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
9583 2103
Weekdays 8.30am – 5.00pm

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The Parish Office is located on Mitchell Street, Mentone, around the corner of Rogers Street and is open 8.30 -5pm Monday - Friday (lunch 1-2pm)
St Patrick & the Holy Angels Church located corner Childers Street & Rogers Street Mentone
St John Vianney church located corner Warren Road & Brisbane Terrace Parkdale East

Sacraments

MARRIAGES
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 www.ccam.org.au

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.

Image result for funerals clipartFUNERALS
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 0484 079 880).

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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St John Vianney
crn warren road brisbane terrace
St Patrick's Catholic Church
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