YEAR     Events Description
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1920  - 1944   Under control of St. Paul Parish, Coburg. Parishioners had to travel to St. Paul's Church in Coburgh or St. Peter's church in Epping to attend mass.

The parish priest is Fr. McGee and the Curates were Fr. Sherenie and Fr. Fox
     
1944 -  1964   Under control of St. Mark's Parish in Fawkner. Mass was held in the old wooden Craigieburn Hall. The hall was replaced with brick after the fire.

The Parish priests were Fr. Sylvester Keane and fr. Joseph Noonan. The Curates at that time  were Fr. Frank Casamento, Fr. Tom Mulligan, Fr, Gerry Cudmore, Fr. Don Burnard, Fr. Fraser and Fr. Joseph McMahon 
     
1949   September 25th - Oyr Lady of fatima church (Currently beside Hume Highway). Officially opened by Archbishop Mannix.
     
1964 - 1972                Under control of St. Matthew's Parish, North Fawkner.

The Parish priest was Fr. Kevin Ryan and the Curates were Fr. Seccolari, fr. Kevin Eaton and Fr. Frank O'Loughlin
     
1972  - 1984   Under the control of Holy Child Parish, Dallas.

The Parish priests were Fr. Patrick Creed, Fr. Brian James, Fr. Paul Dalton and Fr. Barry Caldwell 
     
1980 

    June 1st - last Mass celebrated in old church. Stage 1 of Our Lady's Primary School
completed. Old church was too small, Mass now celebrated in the school compound.
     
1981   Parish name was changed to Our Lady's.
     
1983   Stage 2 of School completed
     
1984   Our Lady's become Parish in its own right, Fr. Tony Spierings was appointed as the first
Parish priest. Rented house in Wattleglen St which becomes Presbytery.
     
1987   March - Presbytery completed
     
1988   Stage 3 of the School completed. Mass was celebrated in the school.
     
1992  

May - Sod turning ceremony was held.
June - New church building commences.

     
     
     
 1993    May  1st - New church completed. First inaugural Mass was celebrated every 7:30 0m
       16th -  New church officially opened. Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Sir Frank Little,
                  Fr. Barry Cakdweld and fr. Tony Spierings.
     
1994   Our Lady's Parish celebrated their 10th year anniversary.
     
1996   Roxburgh Park School opened.
August  -  1st stage of school (core building ) completed
     

A word from our Parish Priest

  • Fr. Varghese Kurisingal

    We  welcome all parishioners, visitors, and  pilgrims to Our Lady’s Parish, Craigieburn & Roxburgh. 

     Our Faith in Christ Jesus, is one that encourages us not only to live in communion with our God, but also in communion with one another, supporting and assisting each other as we continue to grow and deepen our love of God and neighbour.   

    Our Lady’s Church is a beacon of faith in our local community and beyond, where Christ is the centre of our liturgical and parish life.  Our treasure is the people, and our gem is in our diversity of cultures that come together.  

    We are all on a journey to God and through the liturgy of the Eucharist daily and particularly on weekends; we get an opportunity to join others in our worship of our Living God. 

    We hope you had the opportunity to worship and participate in our ministries already, but if not we warmly invite you to become part of this great parish.

     With Christ’s blessings,

    Fr. Varghese Kurisingal

Our Lady's Parish

Under the patronage of Our Lady, we will create a welcoming, inclusive and caring community by actively celebrating our diversity and by our outreach initiatives.

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