The Combined Societies of Mary
Let us enjoy together the Richness and the Beauty of God through Prayer
3 Great Celebrations Ahead
A Day in Honour of God the Father,
The Assumption of Our Lady,
Novena to Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni
More details to come
February 14, 2016
A Particularly Special Occasion
This is our special opportunity to honour God our Father. It has been the experience of those who have attended in recent years celebrations in honour of God the Father, that these are particularly blessed occasion. One really obtains a great sense of peace, and feels the presence and blessings of our heavenly Father.
This is not surprising since it was God the Father himself who made a special and particular requests to a most holy and blessed religious sister, Mother Eugenia. He said to her, “To be known, loved and honoured with a special devotion, I do not ask for anything extraordinary. I desire only this:
I desire that one day, or at least a Sunday, be dedicated to honouring Me in a special way under the title of Father of all Mankind.”
Sister Eugenia was a marvellous sister who discovered the cure of leprosy and established over seventy religious houses. Cured by Our Lady who appeared to her at a young age,
she remained uneducated. Yet, at the young age of 25 she was elected as head of her Congregation.
Her Bishop Alexandre Caillot, Bishop of Grenoble in France, established a commission which put her under the most severe trials. He conferred with other bishops and also with the Vatican. At the end of ten years of thorough investigation he concluded: “I declare that Supernatural and Divine Intervention seems to me the only logical and satisfactory explanation of the Facts.” “After ten years of research, reflection and prayer, I bless the Father for having deigned to choose my diocese as the place for such touching manifestation of His love.”
God the Father said, “My dearest wish is that you behave as My children, simply and trusting in Me! ....My children! I know how to make Myself small, far smaller than you can imagine. However, what I do require is the faithful observance of the commandments I gave the Church, so that you will be rational creatures and will not be like animals because of your lack of discipline and your evil inclinations, so that you will preserve the treasure which is the soul I gave you, clothed in the fullness of its divine beauty!” The day He requested was either the First Sunday of August or the 7th August. This year the celebration will take place on Sunday 5th August.
Beautiful Books with the messages of God the Father and images will be distributed for Free for all who attend.
Please come on Sunday, 5th August and expect to receive great blessings.
Friday 3rd August
Masses and Devotions
2 Times and 2 Venues!
Parish Holy Mass followed by Adoration and Prayers to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
St Augustines Church
632 Bourke Street
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 August
Mass and Devotions
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
De La Salle Chapel
1312 High Street, Malvern
Sunday 5th August
An Afternoon of Prayer in
Honour of God the Father
St Joseph's Church
71 Orrong Road
Sunday 12th August
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle Street
St Joseph’s Church is at 71 Orrong Road Elsternwick
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.
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
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.
Thursday 30th August to Saturday 8th September
7.00 pm each evening
Holy Cross Church
707 Glenferrie Road