Star of the Sea Parish, South West Coast

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR decreed the establishment of a new parish in the diocese, Star of the Sea, South West Coast as at October 1, 2021.

The new parish covers the area of the former parishes of Dennington (est. 1965), Koroit (est. 1886), Port Fairy, (est. 1849), Warrnambool (est. 1853) and Warrnambool West (est. 1970) and includes the DOBCEL schools:

St John’s Primary School, Dennington

St Patrick’s Primary School, Koroit

St Patrick’s Primary School, Port Fairy

St Joseph’s Primary School, Warrnambool

St Pius X Primary School, Warrnambool West

Emmanuel College, Warrnambool

Fr John Fitzgerald, Moderator and Fr John Corrigan, Co-Pastor, will continue their service in the new parish.