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Divine Mercy
Sacred Heart
Christ the King
The Eucharist
Our Lady

Above

A 4 minute plus video of the procession during the 

recent "Walk With Mary"

that took place on 7th April.

The "walk" had been preceded by Holy Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral with Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli and was and was followed by Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral with Bishop Lindsay Urwin.

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Obituary

Joseph Giansiracusa

January 23, 1946 — September 6, 2022

Co-Founder and Vice President of the Combined Societies of Mary

Had a peaceful and grace filled passing from this life during the Novena leading up to the Feast of Our Lady's Birthday/ Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni

Much loved, he will be greatly  missed and fondly remembered.

February 14, 2016

 A beautiful celebration  in Honour of 
Our Lady of The Holy Rosary
Sunday 9th October

A Beautiful and Historic Feast

It is some 800 years since Our Lady gave the Rosary to Saint Dominic, and it is just as important, if not more important now than it has ever been. That is why Our Lady reaffirmed its importance at Lourdes and at Fatima. Our Lady at Fatima declared: “Say the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world ....”
The world definitely needs peace, our families need peace and our souls need the peace that the Rosary gives. In praying the Rosary we meditate on the essential mysteries of the faith, but its power goes way beyond any explanation that one may give of this beautiful prayer. This Feast reminds us of the fact that by means of the Rosary some of the most significant events in world history have taken place.

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Coming Events

October

 

Saturday 1st October

First Saturday

Mass and Devotions

10:30 AM 

Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima,  Holy Mass.

Confessions 

St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle St

Balaclava

Friday 7th October

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

Novena to the Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus

7.00 PM

St Joseph's Church

Elsternwick

Exposition, Prayers in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 

Holy Mass

 

Our Lady of The Holy Rosary 

Sunday 9th October

1:30 pm

St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle St

Balaclava

A Rosary Before the Official start commences at about 1:10 pm 

 

 

A Two minute video clip of the recent Eucharistic Procession for the Feast of Christ the King

Saturday 24th November, 2018

St Patrick's Cathedral,

Melbourne, Australia

main celebrant:

Most Rev. Bishop Mark Edwards

God has shown us that He wants it to be central to our lives.

When Europe was being threatened with annihilation at the hand of the Turkish empire, Pope V organised processions and the public recitation of the Holy Rosary on the day of a decisive battle. The Christian forces were horribly outnumbered, but through the Rosary the Christian Forces were victorious, in the first week of October 1571. In thanksgiving of this and other subsequent major Christian victories won against all odds through the Rosary, Pope Clement XI gave us this Feast of the Rosary in 1716. In more recent times, in the 1950’s Communist Russia withdrew from Austria without a single bullet being fired. How did this come about? A priest Pater Petrus organised a rosary crusade. He understood that victory could only come about through God as Austria’s population was so small at only 7 million compared to the Soviet Union’s population of 220 million. He was convinced that if a tithe (or tenth) of the population of Austria should join in praying the rosary faithfully for this intention then Russia would leave Austria. A tenth of the population, that is 700,000 did join and pray the Rosary with patience. Then, without explanation the Soviets withdrew on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, 1955.

When Horishima was destroyed in 1945 by the atom bomb, there was a Jesuit house very close to the epicentre that was totally spared. The Fathers declared that it was because they followed the requests of Our Lady at Fatima and prayed the rosary.

This most beautiful prayer recommended to us at Lourdes and Fatima was the favourite prayer of Saint John Paul II. St Mother Teresa of Calcutta always had a rosary in her hand. St. Padre Pio prayed over 30 rosaries a day. We are blessed to have the First Class holy relic of St Padre Pio present on this day to bring us in a special way his powerful intercession.

Processions were asked for at both Lourdes and Fatima, and have been associated with some of Our Lady’s greatest victories. For this reason a beautiful procession is planned for this most important celebration. Please recommend this day to your friends and family and spread the message far and wide. God will surely bless you for doing so.

Getting There

St Colman's Church is at 

293 Carlisle Street Balaclava

 

By Tram:

Tram route 3 and 16 will take you to

St Colman's Church, and stop 39

is right in front of the Church.

By Train:

Balaclava Station,

which is on the Sandringham line

is just a few minutes walk

from the Church.

By Car:

St Colman's Church is

conveniently located

and is just a few minutes from both

Dandenong Road and

Nepean Highway.

There is a large carpark at the rear

of the Church.