St Aloysius Parish, Redan
St. Aloysius Parish, was established as a Parish in 1973 and began life as a parish community in approximately 1914 when the Church was built. Soon after the local St. Aloysius Parish School was built.
The Redan Catholic Community has developed a strong identity over the years. Since the 1990's, Delacombe to the west of Redan has seen vast residential development and now is a integral part of the St. Aloysius Parish.
A second parish school, Lumen Christi was established in Delacombe in 1990.
St Aloysius Debutante Balls
St Aloysius Debutante Balls provide a professional 'Deb' experience, making for a truly memorable occasion for the debutantes and a wonderful celebration for their partners families and friends.
St Aloysius Debutante Balls have been providing this service to our community for more than 20 years.
The St Aloysius Debutante Balls are coordinated by a dedicated committee of parent volunteers from St Aloysius School and Lumen Christi Primary School communities.
Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL)
Across the Diocese, 64 Catholic primary and secondary schools, 56 DOBCEL parish schools and 8 schools governed by Religious Institutes or Ministerial Public Juridic Persons, provide distinctive Catholic education from the Murray to the Sea. The role of DOBCEL is to lead, provide service to, and partner with all 64 schools to enable every student to flourish and every student, staff member and family to experience to experience the presence of the risen Christ in our schools.
This year, 2021, DOBCEL takes over the governance authority of our 56 parish schools. This an historic undertaking shifting the governance authority from parish priests, who have had this role in parish schools in the Ballarat diocese since our first parish school was established in 1849. DOBCEL is looking forward to continuing to work in partnership with our 56 parish schools into the future. Catholic Education Ballarat is the operational arm of DOBCEL and is responsible for the implementation of DOBCEL strategies, policies and procedures, and overseeing the day to day running of our schools.
I wish all of our 64 school communities the very best for 2021 as we all strive to bring about our vision:
As partners in Catholic Education, open to God’s presence, we pursue fullness of life for all.
With every blessing,
Mr Tom Sexton
Executive Director of Catholic Education
Play Group Victoria
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer our Playgroup gatherings at St Aloysius School due to the current COVID19 restrictions, but hope to recommence Playgroup once allowed.
Playgroup is held each Friday morning at St ALoysius School for families of pre-school age children and babies. This is lovely way to get to know other families and connect over a cuppa.
In the meantime ...
Playgroup Victoria is offering live and interactive Zoom sessions. Each week you can join in interactive sessions on Zoom. Run by playgroup facilitators, these sessions are lots of fun and provide plenty of opportunities to connect, learn, share and play! Playgroup Victora website alos has some great resources for families and a variety of play sheets to inspire play everyday.