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. Cameron Forbes
9583 2103
Catholic Parish of Mentone/Parkdale East   Facebook site.
Office hours 8.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday. Parish phone is attended 24/7 at 9583 2103

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First Sunday of Advent 28th Nov

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Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe 21NOV21

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 14NOV

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Masses at St Patrick's and St John Vianney's this weekend - no need to book

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Masses at St Patrick's and St John Vianney's this weekend - no need to book

Dear Parishioners,

It has been wonderful to see you back at church.

This weekend there will be no need to book for Mass, as St Patrick’s is now permitted to hold 150 and St John Vianney’s 50 parishioners.

The Mass times will be as normal, that is:

St Patrick’s  -   Saturday evening 6pm  -  Sunday 9.30am (Ordinariate), 11am and 5pm

St John Vianney’s - Sunday 9am

These Masses are for those who are fully vaccinated. Another Mass is arranged for those who have an ‘unknown vaccination status’, that is, are unvaccinated, have had a single vaccination or would prefer their vaccination status not to be known. Please contact me at if you would like to attend this Mass, and I will contact you later today, along with those who have already registered their interest, with further details.

Thank you for your understanding as we working through these interim arrangements.

With best wishes and the promise of my prayers,

Fr Cameron Forbes PP


Some of you have kindly requested details of how to continue to support the parish during these times of lockdown. Thanksgiving envelopes can be put in the slot in the Parish Office door (down the driveway on 3 Mitchell St), donations can be made online or bank transfer can be used. Your generosity is very much appreciated. 

Bank transfer:

1st Collection (Presbytery Account)

NAB Bank BSB: 083-347
Account number: 680876937
Name of Account: “St Patrick’s Presbytery”

2nd Collection (Church Account)

NAB Bank BSB: 083-347
Account number: 681562913
Name of Account: “St Patrick’s Catholic Church Mentone”

We ask that you use your Thanksgiving number (TG) as ID and surname, or simply your surname if no TG #.

Ordinariate Community of St Edmund Campion


A unique and important part of the life of the Catholic Parish of Mentone/East Parkdale is the Community of St Edmund Campion.

The community, which has been worshipping at St Patrick’s, Mentone since 2012, is part of the Australian Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.

Fr Ramsay Williams, Parish Priest of the Community of St Edmund Campion, Mentone [right].

Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the U.K. Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham pictured outside St Patrick's, Mentone after Mass with Fr Ramsay Williams and Deacon Dr. Joseph Leach [left]

Pope Benedict XVI established the Ordinariate for former Anglicans, in full communion with the Catholic Church, in 2009 as a separate jurisdiction of the Roman or Latin rite. Pope Francis expanded the mission of the Ordinariate in more recent times.

The Ordinariates are found in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, as well as Australia. They maintain some liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of Anglicanism, approved by the Holy See.  Ordinariate priests, formerly Anglican clergy, are ordained Catholic priests. 

The Ordinariate Missal draws on both Catholic and Anglican liturgical resources, and includes some texts from the Book of Common Prayer.

Mass according to the Ordinariate form of the Roman rite is celebrated every Sunday at 9.30 am., and every Thursday at 10.30 am in St Patrick’s, Mentone. Everyone is welcome to attend these Masses. Christians in full communion with the Holy See may receive Holy Communion.

Our Parish Priest, Fr Ramsay Williams was an Anglican priest for 38 years. He is now also Honorary Associate Priest in the Catholic Archdiocesan parish of Mentone/East Parkdale. 

Enquiries: Tel.:03 9580 1032 or email



Monsignor Carl Reid, Ordinariate of the Australian Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross




Christmas Gifts - Kenshi Candles - On sale now

Please support our parish through the purchase of a Kenshi candle for $38. Final orders will be taken up to December 16 depending on availability of stock.

 The range of scents are:

 Caramel & Vanilla

  • Coconut & Lime
  • Frangipani & Jasmine
  • Gardenia & Lily
  • Passionfruit & Lime
  • Sage & Sea Salt
  • Sandalwood & Amber.

Orders can be placed through either email to OR directly to the church office OR through the Sunday mass collections as described below .

Placing your order and payment

Ordering by Email

    • Step 1: Send your email to
    • Step 2: Your email is to include your name, what scents you are ordering and the date of your payment.
    • Step 3: Payment is to the church account: BSB: 083-347 and Account Number 68-156-2913.
      • Please place your surname in the reference field.


  • Cash orders or orders by Cheque can be made through a sealed envelope with your name, contact and candle order details clearly written on the front:
    • placed in either the first or second collections, or
    • directly to the church office during opening hours on a weekday.

 You will be notified of a collection time for your candles.

News & Events


Catholic Church in Australia

Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis on December 8, 2020 published an Apostolic Letter Patris corde (With a Father’s Heart), commemorating the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.

A number of resources are being developed to encourage and support the celebration of the Year of St Joseph. Those resources will be posted to this page. They will include: 

  • Monthly reflections on various aspects of St Joseph's life and character;
  • Prayers for various settings;
  • Images and social media graphics.

Click here to access the full Apostolic Letter Patris Corde

Click here to access the prayer from Patris Corde

Litany of St Joseph 

Monthly Reflections

Each month, a reflection on the various aspects of St Joseph's life and character will be published. Each reflection can be shared and reproduced with appropriate attribution to the author of the reflection.

Reflection for January 2021 -- Archbishop Mark Coleridge


Please pray for: The sick and housebound members of our parish. Pray also for those who have died recently and 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.


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 Cameron 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 Cameron 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 Cameron 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. 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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