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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Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 2022
Come to the Heart that Burns for Love of Us

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

 

This is an exceptional  Feast.  Whilst there are many celebrations related to Our Lord, there are only two which are the result of the actual and specific request of Jesus Himself.  This Feast is especially beautiful in that  the focus is on the overwhelming,  tender and transforming love of Jesus:  A love which is so intense and so personal.  

   Jesus promised great things for those who do come to Him by means of the devotion to His Sacred Heart.  No matter where you are on your journey to God this Feast is for you.  If you consider yourself a great sinner without much hope then be encouraged by this promise from Jesus:   “Sinners will find in My Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.”

If you feel you may be a little on the  lukewarm side then we have this promise: “the lukewarm will become fervent”. 
 

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Then,  finally, if you feel you are already  fervent we have this promise: “Fervent souls will rapidly grow in holiness and perfection.” 

So what is it that makes this devotion so powerful?   It is its ability to make the heart open to that infinite source of grace that is contained in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  

Jesus in His communications with St Margaret Mary spoke to us in a manner that one would associate with someone who is madly in love.  And Jesus is indeed madly in love with us.  He assures us of His incredible love for us. He speaks to us about how the  lack of response  of souls wounds His Heart,  but then reassures us that if we do respond to His love, then this is a great Joy for Him. 

Jesus made the request that the First Friday after the Feast of Corpus Christi should be the Feast of His  Most Sacred Heart.  Jesus seems to intentionally link these two Feasts.   The two feasts indeed go hand in hand.  In Corpus Christi the real presence is honoured.  In the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Jesus reveals the reason why He becomes present in the host: So as to allow us to become inflamed with His Divine Love, to be purified and cleansed.   Jesus is underlying the fact that He becomes present in Holy Communion out of an incredible love for us and that He wants us to respond with all our affection, all our love, all our hearts and all our souls.

  Please do join us on this occasion to make the Heart of Jesus rejoice and to avail yourself of all the graces that God wants to give us.  Especially, if it is difficult for you to do, please do make an extra effort  as  Jesus will never be outdone in generosity. The first class relics of both St Margaret Mary and her confessor St Claude de la Colombiere will be present for personal veneration at the end of the evening. 

A beautiful miraculous healing occurred a few years back through this veneration.  

Let us  not forget the beautiful promise of Jesus: “Those who spread this devotion will have their names written on My Heart, never to be effaced.”  One way to spread the devotion is  to invite others to what promises to be a beautiful grace filled evening of prayer and blessings. Jesus  will  bless you  for whatever efforts you make.

 

 

Getting There

St Joseph’s Church is at 71 Orrong  Road Elsternwick 

Public Transport

St Joseph’s Church  Elsternwick is conveniently located for public transport.  A short stroll from stop 46 on the Tram 60 Route, or catch the 220 Bus that runs from Sunshine - City - Gardenvale, and go to stop 80, which is right in front of St Joseph’s.

 

Train:

You may catch a train to either Elsterwick station or to Glenhuntly station and then the tram route 60 will take you to the corner of Orrong Road.(Tram 60)  From there it is a walk of not more than about 300 metres

Car:

St Joseph’s Church is close to both Nepean Highway and Dandenong Road. It is just a few minutes drive from either of these major highways.

 

 

June 

2022

 

Friday 3rd June 

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

Novena to the Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus

7.00 PM

Adoration and Prayers in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus followed by Holy Mass. 

St Joseph's Church

71 Orrong Road

Elsternwick

 

Saturday 4th June

First Saturday

Mass and Devotions

10.30 AM 

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

Confessions Available

St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle St , Balaclava

7:00 pm 

St Joseph's Church

71 Orrong Road

Elsternwick 

 

 

 

July 

2022

 

Friday 1st July 

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

Novena to the Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus

7.00 PM

Adoration and Prayers in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus followed by Holy Mass. 

St Joseph's Church

71 Orrong Road

Elsternwick

 

Saturday 2nd July

First Saturday

Mass and Devotions

10.30 AM 

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

Confessions Available

St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle St , Balaclava

Sunday 10th July

2:00 PM St Colman's Church

293 Carlisle Street 

Balaclava 

 

Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel