Devotions

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.

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

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 A beautiful celebration  in Honour of 

Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary

Sunday 13th October

  It is over 800 years since Our Lady  gave the Rosary to Saint Dominic, and it is just as important, if not more important now than it was back then.  That is why Our Lady reaffirmed its importance at Lourdes and at Fatima.  At Lourdes Our Blessed Mother came with a message of healing.   She smiled as Bernadette prayed the Rosary at the grotto of Lourdes. Her visitation led to a big increase in fervour in the praying of the Rosary.     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.  God has shown us that He wants it to be central to our lives. 

           

February 14, 2016

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. It took seven years.  That is where perseverance is so important. But 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.

Can we afford not to pray 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 relics of two great saints present on this day  to bring us in a  special way their powerful intercession.

Please recommend this day to your friends and family. Do come and give God great glory on this special day. The Holy Rosary is such a beautiful gift from God. 

Coming Events

October  

 

Our Lady of The Holy Rosary

Sunday 13th 

October 2019

2.00pm

St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle St

Balaclava

 

 

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.

November

 

Friday 4th October

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

First Friday 

2 Times and 2 Venues!

1:05 PM

Parish Holy Mass followed by Adoration and Prayers to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 

St Augustines Church

632 Bourke Street

Melbourne

Novena to the Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus

7.00 PM

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

Holy Mass

St Joseph's Church

Elsternwick

 

Saturday 5th October

First Saturday

Mass and Devotions

9:45 AM 

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

Confessions Available

De La Salle Chapel

1312 High Street, Malvern

Friday 1st November

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

First Friday 

2 Times and 2 Venues!

1:05 PM

Parish Holy Mass followed by Adoration and Prayers to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 

St Augustines Church

632 Bourke Street

Melbourne

Novena to the Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus

7.00 PM

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

Holy Mass

St Joseph's Church

Elsternwick

 

Saturday 2nd November

First Saturday

Mass and Devotions

9:45 AM 

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

Confessions Available

De La Salle Chapel

1312 High Street, Malvern

Feast of Christ the King

Saturday 23rd November 

7.15pm

St Patrick's Cathedral,

Cathedral Place

Melbourne

 

 

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