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As we continue our journey through the 2018 Year of Youth, it is our   duty and privilege to call upon the Youths of Melbourne and afar, to focus and enact on the JOY IN SERVICE…

  And there is no better time to invite our Young Ones in the spirit of “The Visitation” to participate in the intense joy of providing service to the sick and the old on the International Day of the Sick , may it be as an individual or as a family member or as part of a Community group project.


  So, on this 11th February 2018, as we are joined by Bishop Mark Edwards in celebration with the Sick and the Old, we invite you to be at the service of those in need, to accompany them to the Hills of this Marian Shrine, in their pilgrimage to Mary, Mother of God and our heavenly Mother

God Bless You All

Mgr Benedict Camilleri





Espousal of the

Blessed Virgin Mary to St Joseph


Join us as we celebrate The Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St Joseph
“…Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:”” [Matthew 1:18-22]





The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation;

this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

[Exodus 15:2]

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room!” Luke 2:1-7

Joy to the world the Lord is come,

Let earth receive her King,,

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And heaven and nature sing,

And heaven and nature sing,

And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

(From Psalm 98)

Every year for as long as we can remember, we get more excited about Christmas.  Even when we are mandated to greet co-workers or people of other faiths with “Happy Holidays!” rather than “Merry Christmas!” to prove that we are sensitive— our hearts are shouting with a silent cheer—“Merry Christmas!”

When we decorate our homes for Christmas, will we save a special memorial space for the “reason for the season?”

When we calculate what will be spent on Christmas, will we add on a contribution to a cause that Jesus would approve of?

As we plan for our Christmas vacation, will we allot time to focus on Jesus?

When we pledge to be filled with the kindness of the Christmas Spirit, will that include the people Jesus would be kind to?








As we are getting closer to the end of our Novena to the Immaculate Conception, it is also time for us to prepare ourselve to celebrate the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a day of obligation.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8,  and It is one of the most important Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, celebrated worldwide.


As we conclude the Centennial year of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, we invite you to join us from 30th November – 8th December 2017. for “THE GREAT NOVENA”

its History and why enter into this Novena?
Since 1941, the association of the Children’s Rosary publishes and distributes the Great Novena of the Immaculate Conception. That year, France honored the Immaculate Conception with a novena begging her to remember all the marks of predilection that the Immaculate had given her, and asking her, through her intercession, the salvation of France and the whole world. It is indeed France that the Virgin has chosen to manifest her Immaculate Conception.
As we are also about to embark on the journey for the YEAR OF YOUTH , Let’s spread the novena of the year 2017, to obtain a heart of compassion.
And during these nine days when Marie will shower us with graces to excess as promised,let us fill our churches, pray the “Great Novena” as a family or individually !!!
The theme of this 2017 Novena is
The Daily prayer for this novena has been written by Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Divine Worship
Let us recite ONE decade of the Rosary  keeping in our prayers who have specially asked us to remember them.
“… We trust Most Blessed Mother to your gentle care and intercession,
______(mention your special intention) and all those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. those
After the decade follow  by three invocations
“O Mary, conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to you”,

Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Queen of Angels and Saints,
Mediatrix of all graces,
We find refuge and protection in your Immaculate Heart,
Because You are our mother.
Grant we beseech you that, as you have promised to the three shepherds children at Fatima,
we may be able to offer our lives every day for the salvation of sinners.
May your maternal love touch the hearts have been hardened by sin,
so that all men, saved by the Blood of your Son on the cross, may find the way to love, penance and reconciliation with God and with their neighbours.
Then we will be able to sing together and with one heart
the triumph of your maternal mercy.
We invite you to follow these nine days of prayer by a communion and a confession during the octave.

Courtesy of  Jeanne Binet, Directrice Le chapelet des Enfants 


God Bless Us All

Msgr Benedict Camilleri



Centennial Celebration of the Apparition of the BVM at Fatima

As part of our Centennial Celebration, we are pleased to announce that the Reliquary of St Jacinta and St Francisco Martos, shepherd children to whom the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared at the Cova will be available for veneration until the last Sunday of October.

Msgr Benedict Camilleri wish to inform those who wish to take part in the ösculos – kissing of the Relic, they may do so at the end of our 3.30p.m Daily Mass


 Ta Pinu Shrine Marian Festival

Solemnity of the Assumption of the

Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday 13th August 2017

Starts at 2.00p.m 

Rosary Procession, Holy Mass and Benediction

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Mary Mother of God appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal six times, every 13th of the month, May 1917 through October 1917.

As we continue our pilgrimage during the 100th anniversary of the apparitions,

Thursday 13th July 2017

11.00 a.m

Rosary & Holy Mass of thanksgiving


Join us for prayer, fellowship and learning as we are drawn to Jesus through Mary.




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The Commemoration of Our Lady’s Call to Carmela GRIMA


DATE:  Wednesday 21st  June 2017



led by Em. Bishop Hilton Deakin

& other members of the clergy

* Confessions at the Shrine from 10.30 a.m. 

            The Chaplains of the Community Ethnic groups represented at the Shrine are kindly invited to concelebrate PIC 36mass will be followed by our traditional
 “Blessing of Mothers and Children”

*** This celebration is one of the Major Celebrations where all the various Ethnic community groups at the Ta Pinu Shrine- All Nations Marian Centre come together to honour Our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, regardless of the title they prefer to venerate her under. This multicultural and international aspect of these festivities are clearly noted as the migrants carry their respective native flags and banners as well as prayers being said in their mother-tongue.***

A “Call to Prayer” from Msgr Benedict Camilleri  Director ,

Our Lady Ta’ Pinu Shrine

All Nations Marian Centre, 15 Flanagans Drive, Bacchus Marsh, Vic, 3340

Dear Family and Friends,

First and foremost, I take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your  continuous effort to work together with us towards one of our fundamental objectives, i.e. to thrive towards believing that we form ONE Community, One Family – believing truthfully that we are ALL,  children of our heavenly Mother Mary, who we really are deeply devoted to.

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On the 21st of June 2017, we will be holding this celebration:  the 134th Anniversary of Our Lady’s call to Carmela Grima at our Marian Centre.

Thanks to the intervention of some of our dedicated community members, we hope to  welcome many pilgrims on this day which will make it, without any doubt, a very memorable one.  This is an invitation to join us.

I hope that you will do the utmost to come and share in our joyful commemoration.

I also hope and pray that you will have ample time to contact your community group and ask them to take part in this “Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration”which will include Rosary Procession, Holy Mass and Benediction.

The ceremony will end with our traditional “Blessings of the Mothers and Children”

God Bless You All

15 Wednesdays Pilgrimage 2017

in preparation for 

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

When you give thanks, when you have particular prayer intentions, and

when you seek heavenly protection for your loved 15wed2ones, it is custom for the

to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church and our Mother.

So Come and join the pilgrims to venerate our heavenly Mother Mary and seek her intercession as you bring your burden to her, so that you may obtain the graces you seek from her Divine Son, Jesus Christ.

15 “Masses of Mary” with Readings of the day except when Solemnity falls on the Wednesday)

Wednesday 24th May 2017 From 11.00a.m.

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4th of 15 Wednesdays Devotion to the Blessed Virgin

Mass of Mary, Help of Christians  (Celebrant:Rev Edwin Agius).

Commemorating 95 Yrs since the death of Karmni Grima

” Blessed to be the chosen one to receive Our Lady Ta Pinu’s Call”



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Our Lady Ta’Pinu Shrine

Invites you to a joint Eucharistic Celebration



Feast of Our Risen Lord

This is the day when the Mercy of God Shines upon those who chose to receive it… We invite you to be one of those to come a stay a while with HIM and experence God’s Love and Mercy… 

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This Eucharistic Celebration which will led by His Lordship Emeritus Bishop Peter Connors will begin with the recitations of the “Psalms of Mercy” recommended by Pope Francis in 2016.

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The Psalms and The Divine Mercy Chaplet will also be recited alternatlively with hymnal intercession during this time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


risen lordConfession will be available during that time as well

After the Holy Mass of Divine Mercy Sunday, The Bacchus Marsh Good Friday Assn. Inc  invite you to join in procession with the impressive Statue
of Our Risen Lord around the church.

This Eucharistic Celebration will conclude with Benediction inside the church


You are also invite to join us for some light refreshments after the ceremony.

Please bring a plate to share.

Thank You



Lenten Celebrations 2017


Good Friday 

Friday 14th April

Come and meditate along the Way of the Cross

as individuals, as a family or in groups

in your own language or join others:

Booklets available at the main church if required

From 7.00 a.m onwards

from 2.30 p.m.

 Come and Join

His Lordship Bishop Mark Edwards OMI DD PHD

and the Devotees at Ta Pinu Shrine

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for the commemoration of 

Our Lord’s Passion

including Veneration of the Cross

This will be followed by the traditional pageant by the Bacchus Marsh Good Friday Assn Inc.

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Cf. Jn 12: 1, 12-13; Ps 23: 9-10

Six days before the Passover, when the Lord came into the city of Jerusalem, the children ran to meet him;

in their hands they carried palm branches and with a loud voice cried out:

* Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy!

O gates, lift high your heads; grow higher, ancient doors.

Let him enter, the king of glory! Who is this king of glory?

He, the Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory.

* Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy!

 This Palm Sunday card celebrates the beginning of holy week and Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. With the bible quote John 12:13 this greeting card from LLerrah Ecards commemorates Palm Sunday.

1st april 2017aSaturday 1st April

From 1.00 p.m

Walk with
Jesus and Mary

Along the Way of the Cross

 This will be followed by the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows


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 Saturday 25- Sunday 26th March

24Hrs for the Lord

Theme “I Desire Mercy”



24 hrs 2017VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis invites parishes around the world to open their doors for 24 hours so that the faithful might encounter Jesus Christ anew in the sacrament of Penance and Eucharistic Adoration.


25th March is also the Solemnity of The Annunciation of Our Lord …

”Let’s take this opportunity to  say YES to prayers in communion with the Church on earth and in heaven,” the pope said.
“Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer!


At Ta Pinu Shrine,

We are having an evening of Adoration,  Reconciliation and Evangelisation!

  • The Chapel of mercy will be opened through the night of 25-26th  March 

    for those who wish to come and spend an hour or more  with Jesus present  in the Blessed Sacrament.

  • From 5.00 p.m. Saturday 25th :- Hanging out with Jesus and the family

    . Praying for peace and unity. Come and Experience God’s Love and Mercy.

  • “Stewards of forgiveness”video and Meditation
  • 9.30 p.m. (Twilight) SOLEMN MASS OF THE ANNUNCIATION  mass will be celebrated AT THE FOOT OF THE MAJESTIC CROSS overlooking the Freeway.

  • 8.00 a.m. Sunday 26th Join the Holy Eucharist Vietnamese Youth for a dawn walk along the Way of the Cross

  • From 9.00 a.m. Reconciliation

  • 10.00 a.m Stations of the Cross in Italian led by St brendon Parish Community

  • 11.00 a.m Holy Mass in English led by Fr Albert Said

  • From 12.00p.m Silent Adoration , Readings of the

  • 3.00p.m Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Praise and Worship

  • 5.00p.m Benediction

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