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The Parish of



  • St Brigid's

    96 Inglis Street, Ballan

  • St Patrick's

    1558 Old Melbourne Road, Gordon

  • St Michael's

    738 Springbank Road, Springbank

Parish Office

The Gordon Parish Office previously located at the former Gordon Convent, 1558 Old Melbourne Road, Gordon is now closed.

The Gordon Parish Office has been relocated to the Bungaree Parish Office, Bungaree Presbytery (next to St Michael’s Church), 186 Bungaree-Wallace Rd.

Postal Address

1558 Old Melbourne Rd
C/- Post Office
Gordon  VIC  3345

Mobile 0492 903 409

Mass Times


1st Sunday 2nd Sunday 3rd Sunday 4th Sunday 5th Sunday
Vigil Mass Saturday


Dunnstown Springbank Dunnstown Clarkes Hill Springbank
Sunday 8.45am


Gordon* Bungaree Gordon* Gordon* Bungaree
Sunday 10.30am Ballan Ballan Ballan Ballan Ballan


Latest Parish Bulletin

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Ministry District:  Ballarat East, Bungaree and Gordon Parishes

From April 10th, Bishop Paul has appointed Fr Matt Restall and I to the parishes of Ballarat East, Bungaree and Gordon, forming a Ministry District across our three parishes and the eight local Church and School communities of Ballan, Ballarat East, Bungaree, Buninyong, Clarke’s Hill, Dunnstown, Gordon and Springbank. We will work with Cathy Prunty, Natalie Shannon  and Bernadette Prestwood in the Ballarat East Office and Aileen Toohey in the Bungaree and Gordon Parish Offices as well as the Principals of our Catholic Schools – Troy Strybosch (St Joseph’s Bakery Hill), Jayne Bosworth (St Brigid’s Ballan), Emily Clarke (St Alipius’ Ballarat East), Mark Hogbin (St Francis Xavier Ballarat East), Clare Scanlon (St Mary’s Clarke’s Hill), Paul McDowell (St Patrick’s Gordon), Ethan Corfee (Emmaus Mt Clear) and Steven Mifsud (Damascus Mt Clear and Dunnstown). In the Diocese of Ballarat, a Ministry district is the term used in our pastoral planning document Looking Forward, to describe the sharing of resources between parishes, with the aim of working in collaboration to further the mission of Christ that has been entrusted to the Church. Our emphasis and focus is on mission, looking forward, outward, with the joy of the Gospel.

In this next chapter, our new Ministry district provides us all with an opportunity to exercise genuine synodality, that is, walking together in faith, building a culture of encounter and accompaniment, discerning the  way forward by genuine dialogue, listening to each other with prayerful openness to the Holy Spirit.

I look forward to walking with you as a pilgrim in faith, together as servants of the Gospel, joyful missionary disciples.

Fr Justin Driscoll

Parish Priest
Fr Justin Driscoll PP
Baptism, Marriages and Funerals
Contact Parish Office
ph. 0492 903 409
Parish Leadership Team Chair
Sue Daly

Team Members
Shane Carey
Joan Bourke
Brendan Maher
Jim Leahy
Mark Conlan
Paul McDowell (St Patrick’s Primary School Principal)
Jayne Bosworth (St Brigid’s Primary School Principal)

Assistant Priest
Fr Matthew Restall
Maintenance all Parish Properties
Parish Secretary  ph.  0492 903 409
Parish Secretary
Aileen Toohey – for any queries contact the parish office on 0492 903 409.The Gordon Parish Office has been relocated to the Bungaree Parish Office, Bungaree Presbytery (next to St Michael’s Church), 186 Bungaree-Wallace Rd.Office hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am – 2.30pm
Safeguarding Officer
Aileen Toohey
ph. 0492 903 409
St Brigid’s Primary School, Ballan St Patrick’s Primary School, Gordon


Our Parish

St Patrick’s Parish, Gordon was established in 1875 and incorporates a church and school in each of Ballan, Gordon and Springbank.

Our area consists of many small communities including Bolwarrah, Bunding, Millbrook, Mollongghip, Mt. Egerton and Mt. Wallace.

Our Vision is that all parishioners and visitors are welcomed as family and nourished as the Body of Christ.

Click here for the document “Ongoing Pastoral Care for the Parish of Gordon 2019.”


Gordon Parish Directory September 2020

Gordon Parish Child Safety Code Of Conduct – click here

Gordon Parish Child Safety Policy Parish Of Gordon – Click Here

Gordon Parish Commitment Statement to Chld 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

October 6, 2020
Unlikely Companions: COVID-19 lockdown, zoom and meditation
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