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
From October 21, 2021 at 11:59pm restrictions for Victoria were changed.
Religious Gatherings and Ceremonies
Fully Vaccinated: Indoor cap of 30 with DQ4. Outdoor cap 100 with DQ2.
The Basilica will remain closed for the celebration of the Eucharist at Weekday or Sunday Masses, and private prayer.
Using the Victorian National Roadmap, and the guidelines sent out by the Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese, plans have been made to open the Basilica for Sunday Masses on the weekend of November 6+7.
The limits will be 150 in attendance, but they all are required to be fully vaccinated. Please visit "Mass TImes"for full details of those Sunday Masses and booking & attendance requirements.
What the current restrictions means for St Mary's Parish:
The Parish Office is OPEN. It is open Monday to Friday only, from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
The Basilica remains closed until it opens on the weekend of November 6+7 for only the Sunday Masses (150 people - fully vaccinated)
Weekday Mass times starting date - still under review.
At this stage there are NO Sunday Masses [includes October 23/24 and October 30/31] and NO Weekday Masses.
The Piety Stall remains closed until further notice.
Cafe Light is closed until further notice. (Opening possible in December)
The Plaza Theatre is closed until further notice.
The Eucharistic Chapel is OPEN for private prayer. Only 2 people max. allowed entry to the space at any one time. QR code registration of visit is mandatory.
Please note: As an essential service, the Parish Pantry is open to help those in need of food and pantry items. The opening hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.