The reading of the Passion at Mass this weekend helps us to begin to reflect upon the events of Holy Week. The palms that we carry and take home remind us that we acclaim Christ as our Lord. There is a nice tradition that blessed palms are taken home and placed on the front door of the home as a sign that we welcome Jesus. There is also a tradition that blessed palms are exchanged to signify the making of peace in relationships.
This coming week we will be advertising for two new positions in the Mission: A pastoral worker and a Volunteer coordinator. Details of these positions will be available on the Archdiocesan website.
We look forward to seeing you all this coming week at our Easter ceremonies.
Fr David Cartwright
Sacrament of Reconciliation Times
Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.00pm - St Joan of Arc Church
Saturdays 9.45am - 10.30am - Stella Maris Church
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
Sacrament of Reconciliation and Adoration
Monday - 7.00pm - 8.00pm - Sacred Heart, Sandringham
Tuesday - 6.30pm - 7.00pm and 7.30pm - 8.00pm - St Joan of Arc, Brighton
Wednesday - 7.00pm - 8.00pm - Stella Maris, Beaumaris
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)
Divine Mercy Sunday
11 April 2021 - Adoration at 2.00pm followed by Mass at 3.00pm at Stella Maris Church
For Divine Mercy Sunday, 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."
Journeying through Holy Week
Holy Week is upon us and our Lenten practice is coming to an end. It has been a very different journey from last year and hopefully one where you have been able to find the time and space to prepare for Easter. In Holy Week we continue to try and learn and draw closer to Jesus and Formed.org as a selection of great resources to help us.
Listen: Holy Week by Dr Brant Pitre sometime this week. Dr Pitre offers insights and a deeper appreication for the most important events of Jesus' earthly ministry.
Watch: Triduum: a Spiritual Journey - This beautiful video takes you to the holy lands, to the places where Jesus lived, walked and suffered. A wonderful mediation for Holy Week.
Learn: Holy Saturday-Jesus' descent into hell with Drs Tim Gray and Michael Barber as they discuss the mysterious events of Holy Saturday
Remember to setup your free account visit formed.org/signup
and select our parish, Nazareth CatholicParish Ricketts Point.
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.
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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
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Ticket sales close Friday 7th May 2021
29th March - Monday of Holy Week
30th March - Tuesday of Holy Week
31st March - Wednesday of Holy Week
1st April - Holy Thursday - Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
2nd April - Good Friday - Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
3rd April - Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil
4th April - Easter Sunday
Readings for Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!
Christ became obedient fur us even to death, dying on the cross.
Therefore God raised him on high
and gave him a name above all other names.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!
A Vocation View
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is she who gives her life in the name of the Lord. Blessed are they who live their united life in the name of the Lord.
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
Recently Deceased: Bryan Dowd
Anniversaries: Matt Walsh, Laurie Fitzgerald, Peter Richardson
Please notify the Parish Office with the names of the sick, recently
deceased or anniversaries you wish to have included in the e-newsletter
Project Compassion 2021
For over half a century, generations of Australians have participated in Project Compassion, supporting vulnerable communities before, during and after natural disasters, conflicts and crises – making it one of the nation’s longest running charity campaigns.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2021 to help continue empowering vulnerable communities around the world lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.
You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phoning 1800 024 413.
Catholic Theological College
Newman and the Nineteenth Century Church
Online unit via zoom on 12 Saturday mornings
Lecturer: Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM
Audit, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Options available
Enquiries: Dr Rosemary Canavan, Academic Dean
T: 9412 3333 E: [email protected]
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.