St Thomas More's - Mount Eliza Parish
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St Thomas More
313 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza VIC 3930
Fr Patrick Bradford
9787 7777
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm

Parish News

Archbishops Letter to Christs Faithful

15th July 2022

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STM Parish MISSION Discussion Meeting

6th October 2021

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MISSION Southern Regional Meeting

7 September 2021

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Archdiocese of Melbourne Synthesis -

Synod of Bishops 2021-2023

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Parish Newsletters

Seasons 2nd October 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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SEASONS 26th Sunday-25th September

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Sunday 18th September Week 25 Ordinary Time

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SEASONS 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Parish Office is open between 10am and 4pm

on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

If unattended, please contact us on  9787 7777. Fr Patrick is available on ext. 4


The Way of the Gospel / MISSION

Parish ''MISSION'' Discussion Meeting 6th October 2021  - Click this link to view details

Archdiocese of Melbourne Synthesis - Synod of Bishops 2021-2023  
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Archbishops Letter to Christ’s Faithful    - Click this link to view details












St Thomas More PPLT Membership

 The next

PPLT Meeting

will be held on
Saturday 5th November 2022 at 1.30pm
in the Parish Centre.

Should any parishioners wish to
have a matter of a pastoral nature
(rather than a ‘nuts and bolts’ practical nature) discussed at this meeting,
please talk with one of the leadership team
after Masses, or contact the Parish Office
with a brief email.


PPLT Members

Fr. Patrick; Emma Chapple; Carmel Huggard; Ruth Hilton; Joseph Sayah; Sandra Taylor, Paul Keane,           Kathy Raccanello




Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist and Confirmation

Please look at Applications Page and view the Sacramental Program Information

DATES (all classes commence 5:45pm unless otherwise advised)


21st June

Reconciliation week 1


School Holidays

12th July

Reconciliation week 2

19th July

Reconciliation week 3

26th July

Reconciliation week 4

2nd August

Reconciliation week 5

9th August

Reconciliation week 6

16th of August

Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 6pm

23rd August

Eucharist week 1

30th August

Eucharist week 2

6th September

Eucharist week 3

10th September

Eucharist Saturday Class – 2pm

13th September

Eucharist week 4

School holidays

4th October

Eucharist week 5

11th October

Eucharist week 6

18th October

Eucharist week 7

25th October

Eucharist week 8

1st November

Melbourne Cup – No Class

8th November

Eucharist week 9

13th November

First Eucharist - Sunday morning 10am



BAPTISMS - Infants under 7 years of age

Please read the dates listed below and fill out the Website Baptism Application Form and send to the parish office email -

Listed below are our Baptism Preparation Dates and our Baptism Ceremony Dates for 2022.

 Each family should attend a Preparation Meeting prior to Baptism Ceremony.

Baptism Preparation Meetings 2022:   7.30pm in the Church

Thursday  4th August  CANCELLED - Fr Patrick away

Thursday  1st September

Thursday  6th October

Thursday  3rd November

Thursday  1st December

We have a range of dates for the actual Baptism Ceremony which may help in the planning of family celebrations.

Baptism Dates 2022   Sundays at 11:30am



11th  September

9th  October

13th  November

11th  December

 Alternative:  If you would like to have another Sunday (only offered during a Mass at 8am or 10am), please send an email –attn: Fr Patrick with this request.

If you would like to return your completed application forms with your preferred Baptism Ceremony date, we can  lock your preferred date in – subject to having completed a Preparation Meeting prior.

 We will confirm the dates in writing via return email.


BAPTISMS - older children above 7 years of age

Information evening Tuesday 4th October at 7:30pm

Classes will run Tuesday nights 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 1/11,8/11, 15/11. It is likely we will have a Saturday morning intensive in November

Celebration of the Sacrament for Feast of Christ the King on 20th November.


Six months' notification is normally required to allow for proper preparation.
The priest who is celebrating your marriage will assist you in that preparation
and look after all civil and church requirements.
Please contact Fr Patrick Bradford on 9787 7777 to arrange an appointment
to confirm the time and date of your wedding.


The death of a loved one is a very difficult time.
As a parish community, we will do all that we can to ease the situation for you.
The time and place of the Funeral is determined in consultation with the family,
the priest and the funeral arranger.


STM Children and Young People Safeguarding Notice

Child Safeguarding

We are committed to a safe and nurturing culture for all children in our Church.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, together with our Parish holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children as central and fundamental responsibilities of the Church. This commitment is drawn from and inherent to the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart
of the Gospel.

We want our children to be safe, happy and empowered.

We have zero tolerance of child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and reported in line with our legal obligations, our moral obligations and our Church policies. 

We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and then reducing or removing them.  
Child Safeguarding Committee

Every person involved in the Catholic Church has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

If you see something of concern,
Please call our Parish Representative—
Julie Banda Carter on 0420 923 859   

or  email the Archdiocese office at : 

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