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St Gerard's Catholic Church | Churches Australia
St Gerard's Catholic Church
St Gerard's Catholic Church 16-03-2018 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Gerard's Catholic Church 16-03-2018 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Gerard's Catholic Church

Warrandyte, VIC 3113

Church Information

Church Name: St Gerard's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 3 McCulloch St, Warrandyte VIC 3113, Australia
Suburb: Warrandyte
State: VIC
Postcode: 3113
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: To give Glory to God - and in honour to St Gerard Majella - this church was erected by the people of - Warrandyte and Park Orchards - in the year 1976. - The first Mass was offered on August 1st. - The edifice was solemnly blessed on August 29th by - The Most Reverend - Thomas Francis Little STD - Archbishop of Melbourne. - Rev Vyn Bailey MSC - Parish Priest.

Date Opened: 01-08-1976
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

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The first Catholic mass was celebrated in Warrandyte about 1898. No other details are known about the St Gerard's Catholic Church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 19/3/2018.

ST GERARD Majella was born at Muro, Italy, in 1726 and joined the Redemptorists at the age of 23, becoming a professed lay brother in 1752. He served as sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor. However, because of his great piety, extraordinary wisdom, and his gift of reading consciences, he was permitted to counsel communities of religious women. This great saint is invoked as a patron of expectant mothers as a result of a miracle effected through his prayers for a woman in labor.  His feast day is the 16th October.  He is the Patron Saint of mothers. (Extract Church Website. See http://www.cam.org.au/parkorchardswarrandyte/About-Us )
Last Updated: Monday 19th March, 2018
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