Sacred Heart Church in Tatura celebrated 100 years of history on the weekend.BOB NICOL November 27, 2012 11:04am
It was a huge weekend for Tatura’s Catholic community with Sacred Heart Church celebrating its centenary, the highlight being Mass on Sunday.
Parish members past and present packed into the church to be part of the special Mass, celebrated by Bishop Leslie Tomlinson of the Sandhurst Diocese.
Bishop Tomlinson, who was joined at the service by Father Michael Morley, said it was a ‘‘great joy’’ to be part of the church’s centenary celebrations.
He said he was full of admiration for those who 100 years ago had the foresight to replace the old church and build a bigger one.
‘‘By that time the parish was 23 years old and had consolidated,’’ he said.
‘‘The church was built in a worthy way as a gathering point, but it had to be maintained and continue to be maintained.’’
Bishop Tomlinson said the church had been associated with many significant events over the years and had grown significantly.
‘‘The parish community and individuals have been touched by moments of joy or moments of sadness in that time,’’ he said.
‘‘Thanks to God for the people who had the foresight to build the church and those who have been part of it ever since.’’
Sunday’s service included a performance by the Sacred Heart School Choir and readings by church members.
The big weekend kicked off on Saturday night with a dinner and book launch at Tatura Italian Social Club.
Titled, Time to Reflect, the book was written and compiled by Damian Finlayson and depicted the church’s history.
Church spokesperson Trish Warnett said Saturday night’s centenary dinner was an enjoyable evening, attended by more than 200 people.
‘‘We wouldn’t have wanted many more,’’ she said.
The celebrations concluded following Mass on Sunday with a barbecue lunch. Students displayed art work in the Mercy Centre depicting what the church meant to them and there were numerous historical displays including photos, books, old church items, registers and more along with the sale of memorabilia.
RACV data shows Mitchell Shire has the highest number of insurance claims lodged in the region for animal-related collisions.
In a day made for football at the sun-bathed Lavington Sports Club Oval the 2015 Yarrawonga Under 16 Pigeons showed their class with a comprehensive victory in the AWJFL Grand Final against Wodonga.
Saturday, August 22 saw the Harston Memorial Hall packed to capacity for the annual Reg Poole Concert.
HEATHER and Brian Parker never meant to spend 10 months cruising to Goolwa and back.
CHILDREN from across the district went crazy over Book Week last week.
Young Bombers pull off last quarter comeback to win under-16 premiership.
The Darley and Swettenham stallion parades attracted large numbers to the showpiece Northwood Rd properties on Sunday.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
A THREE-MONTH-OLD girl from Heathcote who died on Sunday night did not have any physical signs of injuries when ambulance arrived, according to police.
Cobram Barooga leaders and tourism operators have welcomed the launch of a new tourism strategy focusing on events, which aims to attract more people to the Murray River.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
Water allocations were increased in the Goulburn-Murray Water region today.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.