Holy Spirit - Thornbury East  ||  St Anthony - Alphington

Italian Group at Holy Spirit

The Italian Elderly group has been a significant part of Holy Spirit since it began in 1988. Although the group’s main role is to provide social gathering times for the older Italian parishioners, its effects go far beyond this. Our Senior Italian parishioners look forward to Thursday mornings when they can go to Mass, which is celebrated in Italian. This is followed by a welcoming cup of coffee in the hall with the traditional game of “Tombola” or Bingo as we know and a favourite game of cards.

This group provides solace, support, friendship and unity to all those who attend. Under the able leadership of Lucy Russo, Luigina Minato and Lidia Rigoni and a hardworking committee they plan outings and feast days that enrich the lives and reflect the culture of our elderly Italians.  Everyone is welcomed by their generosity of spirit and their warm hospitality.

For further information or to join the group contact Lucy Russo.

Our Locations

Holy Spirit Church
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury

St Anthony's Church
45 Railway Place, Alphington

Parish Office
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury


Weekend Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Sat  5:00pm
Sun  9:30am

St Anthony's Church

Sat  6:00pm
Sun  9:30am (Italian)
Sun  11:00am

Weekday Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Tue 9:15am
Thu  9:15am (Italian)

St Anthony's Church

Wed  9:15am
Fri  9:15am

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