17th May, 2012

St Richard’s Church Closure

It is with sadness that we announce the closing of St Richard’s church, Kilsyth.

LETTER RECEIVED FROM THE ARCHBISHOP
Dear Fr Joseph, Please put this in the Bulletin:
“the Archbishop has been following closely the assessment made on St Richard’s Church and has approved the decision to close the church. He is aware that this is not an easy matter, but the financial and health and safety concerns have made this decision essential. His prayers and wishes are with us all at this time”
+Denis J. Hart
Archbishop of Melbourne

It is a challenging time for many as we journey towards a one Church parish.
Please keep everyone in our parish in your prayers particularly during this next period of time.

It was announced last Tuesday that the last Sunday Mass at St Richard’s will be on 20th May.
From 26th / 27th May weekend Masses will be celebrated at SPJE Church at the following times:
6.00 pm Saturday
9.00 am Sunday
11.00 am Sunday
(NOTE: 11.00am IS A CHANGE OF TIME)

There are a number of areas for action to assist in this process. If you are willing to play an active role in either liturgy preparation; transport arrangements; capturing the Story of our Parish; or just generally offering constructive ideas and suggestions, please add your name and phone number to the lists in the SPJE Church foyer or contact the Parish Office on 9723 4275.

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