Local District Past Residents
Sunshine Roman Catholic Church
(Our Lady of the Immaculate)
92 Monash St, Sunshine
In 1928, The Catholic Church acquired the property in Monash St to build a wooden church. In 1939 this wooden church was destroyed by a fire.
The building was insured but the payout would be no where the amount required to rebuild the church. Fortunately the local catholic congregation had worked very hard in previous years to raise funds for a proposed new brick church that together with the insurance payout, the congregation built a splendid brick church.
The brick church also suffered another fire in 1954 when a fire broke out in the sacristy.
1927 - 1935 Fr Patrick Fennessy
1935 - 1949 Fr Francis "Frank" Ryder
1949 - 1956 Fr James Egan
1956 - 1987 Fr Bernard Murphy
1987 - 1996 Fr Brendan Lane
1996 - 2002 Fr Lewy Keelty OMI
2002 - 2007 Fr Harry Dyer OMI
2007 - 2008 Peter Hoang OMI (Administrator)
2008 - 2009 Fr Marcus Anandanpulle OMI
2009 - 2011 Fr John Maher OMI
2011 - 2015 Fr Peter Hoang OMI
2016 - Present Fr Peter Damien McKinley
Ref: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Website