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.
There is nothing sweeter in this world
than the Mercy of God
Divine Mercy Novena and Feast 2022
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
Saint Faustina, under obedience to Our Lord, and her confessor, Blessed Father Sopocko wrote her diary. Vatican officials on studying it for 10 years declared that it is one of the greatest mystical writings the Church possesses. It contains an incredible message for the whole world. Our Lord Jesus told St Faustina that this message was of enormous importance, and was indeed given in order to prepare the world for His final coming. When questioned about this Jesus told St Faustina that the time was short even by human standards before He returns in His glory.Saint Faustina was canonised in the year 2000 by Pope John Paul II as the first Saint of the new millennium. One of the things most desired by Jesus was the institution of a new feast for the universal Church: the Feast of Mercy,
which is to be celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter. Jesus told St Faustina that on that day, (that is the Feast of Mercy), “the floodgates of my mercy are opened, and I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the font of My mercy.”
A special feature of this year’s Feast will be the presence of the first class relics of the three great instruments of God’s mercy: Saint Faustina, her spiritual director Blessed Sopocko and the great Saint John Paul II. These will be made available for your personal veneration and prayers on Divine Mercy Sunday.
In preparation for the Feast of Mercy Jesus gave Saint Faustina an extraordinary Novena commencing on Good Friday running for nine consecutive days. He gave her specific instructions on how to conduct the novena and even the intentions for those nine days. It is a very powerful Novena. Jesus declared “by this novena I will grant every possible grace to souls”. (Diary 796) Saint Faustina writes, “Jesus is commanding me to make a novena before the Feast of Mercy, and today I am to begin it for the conversion of the whole world and for the recognition of The Divine Mercy” (Diary 1059)
Jesus, regarding the Novena explained:
On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls, and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father.” (Diary 1209) By this Novena we can be instruments in saving souls for Jesus.
What a wonderful way to prepare for the great Feast of Mercy and to learn more about this powerful devotion at a time when the world seems to be at the crossroads and so much in need of God’s mercy.
You are encouraged to be with us and be part of these blessed days of prayer. It is so important that we take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that God gives us.
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.
Friday 1st March
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 2nd March
Mass and Devotions
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle St , Balaclava
Divine Mercy Novena
Good Friday 15th April
to Saturday 23rd April
7pm Each Evening
and Holy Mass
(no adoration or Mass Good Friday)
Divine Mercy Prayers,
Holy Cross Church
707 Glenhuntly Road
Divine Mercy Feast
24th April 2022
6 Priests Hearing Confessions
Adoration, Hour of Mercy
Veneration of the First Class Relics of St Faustina, St John Paul II and Blessed Sopocko
February 14, 2016