Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recognise and apologise for the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at:

An important area of parish life is the way in which we care for our children, young people and vulnerable adults. This is the focus of the work of the Nazareth Parish Safeguarding Committee.

The committee has produced a short video, “Nazareth Parish – Our Safeguarding Journey”, which underlines the parish’s commitment to this important issue and sets out the next steps in this journey. The video can be seen by clicking on this YouTube link.

If you are unable to access the YouTube video please contact the Parish Office and we will send you a DVD of the video.

In the coming weeks we will be in contact with all parish volunteers about the specific steps that need to be taken to ensure that everyone is playing their part in ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Marg Mahoney

Chairperson Nazareth Parish

Safeguarding Committee  Committee

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The Church remains closed for weekend Mass.


We are only allowed 20 people inside currently, therefore weekday Mass and Rosary will be able to resume from next Wednesday 15th September.



National Child Protection Week runs from 5th - 11th September

National Child Protection Week runs from 5th - 11th September.

Nazareth Parish has been recognised for the work that we are doing to ensure the safety of all childremn, young people and vulnerable adults. To read the article click the link of the link as piublished on the Melbourne Catholic website. 

Faith Formation 2021

Please book for each of the four Faith Formation 2021 Sessions, using this TryBooking link:

Session 4 Wed 27 Oct, 2021 4pm-5.30pm


"...the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time, it is the source from which all her power flows."  (Sacrosanctum  Concilium, 10)

This session will explore how the four main elements of the Eucharist (The Gathering, The Liturgy of the Word, The Liturgy of the Eucharist, The Concluding Rite)  have the power to shape us and transform us, in turn empowering us and sending us out to re-shape and transform our society and our world into a more just, compassionate, forgiving and loving community.

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.

Covid updates

The Melbourne Archdiocese has just recently updated their website. For the latest updates on please see here Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

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