A Message from Fr. Alan

‘Take the Way of the Gospel’ – Invitation to Parish Meeting

All Parishioners are invited to a Parish Meeting (via zoom) on Tuesday 19th October from 7pm-8pm. The purpose of this meeting is to share up-to-date information as to what has been done with this so far and to answer any questions or hear any concerns expressed. The zoom details and who to contact is contained in this week’s bulletin on page 7.

In addition to this anyone who would like a trial run of how to use zoom are welcome to contact Kerri Anne Brussen on 0403572440 to arrange a time. Also a blog has now been set up on our parish website which will be used for all updates on ‘Take the Way of the Gospel’ in future.

Re-opening of Churches – Vaccinations

I continue to meet with the Archbishop every Wednesday along with other priests in the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Melbourne continues to negotiate with the Health Authorities regarding the reopening of our Churches in November. Of particular concern is the question of admitting those who are vaccinated and those who are not.

At our last meeting a few parish priests mentioned that they had received calls from concerned parishioners. Views range from not wanting to divide people to permitting access only to those who have been vaccinated. Although guidelines have yet to be issued, the Archbishop encouraged all parish priests to seek feedback from their communities.

I would welcome your feedback and can be contacted on either 9401 6391 or by email agibson@stjosephsmalvern.org.au.

Plenary Council

The Plenary Council commenced last Sunday 3rd October with the Celebration of the Eucharist. The Plenary Council will run from 3-10 October and some sessions will be live-streamed online. For all the latest news please go to the Plenary Council website.

Masses at St. Joseph’s Malvern (online)

Masses continue to be offered online for the weekends and on Wednesday and Friday each week. These are posted to the Parish Website. Please email me on agibson@stjosephsmalvern.org.au if you would like me to send you a direct link.

Please refer to page 3 of this week’s bulletin for further details of current restrictions.