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
February 14, 2016
Novena and Feast in Honour of
Our Lady of Good Health
From Tuesday 30th August to Saturday 8th September
Holy Cross Church Caulfield South
Vailankanni on the East Coast of India, South of Madras, is one of the most famous and popular Shrines in the world. When you come, please God, and join us you will be spiritually connected to the 1.5million plus pilgrims who complete the Novena every year at Vailankanni itself. This makes this Novena absolutely unique. Perhaps this is why it is such a powerful and grace filled Novena.
The Novena and Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni has become one of the most grace filled events of the Combined Societies of Mary’s calendar. Every year so many who attend report of the most wonderful favours having been granted to them through the praying of this Novena to Our Lady of Health Vailankanni.
The favours granted are too many to list but have included some of the following. The complete cure of cancer of a person near to the point of death, employment after seven years without a job, being selected for a job out of several hundred applicants, the cures from numerous illnesses and maladies, and the reconciliation with estranged family members. And why not? The Novena is conducted in a most solemn, prayerful manner in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The very Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, His Soul and Divinity present before us, waiting to answer the prayers we present in the presence of His Mother, and then there are the beautiful Holy Masses each evening as well.
How happy Our Lady and Our Lord Jesus must be to see so many people lovingly honouring them through this beautiful Novena. It is moving to see the faith confidence and love of those in attendance. Our Lady is our heavenly mother who carries in Her arms our Saviour and Our Redeemer. Could Our Lord refuse any request made by Her? Our Lady is so very powerful under this beautiful title of Our Lady of Health Vailankanni.
We could be excused for asking: “Can you afford not to be part of these wonderful celebrations, can you and your loved ones afford to miss out on such graces.”We anticipate that this year is going to be even more special with the relics of extraordinary Saints, including Saints of India on each of the Nine Nights. Nine Indian priests over nine nights will lead the Novena, saying Mass and giving their personal Vailankanni experiences.
Please especially mark the Feast day Thursday, 8th September 2.00 pm on your calendar as “not to be missed,” for a wonderful celebration, procession, and Mass and extraordinary favours. Come and let Our Lady bring healing into our lives. Holy Cross is conveniently situated off Hawthorn Road, with two tram routes, 64 stop 57, and 67 stop 50 close to the Church. There is a large carpark off Murray Street. Please find more details below on how to get there.
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.
Novena to Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni
Tuesday 30th August to Wednesday 7th September Inclusive
7.00 pm each night
8th September: Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni and
Birthday of the Blessed
Adoration, Prayers, Benediction Holy Mass
Bishop Peter Elliott
Holy Cross Church
293 Glenhuntly Road
Friday 6th September
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
For September Only:
The evening Novena will be incorporated into the Novena to Our Lady of Health Vailankanni:
Holy Cross Church
293 Glenhuntly Road
Do come for double blessings!
Saturday 7th September
Mass and Devotions
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
De La Salle Chapel
1312 High Street, Malvern
Our Lady of Sorrows
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle St