THE PARISH OF Daylesford
- St Peter’s
Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road, Daylesford
- St Joseph’s
Midland Highway, Blampied
PO Box 518
Daylesford VIC 3460
13 Duke Street
Daylesford VIC 3460
Parish Office: (03) 5348 2026
Presbytery/Private: (03) 5348 3911
Pastoral Leadership Team:
The PLT have 5 or 6 meetings during the year.
There are 6 members- including the PP & School Principal.
Parish Finance Team:
The PFT is made up of 5 members of the Parish community.
Christmas Masses: 2016
St Peter's Daylesford Christmas Eve 7.00pm
Christmas Morning 10.30am
Creswick - Christmas Eve 9.00pm
Christmas Morning 8.45am
|Saturday Vigil MASS Celebrated 6.00pm (Fourth Sunday of the Month)||Sunday
9.00am – Lay Led Assembly 2nd Sunday of the month
- mar 26 - 24 Mar 2017
- mar 19 - 17 Mar 2017
- mar 5 - 3 Mar 2017
- Feb 26 - 24 Feb 2017
- feb 12 - 10 Feb 2017
- Feb 5 - 3 Feb 2017
- jan 29 - 27 Jan 2017
- jan 22 - 20 Jan 2017
- nov 20 - 22 Nov 2016
- bulletin Nov 13 - 11 Nov 2016
- bulletin nov 6 - 4 Nov 2016
- bulletin oct 30 - 28 Oct 2016
- Bulletin Oct 23 - 21 Oct 2016
- newsletter october 16th - 17 Oct 2016
- bulletin Oct 9th - 7 Oct 2016
- bulletin oct 2nd - 30 Sep 2016
- sept 11 - 23 Sep 2016
- Bulletin Sept 4th - 2 Sep 2016
- bulletin August 28th - 26 Aug 2016
- Bulletin August 21st - 19 Aug 2016
St Peter's Parish is situated in Duke Street, Daylesford.
The Parish is also responsible for St Joseph's Church, Blampied, situated approximately 10 minutes from Daylesford.
Celebration of 150 Years at St Peter’s Daylesford.
Many present and past Parishioners gathered at St Peter’s Church on Sunday June 14th to celebrate with Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and their Parish Priest, Father Gary Jones, 150 years since the consecration of the Church.
The Daylesford Mercury Newspaper of May 15th 1865, reported the original consecration in the following words,
“Not withstanding the inclemency of the weather, the opening of the new Catholic Church of St Peter’s yesterday (Sunday) attracted a crowded congregation.”
In sharp contrast to 1865, the newly restored church looked resplendent nestled on the slopes of Wombat Hill bathed in beautiful winter sunshine. The recent restoration of the church, undertaken under the supervision of the Parish Priest, Father Gary Jones and the Parish Leadership Team, has restored the church to all its former glory and is enhanced by extremely attractive décor and the latest church technology.
Bishop Paul Bird CSsR celebrated the Mass assisted by Father Gary Jones and Father Clem Cafarella. Following Mass the Bishop blessed a cross which had been erected in the church grounds to mark the 150th celebrations. This cross was the original cross from the former Presentation Convent in Daylesford and had been restored and placed on a aesthetically pleasing designed stand.
A large group of Parishioners, including a number of the Presentation Sisters, gathered in St Michael’s School Hall for a delightful lunch served by the School parents and the Parish Leadership team. At lunch Bishop Paul cut a large attractively decorated cake which was shared by all present. It was a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships and share stories of the past, as well as view a comprehensive historical display of the church and Parish Life.
Fr Gary A Jones PP
Rev Gary is also Parish Priest of Creswick Parish.
Priest for the Parish of Gordon.(Funerals and Anointing of the sick)
Also responsible for Creswick Parish Administration.
Catholic Primary School
Fr Gary Jones is Responsible for the Parish School/ Gordon & Ballan.