Ayr, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Traditional Owners: Juru people
Last Updated: 10/11/2022
History and Architecture:
The Church was erected in the 1890's.
A plaque reads, " In recognition of the Centenary of Catholic History Parish of Brandon and Ayr formed by Dr Duhig Bishop of Rockhampton St Patrick's Day 1912. Parkside Parish formed 1955 - East Ayr Parish formed 1959 - Amalgamated as Sacred Heart Parish Ayr in 1977. This plaque was blessed by Michael Putney Bishop of Townsville Diocese , on St Patrick's Day 17 March 2012. No Greater Love (John 15 13).
In 1918 the Presbyterian Manse was bought and removed to make a Presbytery. It cost £700. Emery's house was also bought near the Church at a cost of £700 to be a residence for the Sisters in Ayr. It was sold in 1921 for £1,117.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1912 - 1917||Father Bucas|
|1917 -||Monsignor Grogan|
|-||Father Patrick Rouillac||1922|
|-||Father Stephen McDonagh||1912|
|1926 -||Father John Hegarty||Curate|
|1929 -||Father V. Monkton||Curate|
|1930 -||Father Lyons||Curate|
|1933 -||Father Rush||Curate|
|1934 -||Father Thomas Gard||Curate||1993|
|1937 -||Father Thomas P. Feehly|
|1937 -||Father Naughton||1985|
|2022 -||Father Manoj Mathew|
|2022 -||Father Daniel Djobjowu Mawuko||Asst|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. A Souvenir Silver Jubilee 1912 - 1937 Sacred Heart Chuch Ayr in the Diocese of Townsville. Compiled by Brian McWilliam. LC 282.946 MCWI
2. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-2023