We acknowledge the Yalukit Willam Clan, the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which our parish stands. We pay our respects to them. May we walk gently here.

WELCOME

Welcome to the website of the Carmelite Parish of Port Melbourne and Middle Park. Our Parish is situated by Port Phillip Bay and is very close to the heart of Melbourne city. We are blessed by having two communities who make up the Parish – the community of St Joseph’s in Port Melbourne and the community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middle Park.

You are visiting this site at a time when the world is facing an unprecedented crisis which has affected everyone both world-wide and here in Melbourne. This situation brings its own anxieties along with a feeling of isolation and uncertainty.

All of us are together with you and I always find it consoling to remember the bookmark from the breviary of St Teresa of Avila. This little prayer goes:

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing;
God alone is changeless.
Patience gains all things.
The one who has God wants nothing.
God alone suffices.

The simplicity of this prayer, very similar to the simplicity of the Lord’s Prayer, is something to hold in our hearts and minds.

During this time of uncertainty, you might find some useful links below and I would encourage you to read our Weekly Bulletin which can be found in the Downloads button at the top of this page.

Some helpful links are

The Carmelite Website: https://www.carmelites.org.au/

Mass for You at Home: https://10play.com.au/mass-for-you-at-home

The Carmelite Centre Melbourne: https://www.thecarmelitecentremelbourne.org

Please take care; look after yourself and those around you and remember that by visiting us you are under the care of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph – what better care could we have.

Every blessing,

Hugh Brown, O.Carm

Parish Priest

 

The Carmelite Parish Office is NOT open due to the Victorian COVID_19, ”Stage 4” Restrictions, and will not reopen until ”Stage 4’’ restrictions are lifted. This means that no-one will answer phones and emails as regularly, however, if there is a genuine emergency, please ring:

0408 754 283

If I can’t answer at the time, leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can email any other enquiries to parish@sj-mc.org.au and once again, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

MASS TIMES
St Joseph's Church
cnr Rouse and Stoke Streets
Port Melbourne
Weekdays & Sat 9am
Sundays 9am
Children welcome at all Masses

MASS TIMES
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
Cnr Richardson & Wright Streets
Middle Park
Weekdays and Sat 9am
Saturdays (Vigil) 6pm
Sundays 10.30am
Children welcome at all Masses

PARISH OFFICE OPENING TIMES

The Carmelite Parish Office is currently closed due to the Victorian COVID_19, ”Stage 4” Restrictions, and will not reopen until ”Stage 4’’ restrictions are lifted.
When the restrictions are lifted we will keep you up to date with our new opening hours. In an emergency please ring:

0408 754 283

If we can’t answer at the time, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can email any other enquiries to parish@sj-mc.org.au and once again, we will get back to you as soon as possible.