Please join us for LIVE-STREAMING Mass on Sunday at 11.00am at Stella Maris Church, Beaumaris.

You can attend Sunday Mass being LIVE-STREAMED on the website:

CLICK HERE for the Letter from the Pastors 2 October and for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Also attached are the slides from the PRESENTATION on 16 September from Lorraine McCarthy together with an article (MISSION DRIVEN PARISH) that may be of interest.

God Bless.
Nazareth Catholic Parish, Ricketts Point

Mass livestream

This Sunday Mass will be live-streamed 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-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

First Reading
Isaiah 5:1-7

Responsorial Psalm

The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel

Second Reading

Philippians 4:6-9

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.

Matthew 21 :33-43

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

HOLINESS IS A CHALLENGE for us all, whatever our specific vocations.

We are called to be holy in all aspects of our lives. This is an ongoing process, often slowed by setbacks.

When the saints were alive, they did not regard themselves as saints; rather, they knew they were sinners – and they strived to be saints.

The process of becoming holy is, even for saints, painful and filled with struggle. Know you are a sinner; strive to be a saint.

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

Anniversaries: Brother Andrew, Jade D'Japri

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.

5th October - St Faustina Kowalska
6th October - St Bruno
7th October - Our Lady of the Rosary
8th October - St Pelagia the Penitent
9th October - St John Henry Newman, St John Leonardi, St Denis, Bishop & Companions, Martyrs
10th October - St Patricain, Bishop

Letter from the Pastors - 2 October

Letter from the Pastors - 2 October

We are being spiritually united each Sunday at 11am at and praying in our own time and way at home. This Sunday Mass (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time) will be live-streamed from Stella Maris church, Beaumaris.

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

Looking at the Parish Forum
Attached to this email are the slides from the presentation on 16 September from Lorraine McCarthy, along with an article that may be of interest. Bayside Workshop; Mission Driven Parish

Mission and Stewardship Teams
These groups will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week. The Mission Team will consider all the proposals for...

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confessions

Fr Cartwright and Fr Mathieson will be hearing confessions on Saturday 3 October 2020 between 4pm and 5pm outside Stella Maris Church, 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 adhere to social distancing.


We are able to offer the Sacrament of Baptism outside the church building with a maximum of five (5) people.

If you would like to have your child baptised, please contact the Parish Office at [email protected] or telephone (03) 9589 2271.

Praying and meeting together

As the current restrictions allow religious gatherings of five people and a ‘faith leader’ we will next week look at how we can facilitate some gathering of five people outside the churches for a time of prayer and sharing together.

Updated COVID-19 guidelines for parishes

In response to the latest directives announced by Government as part of the proposed Roadmaps for the reopening of the Metropolitan and Regional areas of Victoria, the following will become operational for Metropolitan Melbourne only, from 11:59pm on 27 September, 2020.


Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Parishes

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

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

The month of the Holy Rosary is October and this entire month is dedicated to the Rosary.

On October 7th, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The feast day was established by Pope Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the victory at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. The naval victory was attributed to the Virgin Mary whose intercession was entreated through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.

The Church then proceeded to dedicate the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary so that individuals, families, and communities would pray the Holy Rosary, if possible, on a daily basis for peace in the world. “Not only do we earnestly exhort...


Mary in the month of October

October is here, the middle of spring and a sign that the year is rapidly approaching its close. It is also a month where we especially call on Mary to help guide us on our path to follow her Son.

Did you know there have been 9 approved apparitions of Mary in the 20th century alone, the latest one being 1990? How much do you know about Mary and her desire to help and intercede for us? Why not take some time to understand why Mary is so active in the world and what she is asking of us.

So, in this Marian month of October try to take some time and spend it with your strongest supporter in your faith, Mary, our holy mother. provides you with a wide selection of programs, videos and books, to suit your choice. Here is a small selection you might like to try.

Divine Mercy

The Virgin Mary and the Bible

Lectio Mary

Life and witness of Mary

Remember that you can sign up for free to through our website. Just use our parish name, Nazareth Parish Beaumaris.


Lisa Brick

2020 Live Streamed March for the Babies October 10 @1.00p.m.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Annual March for the Babies 2020 will be a Live Streamed event @ 1.00p.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".

Celebrating World Mission Month

October is recognised in the Catholic Church as World Mission Month, a time when Catholics all over the world join to support and celebrate global missionary work. Catholic Mission, as the Australian arm of the Pontifical Mission Societies, plays a vital role. ‘What Catholic Mission and the international network of Pontifical Mission Societies can do, is to help some of the most vulnerable people in the world’, says Catholic Mission Victorian Director, Kevin Meese. ‘This year we focus on the essential work of priests, religious and lay missionaries in Cambodia, supporting people with disability and their families.’

Celebrating World Mission Month

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

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