The Parish of

East Wimmera

Churches

  • Immaculate Conception

    37 Queens Avenue, St Arnaud

  • St Joseph's

    Banyena

  • St Joseph's

    7 Learmonth Street, Charlton

  • St Mary's

    2 Corack Road, Birchip

  • St Mary's

    129 Woods Street, Donald

  • St Patrick's

    99 Lake View Street, Boort

  • St Michael's

    45 Webster Street, Wycheproof

Presbytery

Parish Priest

Fr Gerry Prunty

129 Woods St, Donald

0419 247 779

Parish Office

Parish Administration
Noeline Hogan


Phone
0476 617 976 Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am-4pm


Email
manager.eastwimmera@ballarat.catholic.org.au


Parish Email
eastwimmera@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Office Address
39 Queens Avenue
St Arnaud  VIC


Postal Address
PO Box 12
St Arnaud VIC 3478

Mass Times

Birchip
1st Sunday
10.30am Mass
View livestream here.
2nd Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
3rd Sunday
8.30am Mass
4th Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
5th Sunday
No Mass
Charlton
1st Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
2nd Sunday
8.30am Mass
3rd Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Mass
4th Sunday
10.30am Mass
View livestream here.
5th Sunday
No Mass
Donald
1st Sunday
8.30am Mass
2nd Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Mass
3rd Sunday
10.30am Mass
View livestream here.
4th Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
5th Sunday
No Mass
Boort
1st Sunday
10.30am livestream in
2nd Sunday
10.30am livestream in
3rd Sunday
10.30am live stream in
4th Sunday
10.30am livestream in
5th Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Mass

Wycheproof
1st Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
2nd Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
3rd Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
4th Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Mass

5th Sunday

8.30am Mass

St Arnaud
1st Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Mass
2nd Sunday
10.30am Mass
View livestream here.
3rd Sunday
10.30am livestream into church
4th Sunday
8.30am Mass
5th Sunday
No Mass
Banyena
5th Sunday
11.00am Mass

 

Our Parish

The Parish of East Wimmera was formed by joining groups of neighbouring parishes that have already been working together and sharing a parish priest. The East Wimmera parish covers Birchip, Charlton, Donald, St Arnaud, Wycheproof and the southern part of Quambatook parish (Boort). The formation of this new parish is the fruit of several years of consultation, including the Looking Forward gatherings that have been held since 2014. The detailed proposals for the new parish developed through discussions among priests and parishioners over the past few months and were endorsed by the Council of Priests at their meeting on June 19. Bishop Paul Bird confirmed the formation of the new parish on July 1, 2018.

These new arrangements will make it easier for the local communities to share the tasks involved in pastoral care and parish administration and will give the priest more time for pastoral and sacramental ministry.

Fr Gerry Prunty is Parish Priest of the East Wimmera parish.


Catholic Schools in the parish

St Mary’s Primary School Donald

St Joseph’s Primary School Charlton

St Patrick’s Primary School St Arnaud


Information


Birchip

St Mary’s Birchip was established in 1891.   Birchip is a small rural community located on the southern edge of the Mallee in N.W. Victoria, approximately 320 km from Melbourne.


Donald

Donald is situated on the Richardson River. The “Bullock’s Head” is a characteristic landmark. St Mary’s has a small friendly congregation, and the church is opposite the school in the main street.  Cropping is the mainstay of the district, and we are like most farming communities, dependent on the seasons.


St Arnaud

Immaculate Conception Parish is a welcoming and caring community where Christ is visible.

Personnel

Parish Priest
Fr Gerry Prunty
Resident in Donald
Phone: 0419 247 779
Safeguarding Officer
Noeline Hogan
Parish Manager
Phone:  0476 617 976

Resources

East Wimmera Parish Child Safety Policy click here.

East Wimmera Parish Code of Conduct click here.

East Wimmera Commitment to Child Safety click here.

Standard 1 of the Victorian Childsafe Standards

Aboriginal cultural safety—a conversation with Sherry Balcombe and Michael Chisholm I July 2022

 

Parish News

News
September 5, 2022
Centenary of the arrival of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in Donald: Sunday, July 17, 2022
A report on the day of celebrations
Read More >
News
July 4, 2022
Centenary of the laying of the Foundation Stones of St Joseph’s Charlton Presbytery and School / Hall: October 23, 2022
Read More >
News
June 30, 2022
Centenary of the arrival of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in Donald: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Read More >
News
February 17, 2022
Watchem community turns old church into music and art hub, attracting gigs to town
Read More >
More East Wimmera News

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