21 June 2020: Twelfth Mass in Ordinary Time, Vigil Mass - 20/06/2020
See our latest mass video. This one was done from our Church. News, Events > Twelfth Mass in Ordinary Time, Vigil Mass
20 June 2020: Weekend masses WERE to increase to 50 in the Church from 27th June with online bookings BUT this has since been delayed
Next weekend we were to see an increase in numbers
for weekend masses to 50. However, today the Victoria Government have postponed this change and so for now we remain as we were before. Please refer Mass Times for more details.
13 June 2020: Reconciliation is now available, Catch up with Father in his regular Zoom sessions
Reconciliation is now available on Saturdays by appointment. Please call the
Parish mobile, 0434 244 483, and leave your name and contact number. Details will be passed
onto Fr. Arsenio and he will call you back to make a time.
Fortnightly Zoom chats with Fr. Arsenio and parish friends will begin this Wednesday the 17th June @ 5 - 5.30 p.m. It's a time to take a break and check in with each other during these socially isolating times. Come alone or bring a family member or friend. BYO cuppa or pre-dinner drink.
Please call Mary on 0410 654 357 for details or tech. support if needed. ALL WELCOME.
June 2020: What do the restrictions mean for our children?
As adults we have been able to chat together and share what we are missing about our Parish, Mass and parish events to name some. I would like to ask the children of our parish to share with us what they are missing the most. Is it Children's Liturgy, coming to Mass and hearing about Jesus in the Gospel, not being able to serve as an altar server or being unable to meet Fr Arsenio yet? These are some of the things they may be missing so l would like to ask our parents and grandparents to ask the children and get them to draw a picture, write a short story or write a prayer and we will share these with all in our parish.
You can send these to me, Jacinta Bibby, and l will print them out and hang them in the church for us all to see and read and to understand how our children are feeling about missing church during this time of COVID-19.
June 2020: Pentecost Sunday Vigil Mass
Video of Fr. Arsenio celebrating Pentecost Sunday Mass in our Parish Chapel on 30th May. Click here
May 2020: Parish House update - Easing of Restrictions 15/20 per mass
This week we have had some great news. From next week we have increased numbers for mass attendance. Fr. Arsenio will now celebrate two week day masses with 15 people in the chapel, Wed and Fri 10:00 am, and three will be two weekend masses, Sat 6:00 pm and Sun 09:00 am, with 20 people in attendance in the church. We are still governed by government regulations for attendance, please see and follow booking instructions below.
With the easing of some COVID19 restrictions, the Archdiocese and the Victorian government have set very strict guidelines governing the service, especially with regard to the limitation of numbers and the need to register attendance for all Masses. We will also try to fair-share to provide as many people access as we can.
To register interest for weekday Masses in the Chapel, please ring only on the Parish mobile number 0434 224 483 by 3pm Tuesday. You will be contacted after 4pm on Tuesday to be advised if you have been successful for weekday Masses.
For weekend Masses in the Church please register by calling the Parish Mobile number 0434 224 483 by 3pm Thursday. You will be contacted after 4pm on Thursday to be advised if you have been successful for weekend Masses.
Please note we can only take personal bookings, unfortunately not bookings on behalf of others.
Due to the COVID19 health & sanitation requirements, toilet facilities are not available on the parish property.
Please note: regular weekend Masses will not be resuming at this stage. The Church, Chapel and parish office will remain closed at all other times until further notice. However please feel free to call or email the parish if you need to.
This week is our Parish feast day "Pentecost". We will record the Vigil mass and upload to our parish website for you view as soon as possible. In addition on Sunday 31st at 10am you can join in on "Zoom" with other parish members to celebrate Pentecost please see here for details.
02 May 2020: Message from Archbishop Peter 29th April 2020
Click here to see Archbishop Peter's message about the lockdown
15 April 2020: Parish House update - Easing of Restrictions
the easing of some COVID19 restrictions, Fr Arsenio will now be able to
celebrate Mass on a very limited basis at 10am on Wednesday mornings in the
Holy Spirit Chapel.
Archdiocese and the Victorian government have set very strict guidelines
governing the service. There will only be 10 places available and we will need
to register attendance. We will also try
to fair-share to provide as many people access as we can. The first mass will
be held on Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 10 a.m.
register interest please ring only on the Parish mobile number 0434 224 483 by
will be contacted after 4pm on Tuesday to be advised if you have been successful.
to the COVID19 health & sanitation requirements, toilet facilities are not
available on the parish property.
note: weekend Masses will not be resuming at this stage. The Church, Chapel and
parish office will remain closed at all other times until further notice. However please feel free to call or email the
parish if you need to.
02 April 2020: Parish House update and Easter Resources
The parish house will no longer be accepting visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact can be made by phone, Jacinta Bibby - 0434 224 483, or email: RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au.
Links for online resources including the Parishes Forgiveness Ceremony and liturgy documents for families to celebrate simple liturgies at home for Holy Week are in the Parish Letter - Parish House and Easter, Parish Letter (02/04/2020)
23 March 2020: Suspension of the Chapel for Private Prayer
In accordance with the further instructions from the Government and the Archbishop, the Church and Chapel are both closed for worship and prayer. No masses, communion services or other gatherings will take place until further notice. The parish office will be staffed from Tue – Fri 9am – 4pm but we ask that you contact us via phone, 9876 1077, or email, RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au.
18 March 2020: Suspension of Public Masses, Confessions and Group Meetings
There are no longer any scheduled masses at Holy Spirit. The Bishops of Victoria have written an update regarding COVID-19. Of note is the immediate suspension of public Masses. This will be a difficult moment, and every encouragement is offered as clergy and parish staff seek to explain sensitively to our people the reasons why Mass will not be offered as a public celebration.
We will continue to make The Word, our parish newsletter, available for you each week on the website.
Similarly confessions and all group meetings are suspended until further notice.
20 March 2020
Parish Letter - Initial letter re. Holy Spirit response to Covid-19, Parish Letter (20/03/2020). Note: This letter is in part superseded as the chapel is now closed until further notice re. update on 23 March 2020
Now what? Online Mass and other resources
18 March 2020: Letter from the Bishops of Victoria
Letter from the Bishops of Victoria (18 March 2020)
Further Holy Spirit updates will be posted on this page. May God bless and guide our parish.