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At a glance

We have two churches, St James in Malanda, and St Rita of Cascia in Millaa Millaa. The Parish Office is located at 5 Monash Avenue, Malanda: ph: (07) 4096 5156.

Some office functions are undertaken in the Parish of Atherton's Parish Office, 28 Mabel Street; ph (07) 4091 1125.

Tablelands reconfiguration

Clergy changes: Fr Joby Jose will be farewelled from Atherton after Masses in Atherton on 08/09 December as he departs for his new appointment in Mossman. Fr Michael Szymanski takes up his new position in Atherton as parish priest on 15 December 2018, from which date new Mass times will be in effect in Atherton and Ravenshoe - for which see the calendar. Fr Dariusz Osinski will join him later.

From 1884 the Augustinians had the care of the Vacariate Apostolic of Cooktown, elevated to the Diocese of Cairns in 1941, providing both its bishop and clergy. In 1947 the Bishop Thomas Cahil was appointed first secular diocesan Bishop, and slowly the handover the Augustinian to diocesan clergy took place. The Augustinians have now decided that they must relinquish care of their last parish here, Mareeba (with Dimbulah), in January 2019. Fr Rober Greenup will remain as resident priest in Mareeba, but not its parish priest. Fr Michael Szymanski will then also be parish priest of Mareeba and Dimbulah, in addition to Atherton, herberton and Ravenshoe.