The Combined Societies of Mary
Let us enjoy together the Richness and the Beauty of God through Prayer
Friday 1st March
Masses and Devotions
2 Times and 2 Venues!
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
Walk With Mary
Sunday 7th April 2.00 pm
St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne
1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
February 14, 2016
Walk With Mary to Receive
Come and honour Our Lady on Her special day. What a unique and wonderful event awaits. The Walk With Mary continues to be an extremely popular event in which following Holy Mass a beautiful and grand procession proceeds through the streets of Melbourne on route to St Paul’s Cathedral.
Each year it is a deeply moving and spiritual event, similar to what is experienced at major marian shrines throughout the world. Our Lady, and our loving God, must indeed look kindly upon these processions. This year we are delighted to have Archbishop Peter A Comensoli to lead the celebration. He is most enthusiastic regarding the celebration. Let us show our love for Our Heavenly Queen, and on this special day let us entrust ourselves and our loved ones to Mary asking her care, protection and intercession. Through the centuries Christians have always received great blessings from processions in honour of Our Lady.
Christendom was spared from invasion more than once through public processions and the Rosary, and Our Lady asked for processions at Lourdes and at Fatima. She asks, not for Her sake, but for our sake: She knows how Almighty God is moved when people process in honour of Her, and She knows the great blessings that are bestowed when these processions take place.
Of the many feasts in honour of Our Lady, the Annunciation stands out as one of the most deserving of a special celebrations and processions. There is probably no other Marian Feast so closely related to our salvation. At the Annunciation Mary was offered and accepted the unique privilege of being the Mother of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With Her acceptance Jesus Christ is now made flesh, incarnate in Her holy womb having been overshadowed by the Father’s love and filled with the Holy Spirit.
Oh, how heaven must rejoice on this day, and so rightly we should rejoice too, since this even marked the beginning of the fulfillment of all of God’s plans regarding our salvation. For all of the above reasons the Walk With Mary is always held on a Sunday close to the Annunciation. In the Mass please ask our Heavenly Father to bless all our endeavors to increase honour and love of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Please do come, invite your friends, family, relatives and acquaintance. As we pray along the route, through the city of Melbourne, please do not forget to ask for God’s special blessings and favours upon us all and indeed upon our city and country. We are sure God will be pleased with your prayer and your presence when we come together to honour His Mother.
St Patrick's Cathedral is located at 1 Cathedral Place East Melbourne
Tram number 109, Stop 11 is just across the road from the Cathedral.
Parliament Station is only 450 metres from the Cathedral.
The Cathedral is very close to the CBD of Melbourne. Take any of the major roads into the city. The Cathedral is located close at the top of the city area, not far from Hoddle Street, Victoria Parade, Collins Street, Lonsdale Street. See the map on your right.
The front of the very long procession as it went down Colin's Street last year. It was a beautiful prayer filled event.
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
Saturday 2nd March
Mass and Devotions
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
De La Salle Chapel
1312 High Street, Malvern
2.00 pm St Patrick's Cathedral
Prayers, Holy Mass
Archbishop Peter Comensoli
Followed by Procession to
Most Rev Lindsay Urwin
Divine Mercy Novena and Feast
Divine Mercy Novena
19th April to
Saturday 27th April
7.00pm each Night
Prayers, Adoration, Holy Mass
(where the Liturgy permits Holy Mass, ie no Mass on Good Friday Evening.
Divine Mercy Feast
Sunday 28th April
Prayers, Holy Mass
8 Priests for Confession