Who We Are

Welcome to Saint Michael’s!

We’d love to meet you.  Perhaps you’ve never visited our church in person, or you’ve come to Mass once in awhile, but are still looking for a church that feels like home.  Maybe you’re a lifelong member.  Is it possible you don’t even know quite what you’re looking for?

Come to our spiritual home in Christ.  We are brothers and sisters building a Catholic family of fellow seekers and disciples who are striving for a relationship with God and being prepared to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Gippsland and its surroundings.

We welcome you wherever you are on your journey of faith.

We encourage you to join us for one of our weekly Masses. You’ll be welcome in our church, and will be met by friendly parishioners and our priest, Fr. Bernard Buckley, or Assistant priest Fr. Prasanna Costa, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about the parish, our programs, and our community.  Or perhaps you’d prefer to contact Fr. Bernard directly at sec@smpt.org.au or via the parish office at 03 5174 2060

St. Michael’s Vision Statement:

Inspired by Jesus Christ, we are a welcoming Catholic community seeking to enrich lives. Come join us!

St. Michael’s Mission Statement:

To provide opportunities for parishioners to:

  • to grow in holiness
  • to discover and live out their personal and community call to mission to live as Catholics who effectively transform society

St Mary’s Vision Statement:

The Council aims to foster and encourage all baptized Catholics to grow in their love of Jesus, their fidelity to the Catholic Church and to reach out to all members of our worldwide community.
St Mary’s Mission Statement:

To foster and co-ordinate activities that encourage all baptized Catholics to take responsibility for the life and mission of their Church

Statement of Commitment to the Safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults:

Central to the mission of St. Michael’s and St Mary’s Parishes is an unequivocal commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children, young people and vulnerable adults and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.