St Bernard's Church - Bacchus Marsh
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St Bernard's Church
61 Lerderderg Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Our Lady Help of Christians
309 Myrniong-Korobeit Rd, Korobeit 3341
Fr Fabian Smith
5367 2069
Tue, Wed, Thu – 9am to 1pm; Fri – 10am to 3pm

Parish News

Readers & Extraordinary Ministers Roster

April - September 2019

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Flower Roster

May - October 2019

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St Bernard's Parish Fete

Saturday 15th March 2019

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Lenten Regulations 2019

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Parish Newsletters

Combined Newsletter 21st April 2019

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.

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Combined Newsletter 14th April 2019

Palm Sunday - Year C

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Combined Newsletter 7th April 2019

5th Sunday of Lent-Year C

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Combined Newsletter 31st March 2019

4th Sunday of Lent - Year C

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We, the Catholic Parish of Bacchus Marsh are on a journey; working together, worshipping God, and creating a sense of belonging.

In a Spirit of service, we share, celebrate, and strive to create a place of communion and reconciliation.

We are respectful to our traditions; open and welcoming to people's different ideas and beliefs.

God is alive in our Parish.

Our Parish serves the communities of Bacchus Marsh, Maddingley, Darley, Coimadai, Parwan, Balliang, Balliang East, Rowsley, Myrniong, Korobeit and Greendale.


Parish Updates

All weekday Masses at St Bernard's (except Thursday) will be held in the Chapel.

Please see the current weekly Newsletter for any amendments to Mass times.


Ash Wednesday Masses - 6th March, 9:30am and 7:30pm

Reconciliation - Tuesday 9th April, 5:00pm to 6:30pm (3 priests available)

Easter Liturgy Timetable

Sunday 14th April - Palm Sunday
Before all Masses, gather in Parish Centre for Blessing of the Palms.

Tuesday 16th April - no morning Mass

11.00am          Chrism Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne.  All welcome.

Wednesday 17th April
9.30am          Mass

Thursday 18th April - Holy Thursday - no morning Mass

7.30pm          Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper followed by Night Prayer.


Friday 19th April - Good Friday

11.00am          Ecumenical Way of the Cross

A re-enactment of Christ’s Passion and Death by way of a street-side procession
starting in Foodworks carpark.

3.00pm The Passion of Our Lord

Saturday 20th April 7.30pm - Vigil Mass

Please gather in Church carpark for the Service of Light.

Sunday 21st April - Easter Sunday

8.30am Mass at St Bernard's

10.00am          Mass at St Bernard's


8.30am Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians, Korobeit


Monday 22nd April - Easter Monday
10:00am          Mass at St Malachy's Catholic Church
                             Byres Road, Blackwood

News from the Parish Office

Please contact Judy Johnson for any Parish news you would like published in the Newsletter.
Articles must be received by midday Tuesdays.  Email:

For appointments with Father Fabian, please call Judy on 0414 007 009.


Prayed every Monday evenings at 7:30pm, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for one hour.

Rosary is also held on the first Friday of the month following morning Mass .



30 minutes before every weekday Mass.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Following morning Mass on the first Friday of the month.

Reconciliation - First Rite

Saturdays - 4:30pm

also, before and after weekday Masses.


May our Children Flourish

Our Parish has an unequivocal commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children and young adults and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Our Child Safety Code of Conduct, Statement of Commitment, Policy and Reporting Flowchart are available in a folder in the Gathering Space.

We will continue to develop awareness of Child Safety needs and develop actions to fulfil our obligations during 2017.


St Bernard's Parish Primary School

19a Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340.  Tel:  5366 5800

Catholic Regional College, Melton

109-141 Bulmans Road, Melton West VIC 3337.  Tel:  8099 6000

Catholic Regional College, Sydenham

380 Sydenham Road, Sydenham VIC 3037.  Tel:  9361 0000

Upcoming Events

RCIA - 2019

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you want to learn more about the Catholic Faith, want to become a Catholic, or you didn't receive all your Sacraments as a child and you want to receive them, classes for Adult Faith Formation are being held at St Bernard's in the Parish Centre from 5pm till 6pm on the following Sundays:

February - 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
March - 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 5367 2069.

St Bernard's Parish Fete

Friday 15th March 2019 from 3:30pm - FREE ADMISSION

Rides / Stalls / Food / Live Music / Showbags / Mystery Jars / Plant Stall /
Afternoon Tea / Lions Train / Raffle / Cake Stall and lots more ...!!

Follow us on Facebook for updates @ stbernardsparishfete


Our Lady Help of Christians
309 Myrniong-Korobeit Road, Korobeit VIC 3341
St Bernard's Church
61 Lerderderg Street, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
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