On 23rd February Pope Francis announced next Wednesday 2nd March, which is Ash Wednesday in Latin Catholic Church as a world day of fasting and prayer for peace in ukraine.

The program for this day is as follows:

  1. Patrick Cathedral (1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne, VIC 3002)

2nd March at 1pm Mass of Ash Wednesday Celebrated by Archbishop Comensoli and Bishop Mykola Bychok who will preach.

  1. Peter and Paul Cathedral (35 Canning Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051)

2nd March at 7pm the Moleben to the Most Holy Mother of God for Peace in Ukraine. Celebrated by Bishop Mykola with participation Bishops of Victoria and of all the clergy and faithful.

I ask that as many of our faithful as possible attend both services.

+ Bishop Mykola Bychok, CSsR