Saturday Vigil at 6.30pm

              Sunday at 8.30am & 10.30am 

South Sudanese Sunday Mass at 2.30pm


Tuesday - Mass at 9.30am

Wednesday - Communion Service at 9.30am

Thursday - Mass at 9.30am 

Friday - Communion Service at 9.30am


1st & 3rd Saturday’s of the month: 10am


Year A


1st Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; 2nd Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14; Gospel: John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

Seminarian Pastoral Year

For those who don’t know me yet, my name is Dominic Lawes and I’m a fourth-year seminarian for the Archdiocese of Melbourne. I have the great pleasure of being based in both St Anthony’s and Resurrection parishes this year. Being a seminarian in a parish is both a rewarding and challenging experience. After completing our first three years of priestly training at Corpus Christi College in Carlton, we’re sent out to parishes to gain pastoral experience, both as preparation for being priests and as part of the discernment process.


I have learned to love my academic studies since I began my training, but I always missed living in the real world. Already I’m getting a taste of the life-giving spirit of communities that reminds me of why I wanted to become a seminarian. One of the main activities for seminarians in parishes takes place outside the liturgy, in visiting people, listening to them, and engaging on the depths of their lives. In these depths, we begin to share our lives of faith and grow as Christians together. This is what Pope Francis refers to as “having the smell of the sheep,” and I find it a strengthening and rewarding experience.


However, it is always a challenge amidst my encounters with people to remain rooted in humility and docility. After all, this work is not mine and is not about me. It is the work of God for those he has decided in his infinite wisdom to call to it. Therefore, in my encounters, I need the humility to remember that people don’t need me specifically, but Jesus who dwells within me. And I need to be docile, meaning I need to be an instrument of God, and useable by him, in order to talk and live in the way he wants me to. And so a particular challenge in my life, and I believe in the lives of all Christians, is to lead lives of sufficient activity and prayer. Activity means going out, encountering others, and completing my duties. But daily dedicated prayer time is important because it fills me with the presence of God so that I may carry him in my encounters and duties. If I get the balance right, I can encounter people in a way that reflects their inherent dignity as people made in the image and likeness of God.


Dominic Lawes

Seminarian of the Archdiocese of Melbourne


Monday  Closed/ Tuesday –Friday  9.00am-1.00pm/ (all other times leave a message on the phone)

 Members of Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Dandenong Deanery

Catechist and Sacramental Program 2023

Please click on the link below to enroll your child for a Sacrament in 2023 as well as our Catechist program.

Please note: all meetings will be starting at 7.00 pm.


Catechist Program

Our Catechist program is designed to prepare children who do not attend a Catholic school to receive the Holy Sacraments.

Our Dates for the meetings in 2023 are as follows - 


Term 1

ParentsMeeting - Tuesday, 7 February - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 21 March - Resurrection church Little chapel


Term 2 

ParentsMeeting - Tuesday, 9 May - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 20 June - Resurrection church Little chapel


Term 3 

ParentsMeeting - Tuesday,25 July - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 29 August - Resurrection church Little chapel


Term 4

Parents Meeting - Tuesday, 3 October - St. Anthony’s church

Parent and child meeting - Tuesday 21 November - Resurrection church Little chapel



The Sacrament of Reconciliation is for children in grade 3 who have already been baptised.


Meeting dates 

Parents Meeting 

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 5 September

Resurrection - Tuesday 12 September 


Parent and child meeting 

Resurrection - Tuesday 10 October

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 17 October


First Eucharist

The Sacrament of the First Eucharist is for children who have already received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Sacrament is usually received in grade 4.


Meeting dates

St. Anthony’s and Resurrection parishes combined.

Parents meeting  - Tuesday 28 February

Parent and Child meeting  - Tuesday 28 March



Children in grades 6 to 8 usually receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Meeting dates

Parents Meeting

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 6 June

Resurrection  - Tuesday 13 June


Parent and child meeting 

Resurrection - Tuesday 11 July

St. Anthony’s - Tuesday 18 July


Confirmation Retreat day 

St. Anthony’s Thursday 17 August

Resurrection - Friday 18 August


Bishop’s visit

St. Anthony’s - Thursday, 24 August 

Resurrection - Friday, 25 August 


Confirmation Ceremony

St. Anthony’s - Saturday, 26 August

Resurrection - Sunday, 27 August


If you have more than one child receiving a Sacrament this year, please fill out two separate forms.


Our Grief Support Group is beginning again at St. Anthony's and Resurrection on the 2nd and 4th Thursday day of the month. Our first meeting is on Thursday 9th March at 10.30 in the Parish Centre at St Anthony's.

If you are struggling with the death of a loved family member or friend, we invite you to join us on our journey of healing, compassion and friendship. If you are interested in coming along to the group or would like more information, please ring Maria Jones on 0414 520 488. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this support, please extend an invitation . 

St Anthony’s Flowers 

Have you got a talent in arranging flowers for our church. You would be on a roster. You also would receive money to buy the flowers. Please ring Carmel 0409 358 683 for a chat. Thanks for your support in this matter.

Lenten Zoom Program

St Anthony’s & Resurrection Parishes are also offering a 6 week Lenten Zoom program for those who might like to make the Lenten journey online. This  will begin on Tuesday 21st Feb at 10.45am - 12.00 and the following Tuesdays 28th Feb, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March. These sessions will follow a  contemplative way of walking through Lent and will be facilitated by Bernadette Carr. The link will be provided in next week’s bulletin. For more information please ring Bernadette on 0438 380 490.



DATE:  22nd March 2023—VENUE:   St John’s Regional College, Graduates’ Restaurant, Caroline Street, Dandenong

COST:  $45 per head (Price increase) - 3 course meal—Wine & Beer. Guest Speaker: Fr Brian Collins

RSVP: To Book: Phone Paddy 0422 296 961 email  - New start time: 5.30pm for 5.45pm

Legion of Mary:

The Legion of Mary will be conducting a recruitment drive at St Anthony’s Church, Noble Park and Resurrection Church, Keysborough on the weekend of 25th and 26th February. Both parishes have had active Legionaries for many years and are looking to recruit additional members to continue and expand our apostolic work and service to the community.

The Legion was founded in Ireland in 1921 as an apostolic organisation for lay men and women of all ages, at the service of the Church. It now has 3 million members throughout the world. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the personal holiness of its members and active co-operation in the work of the Church. We seek to develop our personal holiness through prayer and active spiritual work in assisting and reaching out to others in the parish, particularly those who are sick, lonely or bereaved.

Legionaries look to our Blessed Mother Mary as our model for our lives. We aspire after Mary’s humility, obedience, sweetness, continual prayer, patience, wisdom, self-sacrificing courageous love of God and above all her faith.

We work in close union with the priest, in pastoral duties which includes visitation to the homes of parishioners, visitation of the sick in their homes and in nursing homes, taking Holy Communion to the housebound and the teaching of religious instruction to children.

To find out more about the Legion of Mary, please speak to us after Mass on February25th and 26th.

Palm Sunday

We need palm branches for Palm Sunday. Could anyone who can help with these please drop them off at the back door of St. A's church on Friday 31st March or before 9.00am on Saturday morning. We will also need help to cut up the palms on Sat morning 1st April from 9.00 onwards. Please bring your own secateurs. Thankyou.


We need 3 more people to vacuum the Church. You would be on a roster once a month, either a Friday or Saturday. Please give Carmel a ring on 0409 358 683. Thank you.



To those who helped with World Day of Prayer.  Putting chairs and tables up, and those who helped on the day with the refreshments. Thank you. The collection was $230.00.

Project Compassion

We are now in the last weeks of Lent. Perhaps tie in your Lenten efforts with a contribution to Project Compassion. There are still boxes at the parishes for you to take. It’s not too late to maybe forgo that cup of coffee (for example) and make the cost of it your offering to support those in need. 


- Monday, 20 Mar - Legion of Mary - 10.30am (STA)

- Monday, 20 Mar - RCIA - 7pm (RES)

- Monday, 20 Mar - Charismatic Group - 7.30pm (STA)

- Tues, 21 Mar  - KLC Tai Chi for Seniors - 1.30pm in the Little Chapel (RES)

- Tues, 21 March - 6.00 PM - Combines RE team meeting at Resurrection

- Tuesday 21 March - 7.00 PM - Catechist meeting at Resurrection

- Thurs, 23 Mar - Grief Support Group - 10.30am (STA)

- Thurs, 23 Mar - Liturgy Meeting—7pm (STA)

- Thurs, 23 Mar - Baptism Meeting—7pm (RES)

- Friday, 24 Mar - Priests Lunch—12pm in the Little Chapel (RES)

- Saturday, March 25 - Working Bee - St. A's - 9am

- Saturday, March 25 - SVD Regional Meeting - 9am (STA)

- Sunday, 26 Mar - Cuppa After Masses 8.30/10.30am (STA)


- Monday, 27 Mar - Legion of Mary - 10.30am (STA)

- Monday, 27 Mar - Charismatic Group - 7.30pm (STA)

- Tues, 28 Mar  - KLC Tai Chi for Seniors - 1.30pm in the Little Chapel (RES)

- Tues, 28 Mar - STAR-Action - 7pm (RES)

- Tues, 28 Mar - First Eucharist Combine mtg #2 - P&C (RES)

- Wed, 29 Mar - Liturgy Meeting - 7pm (RES & RES) in the Little Chapel

- Thurs, 30 Mar - RCIA - RECO - 7pm (RES)

- Fri, 31 Mar - Harmony Day - St Anthony’s School (9am - 3.30pm)

- Sat, 1 April - Catch up Mtgs - Catechist & First Eucharist at 9am (STA)

- Saturday, 1 April - Working Bee - RES - 9.30-11.30am

- Saturday, 1 April - First Eucharist Practice at 11am (STA)

- Sat/Sun, 1/2 April - Anniversary Blessing at all Masses (RES)

- Sunday, 2 Apr - Cuppa After Masses 8.30/10.30am (STA)