Our School

Our Parish

St John’s School is part of St John the Baptist Parish Koo Wee Rup, encompassing the townships of Koo Wee Rup, Tooradin and Lang Lang, and their surrounding districts.

Our Parish has two churches, St Mary’s, Lang Lang and St John the Baptist, Koo Wee Rup.

St John’s Parish is a Parish in Partnership with neighbouring Iona/Maryknoll Parish and is within the Diocese of Sale.

Parish Priest: Fr Avinash George Mob: 0451 997904

St John the Baptist Presbytery

Salmon Street, (P.O. Box 1)
Koo Wee Rup. 3981
Ph: 59971510
Fax: 59972200

Weekend Mass Times

Mass attendance is guided by health safety information according to current COVID 19 regulations. Currently, the wearing of face masks is not mandated for indoor gatherings and therefore is at the discretion of attendees.

St John's Koo Wee Rup Sunday at 9.30am
St Joseph's Iona Sunday at 11.00am
St Mary's Lang Lang 3rd Sunday of the Month at 8am
St James Nar Nar Goon Saturday at 6pm (Winter Months - 5pm)

Fr Avinash Attends World Youth Day in Portugal

Father Avinash is currently on his way to Portugal with a group of young people from our Diocese to attend World Youth Day in Lisbon.

World Youth Day is an event for young people organized by the Catholic Church that was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. It continues today as a 5-day faith enriching event gathering young people from all over the globe.

The event commences on Wednesday 2nd August and concludes on Sunday 6th August.

We wish Fr Avinash and the group of young people from our Diocese under his leadership, a safe and enriching experience and look forward to his return later this month.

We thank Fr Peter Slater for once again celebrating Parish Masses for us during this time.


Baptism inquiries can be made through the Parish or School Offices.

Iona / Maryknoll Parish  Ph: 0456 000 990

St Johns Parish Koo Wee Rup   Ph: 59971510    or    directly to Carmelina de Cesari 0401 911092

Preparation Sessions are held on a regular basis.


Marriage inquiries can be made directly to Fr Avinash using the phone numbers listed above.

Six months notice please.

Sacraments – Reconciliation, First Eucharist & Confirmation.

Parish Sacramental Co-ordinator:  Leonie Hester  0417 551402

Our Parish, and its school, is proud of its long association with the Josephite Order which has continued for over 30 years through the presence of Sr Rose Wood, who retired from St John’s Parish early in 2014 and more recently through the work of Sister Cathy Dean (deceased) as Pastoral Associate for our Parishes in Partnership during 2015 -2016. Currently we rely on various Josephite Associates within our Parishes to maintain our connectivity with the Josephite order.

For information on Mary MacKillop’s story, the birth of the Sisters of St Joseph and to learn more about the journey to canonisation of Australia’s first saint, Saint Mary of the Cross, visit the following websites:

www.marymackillop.org.au www.marymackillopplace.org.au