Victoria: Ballarat Tour of Places of Worship



The Ballarat Interfaith Network will conduct a visit the Our Lady Ta’ Pinu Shrine at Bacchus Marsh on Saturday 14 April from 9:30am to 2:40pm.


 

 

Beginnings

In 1993 the Bishop of Gozo, Malta, made a request to the Archbishop of Melbourne for the opening of this Marian Centre on the hills of Bacchus Marsh dedicated to Our Lady Ta’ Pinu. This was approved and the Maltese Bishop provided a loan for the purchase of the needed land where the first Mass was celebrated on 23 March 1993.

To show that this place in Bacchus Marsh belongs to everyone and is not restricted to some special ethnic group, this place is also named “All Nations Marian Centre”. It features 12 oratories erected by different ethnic communities in Melbourne and dedicated to Our Lady’s many different titles. The communities that have a presence at the shrine include the Maltese, Italian, Filipino, Hispanic, Sri Lankan, Indian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Polish and Indonesian. Representing Australia is the oratory dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians.

The Ballarat Interfaith Network will conduct a visit the Our Lady Ta’ Pinu Shrine at Bacchus Marsh on Saturday 14 April from 9:30am to 2:40pm.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 14 April 2018
Time: 9:30am to 2pm
Departure Location: Ballarat Regional Multicultural Centre, 145 Victoria St, Ballarat East
Programme: Tour of Our Lady Ta’ Pinu Shrine
Item: Guided tour of shrines and Way of the Cross.
Item: Viewing of the Chapel of Adoration
Health Requirement: Must be able to walk up hill
Catering: BYO lunch.
Cost: $5 for travel
ex-gratia: a donation of choice at the shrine
RSVP: Tuesday 10 April | Margaret 0400 650 234 | Maureen 0418 383 802

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Images courtesy Mark Proctor.

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