THE PARISH OF Ballarat East
- St Alipius
84 Victoria Street, Ballarat East
- Ss Peter & Paul's
701 Fisken Street, Buninyong
84 Victoria Street
Ballarat East VIC 3350
|Phone: (03) 5332 6611||Fax: (03) 5332 3303|
|St. Alipius’ – Ballarat East
1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays: 9:00am
2nd & 4th Sundays: 10.30am
|Ss. Peter & Paul’s – Buninyong
1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays: 10.30am
2nd & 4th Sundays: 9.00am
Baptisms - 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays - St Peter & Paul Buninyong / 2nd and 4th
Sundays - St Alipius Ballarat East
Marriages by appointment
Sacrament of Penance: Saturday, 10:00am
- Weekly Bulletin - 25 Mar 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 19 Mar 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 12 Mar 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 5 Mar 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 19 Feb 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 12 Feb 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 5 Feb 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 29 Jan 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 22 Jan 2017
- Weekly Bulletin - 15 Jan 2017
St Alipius - A History
Our story is a story of people, rather than buildings and dates, although it is important that we acknowledge these. It is the story of a people who have been brought together in faith and love.
St Alipius Parish has its beginnings in the Ballarat “Gold Rush” that started in August 1851. As thousands of people made their way to the diggings and a town quickly took shape, Father Patrick Dunne celebrated the first Mass for the Catholic miners in October 1851.
In late 1852 a second priest Father Matthew Downing arrived and named his Parish after St. Alipius and the Bishop of the time, James Alipius Goold.
In February 1853 Father Downing moved to the present St. Alipius site and erected a church made of slabs with a canvas roof. A school was also built and classes began on April 1st.
(Text from : www.sovereignhillschool.vic.edu.au)
Baptism and Sacramental Information - read here
St Alipius Parish Booklet
This booklet celebrates who we are and what we do as a St Alipius Parish community. We are a diverse people sustained by the faith, religious and school communities which make up our parish. It contains information on parish groups, on the faith communuties of Ballarat East and Buninyong, the community of the Sisters of Mercy and it looks at Catholic Education in the parish. It focusses on liturgical ministries, the sacramental programs and the stewardship program. It is a snapshot of the many parts of the parish.
Rev Peter Sherman