"From whatever direction one approaches Geelong, the most outstanding landmark is the Church of St Mary of the Angels with its slender spires pointing towards the heavens."
The journey of St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong, began on 27 November 1842. It is a Catholic place of worship with its vibrant community participating in regular Sunday and weekday Masses.
These days the Basilica doors remain open to the public during the day for personal prayer, reflection, to find peace in a moment and feel the presence of God around them. Open times are Monday 10am - 5pm; Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm (times includes a 10am Weekday Mass and on Saturday 9am - 11am (includes 10am Mass and Reconciliation at 10.30am).
On the weekends the Basilica opens for the Vigil Mass (6pm) and Sunday Masses (7.30am; 9.30am; 11am; 12.30pm Polish Mass). It is closed at all other times.
The Parish of St Mary of the Angels acknowledges the Waddawurrung people, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of reconciliation.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to their local elders past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.