ST AGNES' CATHOLIC CHURCH, HIGHETT
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Agnes' Catholic Church, Highett online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Christian initiation is accomplished by means of the sacraments which establish the foundations of Christian life. The faithful born anew by Baptism are strengthened by Confirmation and are then nourished by the Eucharist."
Are during the 6 pm Mass on Saturdays by appointment .
Enquires are to be directed to the Cheltenham Parish Office.
Saturday Vigil 6pm
Sunday 9am &11am (at OLA Church)
Tuesday, Friday: 9am
Tuesday : 6 pm (at OLA church)
Wednesday, Thursday: 915 am (at OLA Church)
Saturday: 9 am (at OLA church)
Monday: 915 am Communion Service (at OLA church)
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Wednesday, 945 am (at OLA church)
Saturday, 930 am (at OLA church)
Contact the Parish Office: 9583 6161
By appointment, 6 months notice required. Saturdays or weekdays
FR ALAN ANNUAL LEAVE
WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME AND OUR GRATITUDE TO FR LAURIE MCNAMARA CM as he fills in for Fr Alan while he is on annual leave. We wish Fr Alan well as he takes a much deserved and well earned rest.
ST AGNES/OLA PARISH SOCIAL LUNCH
The next combined Parish Social Lunch will be at 12 noon on Thursday, 8th June, at the Highett RSL. All are most welcome. Please RSVP by Monday 5th June to: Karen Mitri: 0411 354 670 or 9553 0350 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH APPEAL
This week Catholic Mission will offer the opportunity to be part of a life-changing program which aims to address gaps in medical care, and provide families with essential health care and knowledge, equipping them with the confidence to act and autonomy over their health and well-being. The Maria Auxiliadora Clinic is a vital project for the Salesian Sisters and the Church in Venilale. Since its establishment, the clinic has provided life-saving treatment for families in need, like Petrolina’s, whose daughter Vitoria was found to have tuberculosis. But, with an increase in the demand for treatment, the Sisters’ resources can only carry them so far. Please give generously today to help continue this life-giving program by using the appeal envelope or going online at catholicmission.org.au/timor.
AGEING and AWAKENING
PLEASE NOTE that Fr Laurie McNamara’s ‘AGEING and AWAKENING: LIFE’S SURPRISING GIFTS!’ program commences at 10am on Wednesdays, June 7th & June 14th
70 YEARS OF OLA PARISH PRIMARY SCHOOL
What a wonderful celebration of 70 Years of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Primary School and opening of our new Community Hub. The Mass was beautiful and we thank Bishop Tony Ireland and Fr Alan for all they said and did to make this occasion so special. We also thank past and present parishioners, staff, students and families who were able to join us or send us well wishes. Your support is amazing and we are so very grateful. We hope you have enjoyed the stories displayed in the foyer of the Church. Richard Jacques - Principal (OLA)
CUPPA AND A CHAT
This Sunday 4th June, you are invited to stay on for a ‘cuppa and a chat’ after the 9am & 11am Masses, in the church Meeting Room.
GRAND OPENING OF ST AGNES NEW LEARNING SPACES
ST AGNES' PARISH SCHOOL invites you to attend ‘The Grand Opening of our New Learning Spaces’ on Friday 16th June. Celebrations will commence with a Blessing by Bishop Tony Ireland at 3.30pm in the Church, followed by a ribbon cutting, walkthrough and light refreshments. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday, 6th June.
Weekly Parish Bulletins
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