THE PARISH OF Harrow
- St Patrick’s
Cnr Simpson Street & Coleraine Road, Balmoral
- St Joseph’s
Tarrayoukyan Road, Tarrayoukyan
- St Michael’s
Glenferrie Road, Harrow
|Phone: Casterton (03) 5581 1044
|First Sunday||5pm Mass||10am Lay-led||9am Mass||9am Mass|
|Second Sunday||9am Lay-led||9am Mass||7pm Vigil Mass||10:30 Lay-led||10:45 Mass|
|Third Sunday||9am Mass||5pm Mass||9am Lay-led||11am Mass||10am Lay-led|
|Fourth Sunday||9am Lay-Led||11am Mass||9am Mass||5pm Mass|
|Fifth Sunday||6pm Ecumenical||10am Lay-led||9am Ecumenical||10am Ecumenical||10am Mass|
Goroke celebrates Mass at 6pm every first Friday.
Tarrayoukyan celebrates Mass at 10:45am on the first Sunday.
Apsley celebrates Mass at 5pm on the fifth Sunday.
Minimay celebrates Mass at a negotiated time each quarter.
|MASSES||First Sunday||Second Sunday||Third Sunday||Fourth Sunday||Fifth Sunday|
|10:45am Sunday||Tarrayoukyan||Harrow||10am Harrow|
Harrow is a quintessentially Aussie hamlet within the Western District. It is a close-knit community with lots of initiative. Among its many attractions, locals have organised the Johnny Mullagh Discovery Centre, an historical sound and light show at the local pub, and popular recurring events like "Beaut Blokes" — the inspiration for Farmer Wants a Wife — and "Pathways to Harrow," which celebrates multiple generations of pioneering women of the district. The Catholics in Harrow worship at St Michael's, a charming timber church "the other side of the river."
The neighbouring town of Balmoral is smaller than Harrow, but the Catholic congregation there is much bigger. At St Patrick's you will find a repertoire of hymns which reflect the artistic talents redolent of Balmoral. The faithful of St Michael's welcome you to our active and friendly community.
Tarrayoukyan is no longer a town at all. Where once there stood a sawmill, a pub, and multiple residences, Tarrayoukyan now consists of St Joseph's Catholic Church, and a picturesque bush cemetery. Nonetheless, there are always visitors among the Tarrayoukyan congregation at our monthly Mass, and they're always made to feel welcome.
Fr Paddy is parish priest of Hamilton. Since 2014 he has also had administrative responsibility for the four parishes west of Hamilton: Casterton, Coleraine, Edenhope and Harrow.
Together with Hamilton and Portland, these parishes constitute the Western District Catholic Community.
Fr John is assistant priest in Hamilton, but he lives in Casterton and he has pastoral responsbility for the parish of Harrow, as well as Casterton, Coleraine and Edenhope.
Fr John is also a priest blogger! He blogs at www.acountrypriest.com.
St Michael's Parish is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for people of all ages, with special concern for children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Child Safe Policy and practices support a proactive role in the care, wellbeing and protection of children and young people, the provision of child safe environments and intervention procedures for responding to abuse and neglect.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mr John Donegan.
Child Safe policies and procedures
Child Safe policy
Code of Conduct
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Statement of Commitment
Responding & Reporting Flowchart