January 23, 1946 — September 6, 2022
Co-Founder and Vice President of the Combined Societies of Mary
Had a peaceful and grace filled passing from this life during the Novena leading up to the Feast of Our Lady's Birthday/ Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni.
Much loved, he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
A Grace Filled Afternoon of Prayer
in honour of
Our Lady of Lourdes
Adoration, Prayers, Benediction, Procession, Healing Mass,
Blessing with Lourdes Water
1st Class Relic of St Bernadette
11th February, 2024
A short clip from the 2022 Eucharistic Procession for Christ the King
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
Lourdes is one of the most loved shrines throughout the whole world. It is a place like no other. At Lourdes people experience the gentle love and healing hand of God in a place resplendent in natural beauty.
So many millions have come to Our Lady of Lourdes burdened with their sufferings of various kinds: physical, emotional, spiritual, and millions have been consoled and healed by the love and power of the prayers of Our Lady of Lourdes both at Lourdes itself and wherever She has been revered and her intercession sought.
Right from the beginning cures were reported by people who had access to water from Lourdes. A sick boy of 16 named Henri Busquet was refused permission to visit Lourdes by his parents, but a
neighbor provided him with some Lourdes water and the agonising throat ulcer caused by tuberculosis disappeared completely. This was only ten weeks after the first apparition. When the son of Napolean III was gravely ill, he was restored to complete health through water obtained from Lourdes. This miracle led to the emperor to allow the grotto to be reopened to the public. Lourdes led to a great renewal of religious practice in France. Some historians state that Lourdes was the most important event that occurred in France during the whole of the 1800s. There are many healings that have been verified through vigorous scientific research. However, they certainly are the tip of the iceberg. Most people who are cured do not go through the lengthy process of having their cure medically and scientifically verified by those responsible at Lourdes. Our Lady is there to heal and bless where ever people gather in Her honour. Just a few years ago one of our own members, Juliana, who had been confined to a wheel chair was completely healed, through Our Lady of Lourdes. Please do encourage others to come and receive the blessings. Just like at Lourdes there will be blessing with the Blessed Sacrament before the Benediction. There will be individual blessing with the water from Lourdes after the Mass. Our Lady will be honoured with a procession. There will be a special healing Mass. So many graces and blessings. Do not miss this wonderful day. There will also be the First Class relic of the great and incorrupt St Bernadette Soubirous, one of the most loved saints, and the humble instrument chosen by God. So many came to belief in Lourdes because of her sincerity, her simplicity and because the grace of God flowed so powerfully through her. Come and venerate her first class relic. St Bernadette will surely intercede for us if we pray with faith and trust.Please enlighten and bring others to this very special event. St Mary’s East Malvern has very good public transport being close to Caulfiled Station or one can take tram 3, stop 61 which is even closer (just 320 metres). One can also get off at East Malvern station on the Glen Waverley line and walk or catch tram 3/3a There is ample off street parking to the side and rear of the Church. A day not to be missed.
Friday 3rd November
Masses and Devotions
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 4th November
Mass and Devotions
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle St , Balaclava
Christ the King
Sunday 26th November
Prayers, Mass, Eucharistic Procession
St Patrick's Cathedral,
Our Lady of The Holy Rosary
Sunday 8th October
St Mary's Church
91 Manning Road
A Rosary Before the Official start commences at about 1:10 pm