St Oliver Plunkett's - Pascoe Vale Parish
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1 Landells Road
Pascoe Vale
Vic 3044
Fr Michael Kong
9354 3015
Office Hours: Tues-Thurs from 9.00am to 3.00pm

History

Saint Oliver Plunkett (1625-1691)

Saint Oliver Plunkett (1st November 1625 - 1st July [11 July NS] 1681) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. He remained faithful to his flock in Ireland even in the face of English persecution and was eventually arrested and tried for treason in London. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn on 1 July 1681, and became the last Roman Catholic martyr to die in England. Oliver Plunkett was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1920 and Pope Paul VI declared him a Saint in 1975, the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years.

Saint Oliver's feast day is July 11.

Click here to visit the website of the Irish national shrine of St Oliver Plunkett in Drogheda where you will find ample information about his life, legacy, canonization and even his last speech.

Australia has three parishes of Saint Oliver Plunkett, in Cannon Hill (QLD), Harris Park (NSW), and here in Pascoe Vale (VIC). 


Click here for an excellent write up on the Church building from Kairos 2014.

The distinguished Church building is the work of architect Alan Robertson, who had earlier designed St Bridget's Mordialloc and St Francis Xavier's Frankston.

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