Altona, VIC - St Mary help of Christians Catholic (20903)

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Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: Railway Street North, Altona, Victoria, 3018

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History and Architecture:

The first Mass was held on 14 August 1922 by the Very Reverend John Barry the Cathedral Administrator. The venue for the early Masses was the Progress hall which eventually became a Baptist venue.

The first Church was an historic timer building which serves as a church, primary school and entertainment centre. It was first located on the west corner of Fanny (Rayner) Street and Railway Street north.

Archbishop Daniel Mannix blessed and opened the first church of 6 March 1927.

Clergy:

This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1922 - 1924 Rev Thomas Brazil From Williamstown
1922 - 1924 Rev Humphrey Moynihan Asst
1925 - 1936 Rev Michael Flannery
1925 - 1926 Rev James Clifford Asst
1927 - Rev Lawrence Goodwin Asst
1928 - 1929 Rev P J O'Connor Asst
1929 - Rev Angelo Camilleri Asst
1930 - Rev Patrick Egan Asst
1931 - 1936 Rev John Bailey Asst
1936 - 1939 Rev Ken Morrison Administrator
1940 - 1941 Rev James English Administrator
1942 - 1946 Rev Bernard M Day Administrator
1946 - 1970 Rev James A Nooney
1961 - 1963 Rev Gerard Dowling Asst
1963 - Rev Victor Rubco Asst
1966 - 1970 Rev Michael Kelleher Asst
1970 - 1971 Rev Malcolm Crawford Asst
1970 - 1986 Rev Brenden Torr
1972 - 1973 Rev Peter Searson Asst
1974 - 1975 Rev Paul Dalton Asst
1975 - 1977 Rev Gerry O'Connor
1978 - 1980 Rev Peter Slattery Asst
1981 - 1983 Rev Kevin Dillon Asst
1984 - 1986 Rev Joe ruys Asst
1987 - 1990 Rev Marvic Caruana Asst
1987 - 1991 Most Rev Peter J Connors

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. A History of the parish of St Mary help of Christians Altona. SLT 282.9451H 62 S