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All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day is celebrated annually to remember loved ones who have passed away. This year, with ongoing restrictions, events will be livestreamed or pre-recorded by local church groups for affected GMCT cemeteries and memorial parks in Melbourne.

All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.

The cultural and religious event is traditionally celebrated at cemeteries and memorial parks where loved ones have been laid to rest to gather, respect and honour those who have departed.

We care about the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. Therefore, in recognition of the ongoing nature of coronavirus restrictions, we are encouraging our communities to attend online (pre-recorded and live-stream) services as there will be no events on-site this year.

Please note All Souls' Day Mass services for the following GMCT cemeteries and memorial parks in Melbourne have been scheduled online:

  • Altona Memorial Park

  • Burwood Cemetery

  • Fawkner Memorial Park

  • Keilor Cemetery

  • Lilydale Lawn Cemetery

  • Lilydale Memorial Park

  • Northern Memorial Park

  • Preston Cemetery

  • Williamstown Cemetery

Did you know? If you are unable to visit any of our sites for All Souls' Day, GMCT offer a contactless floristry service.

There are also many ways you can remember loved ones from home here.

Please see the list below of the affected GMCT sites and affiliated church groups with online services.


Altona Memorial Park

Affiliated church group: Queen of Peace Church, Altona Meadows

Language of the service: English and Maltese

Leading the service: Father John Healy



Burwood Cemetery

Affiliated church group: St Brigid's Church, North Fitzroy

Language of the service: Italian and English

Leading the service: Father Vito Pergolo, and Father Savino Bernardi

Time, date of service: St Brigid's Church will be running three consecutive All Souls Day mass services at 3:00PM on Sunday 1 November, Monday 2 November and Sunday 8 November 2020.

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Fawkner Memorial Park

Affiliated church group: St Brigid's Church, North Fitzroy

Language of the service: Italian and English

Leading the service: Father Vito Pergolo, and Father Savino Bernardi

Time, date of service: St Brigid's Church will be running three consecutive All Souls Day mass services at 3:00PM on Sunday 1 November, Monday 2 November and Sunday 8 November 2020.

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Keilor Cemetery

Affiliated church group: St Martin de Porres Parish, Avondale Heights

Language of the service: English and Vietnamese

Leading the service: Father Nhan Le



Lilydale Lawn Cemetery and Lilydale Memorial Park

Affiliated church group: St Peter Julian Eymard Parish, Mooroolbark

Language of the service: English

Leading the service: Father Joseph Xin Lu

Time, date of service: 11:00AM, Monday 2 November 2020



Northern Memorial Park

Affiliated church group: St Mark's Parish, Fawkner

Language of the service: English

Leading the service: Father Colin Xavier

Time, date of service: 11:00AM, Monday 2 November 2020



Preston Cemetery

Affiliated church group: St Brigid's Church, North Fitzroy

Language of the service: Italian and English

Leading the service: Father Vito Pergolo, and Father Savino Bernardi

Time, date of service: St Brigid's Church will be running three consecutive All Souls' Day mass services at 3:00PM on Sunday 1 November, Monday 2 November and Sunday 8 November 2020.

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Williamstown Cemetery

Affiliated church group: St Brigid's Church, North Fitzroy

Language of the service: Italian and English

Leading the service: Father Vito Pergolo, and Father Savino Bernardi

Time, date of service: St Brigid's Church will be running three consecutive All Souls' Day mass services at 3:00PM on Sunday 1 November, Monday 2 November and Sunday 8 November 2020.

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