Foster, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Joseph

Address: 19 O'Connell Road, Foster, Victoria, 3960

Architect: Algis A. Klimas

Last Updated: 03/03/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first Church was erected in 1889 of weatherboard and was 50 feet by 25 feet. The builder was Mr Davis and the Architect was Mr C Scanlan. The Church was blessed and consecrated by the Rt Reverend P. O'Donahue on 23rd June 1889.

A plaque on the wall of the current Church reads, " This Church of St Joseph was consecrated and Parish Centre blessed by +Eric Darcy Bishop of Sale on 30 January 1983 Parish Priest Father Peter A.M. Kooloos Architect Algis A. Klimas Builder E.P. & L.A. Brennan".

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
1940 - 1944 Father Stan Crowe 1979
1944 - 1946 Father Edward Hynes 1996
1946 - 1947 Father Kevin Moriarty 1949
1947 - 1951 Father John Cunningham
1952 - 1953 Father Joseph O'Hagan
1961 - 1962 Father Dan McCartan
1958 - 1969 Father Jim McGuigan
1969 - 1972 Father John Phelan
1972 - 1980 Father Tom O'Connell
1980 - 1985 Father Peter Kooloos
1985 - 1993 Father Frank Young
1993 - 1995 Father John Speekman
1995 - 1998 Father Mark Godridge
1998 - Father Denis O'Bryan
2022 - Father Antony Rebelo

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Mountain Scrub and Plain The History of St Joseph's Parish Foster, Toora, Fish Creek. Maureen Jones. SLTF 282.9456 J72M