28 College Street Caroline Springs, VIC, 3023 | Phone: 03 8361 9822 |



Friday 16th February 2024

My dear people,

This weekend, we will conduct the survey to determine the change of Mass times in the parish. As mentioned in my letter dated 14th December 2023, the survey will ask you to decide one of two options. The options will be either 8am, 10am and 12pm, or 8:30am, 10:30am and 12:30pm.  We will go with the option which shows itself as the preferred one and thus the consensus from the parish survey.  For those not attending Mass here on the weekend, an opportunity will be provided for you to have your say.

As the joyful Season of Lent has started, the following are some ways in which you can add to your prayer life for Lent this year. We will pray the Stations of the Cross together every Friday during Lent at 10am (immediately following the 9:30am Mass), and at 7pm. During the Season of Lent, there will also be the Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the meeting rooms.

Our monthly parish BBQ will start again on Sunday 25th February this year and will be at 1pm. You are all most welcome. It would be great to see many people there and we hope that those who have not attended the 12pm Mass will return for some fellowship.

Our First Men’s Group for this year will occur this evening. It will start with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:30pm (immediately after the 7pm Stations of the Cross). We will have a period of Adoration when the Sacrament of Confession will be available, and Fr David Cartwright will be here for that. We will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:15pm and supper at the presbytery.

As we begin the new year, the PLT will have a planning day on Saturday 24th February. I invite you to pray for us as we dedicate a day to discern what is best for the parish in terms of missionary renewal. I try my best to have an open-door policy in the way the parish is managed. I sincerely encourage you to share with me any ideas, concerns, or feedback you may have. If you feel uneasy talking to me, kindly talk to another member of the PLT or a member of the parish staff.

We continue turning to our patron saint and we ask for her intercession.

St Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.


Yours sincerely in Christ,

Fr Richard Rosse PP

St Catherine Of Siena Parish Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

Monday:  9:30am

Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday:  9:30am
Thursday:  9:30am
Friday:  9:30am

Saturday: 9:30am & 6:00pm
Sunday:  8:30am, 10:30am & 12:30pm


Tuesday: 6:00 pm

Saturday:  8:45 am, 10:00 am and 5:00 pm or by appointment if these times don’t suit.