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
This 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 cochaired 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.
WEDDING AT ST AGNES’
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to: Fedora Fernandez & Adriano Galesso Alves who celebrated their wedding at St Agnes’ Church this weekend
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. PopWe are now at the final weekend of this year’s Season of Creation which will conclude on 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi. We can be happy and filled with hope because there are so many of us around the world celebrating in unity for our common home. Let us carry our renewed relationship with God, each other and our world into the days ahead. Let us continue to reflect on the theme for this year’s Season of Creation: Let Justice and Peace Flow. Pope Francis reminds us that “like a river basin with its many tiny and larger tributaries, the Church is a communion of countless local Churches, religious communities and associations that draw from the same shared waters. Each source adds its unique and irreplaceable contribution, until all flow together into the vast ocean of God’s loving mercy. In the same way that a river is a source of life for its surroundings, our synodal Church must be a source of life for our common home and all its inhabitants. In the same way that a river gives life to all kinds of animal and plant life, a synodal Church must give life by sowing justice and peace in every place it reaches.” (From Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation 2023).
PARISH CONSULTATION SESSION REPORT
Thank you to all of you who contributed to the recent consultation process about the reconfiguration of Bayside Catholic Mission and adjoining parishes. A report has been prepared by the Office of the Vicar General, that summarises the discussion from all of the sessions. It can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/46rLYgk
A REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS THIS 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 =>
THE HALL IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE. TO BOOK, PLS CALL 9532 0018.