St Joseph's Ricketts Point Parish
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49 Cloris Avenue, Beaumaris, Vic 3193
Rev. Anthony Denton
(03) 9589 2271- Office
Mon, Tue, Thu – 9am to 1pm


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26th March 2017

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Welcome to the website of Nazareth Parish, Ricketts Point. Nestled in Melbourne’s beautiful Bayside our parish incorporates the former parishes of Stella Maris, Beaumaris and St Joseph’s, Black Rock. While the individual parishes have been merged the patrons of our two churches remain.

Stella Maris Church is named after the mother of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and particularly, her title of Stella Maris, which is the Latin for “Star of the Sea.” In the Litany of Loreto from which this title originates, Our Lady is invoked under numerous titles. For us Christians Mary is like the star that shines over Port Phillip Bay and guides sailors into port. St Joseph’s Church has as it patron the foster father of Jesus. St Joseph is the one entrusted by God to take care of both His Mother and His Son. In this way Nazareth Parish is also the parish dedicated to the Holy Family.

The life of every Catholic parish must be rooted in the Lord Jesus, who gave himself up for her on the cross for love of his bride, the Church (cf. Eph 5:25). The words of the psalmist remain perennially true: “Unless the Lord builds the house the labourers labour in vain” (Psalm 127:1). We, the people of Nazareth Parish, stand under the cross of Our Lord depicted beautifully in our icon-crucifix in Stella Maris Church. “Standing under the cross” (cf. Jn 19:25) with Mary we are formed as the Church, awaiting for the glorious return of the Lord. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, commenting on Psalm 127, reminded us that we can do nothing without God, but with him all things are possible. With the Lord, “there is prosperity and fruitfulness, a peaceful family richly endowed with children, a well-fortified and protected city, free of constant worry and insecurity.”

Guided by our patrons we gather to worship our loving God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through the sacraments and especially the Holy Eucharist, may he build us into that place where he dwells, his holy Church in Ricketts Point.

Kind regards

Fr.Anthony Denton

Parish Priest

Holy Week 2017


         ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH                                                                                       STELLA MARIS CHURCH

542 BALCOMBE ROAD, BLACK ROCK                                                                     2 CHARLOTTE ROAD, BEAUMARIS

Telephone: (03) 9589 2271


Stations of the Cross

Every Friday in Lent at 6pm – Stella Maris Church


Palm Sunday – 9 April

7pm Vigil Mass (Saturday) with Blessing of Palms – Stella Maris Church

9.00am Mass with Blessing of Palms – St Joseph’s Church

10.15am – Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Entry and Blessing of Palms

Multipurpose Room next to Stella Maris Church

10.30am Mass - Stella Maris Church


Tuesday in Holy Week – 11 April

11.00am – Chrism Mass - St. Patrick’s Cathedral

7.00pm – Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form – Stella Maris Church

7.30pm -Holy Hour and Benediction (Confession available)


Wednesday in Holy Week – 12 April

9.15am – Holy Mass – St. Joseph’s Church

10.00am - Confessions


Thursday in Holy Week – 13 April

10.00am – Confessions – Stella Maris Church



Holy Thursday – 13 April

7.00pm – Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration at Altar of Repose till mid night – Stella Maris Church


Good Friday – 14 April

10.45am – Ecumenical Stations of the Cross -

 beginning at Stella Maris Church

3.00pm – Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – Stella Maris Church


Easter Sunday – 16 April

8.00pm Vigil (Saturday) – Solemn Easter Vigil

9.00am – Holy Mass -  St. Joseph’s Church

10.30am – Solemn Mass of Easter Day – Stella Maris Church



Wishing all people in Black Rock and Beaumaris a Happy and Holy Easter

Father Denton and Parishioners of Nazareth Parish

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