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.
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
Good News! Our Days of Prayer have Recommenced
Walk With Mary 2021Cancelled due to State Govt Covid Regulations on Processions,
Instead, on this same day, Sunday 21st March we are having the following celebration at St Colman's Balaclava. Please come to give honour and praise to Our Lady:
Special Day of Prayer in Honour of
Incorporating the Feast of
Our Lady of Lourdes
First Class Relic of St Bernadette Soubirous
St Colman's Church 293 Carlisle Street Balaclava
Sunday 21st March , 2021
St Colman's is a huge Church which will allow for a large gathering that will still meet social distancing requirements
It is with great joy that we announce that effectively the 2 Feasts will be combined. On the 21st March we will be having the blessing with the Lourdes water, the First Class Relic of St Bernadette, and a tribute to Our Lady of Lourdes.
This celebration will be a consolation for many who were saddened by the fact that the wonderful Walk With Mary had to be canceled this year due to the current covid restrictions with the limits at the Cathedral and in the streets that simply made the event impossible. Yet God will be so pleased to see us doing what we can to commemorate the marvellous Feast of the Annunciation in a special manner.
How special it is to combine the two celebrations. The Annunciation is the pivotal point in history, when God became man in the person of Jesus Christ in the spotless womb of the Blessed
February 14, 2016
Virgin Mary. He through whom the universe was created began His earthly sojourn at that blessed moment when Mary responded in Faith: Let it be done to me according to Your word.”
The Almighty honoured this Feast when He ordained that Mary should announce to the world on this special Feast day of the Annunciation, on 25th March 1858 through St Bernadette that “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
It was this beautiful pronouncement on this day that made all the difference at Lourdes. It won over the Parish Priest, it convinced so many who had been undecided. It was the day Bernadette would never forget.
This beautiful celebration will be at St Colman’s Church 293 Carlisle Street Balaclava. It is a huge Church, a very beautiful Church and one that allows adequate social distancing.
The First Class Relic of St Bernadette will be present. This is a piece of her incorrupt flesh. You may be knowing that the Body of St Bernadette is incorrupt. One can still see her in Nevers France in a glass case that holds her perfectly intact body. Bernadette is such a special and powerful saint. What a special grace this will be.
As in previous years we will be having blessing of the congregation with water from Lourdes itself.
In Lourdes so many of the miracles occur now when the priest or bishop passes through the congregation blessing everyone with Our Lord in the monstrance. This great grace will also take place at St Colman’s Church.
Please do encourage your friends and loved ones to join us on this day. Especially invite those who are sick or in difficulties to come and experience Our Mother’s healing hand. Distance is no difficulty to Our Lady. All She looks for is your trusting and loving hearts confident in what God can do for us through Her.
Friday 5th March
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 6th March
Mass and Devotions
Adoration, Prayers as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass.
St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle St , Balaclava
Feast of The Assumption
Our Lady of Lourdes
Sunday 21st March
2 PM St Colman's Church
293 Carlisle Street
Divine Mercy Novena
Good Friday 2nd April
to Saturday 10th April
7pm Each Evening
and Holy Mass
(no adoration or Mass Good Friday)
Divine Mercy Prayers,
Monsignor Christopher Kinowski
Holy Cross Church
707 Glenhuntly Road
Divine Mercy Feast
11th April 2021
6 Priests Hearing Confessions
Adoration, Hour of Mercy
Veneration of the First Class Relics of St Faustina, St John Paul II and Blessed Sopocko
St Colman's Church is at
293 Carlisle Street Balaclava
Tram route 3 and 16 will take you to St Colman's Church, and stop 39
is right in front of the Church.
which is on the Sandringham line
is just a few minutes walk
from the Church.
St Colman's Church is conveniently located and is just a few minutes from both Dandenong Road and Nepean Highway.
There is a large carpark at the rear
of the Church.