On Wednesday July 10, 2019 a number of Saint Ignatius College staff attended the Jesuit and Companions Schools Association (JACSA) conference. The three-day conference is held every 3 years at one of the Jesuit Schools throughout Australia. This year we were fortunate to travel to Adelaide and our host College was Saint Ignatius’ College, Adelaide. This Education Conference focused on responding to the challenge to be companions in a mission of Reconciliation and Justice. The conference consisted of three key objectives:
The delegates were fortunate enough to hear from the Provincial Fr Brian McCoy SJ and Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ on some of the current issues facing educators today. There were also a number of key note speakers throughout the conference, delivering addresses on a range of topics. Fr Frank Brennan SJ challenged participants regarding our response to Refugees and Asylum Seekers and First Nations People in Australia querying how Ignatian Spirituality can and should contribute to this conversation. Mr. Nishadh Rego from Jesuit Refugee Service depicted the human face of those currently in detention or in precarious positions post-detention while Ms. Barbara Watkins, confronted those present with the challenge to transform mission into action. All speakers were thought provoking, inspiring and generated great discourse amongst the delegates in attendance.
I would like to thank the Saint Ignatius staff who attended the conference alongside myself: namely Mrs. Annette Chidzey, Ms. Alicia Deak, Ms. Deb Hodge, Mr. Paul Lewis and Mr. Brendan Nicholls.
Major Roads Project
The next stage of this project involves completing foundations for the pedestrian underpass and this work has commenced. The underpass will ensure safe and efficient access to and from the Education, Arts and Sporting precinct on Peninsula Drive and is a welcome stage in the ongoing development of the bypass.
The pedestrian underpass has been designed to be wide, light and welcoming for all users. It will be 8 metres wide, 3 metres high and 26 metres long and will open onto a new, landscaped open space with seating and bus shelters at the pick-up and drop-off points on Peninsula Drive. At night, the underpass will be well lit to ensure the safety of people needing to access it.
Piling work for the new pedestrian underpass will resume on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with the rig moved on site prior to that date. During this time, you will notice some large machinery near the old entrance of Peninsula Drive. These machines will be drilling holes, driving concrete piles deep into the ground and building concrete footings.
While the underpass foundations are being built, the existing pedestrian detour will remain in place from Andersons Road to Peninsula Drive. There may be minor adjustments to the detour at the closest points to the piling work, but clear directional signage will be provided any time there are alterations.
I encourage all students to ensure they remain out of the construction area and follow the signage provided by the Major Roads Project Victoria group.
At the conclusion of last term, we had a number of international immersion trips that departed to various locations around the globe. There were significant life time memories created for all participants undertaking these experiences. It was pleasing to welcome back staff and students during the recent holidays and listen to the detailed stories that these trips provided. I would like to acknowledge the following staff who shared the experiences with our parents and students.
The following students have brought distinguished acclaim to the school and themselves in recent weeks and I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge their respective efforts and achievements:
Jet Kneebone (9 Beltran) who represented VIC Country in the National U/16 Basketball Championships. There were only 10 boys selected from the Victoria country region. The team had a very good carnival making it to the Grand Final, where they were defeated by Vic Metro.
Tristan Bond (9 Arrupe) and Mason Ward (9 Gonzaga) were presented with the Australian Scout Medallion. To attain this award reflects sustained effort over many months and years, plus self-discipline, teamwork and leadership. All of the attributes we want from our students at Saint Ignatius. Well done.
I would also like to wish the following students all the best as they undertake the following endeavours:
Lucy Mawson (7 Ward) and Charli Nicol (9 Gonzaga) will be representing Team Victoria in the U/12 and U/15 Netball Schools Sports Australian Championships
Jye Clarke (9 Isore) and Ashley Van Loon (9 Regis) who are both representing Team Victoria in the U/15 boys and U/15 girls AFL competition.
We look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return to the College.
A reminder that Semester 1 reports will be accessible online via the Parent Portal on July 23, 2019 from 9am. In addition to assist future planning, there will be a Subject Information Expo for all year 9 and 10 students to be held at the College on Wednesday August 7. This evening is designed to provide detailed information in regards to upcoming pathways and 2020 subject selections at both levels.
Further details will be forwarded to parents and guardians of students in these levels closer to the Expo, but for now I ask that this date be diarized to ensure everyone can be present.
Michael Timms Acting Principal
As we return to a new semester refreshed and energized we are challenged to enter into another period of learning, discernment and growth. New beginnings are a very important part of life. When we begin something anew we have the chance to leave some of what was less helpful in our past, be transformed and bring new things to life in our lives. This fact is true of individuals, communities and society as a whole.
As individuals each of us has the opportunity to enter into the next six months with a revised vision for what we hope to achieve and who we would like ourselves to be. As a community we consider what might be achieved collectively between now and the end of the year and the plans that might be implemented and may bear fruit next year. As a society we enter into a new financial year and at all levels pause to consider what we might be able to achieve with the gifts provided by our resources and collective ‘hard work’.
Reflection and discernment is greatly needed in our Country at this time. This week our Government rejected recommendations by the Australian Human Rights Commission to relax a number of draconian and retrospective laws that affect some 30,000 asylum seekers. Many of the laws in place affect the ability for these vulnerable people to seek employment and contribute to the economy, to be able to live above the poverty line, to access elementary health services and have a hopefully vision of the future.
As we enter into a new financial year our Government has continued to slash the funds offered to support people seeking asylum. There has been a 60% reduction in the budget in this area over the last two years, which in the coming year will equate to approx. $30,724 per person being offered to support employment services, ‘welfare’ payments etc.
Conversely border protection and offshore detention blew out to $1.158billion in 2018-19. Meaning that the cost of offshore detention was $1.266millon per person. The enormous discrepancy in the cost of detaining asylum seekers and refugees offshore and the limited funding offered to support those in our communities is difficult to resolve.
These facts are part of an extremely difficult and emotive issue. However, the cost to our collective humanity and the wellbeing of vulnerable human beings cannot be summarily dismissed. The psychological stress upon those affected is inordinate. Without hope people become despondent and lost. This eventuality leads to significant mental health problems and suicide (24 cases since 2010). As a community we are a people of hope. Our vision is centered on the teachings of Jesus, his resurrection and the promise of eternal life. Let us consider how we can align our identity and views with this difficult and complex issue.
Last Sunday the Gospel reading was the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). A story that is well known and often used as an ethical yardstick. A few points that are less well known is the relationship between Jews and Samaritans at the time. The tension between the two communities was palpable and visceral. A comparison in Australia today would be the manner in which ‘right-wing’ groups view Muslims. Many of the asylum seekers and refugees affected by the budgetary decisions are Muslims. They are also have fled from cultures that are significantly different to our own.
As the narrative is so engaging we often remember the story rather than the key point in which Jesus asks the Lawyer, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” This question and response offers us the key to unlock the crux of any significant issue – mercy.
At this time, we as individuals, communities and as a nation would do well to reflect upon this reading in the context of refugees and asylum seekers. How may we pause for a moment and view the issue through the eyes of Jesus? How might we judge with his heart those who have sought protection in a manner that is against the laws of our Country? Are we able to see the person or are we only able to see an issue, legislation or labels? What viewpoint honours our faith community and our personal relationship with Jesus? Reflection of these points guided by the ‘head, heart, hands’ model many be of profit as you consider this demanding matter.
Head - Be informed
Heart – Pray
Hands – Action
As we settle into a new semester and our Country into a new financial year I encourage you to take a moment to consider the future of our society, our College community and yourself. Our journey of discipleship continues as we look toward the end of another year and our ability to discern the will of God and the change that we can bring to the world is unlimited.
Yours in Christ,
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
On Thursday 27th of June, Luke Giblin and Darcy Nichols (Year 12 VCAL Students) completed an assessed performance for their VET studies in Music and Performance at the Queenscliff Brewhouse along with fifteen other students undertaking the same course from Bellarine Secondary College. They performed in front of an audience of 80 music lovers, locals, family and friends.
Luke sang 'Talk is Cheap' by Chet Faker, 'Someone Like You' by Adele and an original called 'Key to my Soul'. This is Luke’s first year in the VET program and this was his first performance in front of a live audience. Although he was very nervous and apprehensive, all his songs were greeted with rapturous applause. Luke will continue to build his confidence during the year.
This is now Darcy’s second year in the course playing guitar, drums and the keys. At the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Darcy performed with his band called CouCh, they played a high energy acoustic cover of 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley and then four original compositions, 'She’s on the Loose', 'By the Sea', and two which are available on Spotify and iTunes, called 'Orange Juice' and 'Home'. Go check them out now!
There will be a final performance at the Potato Shed where Darcy and Luke will present their final exam pieces, and everyone is welcome to attend. Luke wants to continue his music pathway by undertaking a Sound Engineering course in 2020 at either Melbourne Polytechnic or Collarts Music College. In 2020, Darcy is planning to study Music Business Management or Sound Engineering at either JMC or Melbourne Polytechnic.
Darcy and Luke acknowledged that the flexible Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programme gave them the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake future studies in music composition and sound engineering. I’m sure we’ll see them both perform at such events like Splender in the Grass and the Queenscliff Music Festival in years to come.
Ms Kirsty Allan VCAL Coordinator
On Tuesday 16th July, all Year 11 students attended a full day workshop titled the ‘Day of Hope”. Students participated fully in embracing the information presented. An outline of the day follows.
Young people are living and inheriting an increasingly complex world – socially, environmentally and politically. It’s a world that causes many to flounder – drifting away from their true identity, forgetting their purpose, and being blinded by societal pressures and fears.
Day of Hope provides knowledge and understanding that form the foundation on which students can build a hope filled future. It develops an understanding of the effects that external influences and personal cognitions have on the individual. By encouraging critical thinking, Glen provokes students to counteract negativity and make informed, healthy choices.
There are three modules in this seminar:
The Power of Purpose encourages students to consider and take decisive action on who they are, why they are here and where they are going.
Jailbreak explores how to change limiting beliefs or paradigms to maximise success for the individual and the team.
Unstoppable teaches the power of stretching yourself to be able to be all that you were created to be.
These sessions provide students with tools and strategies to overcome the times when it seems as though everything is against them, so they can make their dreams a reality.
Ms Kristin Williamson Year level Coordinator: Year 11
Over the recent school holidays students from eight of the Jesuit and Companion schools in Australia participated in the annual two week JACSA Timor Leste Immersion. The students were accompanied by Joshua Allen (Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview), Justine Bell (Loyola College, Watsonia) and Alicia Deak (Saint Ignatius College, Geelong) and visited the Jesuit communities outside of Dili in Kasait and Railaco.
Saint Ignatius College Geelong supports the works of Jesuit Mission in Timor Leste including the two schools in Kasait and Railaco. This immersion facilitated an opportunity for students from Australia to deepen their understanding of the people of Timor Leste and their history, as well as develop friendships with those communities that we support. The students also gained an appreciation for the Jesuit network that they belong to as well as the gift that Ignatian Spirituality, discernment and reflection is to our daily lives.
Hannah Lace and Jessica Breckon represented the College on this immersion and share their experiences below:
“I am so grateful that our school offers this immersion that is truly a once in a life time opportunity. From the immersion I was able to develop myself as a person by learning from the Timorese. I felt as though I gained so much more from the Timorese than they gained from myself. During the immersion I learned so much more about the Jesuits and the work they do and just how large the Jesuit community truly is and how it is such a connection that brings people, communities and countries close together as one.”
Hannah Lace 11 Denn
“I would overall like to thank the school for allowing me to participate in this wonderful opportunity and my time spent in East Timor. I truly met some incredible people and felt as if I immersed myself deeply in the Timorese culture. Experiencing this immersion with students from all over Australia, gave me personally a better outcome, because I felt as if I have made friendships and connections for life. I became truly in touch with my emotions and could not be any more grateful for the journey I was able to be a part of. Thank you to Alicia Deak, Mr Lewis, Mr Exton, the Parents and Friends Association, and all staff for making this immersion possible.”
Jessica Breckon 11 More
Students currently in Year 10 will be invited to apply for the 2020 JACSA Timor Leste Immersion in the coming weeks.
Alicia Deak Ignatian Coordinator
Semester 1 Reports
As indicated in the Principal’s comments, Semester 1 reports for all students in Years 7 to 12 will be accessible via the parent portal from 9am Tuesday July 23rd. These reports are intended to provide individual feedback on student progress and skill development across the semester. They will also help to inform 2020 subject selection for students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 that will be undertaken this term.
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will undertake online testing during Personal Learning classes this week. These tests generated by Australian Council for Educational Research [ACER] provide useful information related to students’ reasoning skills in three key areas, namely verbal, numerical and abstract(visual) reasoning. Ms. Karen Perkins, Acting Learning Enhancement Co-ordinator and Mrs. Gemma Tolan, Acting Personal Learning Coordinator are assisting students and teachers to complete these tests. The tests are 45 minutes in length and the data obtained will assist, among other matters, in more informed choices for subject selection and ongoing learning pathways within the College.
2020 Subject Selection
The 2020 subject selection process is undertaken this term. Subject information booklets that will be published online are currently being prepared. Learning Area Leaders and specific Year Level Coordinators with students involved in making selections assist in this process as does our VCE Coordinator, Mr. Brown, our VCAL Coordinator, Ms. Allan and our Work and Further Education [WAFE] Coordinator, Mr. Bruce Connor. This process is an exciting time for students and parents and guardians as we continue to work together to develop meaningful learning pathways across the College.
This year, there will be a combined Years 9 and 10 Subject Information Expo on Wednesday August 7th to be held at the College. The intent of this Expo is to clarify implications of future subject selections at each respective level and to provide access to key staff who can provide specific input with regard to individual subjects and learning areas. More information will be provided to parents prior to the evening but for now we ask that this date be set aside to optimise student choices moving forward into 2020 and beyond.
Mrs. Annette Chidzey Deputy Principal [Learning and Teaching]
Planning and selecting the best possible fundraiser initiatives and year level activities have long been key responsibilities of the SRC. In our ongoing effort to support year level solidarity and ‘giving back’ within the community, the SRC is preparing for many upcoming events in Term 3. We also encourage all students whenever possible to share their ideas regarding casual days and community building activities with their year level SRC representative.
The SRC has received several suggestions from students as to how we can enhance the College uniform. One such proposal is to introduce a warm waterproof jacket into the winter uniform to help keep students warm in these brisk months. The SRC is considering how this might be implemented to complement the existing uniform.
The SRC is continuing to ensure that each classroom has a functioning clock. We see this as essential for all students to be able to successfully manage their time within regular classes and under test conditions.
Feast Day SRC BBQ:
The SRC will be running a BBQ on Feast Day (Wednesday July 31). We will be selling $2 sausages and veggie burgers, with the money raised going to help develop Jesuit education in East Timor.
William Bothe Year 11 SRC Representative
Applying determination and resilience to reach your goals.
An Evening with Tom Lonergan
Year 11 and 12 students and their parents/guardians are invited to join us on Wednesday the 24th of July at 6pm for an evening with Tom Lonergan.
Where: St. Thomas Church, Peninsula Drive, Drysdale.
Time: 6pm. (Event duration is approximately 1 hour).
Although this is a free event, please register your booking at: www.trybooking.com/BDDWN
For further information contact: Ms. Elana Cole (Companions Coordinator) email@example.com
Open Days a really good opportunity to explore the campus and get a feel for the university or tertiary institution. There are lectures held for the courses of interest and explainations of what you might be studying and how to apply for the course. It is also an opportunity to meet staff and current students and get a feel for the institution you would like to attend.
A list of the VTAC Open days for 2019 can be viewed here:
A PDF of our Canteen Price List can be downloaded here
Starting July 22nd
N. Van Vliet, A. Schneider, J. Gray
L. Tigani, M. Jackson, Needed
Needed, Needed, Needed
N. Lowther, E. Carpenter, Needed
S. McKay, E. Stokie, Needed
Starting July 29th
Needed, Needed, Needed
V. Durbridge, Needed, Needed
L. Vella, R. Murray, Needed
Thursday August 1st
C. Duncan, Needed, Needed
S. Jenkins, S. Hammond, K. Every
If unable to attend, please make sure you get a replacement.
Sandra Woodall Tel: 0417 050 258
Surveys have consistently shown that children have been exposed to rising amounts of screen time in recent years, as well as parents struggling to manage the moods and time demands of children and young people.
As kids spend increasing amounts of time tethered to a digital device, it makes sense that the time they are online, is time well spent. As parents we're often concerned about the connections children and young people are making and the subsequent impact on their wellbeing. We're often concerned about the content they're consuming, and how helpful, relevant and safe it is for them. Rightfully, there's concern that the time spent online, scrolling, searching and swiping, may well be time better spent on other pursuits.
Obviously, these digital devices won’t be going anywhere fast. So, we need to look at how we remain in control of our screen use, and ensure the time we're investing online is adding something helpful, positive and meaningful to our lives.
Here are a few tips to help you be more intentional with your scrolling. Being mindful of how time spent on devices, is certainly not just reserved for young people.
Encourage creation not just consumption
Here's a simple question. Are you more of a consumer or creator when you're online? When you spend your online time in creative mode such as making things, creating own videos, editing photos, writing blogs, coding a video game or composing a song you are getting something tangible in return for the time spent on a screen. You are achieving and creating something, rather than simply consuming the content made by others, which is generally far more satisfying as a user.
Look at who you are following
Consider the real purpose of the people on your feeds. Are you following celebrities you can never relate to, companies you would never buy from, or people who bring you down rather than teach or inspire you? Ideally, you'll follow people and companies that you can connect with and add positively to your life.
So what about your child? If they have a passion for something, help them find suitable people to follow. For instance, if they love space, search for NASA and related accounts. If they love photography, help them find great photographers sharing their work online. When they're following people that teach, inspire and ignite their passions, they're less likely to spend valuable time with energy zappers.
Do a digital declutter
We all have so many apps on our devices and many are just clutter that we used once and no longer visit or don’t add anything constructive to our day. Maybe you could try deleting all the apps on your phone and only put those back that you need to make your day easier, or that offer you something positive. This forces us to look at the real benefits, or not, of the apps and thus the time we are spending online. Could there be better games for your kids to play? Are there better videos for them to watch than the ones that the YouTube algorithm believes they want to see?
Role model good practises
Most kids learn much more from what they see and experience, rather than from what they are told. As a parent be sure to be intentional with your screentime. Do you:
• Follow people that support you, challenge you in helpful ways or inspire and lift you up?
• Interact in positive ways?
• Give people your attention rather than scroll whilst others are talking to you?
• Put your digital devices away in order to fit all the other important things into your day?
Setting your kids up with good online habits will help make these practises the norm. If you don’t want your children falling prey to the harmful and unhelpful experiences online, you need to be sure that they are focusing on positive and helpful screentime pursuits.
Be intentional with your scrolling, and you'll ensure you're getting a much greater return on your online investment.
Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators. He’s the author of 10 books for parents including Thriving! and the bestselling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It, and his latest release Spoonfed Generation: How to raise independent children.
Become a part of the Saint Ignatius College Parents and Friends' Association
We invite you to join the Saint Ignatius College Parents and Friends' Association- whether it be attending our monthly meetings, helping out at fundraising events , you can receive some up to date information on events coming up at and around the college by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and Friends' Association meeting for August 2019
Please come and join us on Tuesday August 13th at 7.00pm in the Food Tech Rooms.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Email your details to us at: email@example.com
Even if you can’t make it to the monthly meetings, but think you might be able to be on call to help at the different things we are involved in, please get in touch with us.
The Uniform Shop
Please note that Uniform shop will be open every second Wednesday from 2pm to 4 pm.
Opening dates for this term are:
Term 2 Dates are:
Wednesday July 24
Wednesday August 7 and August 21
Wednesday September 4 and September 18
If you are able to assist and help us out in the Uniform Shop we would love to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Training is provided.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday September 19. The Uniform also will be open during this time for your convenience.
Entertainment Book – (2019/2020)
Please help support Saint Ignatius College by purchasing an Entertainment.
Books are for sale at the College Office or you can email Sandi Clark on: email@example.com
Join Saver Plus and we'll match your savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500 for school costs.
To join Saver Plus, you must be at least 18 years or over, have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself, have regular income from paid employment (you or your partner), have a current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and be in receipt of an eligible Commonwealth social security benefit, allowance or payment.
Contact: Your local Saver Plus Coordinator
See PDF flyer for details:
Local Community and Sporting groups you may be interested in.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
A journey of Faith – we are all on this journey and we are on it together!
And we encourage, support, challenge, pray for one another – we can’t be Christians on our own we need a community to help us! Are you someone who may like to be part of this journey with us?
Have been encouraged by our priest, Fr Darien, or our Pastoral Assistant Sr Nola Morrissy, to learn about the Catholic Faith because your child is preparing for Holy Communion or Confirmation;
Want to know more about what your child is learning at the catholic school;
Are seeking to understand more about God’s place in your life;
Are looking for something to give more meaning to your life;
Want to belong to a community whose beliefs & values you want to know more about.
elowA leaflet entitled “RCIA, A Journey in Faith” is attached b and is also available from the school office.
Should you wish to talk to a member of the RCIA team, contact details can be obtained from the school office.
Please be in touch with Fr Darien on 5258 1673, or Sandra Gould on email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to know more – a friendly reception awaits you – no question is a ‘silly one’! An Enquiry Night will be held on Tues 20th August; if you wish to attend that night please contact Fr Darien or Sandra by the 13th August.
What's On in July at the Potato Shed!
The Potato Shed have a variety of performances to suit people of all ages. Please find attached the What’s On poster for events coming up in July. You are advised to book early as many events sell out.
GSODA Junior Players: 'Hercules the Panto!
GSODA Junior Players are very excited to be presenting 'Hercules the Panto!’
He’s strong, mighty, a hero, all singing, all dancing, and here in Geelong!
In a venue as big as he is, get ready for Hercules - The Panto to take to the stage in The Geelong Arena in 2019.
Let the GSODA Junior players transport you to Athens, to the theatre of Dionysus, in a pantomime that promises to have you clutching your stomach, rolled over in balls of laughter, tapping your toes along to a catchy catalogue of multigenerational hits, and dancing away in your seats.
A classic tale with a healthy dose of twists and turns, this story is unlike any version of Hercules that you have ever seen or heard before. Will Hercules find his true love? Will Medusa run a successful hair styling business? Will the Kings daughter marry a pop star?
Confused? Come along to the Geelong Arena to see Hercules - The Panto, and all will be revealed!
Directed by Nicole Kaminski, Vocal Direction by Shayne Lowe and Choreography by Jana Kolacz
City of Greater Geelong Free Parenting Program: 'Tuning into Teens'
Tuning into Teens is a six session program providing parents with a greater understanding of their teen’s emotional experiences while teaching specific skills that can assist in being supportive, empathic and staying connected with the young person.
Commences Tuesday July 23rd, 7pm to 9pm at Ariston House, 245-249 Pakington Street, Newtown.
See attached PDF for more details.
Did your Year 7 students miss their vaccines at school?
See the list below of Immunisation Centres and Hours:
Belmont Community Health Centre
Barwon Health 1-17 Reynolds Road, Belmont, 3216.
(Please note that this is the Barwon Health building, not the Maternal Child Health building)
Wednesday morning (Appointment only) 9 am - 12.30pm
Open sessions (No appointment required) Wed and Friday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.45pm
Saturday morning (Appointment only) 08.30am – 12.15pm
Corio Community Health Centre
Barwon Health 2 Gellibrand St, Corio, 3214.
Every Wednesday 9.30am - 11.45am (No appointment required)
245 Pakington St, Newtown, 3220.
1st Friday of each month 9.30am -11.45am (No appointment required)
Ocean Grove - Boorai Centre (behind Aquatic Centre)
4-50 Shell Rd, Ocean Grove, 3226.
2nd and 4th Friday of each month 9.30am -11.45am (No appointment required)
Newcomb Library meeting room (upstairs)
Corner Wilsons Rd & Bellarine Highway, Newcomb, 3219.
1st and 3rd Friday of each month 9.30 – 11.45am (No appointment required)
Bell Park Parish
Holy Family 147 Separation St, Bell Park, VIC 3215
Sunday: 8.00am, 9.30am, 11.00am Croatian, 12.15pm Slovenian 2nd Sunday Only
Ss Peter & Paul’s Cnr Mercer & Malone St, Geelong West, VIC 3218
Saturday: 5.00pm Vigil
Holy Spirit Cnr Bostock Ave & Nambool St, Manifold Heights, VIC 3218
St Bernard’s 74 Fryers Rd, Belmont, VIC 3216
Sunday: 9.00am, 10.30am
Saturday: 6.30pm Vigil
Corio and Lara Parish
St Francis Xavier 143 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Corio, VIC 3214
Saturday: 7.00pm Vigil
St Anthony’s Kees Road, Lara, VIC 3212
St Thomas Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, VIC 3222
St Patrick’s 10 - 14 Harding St, Portarlington, VIC 3223
St Phillip & St James 1345 Murraduc Rd, St Leonards, VIC 3223
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
Lumen Christi 66 Kensington Road, Leopold, VIC 3224
St Mary of the Angels Basilica 150 Yarra St, Geelong, VIC 3220
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.15pm Polish, 5.30pm
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
Grovedale, Anglesea and Torquay Parish
Nazareth 10 Griffith St, Grovedale, VIC 3216
St Therese’s 43a Surfcoast Highway, Torquay, VIC 3228
St Christopher’s 72 Bingley Parade, Anglesea, VIC 3230
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
St Joseph’s 28 Lawler St, Meredith, VIC 3333
Sunday: 11.00am Alternate Sunday
Sacred Heart 70 Hamilton Highway, Inverleigh, VIC3321
Sunday: 9.00am except last Sunday of the month when it will be at Bannockburn gymnasium
St Brigid’s 2439 Ballan Road, Anakie, VIC 3221
Sunday: 11.00am Alternate Sunday
St John the Baptist 4 Harding St, Winchelsea, VIC 3230
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
St John the Evangelist 24 High Street, Bannockburn, VIC 3331
Sunday: 9.00am Mass in the Stadium last Sunday of the month
Holy Family 101 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 3227
Saturday: 6.00 pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea 68 John Dory Drive, Ocean Grove 3226
Sunday: 9.00 am
Holy Trinity 34 Stevens Street, Queenscliff 3225
Sunday: 11:00 am