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St Monica's Parish, Oakey

Parish Office

Parish Office: 73 Lorrimer Street, Oakey
Postal Address: PO Box 100, Oakey QLD 4401
Office Telephone: (07) 4691 1043
Fax: (07) 4691 1043
Parish Clergy: Fr Thomas Areekuzhy mcbs, Parish Priest
PARISH CONTACTS – contact through the Parish Office 07 4691 1043
Parish Secretary Gillian Cowley
Parish Council Gerard Donohoe – Chair
Anne Teakle – Secretary
Finance Council Gerard Donohoe, Gillian Cowley, Valma Cahill
Liturgy Team Erin Kempton, Val Schick
Sacramental Program Teresa Woolacott
Baptism Preparation Chris Bruce
Ministry of Consolation Erin Kempton, Anne Teakle
Ministry to the Sick Marie Carlson, Val Schick
Catechists Anne Teakle, Jocelyn Jensen
Ladies’  Committee Marie Reen, Erin Kempton
St Vincent de Paul Nicki Bradford

Parish History

The parish was canonically established as part of the Archdiocese of Brisbane early in 1919. Fr Denis O’ Keefe was the first Parish Priest of Oakey. At the time there were five churches and four ‘Mass Centres’. The churches were: Oakey, Jondaryan, Cooyar, Peranga and Aubigny. The Mass Stations were: Bowenville, Mt Tyson, Acland and Kingsthorpe.

The first church at Oakey was erected by Fr Fouhy in 1909 down near the present football grounds. This was considered unsuitable by Archbishop Duhig so the present site was purchased. The purchase of a house owned by a Mrs Wenham was effected; the roof taken off and another story added for the accommodation of boarders. A hall was then purchased from Kingsthorpe, moved to the present grounds and became the church/school. In 1921 the Good Samaritan sisters arrived and the school opened with 109 pupils.

In 1958 the present War Memorial Church was built at a cost of 17,500 pounds and in 2008 we celebrated its 50 years with many people returning for the celebration. Our Lady of the Annunciation Church , Peranga is part of Oakey parish and our resident priest is also pastor of St Stephen’s Pittsworth and St Francis de Sales, Millmerran.


Churches and Mass Times

Our Lady of the Annunciation, Peranga

St Moncia’s Church

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  • Mass and Service Times:

    1st Sunday 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass
    2nd Sunday 8:00am Mass
    3rd Sunday 8:00am Liturgy of the Word
    4th Sunday 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass
    5th Sunday 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass

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