Daceyville, NSW - St Michael's Catholic (10097)

Year Built: 1913

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Michael

Address: 29 Banks Avenue, Daceyville, New South Wales, 2032

Last Updated: 20/04/2020

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History and Architecture:

Daceyville was Crown land in the 1880's and was named Raggetty Flat.

In January of 1913, the Government Housing Board asked Archbishop Kelly if the Catholic Church was interested in participating in a ballot for sites to erect religious buildings in the then named Dacey Garden Suburb. The Archbishop accepted the invitation and the Church was awarded a site of just over 2 acres (0.825 ha bounded by Banks and Haig Avenues).

In May 1914, Father Kirby of Kensington, announced that the OLSH sisters from Kensington would commence teaching in a hall situated on the corner of Anzac Parade and Wallace Street. This so-called hall, incidentally, was little more than a shed and consisted of a small room and a larger room which was divided into two classrooms for the other pupils (Mass was celebrated in the larger room on Sundays).

By May 1914, Sisters Mercedes Lewis, Raymund Fingleton and Margaret Harrington commenced the school.

Clergy:

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

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1924 - 1932 Rev J.J. Egan
1932 - 1950 Rev C. Foley
1950 - 1967 Rev A. Hills
1967 - 1989 Rev T.J. O'Carroll
1990 - 1995 Rev J. O'Keefe
1996 - 1999 Rev J. Williams
2004 - Rev J. Chrzczonowicz

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.