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Each Friday, we will be uploading a Liturgy of the Word for you to pray along with at home on Sunday. New each week it will include the Scriptures for Sunday, a reflection from Fr Pearce, and some beautiful music by Gen Bryant to help you keep the Lord's day at home. A booklet to follow on will also be available.

Liturgy of the Word Online here.

Holy Week on Television

We’re excited to share that our Holy Week liturgies at St Patrick's Cathedral will now be televised free to air on C31 (often listed as Channel 44 on digital TVs) More details (including the full list of liturgies) can be found at: bit.ly/holyweekliturgies

Sunday Mass

On Radio

Mass celebrated by Father Kevin Dillon from Rowville is broadcast at 7 am live on 89.9 Light FM and can be listened to online https://thelight.com.au/listen...

On Television

Mass for you at Home is broadcast at 6 am .on on Chanel 10 and can be viewed online at https://10play.com.au/mass-for..

Online

St Patrick's Cathedral

The 11 am MasMass is streamed live from St Patrick's Cathedral and is then available as a recording on-demand

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/a...

Daily Mass online

St Patrick's Cathedral

The 1 pm Mass is streamed live daily (Mon-Fri) from St Patrick's Cathedral and is then available as a recording on-demand until one hour prior to the next Mass.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/a...

Bishop Robert Barron

Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire – Bishop Robert Barron has been using new media to evangelise for over a decade. On his website or YouTube channel, viewers can find daily Mass alongside hours of intelligent and thought-provoking content on topics relevant to the faith.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMjLgeWNwqL2LBGS-iPb1A or https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

Making a Spiritual Communion

Although Public Mass has ceased across the Archdiocese of Melbourne, let us not forget that the Sacrifice of the Mass will still be offered each and every day by hundreds of faithful priests across Melbourne who will remember you in their intentions. While there is sadness in this time of Eucharistic Fast for so many of you, may it also be a moment where our love of and desire for Jesus truly present in the Eucharist grows ever stronger.

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.
Amen.
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Light A Candle

This Easter Season, we are offering Parishioners the opportunity to light a 7-day candle, which will be placed before the Tabernacle in our Church on your behalf. Since the earliest days, Christians have lit candles as a sign of their devotion and their desire to remain in the presence of the Lord long after they have left the Church. The flickering flame and the simple warmth is a reminder to us that Jesus “I am the Light of the world; the one who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have light and life”. May, this simple act of devotion, be a small consolation to you, that although you may not be able to be physically present, your particular prayers and intentions are being remembered each day before the Tabernacle.

Light a Candle This Easter Season

Candle
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Support your Parish as we continue to support you during the Coronavirus Crisis

Parishioners are encouraged to continue supporting the important work of the Parish, and the care of Parish Clergy and the retired and sick priests of the Archdiocese of Melbourne by making a donation online today.

Those Parishioners who would like to continue to give via the envelope system are encouraged to drop them in to the Parish Office during business hours.

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St Joseph, You were receptive to God working in your life. Help us by your prayers at this time of trial. You kept Jesus and Mary under your watchful care: may your prayers assist our local Church to respond to those in need. You taught the Christ Child your trade and prayers: help us to follow his example of love. You were part of God’s plan for all humanity: assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day. You spent your life in service: may we be mindful of others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these difficult days. You trusted in the clear primacy of God over all history and every situation: help us to grow in faith and pray to the Father, Thy will be done. Amen
"May you keep this prayer to your Joseph close to your heart as we meet the many challenges we will inevitably face in the weeks ahead" - Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli

Online Resources

There are some great online resources to keep you connected to your faith, even when we can't gather together:

Magnificat - Online Resource

During this challenging time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass.
Magnificat is honoured to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home.

Check it out here: https://us.magnificat.net

Magnificat for Kids - Online Resource

View and download each weekly booklet of our colourful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12. While so many children are missing formal religious instruction and are unable to attend Mass, MagnifiKid! can be their special guide, accompanying them through each week as they prepare to attend Mass or watch it at home.

View online here: www.magnifikid.com/free

Formed.org

Holy Family is proud to offer all our parishioners a free subscription to the wonderful online resource formed.org. All you need do is create your free account online now, by searching for Holy Family Mount Waverley on the registration page

Sign up now: https://formed.org

EWTN

EWTN plays an important role in Catholic education. Whether you’re seeking to strengthen your faith or striving to increase your devotion, you’ll find a wealth of credible resources, from historical Faith documents to guidance on current Catholic issues.

Check out all their great content here: https://www.ewtn.com

Holy Family Parish News

There is a variety of great articles on the Holy Family Parish News page, now might be the time to catch up on all the Parish news as well as other articles about faith and life from the past twelve months.

Find something to read here: https://holyfamily.melbourne/r...

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While we are invited to be self-sacrificial at this time, we must remember the words of Jesus upon appearing before his disciples after his resurrection: Again and again he said ‘peace be with you.’ (Jn 20:19) Let us not panic, nor be anxious, nor reduce ourselves to caring only for ourselves. This is a time to be sensible, practical, prayerful, and to share Christ’s peace with those who are struggling to feel calm and safe"
The Catholic Bishops of Victoria