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
New lockdown restrictions will be changed/lifted slightly as of 11.59pm, Tuesday, July 27th, 2021. These new restrictions will remain in place for 2 weeks.
We are now able to open the Basilica for Private Prayer time/ Weekday Mass and Sunday Masses. Our attendance numbers are limited to 100 indooors at 1 per 4sqm.
Masks are a requirement and must be worn inside. Sanitizing and Social Distancing is still something we adhere to. And everyone is required to QR code register upon arrival - no matter how long you stay (whether 1 minute or 1 hour)
NB: there is a manual sign in sheet provided for those with phone issues - but QR code registration is the preferred method of registrsation.
What this means for us:
Basilica will be open from 9.00am - 11.00am for private prayer time from Tuesday to Saturday.
10.00am Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday morning.
Reconciliation: will be held after the 10.00am Mass on Saturdays (at around 10.30am)
Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.00pm.
Sunday Masses: 7.30am; 9.30am; 11.00am; 12.30pm Polish Mass
The Parish Office is now open. Mon - Fri. 9.00am - 5.00pm
The Piety Stall Gift Shop will open on Wednesday July 28 from 9am - 11am, Thursday July 29 from 9am - 11am and Friday July 30 from 9am - 11am. It will resume regular open hours of 9am - 11am Tuesday to Friday thereafter. The Piety Gift Stall is also open on Sunday mornings from 10.15am - 12.15pm
Café Light will remain closed this weekend - Sunday August 1st. It will remain closed until further notice.
Plaza Theatre will remain closed until further notice.
The Eucharistic Chapel may be used once again. Please remember to register your visit, wear a mask inside, sanitize and clean before you leave.
The Parish Pantry remains open for the homeless and others in need of help with food and supplies. Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
St Mary of the Angels Basilica, 136 Yarra Street, Geelong VIC 3220