Who We Are
St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Mortlake was established in 1895 to service the local community including the many workers from the Mortlake gasworks. The area at that time was a diverse mix of Australian residents plus a diverse mix of immigrants from the United Kingdom and Europe who came to the area to staff the gasworks. The area today has a strong cultural mix reflecting these origins which adds to the colour and interest of our parish community. There remains a strong Italian presence in the district with no shortage of Italian Restaurants to service the local area.
We are a parish which, through the leadership of Monsignor John Usher, has embraced the Spirit and reflects this in the involvement of parishioners in the various parish groups and activities. A welcoming attitude and an ethos of service and support through the varied parish groups are the focus of the parish. In recent years we have seen strong growth in areas of pastoral care, social activities, Liturgy, Catechesis and welcoming new and lapsed Catholics into the church.
It is our aim to be witnesses to Christ in our community and to strive to make our parish family a happy and holy environment in which to belong.
Acknowledgement of Country
St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Mortlake acknowledges the Wangal clan, one of 29 tribes of the Eora nation and the traditional custodians of this land.
St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Mortlake pays respect to elders past and present and extends this respect to all Aboriginal people living in or visiting the Parish.