Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

A warm welcome too from Fr Linh Tran, our Parish Priest.

Welcome to our parish website!
 
We are tremendously blessed to call this most beautiful end of the Archdiocese of Melbourne ‘our home’. 
 
Stretched just over 30km in length to embrace Grovedale, Torquay, Anglesea and the new area of Armstrong Creek, we are simultaneously a suburban and a coastal parish. Our parish is home to some of the most stunning beaches and surfing locations. We also have some amazing bushlands and beautiful walking tracks. God’s great gift of beauty in nature is almost at every turn.
 
Being a Catholic community in such beautiful surroundings, we are blessed to have the presence of many visitors at different times throughout the year, and our parishioners are always ready to extend a warm welcome. This website is designed to further extend our parish news and information to visitors as well as parishioners, and I hope that all will find it useful. I look forward to having you join us in our celebration of the Eucharist and/or in other aspects of the parish life and ministry.
 
With every blessing - Fr. Linh 

And from all of us...

 
We are so glad that you have found us, and we are looking forward to meeting you.

Whether you are a current or a past parishioner; whether you are visiting friends or family in the area or here for holidays; or whether you are simply passing through, you are most welcome among us.

Please take the time to explore our web presence  and hopefully you will easily find what you are looking for. If what you are looking for can't be found please CONTACT US and ask away.

A glimpse of our life in this parish.

Our people are a friendly...
and fun loving community.
In our Outreach, we support a group of young girls in KonTum, Vietnam
to receive an education they might otherwise not be able to access.
The Easter Vigil is a very special time for us,
as we welcome adults into our faith community through the RCIA.
The Bishop kneels to pray with our confirmation candidates and their sponsors.
Young children are always welcome at our Masses,
and several times a year, families stay and share a meal.
Some come to pray and reflect together,
while others wait patiently for Fr Linh to visit the Aged Care Homes.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is readily available, via a simple phone call.
Our children and their education is the primary concern of our four primary schools.
St Vincent de Paul Society also has a strong presence in our parish.
  • Our people are a friendly...
  • and fun loving community.
  • In our Outreach, we support a group of young girls in KonTum, Vietnam
  • to receive an education they might otherwise not be able to access.
  • The Easter Vigil is a very special time for us,
  • as we welcome adults into our faith community through the RCIA.
  • The Bishop kneels to pray with our confirmation candidates and their sponsors.
  • Young children are always welcome at our Masses,
  • and several times a year, families stay and share a meal.
  • Some come to pray and reflect together,
  • while others wait patiently for Fr Linh to visit the Aged Care Homes.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is readily available, via a simple phone call.
  • Our children and their education is the primary concern of our four primary schools.
  • St Vincent de Paul Society also has a strong presence in our parish.