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Grovedale Parish Relocation

The Grovedale Parish has relocated from Grovedale to Torquay.  The new address is:


Nazareth Parish Office

43a Surfcoast Highway

Torquay, Vic, 3228

(behind St Therese Church)

Tel:  5243 9891

Sunday Mass times in Torquay are:  8.45am and 10.30am.  There will be no Sunday 10.30 Mass At Grovedeale or Thursday 9.30am Mass

New Parish Priest at St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong

The Geelong Deanery welcomes Fr Jim Clarke to the role of Parish Priest at St Mary of the Angels, Geelong.  We wish him well in this exciting part of his priestly journey.

There will be a Mass of Induction for Fr Clarke by Archbishop Hart in St Mary's Basilica on Saturday,2nd September at 6.00pm.  Everybody is welcome to attend. 


Annual Deanery Dinner with a Farewell to Fr Dillon

The Annual Deanery Dinner wil take place at Capri Receptions. 55 Separation St., North Geelong, on Thursday 15th June, 2017 at 7.00pm - Cost $45pp includes savouries opon arrival and two course delicious meal with tea/coffee.  Drinks at bar prices.

During the Dinner a Farwell to Fr Dillon will be given......

Everyone is welcome to attend this evening - tickets from 150 Yarra St., Geelong or contact

Catherine Moon

Tel:  0409 007913

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Credit card facilities or eft available - tickets can be posted

Here are some photos from the dinner

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Fr Dillon



Mr Frank Costa delivering the Farewell speech for Fr Dillon



Fr John McCarthy, Mr Michael Exton, Principal St Ignatius, Fr James Puppady at the Annual Deanery Dinner

Departure of Fr Kevin Dillon, AM from Geelong

The Geelong Catholic Deanery is saddened to learn that Fr Kevin Dillon will leave Geelong on Friday 28th July.  Fr Dillon has been an exceptional Deanery Co-Ordinator, Parish Priest, Pastoral Carer, Community Leader and contributing Journalist to the Geelong Advertiser during his time in Geelong in the parish of St Mary of the Angels at St Mary's Basilica.

He has become the 'go-to' man for some of the media for opinions both ethical and church based.

We give thanks for his wise counsel,  knowledge and understanding of the problems facing people in our world today and wish him well in the new parish of St Simons in Rowville.


 Farwell lunch for Fr Dillon at Sacred Heart College


Posted 16/05/17

Sacred Space Link

For a Daily Prayer, please click on to the "Links" button to take you to the Sacred Space website

Music at the Basilica


Music for reflection on the season of Advent will be presented with other classical works to lift your spirits in readiness for Christmas.

  1. Monday 28th November, 2016 ,12.30 – 1.15pm
    Formerly from St John's Anglican Church, Toorak
  2. Monday 5th December, 2016, 12.30 – 1.15pm
    From St Michael's Uniting church, Melbourne
  3. Monday 12th Decemberm, 2016 12.30 – 1.15pm
    From All Saints Anglican Church, Geelong
  4. Monday 19th December, 2016 12.20 – 1.15pm
    From St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong

16th DECEMBER, 2016

MOZART MASS IN C MAJOR K220 "SPARROW" and Music for Christmas.

Conductor Rick Prakhoff, with:

  • Lee Abrahmsen, soprano
  • Belinda Prakhoff, mezzo
  • Michael Petrucelli, tenor
  • Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass baritone

Tickets $35 full. $30 Concession.at the door or receive a $5 discount if you pre-purchase through www.trybooking.com/MRDX

Daily Reflection 21st August, 2015

Teach me your paths my God, guilde me in your truth - Psalm 25

St Pius X Day of penance Ruth 11, 3-6, 14-16, 22.

Praise the Lord, my soul!-Ps 145(146):5-10 Matthew 22:34-40

Readings'  Love your God with all your heart, and your neighbour as yourself.'


Christmas and Easter Mass and Reconciliation Times

Please look under the calendar for Christmas and Easter Mass Times for all churches in the Geelong Catholic Deanery.

Food for Thought

Become Quiet.
For a moment accept yourself gently
as a loving as well as a sinning person.
Allow yourself to be loved by God
whose love is freely given, always
available, ever faithful.
Hollow out a space within yourself
and take into it
all the suffering people of the world.
Recall them to mind:
the sick, the blind, the deaf,
the victims of violence, prisoners,
people in mental homes, the lonely,
the aged, those suffering from discrimination,
the hungry, those with marriage problems.
Open your heart to them.
Let them rush in on you and smother you.
Let the compassion of Jesus
be within you to welcome them.
 Pray to the Father out of their midst.
Let the Spirit express your groan of compassion.
Be silent.
Afterward, go out and be gentle to people.

Sean Caulfield


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Geelong Catholic Deanery.  Tel: (03) 5222 1977.  Fax: (03) 5229 0587.  Email: deanexec@pipeline.com.au