The Parish of Laverton is one of the fastest growing Parishes in the archdiocese of Melbourne, incorporating the communities of St Martin de Porres, Queen of Peace, Lumen Christi, Stella Maris & St Mary of the Cross.
The parish was established in 1968 and was originally known as Our Lady Queen of Peace. Mass was celebrated in a mission hut on Crown Street in Laverton. In 1969 St. Martin de Porres was opened in Laverton.
From 1977 to 1982 Mass for the parishioners in Altona Meadows was celebrated in the Jackson Pavilion 9n the corner of Merton Street and Hall Avenue (which was formerly Nth Road) Altona Meadows.
From early 1982 to the end of 1992, the Queen of Peace School facilities at Everingham Road Altona Meadows were used as a mass centre. Initially, Mass was celebrated in the school itself. In 1987 two rooms were added to be used (mainly) as a Chapel until the church was built.
The first permanent place of worship for Queen of Peace Catholic Community was constructed in 1992. Designed by Architects Jeff Sneath and Bridget King.
From 2001 to January 2016 9am Sunday Mass in the Parish was celebrated at the R.A.A.F chapel Point Cook. From February 2016, 9am was moved to Stella Maris School Hall in Hassett St Point Cook.Mass has continued to be celebrated at St Martin de Porres, Bellin street, Laverton every weekens since -1969
PARISH PRIESTSFR JOHN HEALY 2015 – PRESENT