Liturgies

The Time Has Come

These are the first recorded words of Jesus in Mark's Gospel.

In a variety of contexts we have probably used them ourselves when we felt that an important decision could be delayed no longer.

At some point in our life, perhaps even today, the decision in question will be whether to follow Jesus wholeheartedly or in a superficial way.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY TO ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, WANTIRNA, DURING CURRENT RESTRICTIONS

  1. Church will open 30 minutes prior to the advertised Mass time.
  2. Entry to Church foyer is via the right hand side door only.
  3. On entry to the Church:
    • Sanitize hands.
  4. Sign in using the QR code or the signing in sheet.
  5. Seating capacity is capped at 120 people per Mass, which allows for the 1.5 metre distancing rule to be adhered to. Social distancing rule does not apply to family groups and couples.
  6. Sanitizing hands prior to receiving Holy Communion is compulsory.
  7. Please leave the church immediately after the completion of Mass to allow the volunteers to commence Covid cleaning requirements.

To ensure a smooth and COVID-safe Mass, attendees are required to follow the guidelines:

Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting test verification, including Clergy (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting while awaiting a diagnosis or is confirmed as a positive covid case. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive, attend Mass.

GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES

These Liturgical Guidelines are approved by Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne, to assist Clergy and the faithful in the reverent and joyful celebration of Holy Mass while maintaining the health and safety precautions offered through health and government authorities.

All hygiene and distancing regulations must continue to be met at all times.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

  • The hosts to be consecrated for the faithful should be placed on a separate Paten (or Ciborium) to the Paten holding the host that the priest will consume.

HOLY COMMUNION

  • Required social distancing between communicants is maintained in the queue.
  • Sanitise your hands at a dispensing station before coming to receive Communion.
  • After receiving Holy Communion return to your seat via a different pathway.

Should you choose to EFT your Thanksgiving and First Collection contributions:
First Collection (for the Parish House) - BSB: 083347 Account number: 637461322
Second Collection (for the Church) - BSB: 083347 Account number: 637462683

All other requirements for density, numbers and hygiene may be found in the General Guidelines as listed below.

It is recommended that you keep informed through the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Department of Health and Human Services website for varying updates:

Liturigical Guidelines 26 Feb. 2021
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Pastoral Guidance For Parishes Regarding COVID-19

Online Masses and Other resources

Mass Streamed Live From St. Patrick's Cathedral


Mass For You At Home is broadcast on free to air Network 10 on Sunday mornings at 6:00am and replayed on Foxtel's Aurora channel later in the morning and during the week.


LITURGY TIMES

Weekend Masses
Saturday: 6:30pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 8:30am & 10:00am
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9:00am
Tuesday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am
Friday: 9:00am
Divine Mercy Novena

Good Friday, 2 April 2021 11am (after stations of the Cross)
Holy Saturday, 3 April 2021 11am
Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021 11am (after 10am Mass)
5 April 2021 8:30am
6 April 2021 8:30am
7 April 2021 7:30pm
8 April 2021 8:30am
9 April 2021 8:30am
10 April 2021 11am
Adoration & Benediction

Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri before Mass, 8:25am - 9:00am

Wednesday after Mass, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Reconciliation
Wednesday:7:30pm
Saturday:9:30am & 6:00pm
Baptism
Celebrated on the 2nd & 4th Sundays after the 10:00am Mass
Marriage
By appointment at least six months in advance of the wedding date.
Stations of the Cross

Every Friday at 7:00pm during Lent.

Come and join us walk the Way of Sorrows meditating on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to St. Faustina:

"There is more merit to one hour of meditation on My sorrowful Passion than there is to a whole year of flagellation that draws blood; the contemplation of My painful wounds is of great profit to you, and it brings Me great joy."

Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary During The Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Amen.


A Prayer To St. Joseph

StJoseph,
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


(Compiled by Bishop Peter J. Elliott Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne)

IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME

Lord Jesus Christ, our true physician and healer,
be merciful to us and bring us your aid in these troubled times.
Heal all our sickness and every affliction of your people.
Drive out our infirmities of soul and body; free us from all disease and especially from this pestilence.
We place in your gentle Heart the elderly, the frail, people with disability, children, young people and families,
our indigenous peoples, those who are poor, lonely and isolated.
As you walk with us, free them from fear, and give them patience and hope together with our loving care.
In your mercy deal also with the causes of our pitiful condition, that in curing our lack of faith and spiritual weakness,
you may also remedy our bodily ills.
We place our trust in you, the risen Lord, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.


AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

(The simple and loving act of Spiritual Communion (written by St. Alphonsus Liguori) can be made when we are unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist.)

My Jesus,
I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

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