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You can help St Mary’s in the continuation of its important work in the Geelong region by making a donation to any of these particular Parish activities.

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St Mary of the Angels Parish Library

The Parish Library is a work in progress.

A small selection of books is currently available to borrow from the bookcase in the narthex (foyer) of the Basilica. You are welcome to borrow books but please return them for others to read.

Please return any books borrowed within a month, so others can borrow them.

Work is currently underway to provide a Parish lending library in a dedicated space, which will be focused on religious books and other resources. It is expected to open later in 2024.

Donations for the Parish Library are most welcome and can be dropped off at the Parish Office during opening hours, or left in the tub next to the library bookcase in the Basilica. Or call the Parish Office or email to arrange a pick-up if you have a large number of donations.

For any queries regarding the Library, contact the librarian, Kevin Mark, via email


From an earlier era!

Free Access to Religious Books Online

Many key texts of interest to Catholic readers can be accessed for free via the internet, to read online and/or to download as eBooks. Following are a selection of links to such books.

Writings and addresses of Pope Francis
Catechism of the Catholic Church (1993)
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2005) 
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004)
The Catholic Encyclopedia (1907-14)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)

Search for, read online or download classic Christian texts

Featured Publication

Pope Francis's Encyclical
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

You can read the full text online here.

Download a PDF version here.

Or listen to an unabridged audio version here.

The Parish Library also has a few printed copies of the Encyclical.