Local Team nominations

Thank you to those who have nominated or been nominated for the local parish teams and Bayside Pastoral Council and Finance Committee. We are in the process of speaking to the Interim Mission Team members about the nominations and hope to have this finalised later this week.

Easter Ceremonies

After consulting with the Interim Mission Team, we have finalised the Holy Week schedule.

- Palm Sunday: Normal Mass times

- Holy Thursday: 7.00pm Sacred Heart; 7.30pm St Joan of Arc and St Joseph's

- Good Friday: Way of the Cross: 10.00am St James (outdoors near the school entrance) and 11.00am Stella Maris followed by confessions

- Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion: 3.00pm St Mary’s, Sacred Heart and Stella Maris

- Easter Vigil: 7.00pm Stella Maris; 7.30pm Sacred Heart, 8pm St Joan of Arc

- Easter Sunday as normal Masses except no Mass at 5.30pm.

New Staff Assistants

Music Director (part time)

Jessica Earle will be joining Jeff Heath in supporting the music across the Mission. Jess has vast experience in singing, organ, several instruments and theology. Jess also teaches part time in performing arts at St Mark's Dingley.

Evangelisation Coordinator (part time)

Matthew Bretania will join us in this new role to support us in the areas of communications, social media, faith formation and sacramental support. Matthew comes with a great passion for sharing the faith. He formerly worked in the Diocese of Parramatta, and has great experience (in Australia and overseas) in music, youth ministry and communications. Matthew is currently also completing a Masters in Theology.

Jess will start with us this coming week in different communities of worship and Matthew will commence on March 15. I know that you will make them welcome among us in our Bayside Mission.

Fr David Cartwright

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Sacrament of Reconciliation Times (During Lent)

Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.00pm - St Joan of Arc Church

Saturdays 9.45am - 10.30am - Stella Maris Church

Saturdays 4.30pm - 5.00pm - Sacred Heart Church

Saturdays 5.30pm - 6.00pm - St Mary's Church

Lenten Stations of the Cross

Each Friday in Lent you are invited to make the Stations of the Cross at:

After 9.15am Mass - St Joan of Arc Church

7.30pm - Stella Maris Church
followed by Fish Supper

This tradition follows Our Lord’s way along the streets of Jerusalem from his Condemnation to his being laid in the tomb.

Eucharistic Adoration - Starting in Lent

Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.00pm - St Joan of Arc Church (Confessions available)

Saturdays 9.45am - 10.30am - Stella Maris Church (Confessions available)

Bayside Catholic Mission Wednesday Lenten Group

Lenten Reflection Groups

Wednesdays 10.00am - Sacred Heart, Sandringham

Wednesdays 7.00pm

To join go to the Lenten Reflection Group Wednesday 7.00pm and click on the link below.

You are invited to join Holy Week Voices from the Holy Land, a unique spiritual prayer resource. This program includes a series of poems and reflections written by Fr Richard Nesbitt during Holy Week in the first lockdown in 2020 as well as the voices of 15 contributors from the Holy Land drawn from across the main Christian denominations. An study e-book is available with proceeds to assist christians in the Holy Land.

To join on Tuesday night please click on the link below:
Meeting ID: 951 5763 9045

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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Ticket sales close Friday 7th May 2021

Choir Members

Seeking expressions of interest for Choir members, to sing at weekend masses for any of these Bayside Mission churches: St Joan of Arc (Brighton), St Mary's (Hampton), Stella Maris (Beaumaris). Music-reading ability or prior Choir experience an advantage, but not required!

To join, or for more info please contact our Music Director, Jeff - on 0424 477 446 / [email protected]

Eucharistic Minister or Lector

Would you like to be a Special Minister of the Eucharist or a Lector?

We would welcome any new members to Stella Maris Church ministry, especially Lectors or Special Ministers of the Eucharist. You would only be required to assist once every 2 months as rostered and changes can be made quite easily if you are unable to attend at certain times.

All enquiries can be made to Carol Sherman on 0417363483.

Coming Soon - The Atrium, a sacred space for children 3 - 6yr olds

It is very exciting to announce that a new Atrium for 3 – 6 yr olds is opening in term 2 at Stella Maris Church.

The Atrium is a catechesis program where children can experience and form an authentic, faithful relationship with God. A sacred space where the children can be with and enjoy God, listen to the Word and pray. A place where they can experience the love of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

More details to follow.

For more information or expressions of interest to enrol your child/children or to assist with the work of the Atrium please contact:

Lisa Brick 0402 480 224

Email: [email protected]


Living Lent as a Family

Have you ever wanted to live more liturgically but not known how? Have you ever thought about how you can help live Lent in your family well? Formed.org wants to help all families in this by providing Living Lent as a Family, 4 part series on liturgical living during Lent to be a resource for the Domestic Church—the home. It is a great resource where parents talk about how they help their children learn about Lent through their faith and the bible.

To access this resource click on the link below and remember you can still sign up for free through Nazareth Parish, Ricketts Point.


Lisa Brick

Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent
Year B

First Reading
Exodus 20:1-17

Responsorial Psalm

Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:22-25

Gospel Acclamation
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of Endless glory!
God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son,
that all who believe in him might have eternal life.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of Endless glory!

John 2:13-25

A Vocation View

Jesus cleaned out the temple of money changers. He was angry; He was zealous; He was authoritative. He was doing what He had to do, even though it involved risk, danger, insult and wonder. Such is a vocation.

Prayers Please

Recently Deceased: Greta Widdicombe

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

Anniversaries: Estelle Short, Betty McNamara

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.

Feast Days

8 March - St John of God
9 March - St Frances of Rome
10 March - St Marie Eugenie de Jesus
11 March - St Constantine II
12 March - St Luigi Orione
13 March - St Patricia of Nicomedia

Bayside Mission Safeguarding

All communities of the Bayside Catholic Mission are now working together to streamline embedding a culture of safety throughout the Bayside Catholic Mission. Initially you’ll start to notice posters etc, relating to different aspects of safeguarding, around each of our churches and associated parish buildings.

Later, you’ll personally receive more detailed information.

Working with Children Checks

Thank you to all our many volunteers who have already applied for and linked their current WWCC to their local community.

Here’s the link if you haven’t yet applied for, renewed, updated or linked your WWCC.


As volunteers in the Bayside Catholic Mission we are all responding to God’s call to serve Him in our own unique ways.

Volunteers, being any person undertaking any activity within the Bayside Catholic Mission in addition to or asides from attendance at Mass, are required to hold a current WWCC linked to their local parish. There are no exceptions to this since children are part of our parish and we have a moral and legal duty to protect them.

“Let the little children come to me and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14.

COVID-19 Update

Please find attached the latest COVID Guidelines for your information.


For more information please click here: https://melbournecatholic.org/...

Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre - Open Day

Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre at 362 Albert Street East Melbourne, invites parishioners, families & friends to their first Weekend Open Day for 2021 on Saturday, 13th March from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Visit the Mary MacKillop Museum, the Chapel where Mary prayed, as well as the Gift Shop & Refreshments area for morning or afternoon tea. A ‘socially distanced’ Mary “MacKillop Walking Tour” will take place at 11.00am.

Everyone welcome & entry is free.

For further information and acceptances please contact MMHC on 03 9926 9300 or [email protected]

Oliva, 22, could not read, write or count, and her business was losing money. Then she attended Caritas Australia-supported literacy and numeracy classes, and set up a home classroom to teach her neighbours. Now her classes, business and family are thriving, and she aims to become a pastor and run for local leadership.

Please donate to Project Compassion 2021 and support people like Oliva’s gain access to education to build a brighter future and live in communities that upholds everyone’s dignity.

You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phoning 1800 024 413.


Our Parish Priests

Moderator and Parish Priest:
Fr David Cartwright

Parish Priest:
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.

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.