At a glance
We have three churches, St James, Malanda (map), Our Lady of Consolation & St Patrick, Yungaburra (map), and St Rita of Cascia, Millaa Millaa (map). Parish Office, 5 Monash Ave, Malanda; ph: (07) 4096 5156.
Some office functions are undertaken in Atherton's Parish Office, 28 Mabel Street; ph (07) 4091 1125.
For Covid-19 restrictions, see the News page.
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Please note: the current Covid-19 restrictions limit gatherings in this church to a maximum of 33 people, but see the News page for updates.
The church was dedicated on 26 April 1914 under the patronage of Our Lady of Consolation, one of the principle patrons of the Augustinians. The bell erected on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May 1925, was dedicated to St Patrick in commemoration of the recently deceased parish priest (in Herberton), Fr Patrick Doyle. This led to the confusion some years later when the original dedication appears to have been forgotten, and the only other known name took hold. The first known occurrence of the mistaken name dates from 1948. Adding to the confusion, the Conservation Plan published in October 1999 mistakenly said the original dedication was to Our Lady of Ransom, whence it was accepted into the Queensland Heritage register; that name was never used. Once dedicated, a church cannot be renamed expect in very special circumstances but never in favour of a saint of a lower rank. While restoring the correct title, Our Lady of Consolation, the historical circumstances in effect have added St Patrick as secondary patron.