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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 - Victoria, Australia.


Mass Times

Parish Priest: Fr James Clarke        Assistant Parish Priest: Fr. Joe Truong





Parish Farewell for Fr Maurice Barry O.Carm.
was held on (Sunday, February 25th)
It was a fine tribute to a very well deserving man.
Thank you for coming along to honour Fr. Barry.
Click on this link above to view some photos from the event.
Parish Bulletin:
 Image result for our journey through holy week


Message from Fr. Jim from the front of the Bulletin



The Easter Triduum, the three ceremonies we celebrate in Holy Week are the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the veneration of the cross on Good Friday and the Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection celebrated at the Easter Vigil. These three ceremonies commemorate the Paschal Mystery. The General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM) is vey specific that only one mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday.


“Unity is expressed by the single celebration of an evening Eucharist

in which the whole Community gathers to participate.”


We gather as our parish community of St. Mary’s to celebrate the Institution of the sacrament of the Holy Orders on Holy Thursday.

This is the last celebration of the Eucharist until we celebrate

the Eucharist at the Mass of the Easter Vigil.


Good Friday is the commemoration of the Lord’s passion and death.

Our focus on Good Friday is the cross, the instrument of the death of Jesus and the instrument of our salvation.

We listen to the passion story from the Gospel of John. We are drawn into events which lead to the death of Jesus.

We venerate the cross because it is an instrument of death and torture which has become the tree of life and the source of our redemption.


In the death of Christ we are reborn into everlasting life.


As the Good Friday service is not a Mass and not a celebration of the

Eucharist, we will not be receiving Holy Communion.

We will depart the church in silence after the veneration of the cross.


We next celebrate Eucharist at the Mass of the resurrection at the Easter

Vigil, when we rejoice in the empty tomb, and the victory

of the Risen Lord over death and destruction.


Easter is the great feast which celebrates our salvation in Jesus Christ.

We are encouraged to participate and enter

into this life changing and life-saving event.


- Fr. Jim Clarke -






Reflection Song:(click on the link)


"Here I am" by Tom Booth














from our Partner-Parish

Mary Immaculate, Viqueque, East Timor.


A new St Mary’s Parish Viqueque Steering Committee was formed last year.

We currently have over 20 members on the Committee from our 4 parish schools!


We meet once a month in the Parish Office.


Our next meeting will be held in the

Parish Office at 4pm on Monday, 19th March.


You are very welcome to join us!





 Parish Prayer
 Parish Mission Statement

For more information please click on the link above.