First Private Mass on Australian Territory

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  • First Private Mass on Australian Territory

    La Perouse enters Botany Bay and his chaplain, Abbe Mones, celebrates the first Mass within Australian territory
  • Chaplain Wanted!

    Catholic settlers in Parramatta petition Governor Phillip for a chaplin
  • First Public Mass in Australia

    First official public Mass is held under strict Government supervision and is celebrated by prisoner priest, Fr Dixon
  • Priests allowed into Australia

    Two Catholic priests are allowed to travel to Australia- Father John Terry and Father Philip Connolly
  • First Australian Catholic School

    Fr Therry founds the first Catholic school on Hunter Street, Parramatta
  • Good Progress Being Made!

    The Sydney Archdiocese now has 33 parishes, 30 churches and 35 priests who minister to 55,000 Catholics, most of whom are either Irish born or of Irish descent