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.