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 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm restrictions for Victoria change.
Religious Gatherings and Ceremonies
Fully Vaccinated allowed: No density limitations.
Unvaccinated/ unknown vaccination: Only 50 allowed to attend a ceremony.
At the Basilica we encourage all attendees to wear masks indoors, and ask everyone to be considerate of each other - as some people believe wearing masks necessary still, whilst others do not. We ask for all to be aware of social distancing and to sanitize at the stations provided throughout the Basilica.
We advise you that the Basilica is open for Sunday Masses only. All must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated. QR registration still in place.
We are not offering an unvaccinated/unknown vaccination Mass at this stage. We will let you know if we change this detail.
Saturday Vigil 6pm (Nov 27);
Sunday Masses (Nov. 28): 7.30am; 9.30am & 11.00am
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED FOR SUNDAY MASSES
Polish Mass (Nov. 28): 12.30 pm
What the current ease in 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 during the week. The date for resuming Weekday Masses has yet to be determined. We will inform you of any details and changes to this fact.
The Piety Stall remains closed until 2022.
Cafe Light is closed until further notice.
The Plaza Theatre is closed until further notice.
The Eucharistic Chapel is OPEN for private prayer. 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 until 3:00 pm.