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
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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.
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!