The Combined Societies of Mary
Let us enjoy together the Richness and the Beauty of God through Prayer
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.
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,
Most Rev. Bishop Mark Edwards
Divine Mercy Novena and Feast
Holy Cross Church
707 Glenhuntly Road Caulfield
February 14, 2016
An Extraordinary Gift for Our Time
There is nothing better in the world than the experience of God's Mercy. Jesus promises through the message he entrusted to Saint Faustina to bless all those who practice this devotion with a whole outpouring of His Mercy upon their souls.
He told Saint Faustina the reason why he gave the world this devotion at this time:
"It is to prepare the world for My final coming".
When questioned about this Jesus told St Faustina that the time was short even by human standards before He returns in His glory.
Saint Faustina, under obedience to Our Lord, and her confessor, Blessed Father
Sopocko wrote her diary. Vatican officials on studying it for 10 years declared
that it is one of the greatest mytical writings the Church possesses. It contains
an incredible and beautiful message for the whole world. Saint Faustina was canonised in the year 2000 by Pope John Paul II as the first Saint of the new millennium.
One of the things most desired by Jesus was the institution of a new feast for the universal Church: the Feast of Mercy, which is to be celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter. Jesus told St Faustina that on that day,(that is the Feast of Mercy), “the floodgates of my mercy are opened, and I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the font of My mercy.”
Jesus requested that on the Feast of Mercy that His image be venerated on that day and that the priest should preach about His Mercy. This will certainly be done by the Combined Societies of Mary at the Feast of Mercy with Monsignor Christopher Kinowski.
The Novenas and Feasts of the Combined Societies of Mary, have enjoyed a reputation for their richness and their efficacy. Many significant cures have been reported over the years by those who have attended. But the greatest miracle is of course the miracles that occur internally when we open our hearts to the wonders of God's love and mercy.
A special feature of this year’s Feast will be the presence of the first class relics of the three great instruments of God’s mercy: Saint Faustina, her spiritual director Blessed Sopocko and the great Saint John Paul II. These will be made available for your personal veneration and prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday.
In preparation for the Feast of Mercy Jesus gave Saint Faustina a very special Novena commencing on Good Friday running for nine consecutive days.
He gave her specific instructions on how to conduct the novena and even the intentions for those nine days. It is a very powerful Novena. Jesus declared “by this novena I will grant every possible grace to souls”. (Diary 796)
Saint Faustina writes, “Jesus is commanding me to make a novena before the Feast of Mercy, and today I am to begin it for the conversion of the whole world and for the recognition of The Divine Mercy”(Diary 1059)Jesus, regarding the Novena explained: On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls, and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father. ” (Diary 1209)
We are blessed to be having from a Polish Priest, who resides here in Australia, who is a great devotee of the devotion, to lead us in the Novena and the Feast of Mercy.
What a wonderful way to prepare for the great Feast of Mercy and to learn more about this powerful devotion at a time when the world seems to be at the crossroads and so much in need of God’s mercy.
Please do join us and be part of these blessed days of prayer. It is so important that we take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that God gives us.
Holy Cross Church is located at 707 Glenhuntly Road Caulfield South
Tram number 67 stop 50, Tram number 64 Stop 57
Holy Cross Church is equidistant from Elsternwick Station (Sandringham Line) and Glenhuntly Station (Frankston Line).
Tram number 67 will take you from either station to the Church.
Elsternwick station - the tram 67 will be going towards Carnegie. Glenhuntly station - the tram will be going towards Melbourne University.
Holy Cross Church is at 707 Glenhuntly Road very close to Hawthorn Road. There is a carpark at the rear which you enter via Murray Street, which runs off Hawthorn Road.
Divine Mercy Novena
Good Friday 2nd April
to Saturday 10th April
7pm Each Evening
and Holy Mass
(no adoration or Mass Good Friday)
Divine Mercy Prayers,
Holy Cross Church
707 Glenhuntly Road
Divine Mercy Feast
11th April 2019
6 Priests Hearing Confessions
Adoration, Hour of Mercy
Veneration of the First Class Relics of St Faustina, St John Paul II and Blessed Sopocko
Saturday 1st May
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle Street
First Friday 7th May
Masses and Devotions
2 Times and 2 Venues!
Parish Holy Mass followed by Adoration and Prayers to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
St Augustines Church
632 Bourke Street
Novena to the Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Adoration and Prayers in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus followed by Holy Mass.
St Joseph's Church
71 Orrong Road
Sunday 16th May
Feast of Our Lady
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle Street