Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
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92 Monash Street, Sunshine VIC 3020
Fr Peter-Damien McKinley
(03) 9401 6344
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Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021

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We look forward to welcoming you!

MASS TIMES & Masses for Monday 15th August


MONDAY AUGUST 15 - Feast of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation)

Our Lady's - Sunshine

9am Parish Mass - School children attending
7pm Mass in Vietnamese.

Holy Family Parish - Maidstone & Braybrook 

8am Parish Mass in both churches
7pm Evening Mass at Our Lady's - Maidstone

Covid Update

Face coverings remain optional within places of worship. However parishioners are encouraged to be sensitive to the well-being of others when in close proximity.

Parish Office Hours 

Tuesday and Friday morning.

Phone and email monitored when and as we are able to.

Baptisms & Weddings 

See information under "Application Forms" in main menu.

Support of the Parish

Thank you for your  financial support throughout the year.

Donations for support of the parish can now be made online via one of these options:

OPTION 1 - Donate online through CDFPay  Click here to donate

OPTION 2 - Scan the QR code on the parish newsletter or the CDF posters with a QR code in the church foyer.

Some parishioners may be in a position to use their regular Thanksgiving envelopes and set aside your usual donation to give at a later time, however this current health epidemic has impacted many of you and your needs and care for your family are your first priority.

We will come through this difficult time. 

Although we may not all able to be physically in the Church building for some time, our homes become our power-house of prayer.  If  for some of us, our financial ability is less, our THANKSGIVING could also be lived in helping and praying for others.  Let us most of all keep each other in prayer and keep in contact with anyone we know who may be isolated and lonely.  

Reflection on this Sunday's Mass Readings

Consuming Fire: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Luke 12:49–53

Our God is a consuming fire, the Scriptures tell us (see Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 4:24). And in this week’s Gospel, Jesus uses the image of fire to describe the demands of discipleship.

The fire He has come to cast on the earth is the fire that He wants to blaze in each of our hearts. He made us from the dust of the earth (see Genesis 2:7) and filled us with the fire of the Holy Spirit in Baptism (see Luke 3:16). We were baptized into His death (see Romans 6:3). This is the baptism our Lord speaks of in the Gospel this week. The baptism with which He must be baptized is His passion and death, by which He accomplished our redemption and sent forth the fire of the Spirit on the earth (see Acts 2:3). The fire has been set, but it is not yet blazing. We are called to enter deeper into the consuming love of God. We must examine our consciences and our actions, submitting ourselves to the revealing fire of God’s Word (see 1 Corinthians 3:13). In our struggle against sin, we have not yet resisted to the point of shedding our own blood, Paul tells us in this week’s Second Reading. We have not undergone the suffering that Jeremiah suffers in the First Reading this week. But this is what true discipleship requires. To be a disciple is to be inflamed with the love of God. It is to have an unquenchable desire for holiness and zeal for the salvation of our brothers and sisters. Being His disciple does not bring peace in the false way that the world proclaims peace (see Jeremiah 8:11). It means division and hardship. It may bring us to conflict with our own flesh and blood. But Christ is our peace (see Ephesians 2:14). By His Cross He has lifted us up from the mire of sin and death—as He will rescue the prophet Jeremiah (see Jeremiah 38:10). And as we sing in the Psalm this week, we trust in our deliverer.

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