The Parish of



  • St James

    Cnr Albert & Vale Streets, Sebastopol

  • St Patrick's

    29 Ferrars Street, Rokewood


Postal Address
PO Box 13
Sebastopol  VIC 3356
Open Hours
Tuesdays 9.15am – 3.00pm
Fridays 9.15am – 3.00pm
0428 699624


Mass Times


Sunday 10:30am
Weekdays Friday 9:30 am usually (refer to current notice sheet for weekday mass times)
Sunday 10.30am 3rd Sundays of the month
During Daylight Savings Time, October-April, Vigil Mass time at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat is 6.30p.m. and at St. Aloysius’ , Redan 6.00p.m.

Latest Parish Bulletin - 18 Dec 2020

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Our Parish


The Parish of St. James’ Sebastopol was established in 1963.  Prior to this, Catholics in the area were ministered to by priests from St. Patrick’s Cathedral who celebrated Mass and the Sacraments in the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Home (Nazareth House).  With much generosity and hard work, the presbytery was furnished, land bought and the Church finally completed, blessed and opened in 1968.  Rev John Smith was the first Parish Priest; John Bylsma & Sons were the builders and Mr Tony Rieter, the designer – two of the many new Catholic arrivals from other countries who made their homes in Sebastopol in that period.  In response to the growing number of newly arrived families mainly of Dutch and Polish origin, St. James’ School had already been built, blessed and opened in 1956, staffed by Sisters of Mercy, Ballarat East.

The Parish and school communities have continued to grow and the buildings have seen a number of changes and refurbishment over the years.  In 1996 the Catholic community of St. Patrick’s Rokewood formally became part of the St. James’ Parish, Sebastopol, when Cressy Parish closed.  We give thanks to God for the faith, foresight, generosity and hard work of all those who have contributed to the physical and spiritual growth of our Parish Community.


Parish Priest
Fr Kevin Maloney (Resident in Redan)
(Fr Kevin is also Parish Priest of Redan and Linton)
Parish Coordinator and Child Safety Officer
Pauline O’Brien
Catholic Primary School
St James’ Primary School, Sebastopol
260 Albert Street,  Sebastopol, 3356
Phone (03) 5335 8750
Fax (03) 5335 6292
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Peter Fahey & Garth Kydd
Ministry District
Ballarat (Cathderal, Sebastopol, Redan, Beaufort)


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Parish News

July 14, 2020
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September 6, 2020
Have you heard the Good News? CDF has developed an online thanksgiving portal, CDFpay for Parishes.
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July 10, 2020
Sebastopol Stewardship Program 2019
Sebastopol Stewardship Program Future Weekend
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