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Welcome to the website of

St Mary of the Angels Catholic Parish, Geelong


Please take the time to 'let your fingers do the walking' and explore our wonderful parish and basilica in the City by the Bay, in Victoria, Australia

 

Mass Times

Parish Priest: Fr James Clarke

 

Social Justice Statement 2017–18

Everybody's Business:
Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 24 September. This year, the Australian Bishops' Social Justice Statement is titled 'Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy'. The Statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person.

Pope Francis has called for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre – one that meets the needs of all people and is just and sustainable. He denounces economic structures that take a purely utilitarian view of human beings, treating them as mere elements of production, to be thrown away if they are not seen as useful or productive.

The Bishops' Statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person. In the Gospel for Social Justice Sunday, Jesus tells the parable of the workers in the vineyard, where all are active contributors and are recognised for their human dignity.

 

Our 2017 Thanksgiving Program

 

We are currently in the midst of the 2017 Thanksgiving Program and asking all those associated with St Mary's Parish to consider making a contribution to the extensive social and community work of the Parish and also to the upkeep our of beautiful Basilica. You can make your gift online by clicking on the links below.

 

               TO MAKE A REGULAR CONTRIBUTION                             TO MAKE A ONE OFF GIFT   

 

  


 

Our Parish Prayer

Mary, mother of Jesus and our Mother, bless the community of Geelong and look over all the people who are part of our Parish Community of St Mary of the Angels.  May we continue to live like you and your son Jesus in the spirit of justice, love and peace. 

 
Parish Vision Statement
With Jesus Christ as the centre point of our faith, and under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the members of St Mary's Parish Family strive to live out their Baptismal Commitment as disciples - faithful to the Word of God; to the Sacraments, and to nurturing spiritual growth within the community.