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THE PARISH OF Sebastopol


  • St James
    Cnr Albert & Vale Streets, Sebastopol
  • St Patrick’s
    29 Ferrars Street, Rokewood


Postal Address
PO Box 13
Sebastopol  VIC 3356
Tuesdays 9.30am - 4.30pm
Fridays 9.30am - 2.00pm
Phone (03) 5336 1353

Mass Times

Sunday 10:30am 
Weekdays Wednesday & Friday 9:30 am usually
(refer to current notice sheet for weekday mass times)
Sunday 10.30am 3rd Sundays of the month



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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
Rev Kevin Maloney
(Resident in Redan)

Rev Kevin is also Parish Priest of Redan Parish

Parish Coordinator
Pauline O'Brien
Catholic Primary School

St James' Primary School, Sebastopol
260 Albert Street,  Sebastopol, 3356
Phone (03) 5335 8750
Fax (03) 5335 6292


Mary Frawley & Peter Fahey





Ministry District
Ballarat (Cathderal, Sebastopol, Redan, Beaufort)


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Please click here for Child Safety Code of Conduct

Please click here for Child Safety Policy

Parish Map

St James

Cnr Albert & Vale Streets, Cnr Albert & Vale Streets

St Patrick’s

29 Ferrars Street, 29 Ferrars 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