Brendan Reed Our parish’s vision is that every person witnesses Christ in their own way, every day. For this to happen, parishioners need support in the formation of their identity as Christians. We believe that Christians today are made not born. And so we have set about putting in place the activities and structures that will assist in promoting and enhancing Christian Identity.

Key to the formation of any human identity are the narratives, celebrations and actions that surround us. At Our Lady of Good Counsel and All Hallows these narratives, celebrations and actions are found within the pillars of LEARNING, WORSHIP and OUTREACH. We believe these are central to growth in the Christian life. We therefore believe that we need to carefully manage the gifts we have, STEWARDSHIP in order to call forth maximum PARTICIPATION of parishioners in parish life. You will find all of our parish life organised around these five pillars.


Fr Brendan


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The Parish of OLGC and All Hallows, Deepdene and Balwyn
PARISH OFFICE:   19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn        POSTAL ADDRESS:                                                  52 Deepdene Road, Deepdene  Vic  3103


Phone 9816 9291

Email parish@olgc.com.au

All Hallows Church

17 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church

52 Deepdene Road, Deepdene

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In the 1880s Melbourne was a city that was developing fast and there was a demand for grand public and private buildings as well as a need for schools to educate the children of the city. The Catholic community of Melbourne saw the need to build parish schools to accompany the parishes that were growing at this time.

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September 2015 edition is now available …


Weekend Mass Times

OLGC Saturday 5.30 pm
Sunday 10.30 am & 5.00 pm
All Hallows Sunday 9.00 am

Weekday Mass Times

OLGC Wednesday 9.15 am
Friday 9.15 am
All Hallows Tuesday 9.15 am
Thursday 9.15 am


  Prior to Saturday evening Mass at OLGC or before weekday Mass at All Hallows


Sacrament Dates for 2015

Sacrament of the Eucharist

9 & 10 May, 16 & 17 May and 23 & 24 May

Sacrament of Confirmation

Sunday, 13 September – Enrolments have closed

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday, 10 November and Thursday, 12 November

 Online Enrolment Form