Chistmas Services - 2021

COVID-19 Restrictions that apply to this year's Christmas Arrangements

Please follow the Victorian Government directions as per, re. workship and prayer limitations.

Ths year our Combined Parish Penitential Service is back as well as the carols preceeding the late night vigil mass.

Please not the following:

  • Masses this year don't have a theme, i.e. they run to the same format so there will not be specific Children's Masses or Youth/Family Masses as there would normally be.
  • Attendance requirements:
    • Registration on attendance is required via the QR code in the Church foyer.
    • Victorian Government and Catholic Archdiocese Melbourne attendance regulations apply.
    • Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting test verification, including Clergy (even without presenting symptoms), attend until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.
    • Masks must be carried at all times. Wearing a mask indoors is mandatory.
    • Sanitize your hands on arrival and prior to communion.
    • The priest will give instructions on receiving Holy Communion during the Fraction Rite.
    • Communion may only be taken by hand.
    • On registering of attendance, the parish will collect related information from you.
  • The Holy Spirit parish office staff can be contacted by emailing or by phone as per our Contact-Us page.
  • Ana Saro of the staff of the Parish of St. Gerard and St. Anne can be contacted by phone, 0402 267 164, or the parish can be contacted by emailing

Combined Parish Penitential Service (Tuesday, 21st December)

  • St. Anne's Church: 7 p.m.

Christmas Eve (Friday, 24th December) - Fully Vaccinated

  • Holy Spirit Church: 5:00 p.m.
  • St. Anne's Church: 6:00 p.m.
  • Holy Spirit Church: 7:30 p.m.
  • St. Gerard's Church: 9:00 p.m.
  • Holy Spirit Church: 10:00 p.m. Carols followed by Mass at 10:30 p.m.

Children's Service
Lighting the Advent Wreath

Children's Mass
Entrance Nativity Scene

All Masses (YouTube)
An Unexpected Christmas

O Come, O Come Emmanuel - "The Nativity Story": Enya (YouTube)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel - "The Nativity Story": Enya (YouTube)

Christmas Day (Saturday, 25th December)

  • Holy Spirit Church: 9 a.m.
  • St. Gerard's Church: 9 a.m.