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.

Plenary Council 2020 – Our Parish’s Response

Last year the parish hosted two Listening and Dialogue sessions to offer people the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of the Plenary Council 2020. The sessions invited people to reflect and share on the question

What is God asking of us in Australia at this time?

A summary of participants’ responses is now available. A key theme of the Plenary Council is that things have to change and that we are each called to be a Church on a Mission.

You too can still have a say in shaping the agenda of the Plenary Council, as you have until Wednesday 6th March 2019 to lodge a submission online.

Your voice is important in shaping the future of the Church. To lodge a submission visit the Plenary Council webpage, scroll down to the link “Have your say” and then follow the prompts.


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 …

Help Wanted

Help wanted for Sunday 6pm Mass A short meeting will be held after the Sunday 6pm Mass on Sunday 17th February. We need parishioners who are willing to help with collections, power point presentation, reading and Ministers of communion. New members are urgently required for the hospitality ministry. If you are interested in joining this […]

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Taking the risk (Part 2)

This week’s Gospel passage presents to us a challenge to deepen our relationship and go further with Jesus. Sometimes it may involve times of difficulty, but this Gospel also reminds us that if we are prepared to take the risk and go deeper then Jesus will give us what we are looking for. The question is are we prepared to take the risk? […]

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Taking The Risk (Part One)

Over the years many people had tried to cross the Niagara Falls doing daredevil acts. Some would put a tightrope up and no net. As a result a number of people lost their lives. One day a particular daredevil took it a step further He decided he wasn’t just going to walk with a stick […]

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What must we do?

Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. In this week’s Gospel from Luke we hear groups of people asking John the Baptist the question “what must we do?” […]

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