Mentone - Parkdale East Parish
(St Patrick and the Holy Angels and St John Vianney)
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10 Rogers Street, Mentone, Vic 3194
Fr. Michael McEntee
Closed during this virus crisis. Contactable via phone. Parish phone is attended 24/7 at 9583 2103



We regret that the Parish Office and Community Centre is closed until COVID restrictions are eased. Our secretaries are working off-site. Email contact:

For immediate response phone Fr Michael 9583 2103 (will be transferred to his mobile) or 0417 673 857

If he misses your call, he will respond to your message as soon as possible.



Each Sunday Mass  at 11 am using ZOOM (login ID and Passcode see below)

Weekday Morning Mass:
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am – 10.40 am using ZOOM. 
Log on to Zoom meeting 514 773 2570 at 9.55 am. 
Passcode is 3194

There will not be livestream next Tuesday 18th August due to the Requiem Mass for Louise Cramer at 11 am at St Patrick’s.

Doris Pilgrim died early on 11th August. Arrangements for her funeral are not yet known.

Our livestream is an experiment, there may be technical problems.

Keep safe, may God bless you in this difficult experience.

Fr Michael

Fr Michael and several parishioners have been joining in a series of presentations on the topic “Leading a Missionary Parish”.


This has involved parishioners from around Australia coming together on Zoom to listen to international speakers (clergy and lay).  


Below are the links to the first three sessions.  They are highly recommended with regard to practical and contemporary thinking on aspects of parish development.


Session 1: Fr Stephen Langridge

Session 2: Dr Mary Healy
Session 3: Fr James Mallon 

Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption

Please join us in making a Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption to pray for the people of our country, those in Lebanon, and all who are sick with COVID19.

 Let us place all our trust in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Lord Jesus Christ, You have destroyed the power of death and given the hope of eternal life for body and soul. You granted your Mother a special place in your glory, and did not allow decay to touch her body. As we rejoice in the Assumption of Mary, grant us renewed confidence in the victory of life over death. Amen.

Day 7

Mary, Queen of every heart, accept all that we are and bind us to Jesus with the bonds of love so that we may be yours forever and may be able to say in all truth:

“I belong to Jesus through Mary”.

Our Mother, Assumed into Heaven and Queen of the Universe, ever-Virgin Mother of God, obtain for us what we ask, if it be for the glory of God and the good of our souls.

(Mention your request) 

Our Mother, assumed into Heaven, we love you. Give us a greater love for Jesus and for you.

O Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. Amen


Day 8

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, we rejoice that you are the Queen of Heaven and Earth. You have given your holy fiat to God and became the Mother of our Saviour.

Obtain peace and salvation for us through your prayers, for you have given birth to Christ our Lord, the Saviour of all mankind.

Intercede for us and bring our petitions before the Throne of God.

(Mention your request)

Through your prayers, may our souls be filled with an intense desire to be like you, a humble vessel of the Holy Spirit and a servant of the Almighty God.

O Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. Amen.


News & Events


9287 5513



Free counselling and financial assistance: 

Dandenong office: 8710 9600

To watch the appeal video click here


2020 Life Dinner

The Australian Family Association (AFA) hosts a Life Dinner in Victoria each year for the Life Coalition which consists of a number of Victorian pro-life groups. It has been held every year since the passing of the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Act in 2008 and is a highlight of the pro-life calendar.

Due to COVID19 restrictions we could not have an actual Dinner this year so we are broadcasting online across Australia for all pro-life supporters to join in.

You can click here for details.

The guest Speaker is US lawyer Mr Ed Martin, President of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, an organisation that has long lobbied in the US for pro-life policies and protections. He is also President of the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defence Fund which defends people prosecuted for exercising their free speech to express their conservative or Christian values or beliefs. Ed Martin serves on the Pro-Life Voices for Trump Coalition.

The topic - Pro-Life Progress in America – Current state of play


On-line Masses
During this time of physical isolation due to COVID-19, all Masses at St Patrick's Cathedral will continue to be live streamed on the Archdiocesan YouTube channel. 

Each Sunday  TV station Channel 31/44 will broadcast from St Patrick’s Cathedral Melbourne



Please pray for:
The sick and housebound members of our parish.
Pray also for those who have died recently especially Louise Cramer and Doris Pilgrim and for those whose anniversary occurs about this time. 

 May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace.


Returned Thanksgiving envelopes can be inserted in the mail slot at the Green front door of the office 3 Mitchell Street driveway. Please do not use the letter box at the front fence.
Direct Debit form and NetBanking details are available to download
 via the Application Forms Tab under MENU.

Study Options at Catholic Theological College

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE (CTC) is offering a range of fully online units of study in theology, scripture, liturgy and sacraments, history, pastoral and spiritual studies. It is an ideal time for those interested to enrich their knowledge and skills in the Catholic faith. CTC studies invite all participants to grow as critical, creative and caring thinkers, at the service of their faith community and society. Those who are not ready to undertake assessed study can participate as audit students.

Take a Virtual Open Tour of Catholic Theological College, East Melbourne. This video will introduce you to many features of the College’s life and study - this can be accessed via our website, Facebook page (@catholictheologicalcollege) and YouTube -

 Download the attached flyers

Winter Intensive FINAL.pdf


Sacrament of 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 sons of God;
we become members of Christ,
are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission:

"Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 1213

Since its earliest days, the Catholic Church has baptised infants (children younger than five) into the life of Christ. Below you will find information about the various steps that lead towards the Baptism of your child.

Baptism Request Form
The first step in seeking to have your child baptised is to call the Parish Office 9583 2103 request a registration form which contains information for a Baptism and dates of the Preparation Sessions.

Baptisms are celebrated after the 11am Mass on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Session evening prior to selecting the date of the Baptism. This meeting is held once per month at 8pm.

The preparation night includes: welcome of families, catechesis on the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism, and guided discussion during which any questions about the Baptism can be raised. The Seminar runs for approximately one hour. Mark and Liz Freeman are your hosts for the evening.

Other Important Information

Baptism Offering - It is customary for a donation to be made to the celebrant of the Baptism. This is the only cost associated with the Baptism. The suggested donation is $50-$100. The offering envelope is given to families at the preparation night.

Living outside the Parish - If you live outside our parish, you will need to get a letter from your local parish priest (contact his parish office) advising his approval for the baptism to take place at St Patrick’s. For further guidance, please call our Parish Office.

For SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN, a program of catechesis is offered prior to their baptism, usually on Sunday between 10:00 am and 10:45 am. Please contact the Parish Office to enquire.

For ADULTS who wish to be baptised into the Catholic Church, we offer the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program. Please call the Parish Office 9583 2103 to enquire.


Marriage between two Christians has a deep value, both as a human relationship and as a sacrament. Where one party is not a baptised Christian, marriage is esteemed in its human depth by the Catholic church.

Marriage is a living sign of God’s love in the couple and the family that grows around them. Because of this, the whole Church views marriage as an active element in its mission of showing God’s love to the world.

This element of living witness is why the usual, valid marriage ceremony for a Catholic woman or man is performed in a Catholic church. The church is where the local community of believers gathers to pray and support one another in their christian living. The official witnesses to your marriage are the priest, or deacon, and two of your friends.

In several circumstances, approval of the bishop is given for a marriage in a place other than a church. If you wish to celebrate your marriage in this way with the blessing of the Catholic church, please meet Fr Michael to clarify what may be possible. As noted already, the dignity of your commitment merits the Church’s recognition and blessing.

Weddings should be booked at least six months in advance. Both church and government strongly encourage a ‘Marriage Preparation’ course.

Regarding preparation, a generous couple in our parish is ready to help you with the FOCCUS instrument
(= Facilitating Open Couple Communication and Understanding). Alternatively, if you wish to meet other engaged couples in the preparation phase, consult

Please contact the Parish Office to begin. Fr Michael will meet with you soon after you make contact. Basic documentation consists in a full Birth Certificate and, for a Catholic or non-Catholic Christian, a recently issued record of baptism.

Catholic priests are not authorised to officiate at same sex marriages.

Please download the music policy for weddings at St Patrick's Mentone and St John Vianney Parkdale East

Music Policy for Weddings.pdf


Parish staff will assist you, including the preparation of everything needed for the funeral liturgy. Should you prefer, your funeral director can first make contact with the Parish Office. Funeral rites are conducted in either of our churches.

Fr Michael will be informed of your bereavement and will contact you promptly. Details of prayers and readings will be arranged with the priest.

Arrangements for the music will be made with the Director of Music (Miffy McIndoe) Please contact the Parish Office 9583 2103

Please note that there is no installation for audio-visual presentations

Small groups up to 40 or 50 people can be accommodated for refreshments between the Funeral Mass and departure for the cemetery.  Normally, larger groups cannot be accommodated as the parish halls are utilised in term times by St Patrick’s school.

“In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity.” (Order of Christian Funerals, #1)

“At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because it its confident belief that death
is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the sacrament of the Eucharist.” (Order of Christian Funerals, #4)

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