Holy Spirit Parish

The Bishop of the Wagga Wagga Diocese, Most Reverend Francis Carroll, chose a quiet Irish Priest, Father Patrick O’Connell, to establish a parish in Lavington in 1969. The next year, the parish celebrated its first Mass in the Scout Hall on February 1st, 1970. A month later, the new Parish was named ‘Holy Spirit’. In April of that year, it was decided to build a hall which was a school during the week and the Church on Sunday. By December 1970, the building was well underway with 50 children enrolled in Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2. In 1978 the Holy Spirit Church was completed. It is the third parish established in Albury to cater for the growing Catholic population. It stretches out to the towns of Jindera and Gerogery and lies adjacent to Thurgoona Parish.