Prayer for Blessings in the Year Ahead

Father, thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives and that your favour has no end, but it lasts for our entire lifetime.  Forgive us for sometimes forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all of our ways, that you know what concerns us, and you cover us as with a shield.  We ask that we walk in your blessing and goodness today.  That your face would shine on us.  That you would open the right doors for our lives and for our loved ones, that you would close the wrong doors and protect us from those we need to walk away from.  Establish the work of our hands and bring to fulfilment all that you have given us to do in these days.  We pray that you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love.  Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice and make us strong by your favour and grace. In Jesus' name, Amen.

I pray God's blessing on each one of you as we move into 2021.  A happy and blessed and healthy New Year.

Fr Geoff


I will resume all weekday and weekend Masses at St Macartan's following the latest restrictions from Friday 11th, but unfortunately only 50 people are allowed so some may be turned away.

ALL are asked to QR code Scan in - If you do not have a phone capable, please have someone you knowin the Church scan you in. I repeat ALL must scan in - sign in books will be restricted.

Eased restrictions to take effect from Friday 11th June. This information will be updated when restrictions next change.

Across the Greater Melbourne, masks must be worn indoors and outdoors except in the home.  Regionals areas masks are needed indoors but not outdoors.  There are notable differences between Melbourne and the regions from 11:59pm on Thursday 10th.

 The following limits will apply in Melbourne:

  • Outdoor gatherings increased to 10 people
  • Visitors to homes still banned
  • All students will return to the classroom from Friday
  • Funerals limited to 50 people, Weddings 10
  • Religious ceremonies capped at 50 people inside
  • Offices can bring back 25 per cent of workers or a cap of 10, whichever is greater, but "should" continue to work from home if possible
  • Restaurants and cafes can reopen with a max of 50 people inside
  • Retail can reopen with density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres
  • Beauty services can resume for services where a mask can be worn
  • Community sport can resume training
  • Auctions can happen outdoors with a max of 50 people

So let’s make the best of it and participate where and when we can in the worship services, I am still posting Sunday Mass Online.

Blessings to you all - Keep the faith!

Fr Geoff

LINK to our Mass Services:

St Macartan's Parish YouTube Channel:

On this link to our Parish YouTube Channel you will now find our video Masses

Dear St Macartan’s Parishioners,

For those who would like to make a donation to the running of the Parish including filming of the Sunday Mass, please find the bank details below,

BSB: 083-347 Account No: 547 373 281

Or donations to Fr Geoff can be left in the Notice Box outside the Parish House.



Rev. Fr Geoffrey McIlroy

Parish Priest St Macartan's Mornington 3931