Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea


Silence. Is it something we sometimes yearn for?

Is silence just the absence of noise, or is there something deeper that defines silence – something we’d do well to understand, contemplate, or invite into our lives? When it comes to the real power of silence, does the peace stem simply from the quiet?

Weekday Mass Resumes November 2020

Weekday Mass at Nazareth Parish

We are very pleased to be able to resume the celebration of Weekday Mass in Nazareth parish commencing on Wednesday 4th November 2020. In doing this we need to comply with the directions of the Victorian Health department and follow the guidelines of the Archdiocese with respect to how the celebration of the Mass can be safely undertaken.

Praying the Rosary (using ZOOM)

Wow! we have come so far

Who would have imagined several months ago that we could be praying at a distance!  And yet ins some ways our church has always encouraged us to pray privately in union with the rest of the church around the world, So now, with October being the month of the Holy Rosary, we warmly invite you to gather to pray the Holy Rosary with us through a zoom session, to join our prayers together in cyberspace and ask Marys' intercessions for ouworld.

Five years in the Royal Commission: key lessons

28 March 2018

David Halliday, Media and Communications Office (Melbourne Archdiocese)

Last week Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM delivered the keynote address to the MacKillop Family Services national conference Child Safe Organisations: Prevention and Practice Beyond the Royal Commission at the MCG in Melbourne. In his presentation, Key Learnings from Five Years at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Important Messages for Child and Family Welfare and Education Sectors, the commissioner was uncompromising in his assessment of the key lessons Australian institutions need to learn.

Francis Sullivan: Reform and Renewal after Royal Commission.

3 February 2018

Fatima Measham, consulting editor of Eureka Street and host of the Eureka Street podcast ChatterSquare, spoke with Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council, the body that is coordinating the Catholic Church's response, to reflect on the journey since the Commission was first announced in November 2012 and to consider what are the next steps for the church. 

Report into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat released

6 December 2017

A redacted version of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s report into Case Study 28 – Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat – was released today.

The report follows a public hearing held in three parts in 2015 and 2016 in Ballarat and Sydney. The public hearing examined the response of the Congregation of Christian Brothers in the St Patrick’s Province of Ballarat and the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat (the Diocese) to complaints and allegations of child sexual abuse by Christian Brothers, clergy and religious in institutions within the Diocese.

Report into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Released

5 December 2017

A redacted version of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s report of Case Study 35 –Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne – was released today.

This report follows a public hearing held in Melbourne in November and December 2015 and in Sydney in February and March 2016 during which the Royal Commission heard about the response of Catholic Church authorities within or associated with the Archdiocese of Melbourne to allegations and complaints of child sexual abuse made against seven priests of the Archdiocese.

Links to Information on the Royal Commission website

6 February 2017

This refers to Case Study 50, beginning on February 6, 2017. 

if you are intereted to watch the live streamed webcast each day please click here  - WEBCAST

Each day we will upload links to material presented to the Royal Commission. Material may be 24 hours behind the actual presentation.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

6 February 2017

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the current policies and procedures of Catholic Church authorities in Australia in relation to child-protection and child-safety standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

The public hearing will commence on 6 February 2017 at the Royal Commission’s hearing rooms in Sydney.


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