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St Thomas More
313 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza VIC 3930
Fr Patrick Bradford
9787 7777
Wednesday and Friday 9am to 4pm

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9/6/24, until further notice:

Sunday Mass times

Saturday Vigil 5.00pm

Sunday 8.00am 10.00am

Regular Confession times

Saturday 4.30pm-5.00pm

Weekday Mass times

Friday 10.00am (except Friday, 14th of June where Mass is cancelled)

For the latest Mass times on weekdays, please check our most recent bulletin/newsletter which can be accessed to the left of this page. The link to "Mass times" on the left does not have accurate information for weekdays.

9/6/24 At the present time, the Parish Office is open between 1pm and 4pm on Wednesdays. Voicemails and emails will be responded to within 7 days. For urgent need of a priest for the last rites, please contact St MacCartans, Mornington 59752200 or St Francis Xavier, Frankston 97833383

If unattended, please contact us on  9787 7777. Fr Patrick is available on ext. 4. During June / July For urgent matters requiring a Priest in an emergency please contact a neighbouring parish

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St Thomas More PPLT Membership

The PPLT is comprised of Parishioners who assist and advise Fr Patrick to shepherd the St Thomas More community. If you wish to speak with a PPLT member about a matter pertaining to the Parish you will find the current membership below:

 

PPLT Members

Fr. Patrick; Emma Chapple; Ruth Hilton; Joseph Sayah; Sandra Taylor, Kathy Raccanello

 

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Sacraments

BAPTISMS - Infants under 7 years of age

Baptism is the first Sacrament and and important celebration of faith which deepens our relationship with God. If you would like to have your child baptised at St Thomas More Parish, kindly find the dates listed below and fill out the Baptism Application Form under "Application Forms" (in the red menu to the left of this page) and send to the parish office email - mounteliza@cam.org.au

Listed below are our Baptism Preparation Dates and our Baptism Ceremony Dates for 2024

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

Baptism Preparation Meetings will held at 7.00pm in the Church on the following dates:

March 7th 2024

April 11th 2024

May 2nd 2024

June 6th 2024

July 4th 2024

 

Baptism ceremonies are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30am

March 10th 2024

April 14th 2024

May 12th 2024

June 9th 2024

July 14th 2024

 

 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

 Catechism classes will begin in July. 

Reconciliation / First Communion for children not attending Catholic schools

Classes will begin later in the year. We expect to schedule an Information Evening for parents in mid July. Dates will be advised shortly. Classes will be conducted on Thursday evenings during school term 4.30-6pm. Children who have been baptised or received into the Catholic Church are eligible to receive these Sacraments. The Sacrament of Reconciliation to be received in August, and First Eucharist to be celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King - November 24th. Faye Melhem is our Catechist and can be reached by email on fayesayah@hotmail.com

Sacraments- Adults

If you interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic or exploring your faith, you may like to join our Alpha Program which will commence on Thursday March 7th. The Alpha programme is ongoing, and anyone is welcome to join the meetings which take place in the Undercroft (under the Church at 7pm on Thursday evenings. pon completion of the Alpha series, RCIA / Catechism classes will start in July for those adults and older children who have not yet been baptised Catholic, or for those adults who are baptised Catholic and would like to receive their First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation sacraments.


CONFIRMATIONS - Children

Confirmation is a Sacrament which signifies receiving the fullness of the Holy Spirit. It is normally received from age 12 upwards. If a child aged between 11-15 would like to receive this Sacrament, a time of preparation will take place under the direction of our Catechist, Faye Sayah. The Confirmation programme commenced at St Thomas More Parish in March this year, as Bishop Anthony Ireland will be visiting to confer the Sacrament on May 19th at 1pm.

 WEDDINGS

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.

FUNERALS

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 :      professional.standards@cam.org.au. 

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