Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea



Sunday September 13, 2020 is set aside

so that the Catholic church can acknowledge the immense damage caused by the sexual abuse of children, including by priests, religious and lay people within Catholic contexts. It makes a commitment to practices and protocols that create and maintain safe environments for all people, especially children and other people who are at risk. It invites people to pray for those harmed by abuse directly and indirectly.


A special time to pray for the protection of our common home.

The changes from Autumn to Spring signals the arrival of the Season of Creation.  What's that, you may be asking?

The Season of Creation is a monthlong prayerful observance that calls the planet's 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God's creation. It's a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just "distant" nature, but, crucially, the place where we live — and the ways in which our lifestyles and decisions as a society can endanger both the natural world and those inhabiting it, both humans and other creatures.

The Vatican suggests that participation in this annual initiative will help “the faithful understand and integrate care of creation as an essential part of our Christian vocation.”

The ecumenical steering committee that plans and promotes the season each year put it this way:

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.

It's a time of prayer, contemplation and, increasingly, calls to action.  The values of Season of Creation go back to...

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Weekday Masses on hold again

Due to the second round of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria all Masses have been suspended once again. When we do resume celebrating Eucharist again it will no doubtedly be under some restrictions again and thereofre a booking process will be re-implemented. Thank you to all of you who were able to attend in the few weeks we were able to.

Melb Archdiocese updates

The best place to get Archdiocesan updates on COVID-19 is the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Government updates

The best place to get National updates on COVID-19 is the Australian Government Department of Health.
The best place to get Victorian updates on COVID-19 is the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria 

Your contributions are received with gratitude


CDF Pay for parishes has been established by the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) and the Archdiocese of Melbourne to provide a convenient way to support your parish.

This site enables you to make quick, easy, and secure online contributions for a number of purposes including thanksgiving and presbytery contributions, donations and specific appeals – you can even set-up a recurring payment if you wish.

To use CDFpay click here CDFpay

Please note that the reference that appears on your financial statement will be “Nazareth Catholic Parish – Grovedale”.  If you have any questions about this please call Rodney Dearing in the parish office, on 9412 8445.

Thank you for your continued support of our parish community.

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A special invitation to parents and grandparents

During this time, we would like to invite parents and grandparents to take part in a unique opportunity to read and share a picture story book online to other children in the community. It is a great way to support our teachers, schools and our children’s learning. The stories may be supported with questions for reflection e.g. What important decisions did the character/s make? How does the character remind you of Jesus?
If you would like to share a video reading a picture story book, please send the video to or This will then be placed on the Nazareth Catholic Parish YouTube channel for others in the community to view. Stories bring people together and this is another way we can strengthen as a community. We thank you for your time and support.
Eckhart Philipp
Director of Faith and Mission
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