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Sesquicentenary of St Mary`s Parish : November 2013
Sesquicentenary of St Mary`s Parish : November 2013

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Plaque commemorates the sesquicentary of the inauguration of St Mary's parish.

Location

Address:Yarra Street , St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.152872
Long: 144.360733
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1842
Approx. Event End Date:1992

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th November, 1992
Front Inscription

  THE PARISH OF
  ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS, GEELONG

THE ORIGINAL CHAPEL OF THE GEELONG MISSION WAS BLESSED BY FATHER MICHAEL STEPHENS, THE FIRST PASTOR, ON THE FIRST DUNDAY OF ADVENT, 27 NOVEMBER 1842.

THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE SECOND CHURCH WAS LAID BY FATHER PATRICK BONAVENTURE GEOGHEGAN, PIONEER PRIEST OF THE PORT PHILLIP DISTRICT, ON 19 AUGUST 1846.

THE FIRST STONE OF THE PRESENT CHURCH WAS LAID BY MOST REV. JAMES ALIPIUS GOOLD, FIRST BISHOP OF MELBOURNE, ON 15 JUNE 1854. THE NAVE, COMPLETED BY ARCHDEACON PATRICK SLATTERY, WAS OPENED FOR WORSHIP BY BISHOP GOOLD ON 4 FEBRUARY, 1872.

THE COMPLETED CHURCH WAS CONSECRATED BY MOST REV, DANIEL MANNIX D.D., ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE, ON 16 JUNE, 1937,  MONSIGNOR ROBERT BENSON BEING THE PARISH PRIEST.

THIS PLAQUE, MARKING THE SESQUICENTENARY OF THE INAUGURATION OF ST. MARY'S PARISH WAS DEDICATED BY MOST REV. THOMAS FRANCIS LITTLE D.D., ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE, ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 29 NOVEMBER, 1992, WITH MONISIGNOR JAMES MURRAY E.V. AS THE PARISH PRIEST.

 ' MY SOUL GLORIFIES THE LORD,
  MY SPIRIT EXULTS IN GOD, MY SAVIOUR'
 

Source: MA
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