Maryborough church gets set to mark 150th celebration
MONDAY marks the 150th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone on which St Mary's Catholic Church was built.
The blessing ceremony, held in 1869, was conducted by Right Reverend Bishop James Quinn.
A bottle containing a Maryborough Chronicle of the day together with coins was placed in a hollow under the stone.
A celebration of the milestone will be held on Friday at the church from 6pm.
It will include a liturgy and the blessing of a ceremonial plaque by Bishop Brian Finnigan, Father Adrian Farrelly, Father David Pascoe, Father Pat Dowd and the current Parish Priest Father George Kallarackal Joseph.
A time capsure will be presented by students from St Mary's Catholic Primary School and a gathering will be held afterwards in the Parish Hall.