Parish Information Regading COVID-19

The information below was last updated Saturday 04 April, 10:00 p.m.

Online resources to get us by during the restrictions caused by the pandemic such as Masses, Prayers, Newsletters - click here <<< last updated Tuesday 10 April, 11:00 a.m.

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

02 April 2020: Parish House update and Easter Resources

The parish house will no longer be accepting vistors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact can be made by phone, Jacinta Bibby - 0434 224 483, or email:

Links for online resources including the Parishes Forgiveness Ceremony and litugy documents for families to celebrate simple liturgies at home for Holy Week are in the Parish Letter - Parish House and Easter, Parish Letter (02/04/2020)

23 March 2020: Suspension of the Chapel for Private Prayer

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,

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

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.

20 March 2020

Parish Letter - Initial letter re. Holy Spirit response to Covid-19, Parish Letter (20/03/2020). Note: This letter is in part superseded as the chapel is now closed until further notice re. update on 23 March 2020

Now what? Online Mass and other resources

18 March 2020: Letter from the Bishops of Victoria

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.

Welcome to Holy Spirit Parish

Welcome to our Parish Website. This parish is situated at Ringwood North in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The Holy Spirit Parish Vision


We aim to make our parish a missionary parish based on the five pillars of Church life - Worship, Evangelization, Discipleship, Community and Ministry. To actualise this dream we are currently working on Divine Renovation based on Alpha.

Since its inception in 1972, Holy Spirit Parish has moved through many stages of development and today continues to strive to be a vibrant community of faith within the Archdiocese. The number of people involved in the sacramental and outreach programmes helps us to bear witness to Christ in our day today life.

We invite you to become part of Holy Spirit parish family by worshiping at Holy Mass, participating in our many activities and service opportunities, and giving your time and talent. Please feel free to come and visit us or contact the parish office if you require further assistance.

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Easter 2020 Mass Times

Newsletter - Weekly

Parish Directory

Magazine - Quarterly


Parish Groups

Next Alpha


Australia Day Homily

Tuesday 17th December 2019

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2020 - Homily by Fr. Paul Castley

During these devastating times of bushfire and drought I sometimes experience a strange and eerie feeling. All of these horrendous events and all of that loss, suffering and grief is not that very far away from me but it’s as if I am far away from it. Many, many years ago when I was a young boy in Townsville – and that is a long time ago – a flood did rip through our backyard. Fortunately our house was on the proverbial Queensland stilts and it passed underneath us.