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 Priest: Fr Jude Johnson
St Mary's Parish Office (150 Yarra St)
Regular Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
If you wish to contact a priest after hours for an emergency hospital visit or last rites, please call the Office on 5222 1977. Have a pen and paper ready to take down the priest’s emergency number.
VIQUEQUE SUNDAY - FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - March 3 - 2024
Please click on the link to read the Viqueque update from Chris Hansen
STONEMASON WORK AT THE BASILICA
The workers will be in the Basilica on Monday Feb 26 (all day) and Wednesday Feb. 28 (all day) The building will remain open on Monday (10am - 5pm) and Wednesday (9am - 5pm). The work will cease for 10.00am Mass on Wednesday.
The Basilica will also have the stonemasons onsite on Monday March 4, Tuesday March 5 and Wednesday March 6. The same conditions apply as per the above statement.
MEMORIAL WALK BRICKS - St Mary's Basilica Geelong
If you would like to purchase an engraved tile brick, please click on the Order Form and fill out your details. The Bricks are laid onsite at the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels. 150 Yarra St Geelong. They line the edging of the pathway in and around the Basilica. A lasting memory and tribute to family members and loved ones.
Bulletins, Daily Reflection Booklets and Weekday Mass Booklets are available on this website. Click on the links set in the word text - or use the drop-downs listed across the top of our home page ("Bulletins" & "Parish Information and Resources").
Some printed copies of each are also available outside the front door of the Parish Office and in the Basilica Narthex entrance.
There are no longer vaccination requirements at Places of Worship, nor any requirement for organisers to check vaccination status for attendees, workers or volunteers at Places of Worship and for associated Parish activities.
WEARING A MASK We encourage you - for health and safety reasons, and to protect yourself and others in the community - to continue wearing a mask whilst attending Mass or visiting the Basilica, especially if you are feeling unwell. We ask that you continue keeping in mind social distancing where possible, clean your hands using soap and water regularly, and use the sanitiser provided. (If you are feeling unwell with symptoms, please wear a mask, or stay home that day, rather than attend Mass.)
The Piety Gift Stall OPEN Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 1pm. Sunday 10.30am - 12.15pm
Cafe Light will be operating 10.30 am - 12.30 pm on March 17.
The Plaza Theatre - Effective immediately, the Plaza Theatre will be closed to external groups, for the following reasons:
· Noncompliance with current fire safety standards
The closure also applies to the movies traditionally screened after Café Light. While Café Light will still be held monthly, the movie sessions will not continue.