The Parish of St Gerard’s has been serving Catholics and the broader community of Dandenong North since it was founded in 1956. The demography of the parish has changed dramatically since St Gerard’s was first opened and is reflected in the rich ethnic diversity of the parishioners. In fact, St Gerard’s is like a microcosm of the universal Catholic Church: many cultures united in one Faith under one Shepherd.
St Gerard’s takes its mission statement from the charter given to the Church by Christ: “Going, teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Mt. 28:19-20).
Church Closed – Update Tuesday, 20th July, 2021
Upon announcement of a continued lockdown (with no definitive end date set at this stage), we again would like to assure you that we will continue as usual in regards to our commitment to our parish.
The office will be closed during the lockdown period however, we will still be answering phones and emails to ensure that we are contactable as normal. Staff are continuing to work remotely from their homes and can be contacted for any queries you may have during usual office hours on 9792 4422 or via email at email@example.com.
Sadly, the Church remains closed at this stage. We will confirm the date we will re-open and email any updates as they come to hand.
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Please stay safe and healthy and be assured that I will continue to pray for you all whilst still having to work within some very difficult government guidelines.
Please be assured of my prayers during this difficult time.
God bless you all,
Fr Shanthaiah Marneni
St. Vincent de Paul:
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Take care, stay safe and God bless.
Great protector of the family, St Gerard, we ask your prayers for all parents, that they may receive the grace to live in the love of God and bring up their children to know and love him with all their hearts. We ask you to pray also that those who take the lives of unborn innocents and attack the dignity of motherhood may come to see the error of their ways, and that all may value the true holiness of Christian family life. God, our loving Father, your love gives life to the world. Bless and make holy all human love, especially the life-giving love of husband and wife. May your love fill the hearts and homes of all families, so that the world may enjoy the peace and happiness promised by your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.