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St Mary's-
59 Holyrood Street
Hampton VIC 3188
Fr. Anjou Soares
(03) 9521 0990
Mon, Tue, Thu – 9am to 1pm

History

EARLY   BEGININGS OF St. MARY’S

 

Archbishop Mannix laid the foundation stone on 2nd November 1924 for the project which cost approximately £3,600. The Building was used as a School during the week and divided into three classrooms for the classes which ranged from Prep to Grade 8. A floor to ceiling curtain separated the raised sanctuary from the rest of the building. For church services, this heavy red curtain was drawn back and the doors dividing the classrooms were opened.

 

FIRST MASS: was held in the building at Christmas in 1924, and the School commenced the following January 1925. Father Mangan continued as Parish Priest until the appointment of Father Dan Coakley in April 1926, at which time St. Mary’s became a separate Parish in its own right.

 

FIRST BAPTISM:     1924 25th December     Elsa Doris May Cull

Number of Baptisms   2707 during these 90 years.

 

FIRST MARRIAGE:  1926 12th October

                                     Thomas Joseph Brichnell to Mary Louisa McNamara

Number of Marriages  472 during these 90 years

 

FIRST CONFIRMATION:   1926     John Heaney William

Number of Confirmation        2213 during these 90 years.

 

 

PARISH PRIESTS DURING THE 90 YEARS

 

From 1924 Fr. Mangan the Parish Priest of Sandringham served up to 1926 when Fr. Dan Coakley appointed as first Parish Priest.

 

 

Father Dan Coakley April                      1926-1939       

Father Dan Daly                                   1939-1959        

Father E (Teddy) Nowlan,                     1959-1965

Father Bernard Payne                          1965-1969

Father Jeffries                                      1969-1970

Father Vincent Curran                          1970-1972

Father James Griffin                             1972-1982

Father Robert Nink                               1982-1993

Father Kevin Burke                              1993-1994

Father Tim Tolan                                 1994-1995

Father Michael Mile                             1996-2012

Father Anjou Soares                            2012- to date

 

  

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE

 

Sister Michele Kennan  pbvm                2007- to date

 


PRINCIPALS DURING THE 90 YEARS

 

 

 

Sister Kostka O’Keefe                           1925

 

Sister Ignatius Whelan                          1926

 

Sister Regis Farrelly                              1929

 

Sister Xavier Brennan                           1930

 

Sister Casimir Cregan                           1931-1936

 

Sister Xavier Brennan                           1939-1945

 

Sister Francis Cullinan                          1946-1950

 

Sister Albeus Cooney                            1952-1958

 

Sister Macnise Dowling                        1959

 

Sister Francis Cullinan                          1960-1961

 

Sister Imelda Dunlop                            1962-1965

 

Sister Evangelist Stone                         1966-1969

 

Sister Alice Gleeson                              1970-1972

 

Sister Ursula Mahon                             1973

 

Joan Ryder                                           1974-1975

 

Marcia Atkins                                       1975

 

Margaret Hughes                                  1976-1977

 

May Ray                                               1978-1984

 

Terri Green                                           1985-1994

 

Margaret Doolan                                   1995- to date

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION SISTERS DURING THE 90 YEARS

 

 

 

Sister Claude Dunne                             1928

 

Sister Alberta Kearney                          1929

 

Sister Patrick Murphy                           1930

 

Sister Marie Musgrove                          1930

 

Sister Rita McKinty                              1931

 

Sister Mildred Hodgkinson                    1931

 

Sister Kevin Trehy                                1931, 1940-1942, 1960

 

Sister Attracta Caulfield                                    1942

 

Sister Raymonde Taylor                                    1942

 

Sister Jerome Watson                            1943

 

Sister Madeleine Goonan                      1943-1946

 

Sister Julian Fahey                                1944-1951

 

Sister Denise Sawyer                             1945-1951

 

Sister Eymard Carroll                            1946

 

Sister Perpetua Carroll                          1947

 

Sister Columban Coleman                     1948-1950

 

Sister Michael Shannon                                    1949-1950

 

Sister Catherine Jackman                      1951-1958

 

Sister Margaret Mary Mahon                 1953-1959

 

Sister William Kathleen O’Neil             1954

 

Sister Bride Fennell                              1958

 

Sister De Sales Clark                             1959

 

Sister Martina Ryan                              1959-1960

 

Sister Lua Candy                                  1960-1961

 

Sister Austin Baratt                              1961-1962

 

Sister Ursula Mahon                             1963-1968

 

Sister Michele Kennan                          2007- to date


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