Welcome to St. Joseph’s Parish

At St. Joseph’s we long to be …

  • a community of people with Christ present among us,
  • inclusive of all people and all cultures,
  • open to give of our talents and wisdom,
  • ready to grow in understanding of our faith,
  • prepared to help the poor, the alienated and the struggling,
  • and willing to celebrate Christ’s presence in our worship and our life.

St. Joseph’s is a child-safe parish. At St. Joseph’s we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children, young people and the vulnerable as a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish.

We acknowledge that we meet on the traditional land of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past, present and future. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.

Parish Sacramental Program

Enrolments in this year’s Sacramental Program have closed. Enrolments in next year’s program will open towards the end of November. If you wish to receive an email reminder when next year’s program opens for enrolments, register your interest here.


JoCare is a free service supported by St Joseph’s Malvern and Cabrini Health. The vision of JoCare is directed to encouraging friendship and support within neighbourhoods in the local Malvern area. Residents in the Malvern area are welcome as volunteers or recipients of the services offered by JoCare.

It is expected that volunteers or recipients will come from a wide cross-section of our local community. Some will undertake JoCare service as an expression of their Christian faith in action. Others see their service to their neighbour as a means of connecting with others and as fulfilling their desire to build community. Read more …

The call to be generous

How generous are we? How prepared are we to leave our comfort zones and go “outside” to reach out to people even though our gesture may not be appreciated? Are we happy to be generous even though we may not get anything in return? […]

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Memorial Mass

St Joseph’s Parish will be holding a memorial Mass on Thursday October 31st. An invitation is extended to all parishioners who have lost a loved one during the year […]

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The Point of No Return

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus continues to journey with his disciples to Jerusalem. There he will suffer death on the cross. He has reached the point of no return. There can be no turning back if he is to complete his mission which was entrusted to him by his Father […]

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Emerging Web Developer Volunteer

 St Joseph’s Parish, Malvern offers an opportunity for a responsible student or adult to express their creativity in developing a new Parish website. The role will be focussed on visual user experience and functionality and includes the selection of the platform the website will be built on in consultation with the incumbent Web Developer, a […]

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How to be exalted

When we are in the company of others, do we put ourselves forward or do we stay in the background unless we are called forward […]

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