Mt Moriac, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic (20155)

Year Built: 1883

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Patrick

Address: Princes Highway, Mount Moriac, Victoria, 3240

Last Updated: 18/11/2021

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History and Architecture:

In 1856 Fr Patrick Birmingham formerly of Fiery Creek was direct by Bishop Goold to reside at Mount Moriac with the charge of Colac. This continued for just one year when he left Melbourne and travelled to Sydney. Father Barrett took over his parish.

The original church was located in Chapel Street and built in 1860. A new Church was built in 1883 and opened by Archbishop Carr but this was demolished in March 1979.

The new church is of a square design with a pyramid like structure over the centre of the building.

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
1852 - Father J. I Bleasdale - more details
1856 - 1857 Father Patrick Birmingham
1857 - 1864 Father Michael Farrelly P.P. 1906
1864 - 1916 Father Michael Nelan
1874 - 1881 Father Thomas Barrett

Organ:

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