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 Peter's

    70 Ridge Street, Wedderburn

  • 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

  • St Joseph's

    20 Church Street, Nullawil

Presbytery

Postal Address
PO Box 12
St Arnaud VIC 3478

Parish Office

Parish Administration
Noeline Hogan


Phone
0476 617 976


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
8.30am
2nd Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
3rd Sunday
9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
4th Sunday
10.30am
5th Sunday
10.30am
Charlton
1st Sunday
10.30am
2nd Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
3rd Sunday
8.30am
4th Sunday
8.30am
5th Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
Wedderburn
2nd Sunday
8.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
3rd Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
4th Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
Donald
1st Sunday
10.30am
2nd Sunday
8.30am
3rd Sunday
10.30am
4th Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
5th Sunday
8.30am
Boort
1st Sunday
8.30am
2nd Sunday
9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
3rd Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
4th Sunday
9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
 
Wycheproof
1st Sunday
9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
2nd Sunday
10.30am
3rd Sunday
8.30am
Mass at the Hostel every 2nd Friday at 11.00am
Nullawil
1st Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
2nd Sunday
9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion
 
St Arnaud
1st Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
2nd Sunday
8.30am
3rd Sunday
10.30am
4th Sunday
10.30am
5th Sunday
(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm
Banyena
2nd Sunday
10.30am

 

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 priests more time for pastoral and sacramental ministry.

The priests who have been caring for this region will continue to do so. Fr Eugene McKinnon is Parish Priest of the East Wimmera parish, with Fr Jim McKay as Assistant Priest.


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 Eugene McKinnon
Resident in Donald
Assistant Priest
Fr Jim McKay
Resident in Charlton
Safeguarding Officer
Noeline Hogan
Parish ManagerPhone
0476 617 976

Resources

East Wimmera Parish Child Safety Policy Click Here

East Wimmera Parish Code of Conduct Click Here

East Wimmera Committment to Child Safety Click Here

Parish News

News
July 14, 2020
CDF Pay
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News
September 6, 2020
CDF Pay
Have you heard the Good News? CDF has developed an online thanksgiving portal, CDFpay for Parishes.
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News
July 10, 2020
St Joseph’s Church Nullawil Final Mass
The Final Mass for St Joseph's Nullawil has been postponed until further notice
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News
September 5, 2017
120 Years of Catholic Education in Charlton
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