The Parish of

Ararat

Churches

  • Immaculate Conception

    304 Barkly Street, Ararat

  • St Bernard's

    76 Montgomery Street, Lake Bolac

Presbytery

Postal Address
PO Box 92
Ararat  VIC  3377
Phone
(03) 5352 5460
Street Address
304 Barkly Street
Ararat  VIC  3377

Parish Office

Office Hours
10am – 3pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday


Phone
(03) 5352 5460


Email
ararat@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Mass Times

Please write your name down on the sheet on the notice board for Mass in Ararat:


Ararat
8.30am Sunday


Stawell
10.30am Sunday

Landsborough
6pm Saturday Vigil of the 2nd, 4th Sundays


Lake Bolac
6.30pm Saturday Vigil of the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays


Glenthompson
have Mass on the 2nd & 4th Sundays

 

Latest Parish Bulletin - 18 Sep 2020

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Our Parish

The Parish and its People

Ararat is a thriving town with a population of almost 8,000. It lies in the electoral district of Ripon and borders the Wimmera. The Grampians region is a short drive from Ararat and includes some of the State’s best wineries. Other primary industries include wool and beef. Ararat is nestled between several mountain ranges –  including the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount Cole, Mount Buangor, Ararat Hills Regional Park and the Pyrenees Ranges. Olympic cyclist (Silver & Bronze medal winner) Shane Kelly was born in Ararat in 1972.


Catholic Schools:

St. Mary’s Primary School
Marian College (Brigidine Sisters)


History
The Immaculate Conception Parish Ararat was established in 1858 by Bishop James Alipius Goold OSA of Melbourne.
The first Parish Priest was Father Thomas Barrett.

The Church caught fire in 2007 but out of this came an idea for a Parish Centre. This was built right behind the main church. This centre can be hired for conferences, baptisms and other general meetings.

Personnel

Parish Priest
Rev Andrew Hayes
(Fr Andrew is also Parish Priest of Stawell Parish)


Email
andrew.hayes@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Parish Pastoral Council
Charlie Reid – Facilitator
Pat Lardner


Parish Secretary
Joyce Clery


Parish Safeguarding Officer
Emma Coburn

 

Resources

Click here for information regarding the provision of Safe Churches

Click here for the Parish Child Safety Policy

Click here for the Code of Conduct

Click here for Child Safety Statement of Commitment

Parish News

News
March 7, 2020
Prayers of the Faithful
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