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Welcome to the website of

St Mary of the Angels Catholic Parish, Geelong


Please take the time to learn more about our parish community via our website, or better still, come visit us in person!


Click here for a map and details of parking.
 

Mass Times

 
Parish Priest: Fr James Clarke     Assistant Parish Priest: Fr Joseph Panackal IVD

 
 
Updated August 6, 2020
 

MASS @ ST MARY’S BASILICA

Due to current restrictions there is no public celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) in the Basilica.

 

Please use the back page of the Bulletin as reference to local Mass live feeds, Parish webpage and Facebook page updates. 

Each week we record a Sunday Mass, from the Basilica,  for Radio on PULSE FM 94.7 which is broadcast at 10.00am on Sunday mornings. 

 

Copies of the Bulletin are available from outside the Parish Office.

 

 

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

In his encyclical, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia" ("A Eucharistic Church"), in April 2003, St. John Paul II encouraged the practice of spiritual communion, “which has been a wonderful part of Catholic life for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.”

 

In the original document sent out by the Archdiocese of Melbourne in March it stated ... all Catholics are dispensed from their Sunday obligation until further notice (canon 1248). So we continue to encourage you towards active participation in the life of the Church through activities such as time in personal and family prayer, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion with Christ, and participating in a Mass online.

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion - Prayer

By St. Alphonsus de Liguori

 

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy

Sacrament. I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You

sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

 


 

PLEASE DONATE TO THE CATHOLIC CARE SUNDAY APPEAL

  

YOU CAN BREAK BARRIERS

 

This weekend (Aug 8+9) is the CatholicCare Sunday Appeal.

Donations from our parish community will help the organization to support the most vulnerable people in our community.

Your support and generosity will help break barriers to social inclusion and strengthen families and communities to live life to the full.

 

You can donate online at www.ccam.org.au/SundayAppeal

or call them on: (03) 9287 5513.

 

Due to the Basilica being closed for Masses we have some envelopes for you to fill out available, at the Parish Office. Thank you.

 

All gifts of $2.00 and above are tax deductible.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Please click on the link above to open the current flyer
submitted by Mr Chris Hansen.
 
Thank you St Mary's Parish, St Mary's Primary, St Robert's Primary,
St Margaret's Primary and Christ the King Primary
for your continued generosity.
 
TO DONATE TO THE FUNDS WHICH DIRECTLY HELP SUPPORT MARY IMMACULATE  PARISH IN VIQUEQUE, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE 5222 1977 OR EMAIL: dianer@stmarysgeelong.com.au
 
THANK YOU 

   

   


ST VINCENT DE PAUL COVID-19 WINTER APPEAL 2020

 

Vinnies

 

CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE LINKED TO ACCESS

THE 'INFORMATION KIT' - PDF BOOKLET 

   

  


 

REFLECTION "CONFRONTING OUR OWN PREJUDICE" (Aug 6, 2020) 

by Anna Demetriou (St Mary's Pastoral Worker)

 

 

 

 

REFLECTION "LOVE & FAITH" (July 31, 2020)

by Anna Demetriou (St Mary's Pastoral Worker)

  

 

 

 

 

REFLECTION by Anna Demetriou (St Mary's Pastoral Worker)

 

St Mary Magdalene

 written July 23 2020

 

 

 

 

REFLECTION JULY 16, 2020 

By Anna Demetriou (St Mary's Pastoral Worker)

  

Click on the Title or Picture to access the PDF document

 

"SEEDS OF MERCY"

 

 

 

REFLECTION - JULY 9 2020 by Anna Demetriou (St Mary's Parish - Pastoral Worker)

Click on the Title or Picture to access the PDF document

 

"Love more, Judge Less"

 

 

 

 

   
  
 

INVITATION TO JOIN

 

OUR WEEKLY ROSARY GROUP

 

VIA ZOOM  

 

We invite you to join in this new weekly Rosary prayer group 

Fridays at 10.00am.

 

Please contact us by Thursday 4.00pm with your

email address if you are interested and would like

to be a part of this reflective prayer group.

You can do this by calling the Parish Office (5222 1977)

with your email address and information, or email: rhay@stmarysgeelong.com.au

 

 

What you need is access to a computer/laptop

with video-audio options, or a smart phone on

which you can access email, and install the Zoom app.

...and only a little technical knowledge, or courage.

 

Basically the “meeting” will be initiated and led by us

(Fr Joseph & Rebecca) here at the parish - an email

will be sent out at 9.30am - 30 mins prior to the start

of prayer - with an invitation link, meeting number

& password and instructions on how to join in.

 

   

 

 

 

 

St Mary's Prayer Chain Pic

 

St Mary's Prayer Chain

How the Prayer Chain Works:

You are invited to send prayer requests to Cheryle Douglas.

Prayers can be sent directly via email: cheryledouglas50@gmail.com

You can use just first name and/or initials.

Please be assured that communication with the Prayer Chain is confidential.

 

If you wish to access a copy of the brochure please click on this link.

 

 


 



 

 

SUNDAY MASS FM RADIO BROADCAST

 

SUNDAY 7.00 am on Light FM, 89.9 (from St Simon’s, Rowville

  

SUNDAY 10.00 am on The Pulse 94.7 FM (from St Mary’s Basilica, Geelong)

 

 

   



  

 

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

FB likes are mirage to reality, GD Topics on Facebook Likes - MBA ...

 

 

Receive updates from St Mary of the Angels Parish and view reflections and resources. Click the Facebook image above, or the link that follows, to join:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/St-Mary-of-the-Angels-Parish-103118478011107/

 

 

 



 

DAILY REFLECTIONS

 

Our weekly Booklet (usually available in the Narthex,

but now available from outside the Parish Office)

 

 

 

August 3 - August 8

 

 

August 10 - August 15

 

 

Please use this resource to help you reflect on the

goodness of God in your daily lives.

 

  

 

WEEKDAY MASS SHEET

 

 (Now available from outside the Parish Office) 

 

August 3 - August 8

 

 

August 10 - August 15

 

 

It references the Readings for each weekday and includes the responses one would say during the weekday Mass.

 

 



 

  

 

 

 

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS

 

Children's Worksheet (for older kids)

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Aug 9) 

 

Junior Children's Worksheet (for littler kids)

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Aug 9) 

 

Children's Scripture Word Search

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Aug 9) 

 

(from LiturgyHelp online)  - a Catholic Resource

 

  

 



 

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATED: August 6, 2020

Due to the latest Stage 3 restrictions for Geelong & Regional VIC

 
THE DOORS OF THE BASILICA & THE EUCHARISTIC CHAPEL

WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC,

until further notice.

There will be no public weekday or Sunday Masses celebrated at St Mary's Basilica, no Reconciliation and no Baptisms. 

 

We are under the guidance of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Victorian Government, and work to keep the health and well being of our Parish community safely ensured.

 

Thank you for your continued patience.

 

 

 

...excerpt from original document (March 2020)...

...In light of this, all Catholics in Victoria are dispensed from their Sunday obligation until further notice (canon 1248). We encourage you to continue active participation in the life of the Church, through activities such as time in personal and family prayer, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion, or participating in a Mass online:

 

http://bit.ly/MassOnDemand

 

or https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

 

or www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass

 

 

OR SOURCE THE BACK PAGE OF OUR CURRENT BULLETIN

FOR LOCAL "LIVE FEED" DAILY & SUNDAY MASSES

 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding these continued changes. May God bless you and keep you safe and well.
Take care of yourself and others.

Peace be with you.

 

STAY HOME. STAY SAFE. WEAR A MASK

 

 



 

 THE PARISH OFFICE 

 

REMAINS OPEN 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

(Monday-Friday).

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES or REQUIRE HELP,

 

PLEASE CALL US ON 5222 1977

 

 



 

 

ST MARY'S PARISH PANTRY IS OPEN

 

The volunteers of the Parish Pantry are keeping the door open to help those in need of food relief. You will require a current Centrelink card, Refugee card or a referral to access this aid.

 

Opening hours are:

 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays

 

from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

 

Please regularly check this page for any updates.

 

 



 


Bulletins

Current Parish Bulletin
 
 
 


  
 
Keep the light of Christ alive in your heart.
 

@ ST MARY'S PARISH

 

OUR DISPLAY ON THE CNR. YARRA & LITTLE MYERS STREETS, GEELONG.

 

 

 

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 2, 2020) 

 

St Mary's Parish Feast Day

and

Viqueque Sunday (1st Sunday of the month)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 18th 2020 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this Link below to view the latest Display

Set up for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 19, 2020

 

Pop past to see it for your self. It looks so pretty after dark.

 

https://www.facebook.com/103118478011107/videos/293956555262053/   

 

  
  
 
DISPLAY on 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 28, 2020
  
 
 
 
 
Click on the Link below to view the short video of the
inspirational Display fenceline.
 
 
 
The Most Holy Body & Blood Of Christ
 
Corpus Christi   
 
 

     

 

TRINITY SUNDAY

 

 JUNE 7, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY DISPLAY (May 31)

Thank you to all the children attending St Mary's Primary School for making Holy Spirit Artwork and Banners for this display.

We love your enthusiatic involvement and your creativity. 

 

 

Click on this link below to view a video of this glorious display from our Facebook page @ (St Mary of the Angels Parish).

https://www.facebook.com/103118478011107/videos/1160945974255330/

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASCENSION SUNDAY DISPLAY (on May 24, 2020)

 

Ascension Sunday Display Full view

 

 

 

MOTHERS' DAY DISPLAY - 2020

IMAGE OF MOTHER AND CHILD (BY ARTIST: EVA CAMPBELL)

ARRANGEMENT & PRAYER ON BOARD - REBECCA HAY

 

A special thank you to the staff and students from St Mary's Primary School who contributed beautiful reflections for the fence line of our display. Your contribution is very much appreciated and loved.

 

 

 

 

 

ANZAC DAY SERVICE

 

THE DISPLAY SHOWN AS THE SUN RISES IN THE SKY

 

 

 

 

FR JIM LED THE SERVICE & THE RSL TRIBUTE

 

 

DIANE READ LAY A WREATH ON BEHALF OF ALL THE PARISHIONERS OF ST MARY'S PARISH & FR JOSEPH LAY A WREATH ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF GREATER GEELONG COUNCIL

 

 

KEVIN HAY PIPED THE LAST POST

 

Parish Prayer
  Parish Mission Statement