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
Next Sunday 1st October, you’re invited to stay and join fellow parishioners for a cuppa after the 9am & 11am Masses, in the OLA Church Meeting Room.
ST AGNES/OLA PARISH SOCIAL LUNCH
The next combined Parish Social Lunch will be at 12 noon on Thursday, 5th October, at the Highett RSL. All are most welcome. Please RSVP by Monday 2nd October to: Karen Mitri: 0411 354 670 or 9553 0350 or via email: email@example.com
2024 OLA FETE CHAIR OR COCHAIRS
Biannually we look forward to our famous fun filled OLA Fete. We have tentatively booked the Fete for 2024 on Saturday 23rd November. To ensure this special event can take place, we are calling on (a) member/s of our community to lead the Fete Committee for 2024. In the 2022 Fete two people co-chaired this great event and shared the workload. This can be a fun way of raising thousands of dollars for our OLA community. Our last Fete raised enough money to purchase the furniture in the new Library. We will need to confirm that we have a lead person or team of leaders by Friday 27th October. You’re welcome to speak with me in person or via email. Thanks, Richard Jacques. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIGIDINE ASYLUM SEEKERS PROJECT (BASP)
This weekend we conclude the appeal for donations of certain types of food and cleaning products for refugees and asylum seekers. Please leave donations in the box/basket labelled BASP Food & Cleaning Products., that are located in each of our church foyers For more information, please contact Adrian Foley at email@example.com or on mobile 0497 780 233. Thank you.
THE SEASON OF CREATION
is an opportunity for each of us to reflect on where our heart is – are we trapped in fear or selfishness, or are we grateful for everything around us? The Season invites us to reflect on how blessed we are, and to support God’s creation in every way we can. Pope Francis challenges us to see things this way: “…there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order. There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature, without a renewal of humanity itself.” (Nairobi, Kenya, 2015).
To commemorate this year's Season of Creation and our commitment to caring more deeply for God’s Creation, we will plant a beautiful indigenous tree in the OLA church grounds after the 9am Mass this Sunday, 24th September. Everyone is most welcome to gather after Mass for this short tree planting ceremony! In coming weeks, similar tree plantings will take place in the grounds of St Agnes church, and OLA and St Agnes primary schools. Keep an eye out for more details. Thank you to Bill and Wilma Pimm for their generous donation of the four indigenous trees.
AFL GRAND FINAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY
PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office at OLA will be closed on Friday 29th September, for the Grand Final Public Holiday.
A REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS NEXT WEEKEND.
Our clocks go forward one hour at 2am on Sunday 1st October, 2023
Weekly Parish Bulletins
Care for Our Common Home Parish Update: click to read =>
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