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Timeline of Rockingham Parish

Pre 1933Oblate Fathers from Fremantle said Mass at Wellard Hall, Agricultural Hall, Val Ray and Trocadero.

The building that was built and paid for by the Catholic Welfare Organisation that became Rockingham's first permanent church.

1933 Rockingham become part of Pinjarra Parish.
1941Rockingham reverted back to Fremantle Parish 
Archbishop Prendiville buys land between Parkin & Harrison Streets, Rockingham.
1946Catholic Welfare hut from Northam purchased and erected in Parkin Street.
1947 - April 15Rockingham made separate parish. 
PP Fr Michael Holohan.
1947Church dedicated to St Michael, blessed & opened by Monsignor Edmund Kelly.
1949 - 1971PP – Fr James Boylan.
1960St Michael’s changed to Our Lady of Lourdes.
1971 - 1976PP – Fr Eugene McGrath.
1974Star of the Sea Primary School opened.
1976 – 2007 (June)PP – Fr Finbarr Walsh.
1978  - August 6Our Lady of Lourdes opened and blessed by Archbishop Goody. 
2007 (June) - 2014 (Feb)PP – Fr Michael Separovich. 
2014 Feb - JulyThe community of the Order of the Clerics Regular of Somasca - Priest in Charge: Fr Johnson Malayil Joseph CRS        


     
 2014 July - The community of the Order of the Clerics Regular of Somasca
PP – Fr Pierluigi Vajra CRS
 

Canonical Visitations
1956 - October 21
1959 – October 16
1962 – September 22
1965 – July 16
1971 – June 16
1977 – October 6
2005 - September
2010 - June 6
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