Parish of Laverton
St Martin de Porres, Queen of Peace, Point Cook

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History

The Parish of Laverton is one of the fastest growing Parishes in the archdiocese of Melbourne, incorporating the communities of St. Martin de Porres – Laverton, Queen of Peace – Altona Meadows and with Mass centres at the R.A.A.F. Chapel, Lumen Christi Primary School and Stella Maris Primary School Point Cook.

In 1969 the Parish of St Martin de Porres Laverton began. The first Parish Priest was Fr Victor Rubeo who had previously been assisting at St Mary’s Altona. Queen of Peace was zoned as part of the parish of St Martin de Porres.

From 1977 to 1982 Mass for the parishioners at Queen of Peace was celebrated in the Jackson Pavilion on the corner of Merton Street and Hall avenue (which was formerly Nth Road) Altona Meadows.

From early 1982 to the end of 1992, the Queen of Peace School facilities at Everingham Road Altona Meadows were used as a Mass Centre. Initially, Mass was celebrated in the school itself. In 1987 two rooms were added to be used (mainly) as a Chapel until the church was build.

The first permanent place of worship for the Queen of Peace Catholic Community was constructed in 1992. Designed by Architects Jeff Sneath and Bridget King.

From 2001 a Sunday Mass in the parish was also celebrated at the R.A.A.F. Chapel Point Cook.

Mass has continued to be celebrated at St. Martin de Porres, Bellin Street, Laverton every weekend since 1969.

PARISH PRIESTS
Fr Victor Rubeo 1969 - 1972
Fr Gerard Fitzgerald 1973 – 1987
Fr Vincent Burke 1988 – 1999
Fr Ian Ranson 1999 – 2015
Fr John Healy 2015 - present