Please join us for Mass on Sunday at 11.00am at St Mary's Church, Hampton.

You can attend Sunday Mass being streamed on the website:

CLICK HERE for the Letter from the Pastors 25 September and for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Prayer Resources.

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

God Bless.
Nazareth Catholic Parish, Ricketts Point

Mass livestream

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

Support Nazareth 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

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

First Reading
Ezekiel 18:25-28

Responsorial Psalm

Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Second Reading

Philippians 2:1-11

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.

Matthew 21:28-32

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

WHAT KINDS OF PEOPLE become priests, sisters or brothers?

Are they uncommonly holy, unusually saint-like? No. They are people who make mistakes, people who aren’t afraid to be human while in God’s service.

Are they people who can’t face the competition and cruelty of the ‘real’ world? No. They are people who believe that through ministry they can immerse themselves in the world and make positive changes.

Are they people who don’t relate well with other people? No. They are people who love others – people who find real satisfaction chatting with a 93-year-old parishioner, holding the hand of a cancer patient, listening to the troubles of a street-wise teen. They are people with the courage to touch lives, hearts and souls in a high-tech, unchurched world.

Are you that kind of person?

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: Brenda Stewart, Tante Gertie

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.

28 September -St Wenceslaus, Martyr, St Lawrence Ruiz & Companions, Martyrs
29 September - Ss.Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels
30 September - St Jerome, Doctor
01 October - St Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor
02 October - The Holy Guardian Angels
03 October - St Theodore Guerin, Bl Aloysius Stepinac

Mass Times

Thank you for the feedback on the proposed Mass Times.

Fr David and Fr Dean are currently reviewing the feedback from across the Bayside Catholic Mission parishes and will consolidate into 2 proposals for final review by parishioners.

It is expected that the proposals will be published within the next 2 weeks for comments."

Michael Staunton

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

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, Nazareth Parish Secretary on (03) 9589 2271 or [email protected]

Michael Staunton

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

Why sign up to Formed?

Why should I sign up to What makes Formed any different from all the other apps, programs and entertainment avenues available to me today.

Well for a start, it is just so inspiring. Whether it is the movies, talks, audio books or programs so much of it builds you up and that is often hard to find today. The quality of the programs, educators and videos is excellent and available to wherever you have an internet connection and many things can be downloaded. Formed has programs for young and old, those who are searching about faith and God and those you wish to expand their knowledge. All of this is one package and the best part is brought to you for free by the Parish.

Signing up is simple, no passwords to remember, just an email.

So sign up to today and be part of a new way of positive entertainment.

Just use our parish name, Nazareth Parish Beaumaris.

Lisa Brick

Remembering, working and praying for migrants and refugees

On this 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, we remember, pray for, and commit to working to change the horrible reality of many in ‘our own backyard’.

We acknowledge and give thanks for the many parish communities across the state, along with those working within our Catholic social services and other organisations and community groups, who are making considerable efforts to assist people seeking asylum, refugees, and other migrants who hold temporary visas—many remain in harsh circumstances in detention centres, and the majority of the 115,000 living in the Australian community have been deemed ineligible for any federal government support payments during COVID-19, making many at risk of homelessness and despair.

In his message for World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis tells us, "You have to know in order to understand" and “It is necessary to be close, in order to serve”. Only when different elements of the community work together — individuals, parishes, schools, universities and organisations — can we effectively advocate for systemic change and provide for people’s immediate necessities and other spiritual and social needs. We encourage you to read more, here.

A story from before COVID – Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project

One day recently a man (we will call him Reza) was released from Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre north of Perth.

He had been detained for two years because he had been accused of something which proved not to be true. Then he was continued to be detained because his visa had expired. He was released with $60 which he spent on some accommodation overnight waiting for a plane back to Melbourne.

Reza has a wife and teenage son. The Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project has been supporting this family for two years and since Reza has no work rights, they need ongoing assistance. There is no income support for families such as these – they do not qualify for JobSeeker, JobKeeper or any other Government funding. We encourage you to find more, here.

2020 Live Streamed March for the Babies October 10 @1 p.m.

Due to Coved 19 restrictions, the Annual March for the Babies 2020 will be a Live Streamed event @ 1p.m. Saturday October 10

Join in online for Victoria's largest pro-life event in defence of the victims of Victoria's inhumane abortion laws, unborn children and their mothers. Featured speakers, powerful testimonies, music and opportunities to promote the "culture of life".

"too often we give the best of ourselves to our work
& the leftovers to our marriage & relationships"


On the Journey This Week: –The Pharisees in the Gospel tell Jesus that actions speak louder than words–will we do as they say not as they did when we’re asked to work in the vineyard? Mother Hilda’s story is about God putting obstacles in our way to slow us down, saving us from our own irrationality.

Plus Trish McCarthy says remembering what God has done for us calls us to celebrate our life journey and Fr Dave says the human soul is like a volcano – only understood by examining what erupts onto the surface.

And more great music–new tracks from Fr Rob Galea and Matt Maher!

Visit or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email. Got friends or family who you’d like to hear this show ever week? All you’ve got to do is send them this email and they can subscribe by clicking here.

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:


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.