Celebrating Mass in Banyena

St Joseph’s Church in Banyena celebrates Mass on the fifth Sunday of the month, around four times a year. Donald, St Arnaud, Charlton and Birchip forgo their Mass on this weekend so that Banyena, Wycheproof and Boort communities can celebrate Mass.

This has opened up the opportunity for people from across the parish to attend one of these other church centres for Mass.

On a glorious Sunday in April, parishioners gathered together for Mass at Banyena. Some of you may recognise this church as the one used in the film “The Dry” with Eric Bana and Fr Eugene McKinnon the stars of the film.

A lovely time was had chatting to parishioners from other centres after Mass and then many headed to the Jeffcott Hotel in Donald for lunch where everyone got to know others a little better.