"Sanctity is made up of heroic acts. Therefore, in our work we are asked for the heroism of finishing properly the tasks committed to us, day after day, even though they are the same tasks.”
St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne is considered one of Australia’s most beautiful neo-gothic churches. In 2001 the administration of St Mary's was entrusted to the priests of Opus Dei. The current Parish Priest is Fr Anthony Bernal. Assistant priests are Fr Joseph Pich, and Fr Jerry Gehringer.
The parish church of St Mary Star of the Sea West Melbourne has recently been dedicated as an Archdiocesan Shrine of the Holy Family
St Mary Star of the Sea is undertaking a thorough restoration of the church’s interior and exterior. Here Parish priest Fr Anthony Bernal appeals for generous benefactors to aid the completion of this project.