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St Aloysius Gonzaga Church: 12-June-2015
St Aloysius Gonzaga Church: 12-June-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
A plaque commemorates the dedication of the church on the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of the parish. 

In 1934 Father Lloyd became the first Parish Priest of St Aloysius Cronulla.  The Great Depression hit the
country and Sydney alone had 125,000 people out of work. That did not stop the religiously motivated parishioners and its pastor from working on expanding the church. Father Lloyd saw the need for a church in Kurnell. He rejoiced most at being a ‘Man of the People' a reputation that brought extraordinary generosity from his Parishioners and friends whenever he had the occasion to appeal to them. During his tenure, with the help of his friends in the boxing fraternity, he organised a raffle throughout Sydney and raised funds to commence the church at Kurnell. He also added extensions to St Aloysius Church/school, which had no Sanctuary. He built a Sanctuary at the Nicholson Parade end of the church; added a porch on the left hand side of the Sanctuary which the Sisters occupied during Mass and another porch on the right hand side to serve as a sacristy. He also extended the Cronulla Street entrance. In the year Kurnell church was blessed Monsigor Donavon replaced Father Lloyd. He established Caringbah parish with its school and church. 

Location

Address:3 Nicholson Parade, St Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Cronulla, 2230
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.05747
Long: 151.152539
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1934
Approx. Event End Date:1999

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 21st June, 1999
Front Inscription
            A.M.D.G.
THE PARISH CHURCH OF
St Aloysius Gonzaga, Cronulla
WAS SOLEMLY DEDICATED BY
His Excellency Edward Bede Cardinal Clancy A.C.
    ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY
    ON THE OCCASION OF 
   THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FOUNDATION OF THIS PARISH
      29 JANUARY, 1999

      Ad Maiora Natus
Rev. Father Michael  L  Mclean  Pastor
Rev. Father John M.Knight  Assoc. Pastor
Donated by St Aloysius College, Milson`s Point
         21st June 1999. 
Source: MA
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