Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, St Patrick’s Catholic Church has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
St Patrick’s Catholic Church serves the local Catholic community in Stawell, with services held throughout the week and confessions twice a month.
The church was built in 1873 and was constructed of Black Range granite faced with Grampians freestone.
St Patrick’s Catholic Church – Mass Times, Confession & Prayer, Stawell VIC
The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is a Roman Catholic diocese that was established in 1874. This diverse diocese is inclusive of 41 parishes and 12 church communities, including those located along the western area of Victoria all the way to the Southern Ocean.
There are several large rural and provincial centres included in the diocese; it is also inclusive of primary and secondary tourist spots such as the Grampians, the Great Ocean Road, the Little Desert, goldfields, and the Murray River. The diocese has 29 priests that work in parishes, while many priests assist as well. Some work in pastoral care, while others work in tertiary education.
Additionally, the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat has 53 Catholic primary schools and 11 secondary colleges. The main social welfare arm of the diocese is Centacare, whose offices are based in Ballarat. Other Centacare offices are found in Hamilton, Daylesford, Mildura, Maryborough, Warrnambool, and Swan Hill. They provide valuable assistance to those who need help with housing, employment, mental health, counselling, homelessness, family services, and disability services and much more.
The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat’s arm in Stawell is St Patrick’s Catholic Church and is located at 27 Patrick St in Stawell.