A message from Fr. Alan

Masses at Cabrini

I have heard that there have been some concerns expressed in the community over the parish’s return to having Masses at Cabrini on a Saturday evening. Please either phone me on 0410894651 or email agibson@stjosephsmalvern.org.au or see me in person if you do have concerns. It is important information to have.

Changes to Liturgy for Easter Ceremonies

There will be some changes to our Easter Ceremonies this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. There are several things we will not be able to do but the good news is we can gather.

Palm Sunday

Mass will start inside the Church. There will, be no outdoor procession. Everyone is asked to bring their own palm/branch.

Holy Thursday 1st April 2021

There will be no washing of the feet. There will be no procession at the end of Mass. The consecrated hosts will remain in Tabernacle. Because volunteers are required to clean the Church at the end of Mass there will be No private prayers in Church until 11.00pm. Everyone is kindly asked to do private prayers at home.

Good Friday 2nd April 2021

There will be no cross over the heads of people. There will be time allocated in the ceremony for some quiet reflection.

Easter Vigil, Saturday 3rd April 2021

The Ceremony will commence at the back of the Church. There will be no fire outside. No tapers will be used this year.

Finance Report

A report on our Parish Finances will be emailed today with the bulletin.

Future Planning Group

Late last year I mentioned that a Future Planning Group was formed for the purpose of looking at what is the vision for our Parish in the next 20 years. It was decided that the first step was to consult both our Parish and School Communities. For this purpose a survey has been put together which all parishioners and school families are invited to complete. Please go to this link. I encourage all to please complete this survey.