In 2014 on the 27th – 29th of June, the Crossley community celebrated an important milestone.

It was 100 years since the opening mass of St Brigid’s Church, Crossley.

It must have been a proud day on that last Sunday in June, 1914, when the men and women of Crossley walked up the hill to St Brigid’s, in awe of what they had built with their own money and labour, as a legacy to their children.

To mark that momentous day they welcomed the Bishop of Ballarat – Bishop Higgins – and Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Daniel Mannix, who ‘congratulated the people of Crossley upon their generosity and self-sacrifice and he prayed that God’s blessing and the blessing of St Brigid would rest upon them, their children and (their) children’s children’.

In June 2014 the Crossley community and the many supporters of the St Brigid’s precinct celebrate dthis legacy with a weekend of celebrations, including a celebration Mass, launch of the Crossley centenary book, community dinner, district and cemetery tours.

Running sheet for the weekend is attached below.

REMEMBER BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OUR FORMAL SIT DOWN SMORGASBORD MEAL ON SATURDAY EVENING, PROVIDED BY THOMAS CATERING.

For meal bookings please phone Mick Lane on 55687260, or Dennis Bushell on 55616701

 ST BRIGIDS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

St Brigids Centenary Celebrations – Runsheet