St Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish

Caroline Springs, VIC
Canonically Erected: 18 January 2006

OUR PARISH VISION

"An inclusive, welcoming and dynamic faith-filled
Catholic Community, living and sharing the Gospel,
to set the world ablaze."

 

Welcome!

Our website is easy to use and is accessible using computers, smart phones or tablets.

This "Home" page provides a quick overview of what's happening in our Parish without requiring you to "dig" for the latest information.

The Mass Schedule for the upcoming 7 days is available on every page of our website.

Parish events have been organized into our Events Calendar.

You will also find information about our Faith in the Ministries, Education, and Sacraments sections.


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 Parish Updates

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St Catherine of Siena Parish Church CLOSES starting midday today, 23 March


On Praying Together as a Community

Message of Fr Richard to the people
of Caroline Springs

Dear parishioners of St Catherine of Siena, Caroline Springs,

In these difficult times when churches have been physically closed and Masses suspended, it is imperative to keep our spiritual lives strong and fulfilling. While we cannot attend Mass and receive Holy Communion we can and we must continue praying. [Read more]


Victorian Bishops suspend Masses, public liturgical celebrations due to COVID-19

THE bishops of Victoria, in a letter published Wednesday, 18 March, suspend all Masses, liturgical celebrations and other gatherings with immediate effect as a response to the government's directive concerning COVID-19.

The bishops earlier gave dispensation to all Catholics who are unwell, affected by or vulnerable to COVID-19 from their Sunday Obligation.

Read full text here.

Read Full text of the bishops' 13 March letter.


Participating in Mass during the Coronavirus pandemic

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE -- During these uncertain and difficult times, sadly many Catholics will be unable to physically attend Mass. This page seeks to provide guidance to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Melbourne regarding their participation in Mass during the Coronavirus pandemic. [Read more]


Melbourne Archdiocese releases
additional pastoral recommendations
relating to COVID-19

THE Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne published last Friday, 6 March, additional pastoral recommendations relating to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). These measures are aimed to help prevent the spread of the virus to parish communities.

Earlier, Archbishop Peter Comensoli, in his personal letter to the clergy, said that due "to the rapidly changing situation in respect to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting on the advice of the Australian and Victorian Department of Health, the following precautionary measures are to apply across the Archdiocese of Melbourne effective 28 February 2020." [Read more]

Read full text of the Updated Advice-6 March 2020.


Pope for Lent: With God there is always
a dialogue of the heart

VATICAN NEWS -- The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion.

In his Message for Lent 2020, Pope Francis points to the paschal mystery – the mystery of Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection – as the basis of conversion. The Message bears the title "We implore you on behalf of Christ: be reconciled to God", a quote from St Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians. [Read more]

Download full text of the Pope's 2020 Lenten Message