I will be celebrating the Saturday Vigil Mass at Stella Maris Church at 6.00pm and Sunday Mass at St Joseph's Church at 9.00am and Fr James Grant will be celebrating the Sunday Mass at Stella Maris Church at 10.30am. The Sunday Mass at 10.30am will be livestreamed.

For those wishing to have a prayer of intention said for them, please contact the Parish Office via email at [email protected] or phone on 9589 2271.

God Bless,
Fr Barry Tobin PE

Mass livestream

Every Sunday the Mass will be livestreamed from Stella Maris Church at 10.30am.

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Pastoral Corner

It has been said, that once upon a time professional atheists used to propose the following possibility.

If a million monkeys banged away at random on a million typewriters for a long enough period of time, sooner or later, they would produce a copy of Tolstoy's famous novel "War and Peace".

This nonsense was fabricated by them to eliminate the need to believe in a guiding intelligence behind the universe, which we call God. Yet their explanation for the origins of our universe always boils down to a chance series of events.

Atheists are very good at mocking man's primitive beliefs concerning God or gods. They also have great fun exposing the flawed human face of organised religion. The writings of the Oxford atheist scholar Richard Dawkins are an example of this. Dawkins is an ethologist - a scientific expert in character formation. He is not a theologian nor is he a biblical scholar.

Sure, belief in God or gods has brought mixed blessing for the human race. But religious aberrations do not prove there is no God. They simply remind us of the perversity of human nature.

Atheism is an absurdity, and its adherents in their prejudice, blind to the finger of an intelligent God in all the works of creation.

God Bless,
Fr Barry Tobin PE

A Vocation View

Each of us experiences a story of God's self-revelation in a unique way. Tell your story. Add to the beautiful mosaic of God's life in this world by the story of your life.

Sick: Allison Leicester, Liz Docker, Peter Plumridge, Lucy Menezes, Aliai Coyle-Madut

Recently Deceased: Natala Burgio

Anniversary: Joyce Jutila

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.

Mass Times are as follows:

Weekend Masses:

Saturday Vigil - 6.00pm - Stella Maris Church
Sunday - 9.00am - St Joseph's Church
Sunday - 10.30am - Stella Maris Church (livestreamed)

Weekday Masses:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 9.15am - Stella Maris Church
Wednesday and Friday - 9.15am - St Joseph's Church

Attendance and Celebration of Mass

A maximum of twenty (20) parishioners can attend and celebrate Mass at Church plus the priest, one (1) altar server, up to two (2) lectors, one (1) choir member, up to two (2) door attendants, one (1) videographer and Jeffrey Heath.

Before celebrating Mass, safety requires that a door attendant records the name and telephone number of each attendee.

Attendees are encouraged to practise good hygiene and to sanitise their hands before entering and leaving the Church. Social distancing must be observed at all times.

A Mass Attendance Roster will be drawn up.

In the meantime, parishioners should email the parish office at [email protected] or contact the Parish Office on 9589-2271 to book a place for Mass.

Need for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to take on the role of:

  • One (1) Altar server
  • Two (2) Lectors/Readers
  • One (1) Choir member
  • Two (2) Door attendants
  • Videographer

All volunteers are required to have a Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please provide a copy of your WWCC to the Parish Office.

If you would like to volunteer then please email the parish office at [email protected] or phone the Parish Office on 9589-2271 with the following details:

  • Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Role(s), day(s) and time(s) for which you are willing to volunteer.

Are you ever looking for that little bit of inspiration or reflection during your day? FORMED Daily brings you a beautiful 4 min talk to encourage, inspire and inform you about the day in our church calendar. These talks are usually based on the reading of the day or the church season.

These talks by Tim Gray give us an insight to the Word of God and how to apply it to our daily lives. They come out in Australia every evening. Take a look and be inspired.

Formed is also continuing with its 'The Search' series to reveal the message of love that is our story with God.

Reminder that all parishioners can eligible join Formed.org for free. Just follow the link below and sign up as a member of a parish or organisation. Then put in the details for Nazareth Parish Beaumaris.


Happy viewing!

Lisa Brick

Please find below the link to the Updated COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Update: General Guidelines

Online Resources

  • Prayers during Coronavirus
    Spiritual Communion Prayer, Prayer cards and Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 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!
  • Laudate
    Laudate combines a large number of Catholic religious resources into a single app, giving you instant access to everything you could need, from a copy of multiple versions of the Bible, to prayers, confession prompts, and more.

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 Catholic Parish premises. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.