Incorporating the communities of
Sacred Heart Sandringham, St James' Gardenvale, St Joseph's Black Rock,
St Joan of Arc's Brighton, Stella Maris Beaumaris, St Mary's Hampton
With the easing of restrictions in Melbourne
there will be no need to book for Mass going forward.
ABOUT BAYSIDE catholic MISSION
The Bayside Catholic Mission is a new way of expressing the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is a collaboration between faith communities working together to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of those in the Bayside area of Melbourne. Bayside Catholic Mission involves the communities of St Joan of Arc Brighton, St James Gardenvale, St Mary’s Hampton, Sacred Heart Sandringham, St Joseph's Black Rock, and Stella Maris Beaumaris.
WORLD DAY FOR
GRANDPARENTS & THE ELDERLY
July 25th 2021 is the inaugural celebration of World Day for Grandparents and The Elderly.
The Bayside Catholic Mission is excited to be a part of this universal initiative by our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
For more information, resources, and to sign our virtual tribute card, click on the tab below. Also, don't forget to check out Fr David's pastoral message for this special day.
Due to the recent government lockdown
our Sunday liturgy will be shifting back online via livestream. Click on the link below to be redirected on our Youtube channel.
LIVE BROADCAST FROM STELLA MARIS 10:30AM
Wishing your families a safe and blessed week ahead.
An atmosphere of HOPE & EXCITEMENT!
One of Bayside Catholic Mission's parish in Gardenvale, St. James, recently acquired the exterior crosses which will be installed this month. Not long now until we get to see a beautiful infrastructure rise from the ashes. July 13th 2021 was marked as a historic and exciting day for the community of Saint James & Bayside Mission as parishioners, staff members, and clergy gathered for the blessing of the cross. The Bayside Catholic Mission want to give a special thanks to SIDA Constructions Pty Ltd for overseeing this reconstruction process and for making this event possible for everyone within our faithful community. Check out the link below for yesterday's highlights.
The Churches and priests of the Bayside Mission are here to assist you and your loved ones in your times of sadness at the death of a loved one.
In the first instance, please contact your nominated Funeral Director who will arrange the times and details. The Funeral Director will contact the Bayside Office to confirm the availability of the church and the celebrant.
The celebrant will then contact the family and meet with them to arrange the ceremony and to offer pastoral support.
meet OUR PRIESTS
FR. DAVID CARTWRIGHT
I was ordained in the year 2000 and have served in the parishes of Glenroy, St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Francis, MIll Park and until 5 August was Parish Priest of St Fidelis, Moreland. I have also served as Youth Chaplain for the Archdiocese, Prefect of Ceremonies and am currently also Director of Vocations until 4 November this year. I also serve on the Archbishop’s Personnel Advisory Board and have held a number of other positions over the past twenty years. I was born in Melbourne, and am a proud North Melbourne supporter. Probably a rare breed in this part of Melbourne
FR. DEAN MATHIESON
I grew up in Melbourne, around the bayside area. I was ordained in 2013. Until last year I was part of the Capuchin Franciscan Order. Since then I have been at St Gerard's, Dandenong North. Prior to that I was Parish Priest at Sts Peter and Paul's, South Melbourne. Over the years I have served in parishes in Sydney and Brisbane. I'm currently a member of the Council of Priests for the Archdiocese.
fr james baptist
I grew up close by to Bayside in the suburb of Bentleigh. After finishing my studies for the priesthood I was ordained in 2020, having served in the West Preston Parish as a deacon. I love playing sport when I can, especially baseball and I’m also a bit of a movie buff. Superheroes, especially Captain America, may occasionally make a cameo appearance in conversation!