The Parish of
St Francis Xavier's
3 Elms Street, Irymple
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
18 Box Street, Merbein
259-261 Eleventh Street, Mildura
St Joseph the Worker
149 Calder Highway, Red Cliffs
Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, Werrimull
PARISH OF SAINTS ANNE AND JOACHIM
Please direct all phone calls and enquiries regarding baptisms, first communions, confirmation, weddings, etc and other administration matters to the Parish Office which is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
PO Box 10037
Mildura Vic 3502
|Phone: (03) 5021 2872
Fax: (03) 5023 0337
Presbytery: 0417 862 082 which replaces the old
Refer to Parish Bulletin for Mass times.
|Click here to view Parish Lifestream of previous Masses
WEEKLY PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
MISSIONARY OF CHARITY SISTERS
EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION
Latest Parish Bulletin - 25 Feb 2024Read More View Archives
Fr Matthew Thomas
(Both priests resident in Mildura)
Mrs Carmel Russo
|Parish Council Secretary
|Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School
18 Box Street, Merbein, 3505
Ph. 03 5025 2258
|The Parish of Saints Anne and Joachim is committed to the obligation to ensure the safety of all children in our care.
|Sacred Heart Primary School
168 Twelfth Street, Mildura, 3500
Ph. 03 5023 1204
|St Paul’s Primary School
714 Fourteenth Street, Mildura, 3500
Ph. 03 5023 4567
|St Joseph’s Secondary College
154 Twelfth Street, Mildura, 3500
Ph. 03 5018 8000
|St Joseph’s Primary School
17 Fitzroy Avenue, Red Cliffs, 3496
Ph. 03 50241654
Saints Anne and Joachim, Sunraysia
On July 1, 2023, a Decree from the Bishop of Ballarat (Bishop Paul Bird CSsR) was received advising of the new Parish of Saints Anne and Joachim, Sunraysia, with the amalgamation of the former parishes of Merbein (est. 1965), Mildura (est. 1906) and Red Cliffs (est. 1953).
Our parish embraces the communities of Irymple, Mildura, Merbein, Red Cliffs and Werrimull.
Our Parish Vision
“Our Parish is a Eucharistic Community united by our faith in Jesus Christ.
We work together in the power of the Holy Spirit to spread the good news of God’s Kingdom.”
There is a lot happening in our parish and a lot of parishioners are doing very useful things. We hope that this website will bring you up to date on some of the parish groups, their varied activities and their contact persons.
Our parish is essentially people. We of the Parish Pastoral Team see a major task of ours as helping you appreciate your own unique importance and special giftedness, and feel an ever-greater sense of belonging. We would love you all to become involved in the faith life of the parish and to take ownership for its vitality and effectiveness.
We are living in rapidly changing times. Our lives can so easily become overburdened; our available time so scarce. We all need the opportunity to step back from life and to bring our lives into perspective. What are we here for? What do we really value? Our faith provides the needed direction; but we need the support of each other to find the necessary freedom to shape our lives in line with our chosen priorities.
You are most welcome to take part in any of the listed parish groups and activities, or to suggest new ways that we can help each other. Feel free to contact the leaders, or make yourself known to the Parish Pastoral Team.
Please contact the Parish Office on 50212872
Please read here for information relating to Baptisms and Marriages.
Until further notice please contact the Parish office in regards to Baptisms and Marriages
Sunraysia Catholic Communities – Sacramental Dates for 2024
Parent meetings & celebration dates for the following sacraments will take place on:
Confirmation (Grade 3 and above)
Parent Meeting 27th March 7pm, Sacred Heart Church.
The celebration dates are Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th May.
First Holy Communion (Grade 4 and above)
Parent Meeting 28th August 7pm, Sacred Heart Church.
The celebration dates are Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th October.
Penance (Grade 2 and above)
Parent Meeting 16th October 7pm, Sacred Heart Church.
Celebration Wednesday 27th November 7pm Sacred Heart Church.
For further information please contact the Parish Office on 50212872, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
A detailed history of former Mildura parish can be read here.
• On December 11, 1927, Bishop Foley of Ballarat opened and blessed the red brick building Merbein parishioners built as a dual purpose building that could be used as a school during the week and a church on Sundays.
• The cream brick church of today was built in 1956. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Merbein was Blessed and Opened on Sunday, April 8, 1956.
• In 1932, Werrimull became a parish and Our Lady of Lourdes Church was built in 1933.
• In 1965, Werrimull became part of the Merbein Parish and in more recent times a part of the Mildura Parish.
Situated 22km from Mildura and are proud of the contribution to the Sunraysia Catholic community.
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