Cootamundra, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1916

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: Morris Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales, 2590

Architect: E.R. Laver

Traditional Owners: Wiradjuri people

Last Updated: 22/02/2024

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History and Architecture:

The first Roman Catholic was built in 1870. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid on 8 February 1916 by 1916 Bishop John Gallagher the Bishop of Goulburn.

The church was completed in less than six months and the first mass took place on June 25 in that year. Prior to 1916, the people worshipped at St. Columba’s church which was built in 1880 by the first resident Gundagai priest on the scene Fr. Patrick Dunne who would visit Cootamundra every fortnight.

Clergy:

These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1881 - 1910 Father Richard Butler 1913
1882 - 1882 Father John Gaffey Asst 1914
1882 - 1882 Father Thomas Gray Asst
1882 - Father Richard Kennedy
1882 - Father Edward Fallon Asst
1888 - Father James Kennedy Asst
1888 - Father Patrick Clune Asst
1889 - 1889 Father John Curley Asst 1935
1890 - Father Daniel Leahy Asst
1892 - Father Peter McAlroy Asst
1894 - Father John Campbell Asst
1898 - Father James O'Reilly
1902 - Father Peter Mulligan Asst 1934
1902 - Father William Slattery Asst
1908 - Father John Fleming Asst
1908 - Father Frederick Bormann Asst 1947
1910 - 1933 Father Terence O'Shaughnessy 1933
1910 - 1910 Father John McDwyer Asst 1916
1910 - Father Jeremiah O'Farrell Asst
1910 - Father Patrick Gahan Asst 1946
1910 - Father Patrick O'Riordan Asst 1933
1911 - Father Thomas Slattery Asst
1912 - Father Thomas Lynch Asst
1914 - Father Richard O'Dea Asst
1914 - Father Aeneas Hennessy Asst 1944
1915 - Father Michael Carey Asst
1916 - Father Thomas Barry Asst
1916 - Father Francis Hartigan Asst 1924
1916 - Father Peter Treacey Asst
1918 - Father Timothy Collins Asst
1919 - Father Peter Costelloe Asst 1950
1921 - Father Thomas Kinane Asst 1939
1923 - Father James McDade Asst 1943
1923 - Father Harold Devine Asst 1950
1925 - Father James Cannon Asst 1950
1925 - Father James Carragher Asst 1961
1925 - Father Matthew Bugler Asst 1957
1926 - Father Daniel Greene Asst
1927 - Father James O'Connor Asst
1927 - Father J. Fogarty Asst
1928 - Father John McCuster Asst
1933 - 1938 Father Thomas Lynch 1950
1938 - 1961 Monsignor James McKenna
1961 - 1965 Monsignor Leslie McKenna 1965
1966 - 1979 Father Dominic Egan
1979 - 1989 Father Brian Hassett
1989 - 1994 Father Greg Beath
1994 - 1997 Father Warrick Tonkin
1998 - 2005 Father Bernard Hennessey
2005 - Monsignor Kevin Barry Cotter
2014 - Father Joshy Kurien

Organ:

No other information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-present.
2. The History of the Sacred Heart Parish Cootamundra. E.J. O' Connor. HQ2014/2197