We may come from all different walks of life, but as a Catholic community, we are united by our faith and our love for God and neighbour.
At the heart of who we are is not all the buildings but the person of Jesus Christ, who enters into our lives and who we then share with others.
Welcome! Come and learn about Jesus – who he is and how much he loves you. We invite you to learn about our parishes too – supportive communities where we pray, learn and share our lives with one another.
'Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.'
There are many aspects to living our faith in the world today. Explore key aspects of the Catholic faith, resources for parishes and different ways you can to grow in and share your faith with others.
'Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.'
Our Catholic community is made up of many different people united by a common bond of love for neighbour and Jesus. On these pages you’ll find ways you can connect with and be welcomed into our community.
'The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.'
Have a question or looking for particular information? In these pages, you’ll find information about common questions people often have along with some ways to find further information and support.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. In the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, we consider the safety and wellbeing of all persons to be our highest priority.
'The effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development, in keeping with the dignity of the human person, are integral parts of the Gospel message that the Church and all members of the faithful are called to spread throughout the world.'
Parish Priest: Rev Justin Ford
St Mary's, Ascot Vale and Maribyrnong