There is a third parish in Melbourne which does not make the headlines too often – our Noble Park parish in the south of Melbourne. Fr. Peter Struk and Fr. Robert Stickland are the pastors. Fr. Robert is seen at the parish most often. The parish does not have its own church. It uses the Noble Park Ukrainian Community hall for its weekly services. It takes about 45 minutes to drive to the parish from the Cathedral. Many of the older people from the area appreciate the fact that there is a Divine Liturgy closer to home. There are usually two services there a week, one on Sunday, and often a Moleben on Wednesday.
This Easter, as is usual, there were celebrations in Noble Park. As Fr. Robert says – the place was filled. He is pleased that the faithful from Moe, Newborough, and Warrigal are coming to Noble Park. There are a good number of people from Ukraine and who work on the tomato farms in South Gippsland have a place where they can come to worship. Pastoral work is an ever-changing field of activity.
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