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MASS TIMES

ST OLIVERS PASCOE VALE: 

Saturday Vigil : 5:00 PM                 

Sunday :  8:45 AM & 10:30 AM                        

WEEKDAY : Tuesday : 10:00 AM & Thursday : 10:00 AM

CONFESSIONS: Saturdays: 10:00 AM

 

OUR STORY

SAINT OLIVER PLUNKETT

The story of Saint Oliver Plunkett takes us to Ireland, where Oliver was born almost 400 years ago. At the time, Catholics faced many challenges to hold onto their faith. Many faced difficulties just to attend mass – some were even forbidden. Many fled to where they could practice their faith freely.

It was during this time that Oliver was sent to Rome for his studies. While Oliver desired to return to his people, it was still not safe for him to return to his home country after he was ordained. So, he remained in Rome and taught as a professor of Theology. It was 22 years before he could return to Ireland, this time as the Archbishop.

When Archbishop Plunkett came back to Ireland, he began a ministry of reform. Over 11 years, Saint Oliver worked tirelessly visiting his people, establishing schools and turning thousands of hearts towards God. He brought renewal to the church, pursuing the church’s mission to continue the work of Christ, helping those in need even when compelled into isolation. Towards the end of his earthly ministry, he was unjustly arrested and condemned for treason. In 1681, he was martyred for the faith at the Tyburn tree which is now the north east corner of Hyde Park/Marble Arch in London. The last Catholic martyr in England.

The parish celebrates its patron in Saint Oliver on July 11, his feast day. He is the patron saint of peace and reconciliation in Ireland.

Every parishioner is a part of our team.

Our parish is a part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, 1 million Catholics working together to continue the work of Christ within our own communities and families.

As a church, our goal is to save souls and make our world a kinder place. One where we care for our neighbours, strive to do good, and be the good that the world so often needs but doesn’t always see.

“You cannot pray at home as at church, where there is a great multitude, where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: the union of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayers of the priests.” 

~ St John Chrysostom

 

ST OLIVER PLUNKETT CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: St Oliver Plunkett - Pascoe Vale Primary School (sopascoevale.catholic.edu.au)

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