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THE PARISH OF East Wimmera

Churches

  • Immaculate Conception
    37 Queens Avenue, St Arnaud
  • St Joseph’s
    School Road, Banyena
  • St Joseph’s
    7 Learmonth Street, Charlton
  • St Peter’s
    70 Ridge Street, Wedderburn
  • St Mary’s
    2 Corack Road, Birchip
  • St Mary’s
    129 Woods Street, Donald
  • St Patrick’s
    99 Lake View Street, Boort
  • St Michael’s
    45 Webster Street, Wycheproof
  • St Joseph's
    20 Church Street, Nullawil

Presbytery

Postal Address
PO Box 12
St Arnaud  VIC  3478

Parish Office

Postal Address
PO Box 12
St Arnaud  VIC  3478

Address
37 Queens Avenue
St Arnaud  VIC  3478

Phone (03)  5497 1112
Email: eastwimmera@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Mass Times

Birchip

1st Sunday 

8.30am

2nd Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

3rd Sunday

9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

4th Sunday

10.30am

5th Sunday

10.30am

 
Charlton

1st Sunday 

10.30am

2nd Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

3rd Sunday

8.30am

4th Sunday

8.30am

5th Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

 
Wedderburn

2nd Sunday

8.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

3rd Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

4th Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

Donald

1st Sunday 

10.30am

2nd Sunday

8.30am

3rd Sunday

10.30am

4th Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

5th Sunday

8.30am

 
Boort

1st Sunday 

8.30am

2nd Sunday 

9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

3rd Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

4th Sunday

9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

 

 
Wycheproof

1st Sunday 

9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

2nd Sunday 

10.30am

3rd Sunday

8.30am

Mass at the Hostel every 2nd Friday at 11.00am

 

 
Nullawil

1st Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

2nd Sunday 

9.30am Sunday Assembly of Word and Communion

 

St Arnaud

1st Sunday 

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

2nd Sunday 

8.30am

3rd Sunday

10.30am

4th Sunday

10.30am

5th Sunday

(Sat Vigil) 7.00pm

 
Banyena

2nd Sunday 

10.30am

   

 

Our Parish

The Parish of Mary Glowery, East Wimmera was formed by joining groups of neighbouring parishes that have already been working together and sharing a parish priest. The East Wimmera parish covers Birchip, Charlton, Donald, St Arnaud, Wycheproof and the southern part of Quambatook parish. The formation of this new parish is the fruit of several years of consultation, including the Looking Forward gatherings that have been held since 2014. The detailed proposals for the new parish developed through discussions among priests and parishioners over the past few months and were endorsed by the Council of Priests at their meeting on June 19. Bishop Paul Bird confirmed the formation of the new parish on July 1.

These new arrangements will make it easier for the local communities to share the tasks involved in pastoral care and parish administration and will give the priests more time for pastoral and sacramental ministry.

The priests who have been caring for this region will continue to do so. Fr Eugene McKinnon is Parish Priest of the East Wimmera parish, with Fr Peter Jose as Assistant Priest. 

Catholic Schools in the parish:

St Mary's Primary School Donald

St Joseph's Primary School Charlton

St Patrick's Primary School St Arnaud

Information:

Birchip:

St Mary's Birchip was established in 1891.   Birchip is a small rural community located on the southern edge of the Mallee in N.W. Victoria, approximately 320 km from Melbourne.

Donald:

Donald is situated on the Richardson River. The “Bullock’s Head” is a characteristic landmark. St Mary’s has a small friendly congregation, and the church is opposite the school in the main street. 
Cropping is the mainstay of the district, and we are like most farming communities, dependent on the seasons.

St Arnaud:

Immaculate Conception Parish is a welcoming and caring community where Christ is visible.

 

 

Personnel

Parish Priest:
Fr Eugene McKinnon

Resident in Donald

Assistant Priest
Fr Peter Jose CMI

Resident in Charlton

 

Parish Administration
Bernadette Prestwood

Based in St Arnaud

 

Parish News

The history of the song 'The 12 Days of Christmas'

21 December 2015

Thank you to Eleanor who reminded us last week of the origins of the Christmas carol 'The 12 Days of Christmas"

Christmas Mass Times

21 December 2015

Christmas Mass times for Nullawil and Wycheproof and surrounding towns

Parish Map
Church

Immaculate Conception

37 Queens Avenue, 37 Queens Avenue

St Joseph’s

7 Learmonth Street, 7 Learmonth Street

St Peter’s

70 Ridge Street, 70 Ridge Street

St Mary’s

2 Corack Road, 2 Corack Road

St Mary’s

129 Woods Street, 129 Woods Street

St Patrick’s

99 Lake View Street, 99 Lake View Street

St Michael’s

45 Webster Street, 45 Webster Street

St Joseph's

20 Church Street, 20 Church 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