St Alipius Parish Worship arrangements
Updated April 3 2021

Thanks to Terresa for her wonderful imagination, helping us feel bright and celebratory for this Easter season.

Thanks also to Dominique who has decorated the Paschal candles with such grace.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday.
We look forward to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with all in the community.

The Easter vigil commences outside with the Easter Fire and and lighting of the Paschal Candle. Please come 5-10 minutes early so you can register, ‘claim your seat’ then assemble outside (for the able-bodied!) to start our liturgy.

NB. We must still maintain our collection of contact details using the website & QR code.

Liturgy Roster – April to June

The Liturgy Roster post-Easter has been prepared and is now ready to download. There are a number of roles we have not been able to fill due to lack of available people for specific Masses. If you are able to make yourself available for these roles on the identified dates/Masses, please contact the Liturgy Team: admin@sapliturgy.net.au

Please help us keep our Mass alive – we need more people to engage in the Liturgical Ministries

Attending Mass isn’t just a duty anymore. We choose to spend time in dialogue with God with a community. Sometimes we have roles to fill. Other times we like to be in a safe embrace within the body of the community. However, for some of us in the parish, we have little time to enjoy ‘just being’ as roles need to be undertaken and there are very few (less than 40) who are engaged in roles so the community can have ‘full and active participation at Mass’.

For each Mass, we need 15 people to undertake liturgical ministry roles. That is 25-30 people each weekend. We are only just a fraction above this number and it is important that more people volunteer to be involved so the same people are not called upon nearly every week.

The Liturgy Team is keen to only call on people once every month so we can have flexibility in the way we spend our weekends. If you or anyone in your family can be involved, you will find it worthwhile and spiritually rewarding. You will get to know more people in the St Alipius community as well.

Find out about the various roles on the “Be Involved” page.

Please put yourself forward to join our Liturgical Ministries.


Mar 28: Palm Sunday – Mass at usual times at both churches
Mar 29: Mass of the Oils @ St Patrick’s
Apr 1: Holy Thursday Mass @ St Alipius 7pm
Apr 1: “Stay Awake With Me” Altar of Repose @ St Alipius 8pm – 10pm
Apr 2: Good Friday Ceremony @ St Alipius 3pm
Apr 3: Easter Vigil Mass @ St Alipius 7pm (note different start time to usual Sat night Mass)
Apr 4: Easter Day Mass @ St Alipius 9am; @ Ss Peter & Paul 10.30am
EMMAUS CPS – 22nd March
ST ALIPIUS PS – 23rd March

Weekdays – 1st 2 weeks of May.
Dates to be confirmed

28/29 August
4/5 September
11/12 September
6/7 November
13/14 November
20/21 November


St Alipius Parish has made COVIDSafe Autumn arrangements Mass in our Parish churches.
We can now have the following number of people come to Mass:
– St Alipius: 180 people
– Ss Peter & Paul: 100 people in the main body of the church and 50 people in the Narthex.

(both communities)

So that we can have these numbers of people attend Mass, the parish is required to electronically collect each person’s contact details (over the age of 1).
You can pre-register to attend Mass or you can turn up for Mass on the day and use the camera function of your phone to use the QR Covid Comply app posters in each church foyer.

(both communities

1a. Go to the St Alipius Parish Mass Registration Page
1b. Select the Date & Mass
1c. Scroll to the bottom of the new page and click “Register to attend Mass”
1d. Register online or by phone by 5pm Friday each week.
The online registration form is your 1st preference. You can call the parish office (5332 6611) where your details will be added to the online system. When pre-registering, please register each person from your household separately so we don’t breach the limit regulations.

(both communities)

2. If the pre-registrations attendance limit has not been reached by 5pm Friday, people may attend on the day for Mass and use the CovidComply QR code (on the small posters around the church entrances) to register your contact details. There is a chance that if we have reached the church’s limits that people may be asked to remain outside or return home to engage in our recorded online Mass from the Saturday vigil.

Attendance protocols.

Please read the Protocols for attending Mass (from THIS LINK or in the Main Menu above) and make sure you wear your mask for all of Mass, except communion.


NB: We are in need of ‘Welcomers’ to be trained up to assist through until at least mid 2021.
If you can be at the church 45 minutes before Mass to setup and greet people as they arrive, please complete THIS WEBFORM or call David Santamaria on 0427310564.
We’ll organise a Training Session as soon as practically possible.

Online Mass

If you’d like to watch previous Gospel Reflections and Mass, visit the SAP Liturgy YouTube Channel.
For information about live, weekday Masses online, you could go to the diocesan website at www.ballarat.catholic.org.au  (or see our list below)

Online MassLinkNotes
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne online MassSt Patricks online MassThe 1pm weekday Mass is streamed live and the 11am Sunday Mass is streamed live
Mass for you at homeMass for you at homeView either on your computer or TV.
You’ll need to create an account with 10Play
Mass online with Fr Kevin DillonThese live streams & recordings are available on YouTube