St Peter Julian Eymard, Mooroolbark Parish
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234 Hull Road, Mooroolbark, Vic 3138
Rev. Joseph Lu Xin
03 9723 4275 or 0493 071 811
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri – 9am to 4pm

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Newsletter 17-10-2021


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Parish Vision Statement

We are a Welcoming, Eucharistic and Spirit-filled Parish Community

SPJE is a Child Safe Environment

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri People,

the traditional custodians of this land


Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office is normally open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30am and 4.00pm.

However due to the current situation the office may not be open

If you need to contact the office please ring the Parish on 9723 4275,

or email

The Parish will contact you.

Child Safeguarding

The parish has a Child Safeguarding Team to protect all children within the parish and community

The team is currently working through available resources to document parish policies to meet the requirements of the Archdiocese and the Government authorities

The team consists of


If you have any concerns about the safety of children in the parish or about inappropriate behaviour within the parish environment please contact one or all of the team by email

Depending on the nature of the concern you could also contact the office on

In an emergency you should contact the police on 000


For more information go to the Policy Tab on the Menu

Refer specifically to the policy attachment – Reporting Child Safety Issues

Please look at the other attachments for an understanding of what is required from parishioners

If you have any questions about the implementation of our policies please contact the team or the parish office

Upcoming Events

Covid 19 – Update for Parishioners, 19th October 2021.


Masses are resuming on the weekend of 23/24th October 2021

Please note that bookings will be necessary for a few weeks

and that proof of vaccination will be required.

Dear Parishioners,

As you are aware the Victorian Chief Health Officer and the Victorian Government has announced the easing of restrictions and the lifting of the lock-down for Greater Metropolitan Area from 11.59 pm on Thursday 21st October 2021.

This is very welcome and exciting news and all Victorians should be very proud of this great outcome, especially for our parish community.

As a result of this announcement, please note the following advice on how our parish will  re-open this weekend to celebrate Holy Mass.

To enable greater numbers, our Masses will be celebrated outdoors at the under-croft at SPJE School for 50 people (children over 1 year are included in these numbers). 

All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Please ensure that you wear warm clothing as it may be cold.

We need to strictly apply these numbers to keep our church open and ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Bookings are essential and must be registered by midday on Saturday 23rd October for all three Masses. Please remind family and friends who do not have access to computers of this requirement, as people without bookings will not be admitted.

Parishioners are required to provide proof of full vaccination. This can be done with the Services Victoria App when checking in [requires prior setup], a downloaded digital copy displayed on a phone, or a printed certificate. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to Mass starting to complete the registration process.

Please do not contact Father Joseph directly to book for Mass as three parish leaders will be undertaking these registrations and you may miss out.

Please either text or phone

6.00pm Mass on Saturday - Bernadette Brown on 0447 743 138

9.00am Mass on Sunday - Margaret Vallence on 0403 568 302

11.00am Mass on Sunday - Adriana De Leo on 0493 071 811 

Our Covid Safe Plan must be adhered to as these rules still apply; masks must be worn indoors and outdoors at all time (unless you have an approved medical exemption) with social distancing and hand sanitising to be strictly maintained.

To access the under-croft at SPJE school, please drive through the gates in Reay Road, and veer left and you will directed to the appropriate parking spaces.

We acknowledge that the rules around re-opening may be challenging for some parishioners, but it is hopeful that we will be back in our church in the coming weeks.  We thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we gradually take the safe steps to what may be a “Covid Normal” moving forward. The parish leadership team is so excited to be welcoming our parish family back to our church; however we believe these limited re-opening measures will be in place for the next few weeks.

 God Bless

Father Joseph and the Parish Leadership Team


All religious ceremonies are subject to health restrictions in force at the time 

Baptisms are required to meet the Covid Safe requirements for religious activities, and attendance restrictions may apply.

From the 5th November onward, 150 people (fully vaccinated) can attend religious ceremonies

For families, that have attended a preparation meeting and had a previous booking, two weekends have been allocated for up to 5 families for baptism out of mass time

13/14th November -  12.30 pm [Sat & Sun]

20/21st November  -  12.30 pm [Sat & Sun]

 Any families, with attendees not fully vaccinated,  wishing their child to be baptised will be booked separately beginning early 2022, unless other arrangements are negotiated.

Please Note

  • Baptism bookings are for children up to the age of five [see policy]

  • One or both parents must be Catholic

  • Copy of either parent’s baptism certificate

  • One Godparent must be a Confirmed Catholic

  • Attend a Baptism Parent Preparation Meeting

  • Attend a Welcome Mass

  • Pay Administration Fee

Things to Facilitate Bookings

Work out which dates and times will suit your family

Ring or email parish secretary on 03 9723 4275 or to discuss preferences, set a baptism date and to make arrangements for payment and exchange of contact details, either in person or online.

For more information go to the Policy Tab on the Menu

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