – which will grow as each weekly episode is added. This below link will allow your family to ‘catch up’ on previous episodes that you may have missed but also access the most current episode.

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

"Safeguarding-Free e-book Resource" - Online Safety for Grandparents and Carers

The eSafety Commissioner has recently published a free e-book resource 'Online safety for grandparents and carers' which provides advice about online safety issues that children and young people may experience. This resource provides “key advice about online safety issues that can affect children and young people” including practical tips to help grandparents and carers to talk about these issues with children and young people and manage them. Helpful topics include: setting up devices safely; managing time online; preventing unsafe contact from strangers as well as a guide to some of the most popular sites and apps.

Grandparents and carers can order a hard copy or download and view the resource online:

Catholic Theological College
2020 Knox Public Lecture
Thursday 5th November at 7.00pm

Sheree Limbrick
Safe Church: Commitment, awareness & action for cultural change

Bookings and Info:
[email protected] or Phone: 9412 3333
: online

2020 Knox Public Lecture Invitation


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

Bayside Catholic Mission is committed to safety, well-being and dignity of all children, young people and adults.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.