THE TOLLING OF THE BELL!

 

December 3, 2017 - NEXT SUNDAY - at 1.30pm.

 

We will mark the 175th Anniversary of our Parish

 

with the ‘tolling of the bell’,

the cutting of the cake

and the pouring of the champagne!

 

This celebration will take place in or near the Hibernian Hall (Café Light).

 

Please note that the Café will be closing at 12.30pm on this day.

 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MEMORIAL MASS

 

This Mass will be celebrated this coming Tuesday Nov. 28 at 7.30pm.

 

Names of Family or Friends who have died in the last 12 months,

will be displayed on the screen.

 

Names of deceased Family or Friends (who died more than 12 months ago)

can be placed in the box in the Narthex on the evening of the Mass.

This box will be brought up to the Altar during the Offertory Procession.

 

 

 

 

SENIORS’ MASS and ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

 

Mass will be celebrated on Saturday December 9th at 10.00am,

 

followed by a Morning Tea in the Hibernian Hall (Café Light).

 

Please contact the Office: 5222 1977

to let Sr. Anne know if you intend to join us at the morning tea.

 

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TO ALL PARISH MEMBERS TO JOIN WITH THE

MIXTURES CHOIR

FOR OUR CHRISTMAS EVE MASS @ 8.00pm

 

PRACTICES WILL HELD BE ON A WEDNESDAY EVENING

@ 7.00pm IN THE MACKILLOP ROOM

- ST.MARY'S PARISH CENTRE -

150 MYERS ST. GEELONG (enter from the CarPark)

 

 

DATES:

 

December 6th + December 13th + December 20th

 

Fr Kevin Dillon & Lifeboat Geelong feature on 'Humans in Geelong'

Read the online article here


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SAMARITAN HOUSE GEELONG

 

Can you donate to help keep this service to our community functioning successfully

Or can you give the details of organisations or groups who might be invited to help?

 

What a fantastic way to honour the homeless family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Celebrate Christmas in a special way this year by keeping “Samaritan House,Geelong” open.

 

Please click on this link to download the Donation Form return it to:

“Samaritan House”  c/- 150 Yarra Street, Geelong, 3220 or Fax to: 5229 0587

 

THANK YOU

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Example of the form attached to the link above 

 

NAME: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

ADDRESS: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

PHONE:  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

E-MAIL ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...

I / We would like to support “Samaritan House” by contributing 

      $  _________

                                      (Send no money yet—we will contact you)

                   And / or

I / We suggest that an invitation to contribute be sent to this organisations / groups:

NAME OF ORGANISATION : …………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

POSTAL ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

CONTACT PERSON: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...

 

SAMARITAN HOUSE DONATIONS:   Samaritan House has just been granted Tax Deductibility Status,

so pledged amounts will now be gratefully received.

Cheques should be made out to:“Samaritan House Geelong”

and posted to Samaritan House, c/ - Registered Office, 150 Yarra St., Geelong 3220.

 

Direct bank payments should be paid to Bendigo Bank, BSB 633 108, Account No. 144974029 .

 

Sincere thanks to all generous contributors. New donations to assist the quest to pay for the property through 1,000 x $500 donations are still most welcome.

Please notify Samaritan House at the above address prior to making a direct bank donation.

 

 
 
 

St Mary's Parish Pantry

 

This video clip is introduced by the convener of the Pantry, Mr Gary McIlvena, and tells of this new project to help the needy of Geelong.

 


 


  

A HISTORY OF ST.MARY'S BASILICA (12-May-2006)
Copies of this wonderful book by the late Ian Wynd are now available for purchase. The work was completed by Ian just three weeks before his death in 2003, and includes 32 full-colour pages of photographs of the restored Basilica. It is available as a cloth-covered, bound edition at $30, and a paperback with full-colour glossy card cover at $20. Books can be purchased during office hours at St. Mary's office, or from the Stall at St. Mary's, or Centrepoint Books. Order forms (not required, of course, for over the counter sales) are available in the Narthex of St. Mary's, St. Margaret's & Christ the King, & St. Robert's.
 
Whilst the above will suit Geelong locals or visitors to the area, any interested persons from further afield, interstate or overseas can contact the St Mary's Parish Office on 03 5222 1977 (0011+61+3+52221977) for details of how to obtain a copy.
 
Also, email or fax a request:
Email:    terryp@stmarysgeelong.com.au         Fax :  03 5229 0587 (0011+61+3+52290587)
 
 
BASILICA CREST (3-Aug-2005)
 
A large sculptured crest graces the front of the Basilica - above the front doorway and immediately below the circular Rose Window. The crest is that of the Holy See and is a little over a metre square in size. It has been magnificently cast in bronze and is a striking visible symbol of St Marys' status as a minor Basilica.
 
On Tuesday 2 August 2005, the crest sculpture was blessed by Fr Kevin Dillon and dedicated to the memory of the late Sheila Maguire, who represents the unselfish and kind nature of the "ordinary parishioner".
It was Sheila's generous bequest to St Mary's that made possible the beautiful crest which is now an enduring symbol to the parish. Please take some time to admire this beautiful addition to St Mary of the Angels Basilica.