St Michael's Parish, bell Park. Incorporating the churches of Holy Family Bell Park, Ss Peter & Paul Geelong West and Holy Spirit Manifold Heights

St Michael's Parish at Prayer

Prayer Groups:

ImageJesus said:  When two or three are gathered in my name, He is present. 

In St Michael's Parish, there is opportunity to be part of the Prayer Groups that meet to reflect on the Scriptures and to pray together.

The Prayer Groups are held on:

Monday... Holy Family Women's Prayer Group 10am Holy Family Community Centre
Wednesday... Holy Family Women's Prayer Group 10am Holy Family Community Centre
Thursday... Italian Prayer Group 10am  St Patrick's Chapel


ImageMeditation is a universal tradition found in all great religions. In recent times there has been a re-discovery of Christian meditation which is grounded in the Gospels and the early Monastic tradition. Meditation can help people of all ages and background to find a simple, practical and meaningful way to re-awaken and deepen the spiritual life.

The Meditation Group in the Parish is associated with the World Community for Christian Meditation.

Meditation is held on:

Tuesday...    5.30pm    Holy Family Community Centre

For more information about Meditation contact

Liturgy of The Hours:

ImageThe Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office, is the official set of daily prayers prescribed by the Catholic Church which can be prayed by all members of the Church. The Liturgy of the Hours consists of psalms supplemented by scripture readings and prayers. Together with the Mass, the Liturgy of Hours constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church.

The morning prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours is recited on Wednesday at 9.00am at Holy Spirit Church before the commencement of Mass.

The Rosary:

ImageThe Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events, or Mysteries, in the history of our salvation and to thank and praise God for them.  There are 20 Mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary and these are divided into the Five Joyful Mysteries, the Five Luminous Mysteries, the Five Sorrowful Mysteries and the Five Glorious Mysteries. 

The Rosary is prayed after the 9am Saturday morning Mass at Holy Spirit Church.

Also, the Rosary is prayed in people's homes during the week. Please refer to the Bulletin for details.

Eucharistic Adoration:

ImageEucharistic Adoration is prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. As Pope John Paul II said: Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of the Catholic Faith ... it nourishes social love and gives us opportunity for adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and supplication.

Eucharistic Adoration occurs after the 11am Mass Friday at Holy Spirit Church. 

On the First Friday of the month until 3 o'clock and then every other Friday until 12noon.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy:

ImageThe Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a Catholic devotion based on the visions of St Mary Faustina of Kowalska (1905-1938), known as the Apostle of Mercy. In her diary the chaplet's prayers have a 3-fold purpose focus: To obtain mercy, to trust in Jesus' mercy, and to show mercy to others.

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group meet Fridays at Holy Spirit Church, 3pm.

For more information about Divine Mercy contact

Special Ministers to the Sick:

ImageTo enable  the frail, elderly and hospitalized to share in the communal prayer in St Michael's we have special ministers of the Eucharist. They visit people in their homes Grace McKellar, Vincentain Village and the Multicultural Centre