St John the Baptist Glenorchy Parish
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St John the Baptist - 62 Bowden St, Glenorchy (PO Box 41 Glenorchy TAS 7010)
St Monica's - 67-69 Allunga Rd Chigwell
Parish Priest : Rev Fr Guy Riolo SDB
Parish Office: 03 6272 6363
Parish Office Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm

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INSTALLATION OF PARISH PRIEST

On Sunday 26th May 2019,Archbishop Julian Porteus, Archbishop of Hobart, formally commissioned Fr Guy Riolo, as Parish Priest of St John the Baptist Parish,Glenorchy. The commissioning took place during 10am Mass in the presence of a large and enthusiastic congregation. Morning tea was enjoyed by all following the Mass.

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A brief history of St John's, Glenorchy

The presence of the Catholic Church in Glenorchy goes back much further than the declaration of the Parish of St John the Baptist on 5th May, 1956.  Bishop Robert Willson arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1844 as the first Catholic Bishop of the colony and soon began celebrating Masses at the Glenorchy Probation Station.

On 25th May 1858, just four years after Glenorchy was declared a Municipality, the foundation stone of a church to be dedicated to St John the Baptist, was blessed.  In March of the following year, the small sandstone, Pugin style church, designed by architect, Henry Hunter, and situated on the corner of the Main Road and what is now Grove Road, was blessed and opened by Bishop Willson. 

 

One hundred years later, when the congregation had outgrown the little sandstone church,  a small vertical board church dedicated to St Monica, was blessed and opened in Chigwell and in 1960, a new church-hall in Regina Street became the main centre of worship. The congregations of these two churches have built up the parish which has been administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco since the year 2000. 

 

The presence of the Salesians of Don Bosco at Boys’ Town, in Glenorchy, preceded the formation of the parish by ten years. Boys’ Town became Savio College in 1956.  The Dominican Sisters founded Holy Name College for girls and St John’s Primary School in 1960.  In 1973, these three foundation schools merged to become Dominic College, which today provides co-education from K-10 for over 900 students.   The Glenorchy Campus of Guilford Young College for years 11 and 12 students, situated adjacent to St John’s Church has resulted from further development within the Catholic Education System.

 The two local Catholic Colleges have a close association with the parish which is a vibrant, hospitable and multicultural community.  Enquiries regarding the parish can be made to the parish office and will be welcomed.

Upcoming Events

IS MY CHILD READY TO CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENTS


CHURCHES NOW OPEN!!

Masses are now being celebrated as usual, allowing for physical distancing and restrictions around Communion...

Please continue to maintain 1.5 m between each other - see markers on seats.  The Communion procession must be single file to maintain distancing.  

Hand sanitiser is available to use before and after Mass. 

The usual music roster has re-commenced, with 1 - 4 singers leading only (rather than a full choir).  

MASS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

St John's:

Monday - 9.00 am

Tuesday - 9.00 am

Wednesday - 9.00 am

Thursday - 12.00 pm

Friday 9.00 am

SATURDAY 

9.00 am—St John’s
6.00 pm—St John’s

SUNDAY 
8.30 am—St Monica’s
10.00 am—St John’s

 

PLANNED GIVING

Currently the collection basket is not being passed around during Mass.  It is available to place a donation in at the beginning or end of Mass.

Continuing financial support to the parish is greatly appreciated, and allows it to continue to function.  A simple and easy way to do this is to arrange direct debit or periodical payment via electronic funds transfer from your bank account to that of the Parish.  Some parishioners are already doing this.  Please contact the Parish office for details if you are interested.

St John's Glenorchy
62 Bowden Street
St Monica's Church
67-69 Allunga Road
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