The Parish of
Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road, Daylesford
PO Box 518
Daylesford VIC 3460
|Parish Office: 0448 220 685
The office is open
Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 2pm
Friday 11.30am – 4pm
Pastoral Leadership Team
Parish Finance Team
13 Duke Street Daylesford
The office is open Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm Thursday 9am – 2pm Friday 11.30am – 4pm
Mass Times- Sunday 10.30am(except 3rd Sunday of Month which will be Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm)
Weekday Mass times – Please see the newsletter for updated times.
Christmas Mass Times:
Sunday Christmas Eve St Peter’s Daylesford 8.30pm
Monday Christmas Day St Augustine’s Creswick 9am
Monday New Year’s Day 2024 St Augustine’s Creswick 9am, St Peter’s Daylesford 10.30am
Baptisms and Weddings
Phone Parish Office Daylesford during office hours ph. 0448 220 685 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fr Justin Driscoll PP
The office is open Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm Thursday 9am – 2pm Friday 11.30am – 4pm. (hours may vary due to operational requirements)
|Catholic Primary School:
St Michael’s Primary School
Parish School Principal – Mr Tim Hogan
Phone- 5348 1261
St Peter’s Parish is situated in Duke Street, Daylesford.
Celebration of 150 Years at St Peter’s Daylesford.
Many present and past Parishioners gathered at St Peter’s Church on Sunday June 14th to celebrate with Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and their Parish Priest, Father Gary Jones, 150 years since the consecration of the Church.
The Daylesford Mercury Newspaper of May 15th 1865, reported the original consecration in the following words,
“Not withstanding the inclemency of the weather, the opening of the new Catholic Church of St Peter’s yesterday (Sunday) attracted a crowded congregation.”
In sharp contrast to 1865, the newly restored church looked resplendent nestled on the slopes of Wombat Hill bathed in beautiful winter sunshine. The recent restoration of the church, undertaken under the supervision of the Parish Priest, Father Gary Jones and the Parish Leadership Team, has restored the church to all its former glory and is enhanced by extremely attractive décor and the latest church technology.
Bishop Paul Bird CSsR celebrated the Mass assisted by Father Gary Jones and Father Clem Cafarella. Following Mass the Bishop blessed a cross which had been erected in the church grounds to mark the 150th celebrations. This cross was the original cross from the former Presentation Convent in Daylesford and had been restored and placed on a aesthetically pleasing designed stand.
A large group of Parishioners, including a number of the Presentation Sisters, gathered in St Michael’s School Hall for a delightful lunch served by the School parents and the Parish Leadership team. At lunch Bishop Paul cut a large attractively decorated cake which was shared by all present. It was a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships and share stories of the past, as well as view a comprehensive historical display of the church and Parish Life.
Fr Gary A Jones PP
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