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,

Melbourne, Australia

main celebrant:

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

The Annunciation 

Incorporating the Feast of  

Our Lady of Lourdes

 and the 

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

Annunciation 2021 2.jpg

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. 

March 2021


Friday 5th March

First Friday 

Masses and Devotions

First Friday 

2 Times and 2 Venues!

1:05 PM

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

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



Saturday 6th March

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

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

Prayers, Adoration

and Holy Mass

(no adoration or Mass Good Friday)

Divine Mercy Prayers,

Novena Prayers

Monsignor Christopher Kinowski

Holy Cross Church

707 Glenhuntly Road 


Divine Mercy Feast

11th April 2021


6 Priests Hearing Confessions

Adoration, Hour of Mercy

Holy Mass

Veneration of the First Class Relics of St Faustina,  St John Paul II and Blessed Sopocko

Getting There

St Colman's Church is at 

293 Carlisle Street Balaclava

By Tram:

Tram route 3 and 16 will take you to St Colman's Church, and stop 39

is right in front of the Church.

By Train:

Balaclava Station,

which is on the Sandringham line

is just a few minutes walk

from the Church.

By Car:

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.