Mass in St Brigid’s Parish
Updated 10th January 2022.
Fr Francis is offering Mass to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. There is no cap on capacity and therefore no need to book. From midnight on 23rd December the Victorian Government has mandated mask indoors for all people aged 8 and over (except for at home).
You must wear a mask inside the Church please.
Please note that using QR codes to register on-site is important.
If you have any questions please contact Fr Francis on (03) 9739 5977.
Archdiocese of Melbourne liturgical guidelines during COVID are here: https://melbournecatholic.org/covid-19-guidelines
Mass times are as follows:
St Brigid’s Healesville
Thursday 9:15 am
Sunday 8:30 am
St Aloysius Yarra Glen
Every third Sunday 5:00 pm – see the newsletter to confirm dates and times.
Our Lady of the Snows, Marysville
Every third Thursday at 10:30 am – see the newsletter to confirm dates and times.
St Patrick’s Lilydale
Tuesday 9:15 am
Wednesday 9:15 am
Friday 9:15 am
Saturday 6 pm Vigil
Sunday 10:30 am
Saint Brigid – pray for us, Saint Aloysius – pray for us, Our Lady of the Snows – pray for us.
Being fully vaccinated is an important step in not only keeping us safe but also our families and others in the broader community safe, and enabling us to get back to some sort of normality.
I understand some people have concerns about the ethical origins of some vaccines. The Catholic Church, through the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has declared that even the use of such vaccines does not constitute formal cooperation with abortion. Therefore, all vaccines which are recognised as clinically safe and effective may be taken by Catholics in good conscience.
Pope Francis himself has encouraged Catholics to take the vaccine saying in an interview earlier this year, “I believe that morally everyone must take the vaccine. It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others.”
Indeed, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and many cardinals and bishops have already received their COVID-19 vaccines. For my part, I am fully vaccinated since the end of July.
I call on you to heed this clear and strong message from the Pope. I also alert you to the anti-vaccination movement and those who spread misinformation on social media, and regrettably even some clergy.
Their opposition to vaccines and public health orders is not in accordance with the Catholic Church.
The pandemic has caused much uncertainty, pain and suffering to the whole world. Let us pray, however, that it can be an opportunity for renewal and transformation for the human family.
May we grow in the spirit of solidarity and compassion for all who are vulnerable, here and beyond. May we emerge out of this crisis a better people for a better world.
Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta
6th August 2021
For Christmas Mass times please click on the link on the left.
Please note the new Mass times for St Aloysius in Yarra Glen.
St Brigid’s Catholic Church
15 High Street, Healesville
P: 5962 4026 F: 5962 2028
Office hours are Thursdays 9am – 3pm during the school term
|Thursday||9.15 am (except 3rd Thurs)|
20 Sayle St, Yarra Glen 3775
Our Lady of the Snows
Murchison St, Marysville 3779
|Thursday||10:30 am (3rd Thurs)|
(The Cistercian monks welcome visitors to Sunday Mass)
Healesville – Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen 3775