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St Kilian's Parish Bendigo

The purpose of St Kilian's Parish is to be a Catholic presence in the heart of Bendigo which promotes sharing, developing, and celebrating a community of faith which is open to all.

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Baptisms at St Kilian's

Your baby's baptism is a time for celebration and joy. And naturally, you want the best for your baby. We want to help you plan and prepare for the baptism in the best possible way.

CHECKLIST:

- Attend a Baptism Preparation Night every first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at St Kilian's Church, 161 McCrae Street, Bendigo.

- Contact Parish Office to set the baptism date. Make sure to fill-up a baptism form for the registry.

- You can purchase the white stole & baptism candle at the office or at the piety store.

- Please make a Church Donation 

  St Kilian's Parish Bendigo

  BSB: 083 543        

  Account No: 51 569 4515

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Enjoy the warmth and
great hospitality at 
St Kilian's Café

Every Sunday after the 10am Mass, we welcome everyone at the café to meet new parishioners, catch-up with familiar faces and enjoy the company and hospitality of our volunteers at the café. We have number of wonderful volunteers and baristas making great coffee!

St Kilian's is an Earthcare Parish.

St Kilian's Parish Community is responding to Catholic Earthcare Australia, which is a program of Caritas Australia that responds to the ‘cry of the earth’ to safeguard creation and provide a voice for victims of environmental injustice.

The parish responds to the call of Laudato si’, the environmental encyclical in which Pope Francis invited Catholics all around the world to reflect, pray and take action to protect our common home.

In response, the parish has created a community garden where we can practice looking after our Mother Earth. Join the Community Garden Team every Wednesday morning at 10am-12nn.

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Weddings at Australia's Largest Wooden Church

Marriage is a basic way of giving and growing in love and together attaining salvation. We are not meant to live in isolation, but to find and fulfil ourselves through the love of others. (Gen 2:18, 21-25). The marriage covenant, through which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, is ordered to the good of the couple as well as to the generation and education of children.  

The Church regards the sacrament of matrimony as signifying the union of Christ and the Church. The sacrament gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love which Christ has loved the Church. The sacrament of matrimony perfects the human love of spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. 

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