About St Gerard's

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).

St. Gerard's - General Information

Mass Times  – No booking required
Monday to Friday 9:15am
Saturday 9:15am & 5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am (unknown status)  **Please note that Mass each Sunday at 8:30am will be for the ‘unknown status’, until further notice**
Sunday 10:30am & 5:30pm (both Masses for the fully vaccinated)

Confession Evening – Wednesday, 22 December
In preparation for Christmas, confessions will be heard on Wednesday, 22 December, between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. There will be several priests available on this night. There will not be any times for confessions from 23rd December until 28th December.

Christmas Mass Timetable
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
9:15am – Mass
5:30pm – Family Christmas Mass
7:00pm – Maronite Mass,
9:30pm – Mass for ‘unknown status’
11:30pm – Carols
12:00am Midnight – Christmas Mass

Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day
8:30am – Christmas Mass for ‘unknown status’
10:30am – Christmas Mass
(No evening Mass)

Sunday, December 26 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Mass held at – 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:30pm

To read this week’s bulletin (as well as previous bulletins), please see links above.

To speak to the Parish office, please call Monday to Friday, from 9.00am-2.30pm. Please phone 9792 4422 or email dandenongnorth@cam.org.au 

St. Vincent de Paul:
Should you require food or assistance, please contact 1800 305 330.

Prayer to St Gerard

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.