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 …

What I fail to do

In this Sunday’s Gospel we hear Christ’s call to repentance. It is addressed to all of us. This call to repentance is not merely a call to turn away from evil, but a call to produce the fruits of good living […]

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Youth Group Gathering

Children years 5 to 8 are invited to come along to St Joseph’s Parish Hall on the last Sunday of every month at 4pm to learn some basic cooking skills, meet some other young people in the community and have some fun […]

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It Will Be OK In The End

During this Season of Lent we are invited to journey with Jesus to Jerusalem. We do that when we decide to put to death those things in our lives which prevent us from being fully human. Sometimes this can involve choices which will be opposed by others […]

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Being God’s Beloved

We are not what we do, we are not what we have, we are not what others think of us. Coming home is claiming the truth. I am the beloved child of a loving creator. […]

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Taking the plank out

Dear friends, this week the lifting of the suppression order concerning Cardinal George Pell’s trial and the sustained media focus has made for a challenging time for the Catholic Church in Melbourne. We will all have different ways of both responding to this news and making sense of it […]

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