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UPDATE ON OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST
Archbishop Porteous has advised that our new Parish Priest, Fr Warren Edwards will not be starting on the 16th May as planned because of the Coronavirus quarantine restrictions in place at the moment. Fr Deva will continue as our Parish Administrator and the situation will be reassessed at the end of May.
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Welcome to the Huon Valley Catholic Parish Website
Like our Valley you will find our Parish and this website to be a friendly, inclusive and beautiful place to visit or to be a part of on a more permanent basis.
The Valley is nearly always green with much to see and do, and it is very easy to travel around. Here you will find a diversity of God's creation reflected in both the scenery and the people. We are a diverse community with a sense of acceptance and generosity of spirit that is never far from the surface of our hearts and our response to those in need.
This Parish is friendly. If you are new to the Valley you will find very quickly a sense of belonging and of being home. If you are just passing through I can assure you, you will want to come back and visit such is the allure and peace of the Valley and the Catholic Community.
Unfortunately the public celebration of all Masses has been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Once the suspension is lifted, Parish Mass times will be listed here on the website along with directions to the various Churches where the Eucharist is celebrated. Our weekly Parish Newsletter, also here on the website, will give you the happenings of the Parish, and all the Parish Contact details as well.
Call by our new Church in Ranelagh, St Mary of the Cross Catholic Community Church. As the name suggests we see ourselves very much in the spirit of Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint and we are truly a community that 'never sees a need without doing something about it'. As a community we are very excited about worshipping in our new spiritual home. We are proud to show off our Holy space and are pleased that so many members of the community have participated in its creation from planning to design to construction. It reflects our desire for the traditions of our Faith but in a more modern setting communicating the Church in and for the modern world. It is a place that is both warm and reflective inviting all who enter through her doors to spend a while in quiet and peace.
If you can't make it to Mass any weekend, Fr. Deva's Gospel Reflection is included with the Parish Newsletter.
May God bless your visit to our beautiful Valley
Fr. Devaraju Dusi (Fr. Deva)