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  •      Welcome to Mary Help of                   Christians - Altona

    If you are new to our Parish, we are delighted to welcome you. We hope that here you will find a sense of community and belonging.

    We recognise that being a newcomer can be a little daunting, so we want to make sure that your transition to our Parish is a smooth one. This website gives you introductory information on our parish, its activities and key contact. Please make yourself known

    Message from Archpriest Michael Kalka

    Fr Michael Kalka JP ArchpriestThis is a difficult and complex time for each and every one of us. However as people of faith we need to keep our eyes always focused on Jesus who guides us through all the events of our daily living. Please remember to pray for one another and please remember to care for one another. May you be able to find joy and peace in the Risen Lord Jesus.
    Stay well; stay safe and God Bless, 
    Archpriest Michael Kalka

  •            MASS CHANGES 

      Weekday and weekend Masses will resume as normal.  There will be no need to register by phone in order to make a booking, however it will be necessary to use the  QR system or sign in if you don’t have a mobile phone.
    Please remember to wear your Mask!

    Change to Weekday Mass Time: Please note that Tuesday Mass will be at 5 p.m. until further notice. 

    Also   Mass on Thursday 5 August will be a Requiem Mass for the late Dominic Mirabile at 10 a.m. (there will be no 9.15am Mass).

  •    18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    “Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion; thus will I test them, to see whether they follow my instructions or not.”  EXODUS 16:4
    When the Israelites gathered more than their daily portion of manna, the surplus became wormy and rotten.  In the same way today, self-reliance, pride and ego leads to hoarding and excessive surplus of goods and money.  Living a stewardship lifestyle helps us discern our “wants” from our “needs”.  Living a grateful and generous lifestyle reminds us that God will provide all that we need and that we have  plenty to share.


    On Sunday, 8th of August I will celebrate 40 years as a Priest.  Bishop Tomlinson (retired Bishop of Bendigo) will be the celebrant of our 10.30 a.m. Mass on that day.  It will be necessary to ring the office landline on 9398 2964 if you wish to attend this Mass, due to the limit of 100  people allowed.  Fr. Michael will ring you back if bookings are full.      Please note due to Covid Restrictions we are unable to have morning tea after Mass.

    On Saturday, 14th of August it will be 100 years since the first Mass was celebrated here in Altona by Very Rev John Barry (Administrator of St Patrick's Cathedral).  Archbishop Peter Comensoli will be the celebrant of our 6pm. Mass on that day.
    Provided restrictions allow, we ask parishioners attending to please bring a plate of food to share as we plan to have supper after Mass.