Subbanner

 

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

 

 

 

MEDIA STATEMENT April 7 2020

Most Rev Peter A Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne

 

 

LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL

from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

 

Excerpt from letter:

In Jesus Christ, whose life is our hope and healing,

I make the following words my prayer today.
For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honour;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:5-8)

 


SUNDAY MASS FM RADIO BROADCAST

 

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

  

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

 

 

GREAT NEWS! for all Catholics.

 

Channel 7 will be streaming live

on Good Friday at 3.00pm - The Passion,

and on Easter Sunday a Mass at 10.30am.

 

TUNE IN.

 

 

VISIT OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

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

 

 

St Mary of the Angels Parish

 

Facebook address

 

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

 

 

 

 

DAILY REFLECTIONS

 

Our weekly Booklet (usually available in the Narthex)

 

 

April 6 - April 11

 

April 13 - April 18

 

Please use this resource to help you reflect on the

goodness of God in your daily lives.

 

 

WEEKDAY MASS SHEETS

 

 

 

April 6 - April 9

 

April 13 - April 18

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

 

 

Due to new Government regulation,
THE DOORS OF THE BASILICA

ARE NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC,

until at least midnight April 13, 2020

 

Statement from the Premier, Monday, March 23, 2020

 

 

Important notice from the Catholic Dioceses of Victoria, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

 

There will be no public Masses celebrated at St Mary's Basilica until further notice. Reconciliation usually held after the 9 am Saturday Mass Saturdays is also cancelled.

 

...excerpt from document...

...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

 

 

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

Peace be with you.

 

 

 

 

AT THIS STAGE THE PARISH OFFICE WILL

 

REMAIN OPEN 8.30 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 REMAINS OPEN

 

The volunteers of the Parish Pantry are keeping the door open to help those  in need of food relief for as long as possible.

 

Opening hours are:

 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays

from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

 

Please regularly check this page for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Bulletins

Parish Bulletin: 
 
 

 
   

 

 

Photos of our Lenten Journey Cross display in the Basilica. 

 

Representing our journey though Lent, the reflection, realization and release of burdens, with the different shades of purple. Also showing us that Christ bears all our burdens. Each photo represents each Sunday of Lent.

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

A LENTEN REFLECTION [MARCH 27, 2020]

 

As we come to the final leg of our journey, we take time to reflect on what it was all about. If you have surrendered all to Him on your journey, and ‘died to the world of sin’, keep your eyes now focused on the Resurrection of our Lord. Have hope in Him and in His power to breathe new life into your heaviest cross. Especially during the time of crisis, confusion and change.

 

Lent is one of the best times of the year for spiritual renewal. In some ways it can be considered a forty day retreat lived each year within the context of your daily life.  Most Catholics have understood the importance of Lent since childhood on account of Lenten practices, such as being marked with ashes, abstaining from meat on Fridays and giving something up as a sacrifice. All of these practices help to bear spiritual fruit in our lives.

 

One of the most important parts of our Lenten practice is that of engaging the Holy Scriptures in a powerful and personal way. Scripture is the Word of God. Therefore, with the Word of God, we encounter Jesus Himself as we prayerfully reflect upon it. Reading and meditating on the Scriptures is a way of allowing our Divine Lord to speak to us, draw us to Himself and communicate His perfect and all-consuming love.  Jesus’ love for each of us is intense and potentially transforming in every way, if we are willing to allow Him into our lives.

 

Lent is a time through which we more directly look at the sacrificial love of God. We ponder the Sacrifice of the Cross and all that Jesus suffered so as to set us free.  By looking at the Cross more directly each Lent, we discover just how far God is willing to go to enter into a relationship of love with each one of us. He held nothing back and did not even spare His own life. 

We must learn to open ourselves up fully to this love, and Lent is the ideal time to do so.

 

Though the central focus of Lent is the Cross, the end of the story is the Resurrection. We know that our Divine Lord conquered sin and death through His suffering and rose victorious on the third day. Thus, the Cross must always be seen in the light of this final victory and must allow us to be filled with hope as we walk through our own suffering in life.

 

 

Parish Prayer
  Parish Mission Statement