The Parish of
82 Victoria Street, Ballarat East
Ss Peter & Paul's
701 Fisken Street, Buninyong
84 Victoria Street
Ballarat East VIC 3350
(03) 5332 6611
The parish office is located within the presbytery at 84 Victoria St.
Tuesday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Wednesday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Thursday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Friday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Phone: 5332 6611
|St Alipius’ Church, Ballarat East
Sunday morning Mass
|Ss Peter & Paul’s Church, Buninyong
Latest Parish Bulletin - 23 Feb 2024Read More View Archives
Fr Con Bagaoisan OSJ
Child Safeguarding Officer
St Alipius – A History
Our story is a story of people, rather than buildings and dates, although it is important that we acknowledge these. It is the story of a people who have been brought together in faith and love.
St Alipius Parish has its beginnings in the Ballarat “Gold Rush” that started in August 1851. As thousands of people made their way to the diggings and a town quickly took shape, Father Patrick Dunne celebrated the first Mass for the Catholic miners in October 1851.
In late 1852 a second priest Father Matthew Downing arrived and named his Parish after St. Alipius and the Bishop of the time, James Alipius Goold.
In February 1853 Father Downing moved to the present St. Alipius site and erected a church made of slabs with a canvas roof. A school was also built and classes began on April 1st.
(Text from : www.sovereignhillschool.vic.edu.au)
St Alipius Parish Child Safety
St Alipius parish is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and vulnerable adults.
St Alipius Parish Child Safety Policy – click Children Young People and Vulnerable Adults Safety Policy
St Alipius Parish Commitment to Child Safety – click Children Young People and Vulnerable Adults Commitment Statement
St Alipius Code of Conduct – click Children Young People and Vulnerable Adults Code of Conduct
SACRAMENTS IN OUR PARISH
We welcome inquiries for all sacraments in St. Alipius Parish.
Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation, the journey to full membership of the Catholic faith. The first step in the process to having your child baptised to is attend a preparation session at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Hall. These sessions are held on the first Thursday of each month and you can choose between 10am or 5.30 pm. At this session you will be given an enrolment form which you are invited to submit at our parish office. When submitting the form, you can book a date for baptism. Baptisms are held at 10.30 am masses at St. Alipius and Ss. Peter and Paul in Buninyong.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION DATES 2024
Dates for the preparation and celebration of Sacraments for 2024 are now available. Please click on the following for detail information. Don’t hesitate to contact the parish office for further details or clarification.
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