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.
CALL TO PRAYER - OUR PARTNER PARISH OF MARY IMMACULATE
This community is facing a “twin crisis” - a health crisis and a humanitarian crisis, with evacuees from the latest storms and floods further at risk of contracting Covid-19 due to the influx of household members and large groups in shelters, because of the loss of housing and much devastation.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters at Mary Immaculate, in Viqueque, and the surrounding communities in East Timor.
Ask the Lord to ease the heavy rains, storms and floods, which have caused devastation and loss of lives for many families.
Pray that the churches and agencies, working on the ground can quickly bring aid and relief to where it is needed most, and that these people are blessed with wisdom, protection and strength as they assist those in the local communities.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.