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

Confession Times
Confession will not be heard on Sunday or Monday.
Confession is heard Tuesday to Saturday from 8:20am to 8:50am including after the Mass on Saturday until 10:30am.
The Adoration Chapel will officially be open to visit for private prayer from Friday, 19th May. We thank all those who contributed to, and assisted with, the refurbishment of the Chapel.  Your generous support and good will is much appreciated. Please ensure that you always close the curtain before exiting the Chapel. Thank you.
General Information
The Church is open from 8:00am-2:30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am closing after the 5:30pm Mass.
To read this week’s bulletin (as well as previous bulletins), please see links above.
Office hours are 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.