Rutherglen, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: 82 High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria, 3685

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Yorta Yorta people

Last Updated: 24/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

A Foundation stone on the church reads, " St Mary's Church consecrated by th e Most Reverend Bernard D. Stewart D.D. A.L.L.B. Bishop of Sandhurst opened for the public worship of God and the honour of the blessed Virgin by the same Bishop September 15th 1963 Rev Francis J Owens Pastor".

A Latin foundation stone reads "ecclesiae s. mariae hunc lapidem primarium benedixit ac posuitt bernarddus epus. sand" - which converted to english reads "The epus of St. Bernard blessed and placed this stone in the head of the church of Mary. sand"

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
1928 - 1954 Father James Lawless
1962 - Father Francis J. Owens 1993
2020 - Father Brian Carey

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. 2003 MDHC