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


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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OLGC and All Hallows Parish,
Deepdene and Balwyn
Parish Office:     19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn
Postal Address: 19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn 3103
Telephone: 03 9816 9291
Email: parish@olgc.com.au

All Hallows Church
17 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
10 Whitehorse Road, Deepdene

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Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7.30 pm at All Hallows Church
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross

11.00 am at All Hallows Church
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

3.00 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
Easter Vigil
Vigil Mass

7.30 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
Easter Sunday
9.00 am
All Hallows Church
10.30 am
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
(No 5.00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday)

Weekday Mass Times

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Wednesday 9.15 am
Friday 9.15 am
All Hallows Church Tuesday 9.15 am
Thursday 9.15 am


Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Prior to Saturday evening Mass
All Hallows Church Tuesday and Thursday prior to Mass

Sacrament Dates for 2017

First Eucharist

Weekends of 13/14 May and 20/21 May at 5.30 pm and 10.30 am Masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.


Sunday, 10 September at 2.30 pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Closing date for enrolments: Friday 30 June, 2017


Wednesday, 15 November and Thursday, 16 November at 7.00 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church

 Online Enrolment Form




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