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St. Peter's - Hurstbridge
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- 25 Gipson Street, Diamond Creek, Vic 3089
- 1053 Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge Vic 3099
Partner Parish with Greensborough & Greensborough North
Fr. Steven Rigo
03 9438 1159
Tuesday & Thursday - 10:00am to 3:30pm Wednesday - 8:30am to 3:30pm Friday - 8:30am to 2:30pm Closed Monday

Parish News

ARCHBISHOP COMENSOLI

Response to Pope Francis August 2018

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POPE FRANCIS LETTER

Letter of Apology August 2018

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RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY

Brochure on Palliative Care

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FAMILY GROUPS

Social and spiritual support

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Newsletters & Homilies

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

29th & 30th September 2018

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

22nd & 23rd September 2018

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

15th & 16th September 2018

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Fr. Steven Homily

9-09-2018 23rd Sunday

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Sacraments

Holy Mass:
Holy Mass is the miracle of God’s physical presence to us and is the truest testament of Jesus' love for us and His desire for each of us to have a personal relationship with Him. This Truly wonderful gift is celebrated at 9:15am Tuesday to Friday alternating at Sacred Heart or St. Thomas the Apostle Churches and each day at St. Mary's Church.
Saturday Vigil Mass is celebrated weekly at St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Mary's Churches as well as on the first Saturday of each month only at St. Peter's Church Hurstbridge.

Sunday Mass is celebrated at Sacred Heart, St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Mary's churches. Wherever you decide to celebrate Mass with us you will be warmly welcomed by all our Parishioners and Clergy and made to feel at home.

For information on commencement times of all Masses please click here

For those unable to physically attend Mass but still wish to celebrate this gift the 1.00 p.m Mass from St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne is streamed live daily (Mon - Fri) and is then available as a recording on demand until one hour prior to the next 1.00 p.m Mass. On Sundays, the 11.00am Mass is streamed live and is also available as a recording on demand.

To Live Stream Mass or to watch an earlier recording please click here

Reconciliation:
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholic Church. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established this Sacrament of Healing so that we as fallible human beings can obtain forgiveness  and be reconciled to the Father and the Church. This precious gift from Christ “washes us clean,” and renews us in Him. Take a step in faith, you may be surprised about how free and loved you feel afterwards.
Sacred Heart: Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:15am, immediately after morning Mass.
St. Mary's: Each Saturday at 9:00am and 5:45pm.

St Thomas the Apostle:  Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:00am.

Available at other times by appointment.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

If you are in need of a little "me time" and want an opportunity to meditate and contemplate with Our Lord the Eucharistic Chapel at St. Thomas is available for you at all times. If you would like to gain access to the Chapel please feel fee to see the Priest after Mass or contact our Parish Office.

Baptism:
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God and are made members of the Church and sharers in its mission. Baptisms are available on the 1st Sunday of each Month commencing at 12:00pm sharp. You will first meet with the Baptismal Preparation Group who will welcome you into the Parish and explain all aspects of the Sacrament. The Right of Welcome occurs at Mass on either the Saturday or Sunday immediately following the Preparation Meeting where all the Baptism families will be warmly welcomed into our Parish Community.
To make a booking please feel free to click here and download an application form or alternatively you are welcome to contact the Parish Office during normal Parish hours or send our Parish Secretary an email at: diamondcreek@cam.org.au

Faith Development Program for Children:

Sacred Heart provides a Faith Development Program for children who are unable attend a Catholic Primary School. This is a three year Sacrament Program commencing with Reconciliation for Grade 3 children and older, followed by First Eucharist with Confirmation, the gift of the Spirit, during the final year. The program sessions are held each Monday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm in the Sacred Heart Church. The children will celebrate the sacraments each year with the children of Sacred Heart Primary School and a fee of $50.00 per year is applicable which covers all working material.

Please be assured that all our instructors meet the Archdiocese’s Child Safety requirements and hold a current and valid Working with Children Check. For any additional information regarding next year’s sessions please feel free to call our Parish Office or Email: diamondcreek@cam.org.au

If you would like an application form you are more than welcome to click here to download.

Weddings:
Marriage between two Christians is a living sign of God's love and has a deep value, both as a human relationship and as a sacrament. Because of this, the whole Church views marriage as an active element in its mission of showing God's love to the world. We would suggest if you wish to celebrate your wedding at Sacred Heart or St. Peter's that you book at least six months in advance of your planned date.
Please contact your priest or our Parish Office before agreeing to a commercial 'package' that includes Chapel & Reception or email us at: diamondcreek@cam.org.au

Funerals:
We understand that the death of a family member is a very emotional and distressing time for all family members. At Sacred Heart our Parish staff is here to assist you, including the preparation of everything needed for the funeral liturgy. Also, if you are looking for someone to chat to our Funeral Ministry Team is available to lend an ear during your time of need. Ask your funeral director to contact the Parish office. Out of office hours, the Parish Priest will take the call.

Wedding Anniversaries:
The Parish will be glad to acknowledge your anniversary during Mass. Please contact Parish Office to make arrangements.

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The Partnered Parishes of:

Sacred Heart Diamond Creek, 

St. Mary's Greensborough,

St. Thomas the Apostle Greensborough North,

are members of the Diamond Valley Deanery.


Working with Children Checks

It is now required under State Legislation that any person who participates in either paid or voluntary work in the Parish or for the Parish is required to obtain a Working With Children Check. We kindly ask that everyone please fulfill this requirement as legally required. A “W.W.C.C.” for volunteers is Free of Charge and can be applied for online and finalized at any Australian Post Office outlet. If you are having problems please contact the Parish Office.

The Archdiocese's detailed “W.W.C.C.” protocol is available at: http://www.cam.org.au/Professional-Standards/Statements

To apply for your "W.W.C.C." please click here.

Information & Events

Parish Refugee Support Group

The former presbytery is currently housing a refugee family from Somalia consisting of two young ladies and a small child. As this initiative came to fruition during the YEAR OF MERCY as promulgated by Pope Francis, a decision was made to name the accommodation "Mercy House".

If you would like to assist in the support of this initiative, please feel free to make a donation direct to the Parish Office or via Direct Debit. Account details for Direct Debit are as follows: 

Sacred Heart Donation Account National Australia Bank
BSB: 083 347 A/C: 25818 9920


Marriage Encounter Weekends 2018

Invest in your most precious asset......Your Marriage! Forget life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit.
The weekend program is presented by both married couples and a priest with no group sharing sessions. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.
Each weekend commences on the Friday at 7.00pm through to 5.00pm on the Sunday with accommodation and all meals provided.
 Weekend dates available during this year are:  17th - 19th  August, and 9th - 11th November 2018

Information/Bookings: Ph: Andre or Maria (03) 9733 0997 alternatively Email: vicbookings@wwme.org.au or follow the link below.


Short Term Accommodation Available - Loyola College Manresa Cottage

Are you in need of some short-term accommodation? If so Loyola College has a quaint cottage that has been recently renovated situated in the college grounds. Manressa cottage is suitable for one or two residents and may be rented at a very reasonable cost. For further information on availability and rates please feel free to download the brochure below or contact Dianna Alonso, Community Liaison Officer - Loyola College, on (03) 9433 0228 or email – alonsod@loyola.vic.edu.au
Sacred Heart Church
25 Gipson Street, Diamond Creek, Vic 3089
St Peter's Church
1053 Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge VIC 3099
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