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 Jaycee Napoles
Information regarding COVID-19 requirements for our Parish:
St Mary's Parish Office (150 Yarra St) is open 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.
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.
Parish Workers(staff and all volunteers) are required by Vic Sate law to be fully vaccinated. (April 22, 11:59 pm) The Melbourne Archdiocese and therefore the Parish require all Parish Workers to have a current Working With Children Check. Please contact the Parish Office if you require more information regarding this. We are happy to help and guide you through the online process.
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 cannot safely social distance. We ask that you continue keeping in mind social distancing where possible and to 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 at home that day, rather than attend Mass.)
QR code check-in or proof of vaccination status is not required.
The Piety Stall is open at the following times:
Monday to Friday: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. (Closed Saturday.) Sunday: 10.15 am to 12.15 pm.
Cafe Light is closed indefinitely.
The Plaza Theatre is closed until further notice.