Parish Information Regading COVID-19

The information below was last updated Monday 23 March, 3:45 p.m.

Holy Spirit Parish specific information will be posted here.  More general information from Catholic Archdiocese Melborne will be posted in the section below.

Suspension of Public Masses, Confessions and Group Meetings: Effective 18 March 2020

There are no longer any scheduled masses at Holy Spirit. The Bishops of Victoria have written an update regarding COVID-19. Of note is the immediate suspension of public Masses. This will be a difficult moment, and every encouragement is offered as clergy and parish staff seek to explain sensitively to our people the reasons why Mass will not be offered as a public celebration.

We will continue to make The Word, our parish newsletter, available for you each week on the website.

Similarly confessions and all group meetings are suspended until further notice.

Suspension of the Chapel for Private Prayer: Effective 23 March 2020

In accordance with the further instructions from the Government and the Archbishop, the Church and Chapel are both closed for worship and prayer. No masses, communion services or other gatherings will take place until further notice. The parish office will be staffed from Tue – Fri 9am – 4pm but we ask that you contact us via phone, 9876 1077, or email,

Note: The following are now in part superseded by the above regarding the closure of the chapel.

More Holy Parish specific details are in the Parish Letter. READ: Parish Letter (20/03/2018).

Now what? Online Mass and other resources

READ: Letter from the Bishops of Victoria (18 March 2020)

Further Holy Spirit updates will be posted on this page. May God bless and guide our parish.

Easter Services (2020)

Ash Wednesday (26th February)

  • Holy Spirit whole School Mass, Holy Spirit Church: 9:00 a.m.
  • St. Anne’s School/Parish Mass, St Anne’s Church: 11:30 a.m.
  • Parish Mass, Holy Spirit Church: 7:00 p.m.

Rite of Forgiveness / Individual Reconciliation (7th April)

  • Combined Parishes Rite of Forgiveness followed by Individual Reconciliation, St. Anne's Church: 7:00 p.m.

  • Christ our living water,
    light and life

    Booklet Archive

Holy Thursday (9th April)

  • Combined Parishes Mass of the Last Supper, Holy Spirit Church: 7:30 p.m. (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows until midnight)

  • The Last Supper

    Washing of the Disciples Feet

    Last Supper - Closing Scene
    Mass of the Last Supper, Holy Thursday 2015 04 02 (YouTube)


Good Friday (10th April)

  • Stations of the Cross, Holy Spirit Church: 10:00 a.m.

    Stations of the Cross
  • Ecumenical Stations of the Cross, Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte: 10:30 a.m.

  • Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Death, Holy Spirit Church: 3:00 p.m.

  • Church


    Good Friday Mass 2015 04 03 (YouTube)
  • Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Death, St. Gerard's Church: 3:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil (11th April)

  • Vigil Mass, Holy Spirit Church: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (Includes Lighting of the Easter Fire, Adult Baptism & Confirmation and Reception into the Church)

    Blessing of the fire

    Passing on the light

    Church alight

    Easter Saturday Vigil 2015 04 04 (YouTube)
  • Vigil Mass, St. Anne's Church: 7:00 p.m. (Includes Lighting of the Easter Fire)

Easter Sunday (12th April)

Altar tapestry
Church foyer

  • Easter Mass, Holy Spirit Church, 9:00 a.m.
  • Easter Mass, St. Anne's Church, 10:30 a.m.

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