The Catholic Parish of St Mary of the Angels has grown and evolved over many decades, alongside the community of Geelong.
Our Basilica is a place of worship for locals and visitors alike and a major historical landmark for tourists.
Parish Priest: Fr James Clarke
Assistant Parish Priest: Fr Joseph Panackal IVD
THE BASILICA IS OPEN FOR WEEKDAY & SUNDAY MASSES
Please see 'Mass Times' for the current times at which Mass is celebrated at the Basilica.
There is no need to pre-book a Weekday or Sunday Mass.
All visits to the Basilica, including private Prayer time, Reconciliation and purchasing at the Piety Stall require individual check in using QR code - provided on location in the Narthex entry and within the church. If you are unable to access this scanning function on your phone, we have contact tracing detail sheets available for you to fill in upon arrival. It is one form of registration or the other. No need to do both.
Please know that attendance numbers are still limited as per the 2 square metre rule implemented by the government under the current restrictions, and we will have to reconsider your attendance if our quota is reached.
AMENDMENT: EFFECTIVE FROM 6pm Friday March 26, 2021
YOU ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO WEAR MASK INSIDE THE BASILICA, BUT YOU MUST CARRY A MASK WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES, AS STIPULATED BY THE STATE VIC GOVERNMENT'S LATEST EASE IN RESTRICTIONS.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CLEAN YOU HANDS SANITIZE WHILST AT THE BASILICA.
WHERE POSSIBLE PLEASE CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE 1.5m SOCIAL DISTANCING.
SIGN IN AND VISITOR REGISTRATION IS STILL A GOVERNMENT IMPLEMETED REQUIREMENT.
ST MARY’S PARISH - ANZAC DAY MASS
will be held on Sunday April 25 at the 9.30am Sunday Mass time.
All other Sunday Masses will be celebrated using the scriptures for the day, and will include prayers
and respectful recognition of Anzac Day.
GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY - APRIL 25, 2021
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Good Shepherd Sunday is commonly celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Easter. On this day we are invited to pray for those whom God may be calling to a priestly vocation and would benefit from our prayers.
Please include in your prayers - Vinh Do (6th Year Seminarian) who visited us and helped us within our parish over the Easter period.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming a priest you are invited to contact: Rev Jerome Santamaria - Vocations Director - Catholic Vocations. Email: Jerome.firstname.lastname@example.org