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  • Sacred Heart
    26 Robertson Street, Casterton


Postal Address
PO Box 71
Casterton  VIC  3311
Street Address
28 Robertson Street
Casterton  VIC  3311

Phone (03) 5581 1044


  Catholic Schools
Sacred Heart Primary School

Ministry District

Western region:

  •  Casterton
  •  Coleraine
  •  Edenhope
  •  Harrow


Mass Times

LITURGY Balmoral Casterton Coleraine Edenhope Harrow
First Sunday 5pm Mass 10am Lay-led 9am Mass 9am Mass  
Second Sunday 9am Lay-led 9am Mass 7pm Vigil Mass 10:30 Lay-led 10:45 Mass
Third Sunday 9am Mass 5pm Mass 9am Lay-led 11am Mass 10am Lay-led
Fourth Sunday 9am Lay-Led 11am Mass 9am Mass 5pm Mass  
Fifth Sunday 6pm Ecumenical 10am Lay-led 9am Ecumenical 10am Ecumenical 10am Mass


Goroke celebrates Mass at 6pm every first Friday.

Tarrayoukyan celebrates Mass at 10:45am on the first Sunday.

Apsley celebrates Mass at 5pm on the fifth Sunday.

Minimay celebrates Mass at a negotiated time each quarter.


MASSES First Sunday Second Sunday Third Sunday Fourth Sunday Fifth Sunday
7pm Saturday   Coleraine      
9am Sunday Edenhope Casterton Balmoral Coleraine  
10:45am Sunday Tarrayoukyan Harrow     10am Harrow
11am Sunday     Edenhope Casterton  
5pm Sunday Balmoral   Casterton Edenhope Apsley
Latest Parish Bulletin - 16 Jun 2017 Read More View Archives

Our Parish

Casterton is a country town situated in the Glenelg River valley among the hills of Victoria's southwest with a population of around 2,000 people. It is most famous for being the birthplace of the kelpie!


Sacred Heart Parish — originally named the Sandford Mission — was established in 1875. Our parish church was erected in 1886. At present about 100 people frequent Mass at Sacred Heart each Sunday. On the fourth Sunday of the month, Mass is followed with substantial refreshments in the church hall. Visitors are especially welcome.

In 1902 the Sisters of Mercy established a convent in Casterton, and served the community here until 2008. The sisters' ministry and witness lives on in Sacred Heart Primary School, which continues to thrive.

A Passionist Family Group meets each month, which presently constitutes fifteen families. New parishioners are welcome and encouraged to join.

Sacred Heart is also home to a hard-working and fruitful conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society. The Vinnies Shop, at 32 McPherson Street in Casterton, is open Wednesday to Friday, from 10am to 3:30pm, and Saturday 10am to 12pm.


Catholic Primary School

Sacred Heart Primary School


Canonical Administrator
Rev Patrick Mugavin

Fr Paddy is parish priest of Hamilton. Since 2014 he has also had administrative responsibility for the four parishes west of Hamilton: Casterton, Coleraine, Edenhope and Harrow.

Together with Hamilton and Portland, these parishes constitute the Western District Catholic Community.

Priest in Residence
Rev John Corrigan

Fr John is assistant priest in Hamilton, but he lives in Casterton and he has pastoral responsbility for the parish of Casterton, as well as Edenhope, Coleraine and Harrow.

Fr John blogs at

Priest in Residence
Rev Damien Heath

Fr Damien retired in 2007. He was born and raised in Casterton, and returned home for his retirement. He is very generous in his supply work, frequenting the Harrow, Coleraine, Casterton and Horsham parishes.


Sacred Heart Parish is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for people of all ages, with special concern for children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Child Safe Policy and practices support a proactive role in the care, wellbeing and protection of children and young people, the provision of child safe environments and intervention procedures for responding to abuse and neglect. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mr John Donegan.

Child Safe policies and procedures

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Child Safe policy
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Code of Conduct
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Parish Safeguarding Officer
Role description

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Statement of Commitment
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Responding & Reporting Flowchart
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Child safety resources from the Victorian Council of Churches

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Newsletter, Feb 2017
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Newsletter, May 2017
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Info on Child Safe Standard One
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Training Portal for Faith Communities
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Sacred Heart

26 Robertson Street, 26 Robertson Street

We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353