St Mary Star of the Sea

An open door to Jesus through Mary

CATHOLIC PARISH OF WEST MELBOURNE
ARCHDIOCESAN SHRINE OF THE HOLY FAMILY


Welcome to the website of St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne. The Internet has opened a new door to our church, whose century old doors have welcomed so many parishioners and visitors over the years. If you are one of them, you will know how St Mary’s West Melbourne has a special beauty and nobility that invites those who enter to prayer, or at least to admiration and reflection, inspired by many works of religious art largely centered on Christ and his blessed mother, Mary.

If you have not had the opportunity to personally visit, this website allows you to familiarise yourself with this fascinating house of prayer and worship, its history, its most significant features, and its on-going life.

– Fr Anthony Bernal PP
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CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

View the Mass and confession schedule over the holiday period

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

WEDDINGS 


The gothic splendour of St Mary Star of the Sea evokes the grandeur of a cathedral, but it’s not so big that your guests will feel ‘lost in space.’ St Mary’s is a very popular wedding venue so it is advisable to book the church at least 12 months in advance.
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BAPTISMS 


St Mary’s offers instruction all year round for adults wishing to be baptised. Adult baptisms generally occur at the Easter Vigil Mass, but they can also be arranged at other times. Most infant baptisms at St Mary’s are private ceremonies celebrated outside of Mass.
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FAMILY CATECHISM


"Sunday School" is available to children for an hour after the 10:30 Sunday Mass during school terms. Classes include sacramental preparation for first confession, first holy communion, and confirmation.
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Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
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