News and Announcements

23rd June, 2024

5th Sunday after Pentecost

Update: 20th June, 2024: The text of Fr Tattersall's sermon at the last Latin Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral is available here

Fr Arthur’s mother, Eleanor Mary Arthur, died on the morning of 21 June. In your charity, please pray for the repose of Mrs Arthur’s soul and for her grieving family.

Sacramental Certificates for Collection/Missals: there are many certificates of Baptism, first Holy Communion and Confirmation in our office – some of them quite old – that have not been collected. If you think one or more of these might belong to you or your children, please drop into the Bookstore after Sunday morning Mass, and check them. The bookstore also holds a number of lost Missals. Please note that a limited number of “Layman’s Missals” are available in the narthex of the Church for use by those who do not currently possess a Missal. These are the property of the Newman Parish, and must be returned to the narthex or to a porter after Mass.

Forthcoming Tonsure of Angelo Pardo. A parishioner of the Newman Parish, Angelo Pardo, who entered the Institute of the Good Shepherd’s seminary in France last year, will receive the tonsure on 28th of June at the seminary of Saint Vincent de Paul in France. The tonsure ceremony is the first in a series of stages towards the priesthood. Father Murphy will be in attendance. Angelo will be back in Melbourne from 5th – 11th July. Anyone interested in contributing to our traditional seminarians’ support fund is invited to contact Fr Tattersall.

Father Murphy will be away on leave 25th June – 16th July.

Visit of Fr Bede Cannavò OSB: Fr Bede, who was ordained on Easter Wednesday, and is a monk of Notre Dame Priory (Tasmania), will be visiting us for a few days from 29th June. He will celebrate the Solemn Mass next Sunday, 30th June. A letter of thanks from Fr Bede for the gift from the Newman Parish of his Ordination vestments, is on the notice board in the narthex of the Church.

Visit of two IBP seminarians. Two seminarians from the Institute of the Good Shepherd will be spending two weeks “on mission”, assisting in the Newman Parish between 18th July and 1st August. One is the soon-to-be Deacon Julio Guerra from Brazil, and the other is Max Eynaud, a 4th year Maltese/German seminarian.    

Forthcoming anniversaries of Priestly Ordination: Fr Tattersall celebrates his 23rd anniversary today (23rd June), Fr Murphy marks his 1st anniversary tomorrow (Monday, 24th June), Fr McDaniels his 22nd on 29th June, and Fr Arthur his 22nd on 6th July. Thank you for your prayers for the priests who serve you!

Please note that there will be Vespers and Benediction celebrated this afternoon at 3.30pm for the First Vespers of the Nativity of St John the Baptist.

Planned Giving

The Parish of St John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

Masses at St Aloysius’: 23rd Jun to 30th June



Mass Times



  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am Solemn Mass
  • 3.30 pm Vespers & Benediction
  • 5.00 pm
  • 5th Sunday after Pentecost


  • 7.00 am
  • 7.00 pm (Solemn Mass)
  • Nativity of St John the Baptist


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • St William, Abbot


  • 7.00 am
  • Noon – Funeral Mass for Milos Jan Pelikan
  • Sts John & Paul, Martyrs


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • Feria


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • Vigil of Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles


  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am (Sung Mass)
  • 5.00 pm (Kealba)
  • Sts Peter & Paul, Apostles


  • 8.00 am Low Mass
  • 10.30 am Solemn Mass
  • 5.00 pm Low Mass
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s Iona – Sunday, 7th July
  • 6th Sunday after Pentecost

    Confessions: Weekdays & Saturday mornings after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass.

    The Parish of St John Henry Newman


    Solemn Mass of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

    (1st Anniversary Mass of Fr Shawn Murphy IBP)

    7.00 pm, Monday, 24th June