Our Lady’s Assumption Catholic Church

Our Lady’s Assumption Catholic Church
Mass Times: Friday - 9:00am
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday: 10:30am
2nd & 4th Sunday: 8:30am
Opened in 1922, this historic Catholic Church in Brunswick is part of the Catholic Diocese of Bunbury.
Fr. Jess Navarra provided mass every Sunday and Friday night. 
Adjacent to the Church is St Michael’s Catholic Primary School.


The history of the Church in the district dates back to 1896 with the arrival at Roelands of a few Catholic families. In 1901, a small timber and iron church was built at Roelands.

A priest travelled from Bunbury only once every four months.

When some of the Catholic families moved to Brunswick, it was decided to move the Church from Roelands to Brunswick.

Mr Frank Devlin collected money to buy the land. The first mass was offered towards the end of September 1909. In 1914, fundraising began for a new church – Our Lady’s Assumption Church – the one still standing today, which was finally blessed and officially opened in 1922 by His Grace Archbishop Clune.

In the mid 1930s, several Italian migrants arrived in the area and over the next decade there was quite a large population of Italian people in the parish and 1956 saw the introduction of ‘Fiesta’ to celebrate Our Lady’s Assumption. It is still celebrated today.

Polish migrants also contributed to our ethnic mix after the war and 1951 saw the Presentation Sisters arrive.

The opened St Michael’s Catholic School in Brunswick in 1952, in an empty building that was to be a cheese factory, to help provide a Christian education for the local children.

In 1955, Brunswick was made a Parish, with Father Luigi as Parish Priest.




  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
  • Car park
  • Large group-friendly

Our Lady’s Assumption Catholic Church

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