Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:34

Mass Times

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7:00pm – Ad Orientem*

Note: This Mass is not celebrated on the first week of each Month






7:30pm - Korean





Confession : 5.15pm-5.45pm
6:00pm (Vigil Mass)



Confession : 9.45am-10.15am
1:30pm - Korean

Due to Fr Pearce’s commitments in the Vocations Office, weekday Masses will occasionally change or be canceled.  Please check the weekend bulletin or the Parish Calendar for notification of any changes.

* Ad Orientem is when the priest offers Mass facing the same direction as the people, because he and the people together are offering worship and sacrifice to God. He is not turning his back on the people to exclude them. Rather, as a Christian community, are all facing ad orientem (i.e. toward the east) waiting in joyful expectation for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ who will return to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire (Rite of Baptism, 1962).

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history brick 400pxHoly Family Parish has been blessed with many tireless and generous parishioners who over the years, through their time, talents and contributions to Thanksgiving have developed the parish to what it is today.

In 1956 Father Leo Ryan, parish Priest of St. Leonard's, Glen Waverley, negotiated the purchase of two and five eighths acres of land on the east side of Stephensons Road, which is now part of the present site of the Holy Family Parish complex.

A building was completed in early 1957 which could be used as a hall or as school rooms, by means of folding wall panels. There was also provision for a sacristy and a sanctuary that could be enclosed when not in use.

Father Curley was appointed Parish Priest in January, 1958. In 1962 the present presbytery was built and it was refurbished in December, 1995 with the south wing being converted to offices and reception room.

insidechurch front 400In September 1966, the hall and chapel were formally opened and blessed. The main hall which was used for Mass before the Church was built and what is now described as the small hall, was also refurbished. A new kitchen, capable of catering for functions of any size, was included.

The original plan for Holy Family primary school of 15 classrooms was completed in 1968. The school had a major refurbishment in 1988.

Holy Family church was blessed an opened by Archbishop Little in 1976 and in August 1992, the foyer was enclosed and carpeted. A central aisle was formed in the church in 1995 and additional lighting fixtures put in place. In 1999 Holy Family celebrated 40 years established as a Parish.


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Parish Priests

Father T. Frank Curley 1958 - 1983
Father Kevin M. Sweeney 1983 - 1994
Father Peter Conroy 1995 - 2000
Father Paddy Duggan 2001 - 2005
Father John Dowling 2005 - 2011
Father Roger Ryan 2011 - 2011
Father Laurence Cortez 2012 - 2015
Father Nicholas Pearce Parish Administrator (Current)



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Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:53



Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." – Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

The Sacrament of Baptism (Infants and Children) is celebrated on selected Sunday’s throughout the year at 12:00 Midday.

Parents seeking Baptism should contact the Parish Office to enquire about available dates for the rest of the year.


"On the evening of that day, the first day of the week," Jesus showed himself to his apostles. "He breathed on them, and said to them: 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained"' (Jn 20:19, 22-23). -  CCC 1485

The Sacrament of Confession is available in the Church on:

Saturday Evening 5:15pm – 5:45pm
Sunday Morning 9:50am – 10:15am

Those who wish to speak with a priest at further length or who are unable to make the scheduled times of confession should contact the Parish Priest.

The Following Pamphlets may assist you in preparing for the Sacrament of Confession.

  • Examination of Conscience


The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1799). – CCC 1661

The Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated on request.

Couples should contact the Parish office with at least 9 months notice to commence marriage preparation.


All the sacraments, and principally those of Christian initiation, have as their goal the last Passover of the child of God which, through death, leads him into the life of the Kingdom. Then what he confessed in faith and hope will be fulfilled: "I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come." – CCC 1680

Funerals are celebrated at Holy Family at the Request of the family.

Families should make contact with the Parish office promptly following the death of a loved one to begin planning.

Funerals at Holy Family are organized in accordance with the Archdiocese of Melbourne Guidelines for Preparing a Catholic Funeral.

Families are encouraged to use our Parish Musician when planning music for the Funeral.

Parish Soloist/Pianist

Rebecca Walker

Sacramental Program for State School Children

Whilst the preparation for Sacraments within the Parish happens primarily through Holy Family Primary School we also provide a program on request for Children from the Parish who are attending local state/private schools.

Please contact the Parish Office for more information

Adult Faith Formation and RCIA

Adults who have not received the Sacraments or who are interested in being received into the Catholic Church through Baptism should contact the Parish Office for more information.

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Community Care

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Family Group Movement

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Mother's Prayer Group

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Children’s Choir

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