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Joseph Giansiracusa

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.

Article from the Melbourne Archdiocese Website


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.

The Assumption and Queenship of Our Lady

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We had an exceptional afternoon of prayer on Sunday 13th August in honour of Our Lady's Assumption and Her Queenship.

It was very well attended and the atmosphere was so beautiful, so heavenly. 

We should not be surprised.  Whenever people gather lovingly to honour Our Blessed Mother, it is as if the heavens are opened and so many graces are poured out.  

Fr Aurelio said a most beautiful Mass and gave a magnificent homily. 

Pictured left:

The Shrine for the day composing of a statue of Mary as Queen, and in the background the beautiful image depicting the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother. 

We will return again to St Mary's East Malvern for another beautiful occasion on Sunday 17th September. 

Our Next Event
Our Lady of  Miracles,  
Our Lady of Vailankanni Novena and Feast

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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 Friday, 8th September 7:00 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. 


Vailankanni on the East Coast of India, South of Madras, is one of the most famous and popular Shrines in the world. Millions visit it every year, with more that 1.5million for the Novena and Feast. 

It is so popular because under this special title people feel the motherly love and tenderness of Our Lady.  She intercedes and answers the prayers of such a high percentage of those who invoke her. In India it seems that everyone knows someone who has had a major miracle that can be attributed to Her intercession.  But it is not only in India that the graces are granted. In fact 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. 

Coming Events

Novena to Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni




Tuesday  30th August to Wednesday  7th September Inclusive   

7.00 pm each night

(Rosary 6:40pm) 


8th September:  Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni and 

Birthday of the Blessed

Virgin Mary


Adoration, Prayers, Benediction Holy Mass

Bishop Peter Elliott

Holy Cross Church

293 Glenhuntly Road


Getting There

Holy Cross Church is located at 707 Glenhuntly Road Caulfield South

By Tram:

Tram number 67 stop 50, Tram number 64 Stop 57  

By Train:

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. 

By Car:

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. 

Saturday 2nd September

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

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

A Beautiful Afternoon
for Christ Our King 

Friday 7th 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



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