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    The Catholic Parish of Lutwyche

    The Catholic Parish of Lutwyche is a collective community of three churches namely, Holy Cross Church at Lutwyche, Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Windsor and St. Anne's at Kalinga. The parish has two schools within its community namely, Holy Cross School and St. Mary of The Cross School

    Welcome to our Parish
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    The Catholic Parish of Lutwyche

    The Catholic Parish of Lutwyche is a collective community of three churches namely, Holy Cross Church at Lutwyche, Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Windsor and St. Anne's at Kalinga. The parish has two schools within its community namely, Holy Cross School and St. Mary of The Cross School

    Welcome to our Parish
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    The Catholic Parish of Lutwyche

    The Catholic Parish of Lutwyche is a collective community of three churches namely, Holy Cross Church at Lutwyche, Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Windsor and St. Anne's at Kalinga. The parish has two schools within its community namely, Holy Cross School and St. Mary of The Cross School

    Welcome to our Parish

About Us

In 1894, a Mr Robert Lane migrated to Australia and settled in a bark and slab hut, which was replaced in 1915 by a building of brick walls and iron roof. Named “Mt Pleasant”, the home and property were, at that time, located on Bowen Bridge Road between Thondley and Bowen Streets. This section is now named Roblane Street after Mr Robert Lane.

On the 18th August, 1925 the site and buildings were acquired by Archbishop Duhig for the princely sum of 1,750 pounds. Initially Mass was celebrated in one of the property’s houses, however following many fund raising effort preparations were made for the erection of a church-school. The foundation stone was laid by Mgr James Byrne (later first Bishop of Toowoomba) on 1st August, 1926. The building was later blessed and opened on October 10, 1926 by Archbishop Duhig.

Following extensions the church building, the Holy Rosary School was officially opened in 1929. The Sisters of St. Joseph were welcomed to the Windsor parish by Archbishop Duhig at Mass on 27th January 1929, and the school was formally opened the next day. A total of 120 students attended on opening day.

Archbishop Duhig’s dream of a “very beautiful church” was realised in 1953. The Sisters of St. Joseph were sadly farewelled from Holy Rosary School at the close of 1977 after 49 years in the service of Catholic education in the parish.

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  • St. Anne's church 127 Nelson Street, Kalinga (Wooloowin), QLD 4030
    Sunday: 8:00AM
    Weekday
    Please Note: Weekday and public holiday Mass and service times can be subject to change.
    Tuesday: 9:00AM
  • Holy Cross Church 28 Chalk Street, Lutwyche, QLD 4030
    Saturday: 8:00AM(Vigil Mass)
    Sunday: 8:00am - Italian,
    9:30am

    Weekday
    Please Note: Weekday and public holiday Mass and service times can be subject to change.
    Monday: 9:00am
    Thursday: 9:00am - Italian
    Friday: 9:00am
  • Holy Rosary Church 18 Bonython Street, Windsor, QLD 4030
    Sunday: 5:00PM
    Weekday
    Please Note: Weekday and public holiday Mass and service times can be subject to change.
    Wednesday: 9:00AM


Lutwyche Parish - Lutwyche

Parish Priest: Rev Jose Thekkemuriyil CMI

Deanery: Central


Parish Office

Parish office address:

Cnr of Chalk and Morris Street, Lutwyche 4030

PO Box 1297, Lutwyche 4030

Our Community

Parish Priest

  • FR. JOSE THEKKEMURIYIL, CMI

    Parish Priest.

  • Father Jose Thekkemuriyil is our Parish Priest. Fr Jose was appointed to the Brisbane archdiocese for a period of six years. At 15, after just having completed Year 10 in his hometown in Kerala in the south of India, Fr Jose received a letter from a priest inviting him to join the CMIs. He accepted the invitation, and spent the next 14-and-a-half years in formation at the seminary. He completed Years 11 and 12, undertook two years of philosophy, four years of theology, and two years in the novitiate before being ordained at 30. Fr Jose has inculcated an active participation from the parishioners for Mass and Adorations. Mass is a particularly important sacrament for Fr Jose, who offers each Mass for the intention of the well being of all his parishioners. Hi energetic and vibrant attitude is well resonated and he says "I don't count the numbers in the chapel if there's one that's fine, Mass has the same grace and it will work regardless." Fr Jose emulates the motto of the parish "Celebrating the joy of the Gospel" through various ways. His visionary leadership and understanding personality will always leave a lasting sense of awe and admiration each time. His charming smile is a constantly present making you feel welcome and loved all at one.