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 the parish’s 2018 Sacramental Program have closed. Enrolments in the 2019 program will open in November 2018. If you wish to receive an email reminder when the 2019 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 …

Crossing the Threshold

If the rich man had it all he would never have needed to approach Jesus in the first place. Yet initially he approached Jesus eagerly. Clearly he knew himself that something was lacking in his life that was preventing him from feeling fulfilled […]

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Plenary Council 2020

In preparation for the Plenary Council 2020, the parish will hold two Listening and Dialogue sessions in the Kildara Centre. The first session will be on 30 October […]

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Best Friends

I was always feel on shaky ground speaking on marriage when I have never had the lived experience of knowing what it is like to be married to someone else. What I have had is the opportunity and the privilege to witness the marriages of my parents, my brother, my friends and parishioners over the years […]

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PPC Nominations

Nominations are invited for positions on the Parish Pastoral Council commencing in 2019. You can nominate any parishioner, including yourself. […]

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The Road Less Travelled

A good litmus test of whether we are doing God’s will or not is to ask ourselves another question: “Is what I am doing benefiting the community or not?” […]

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