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.


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 …

Patience with the process

Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God in today’s Gospel. He tells two short parables about seeds. The point of the parables is it seems that nothing is happening when small seeds are planted. However we find that in the end these seeds grow into something far bigger than ever imagined […]

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JoCare and De La Salle College

De la Salle students collaborated with JoCare to present personal stories provided by older community members. It was a wonderful afternoon, full of warmth and friendship […]

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The theme of atonement is very strong in this Sunday’s Second Reading to the Hebrews. At the beginning of each year Israel would celebrate the Great Day of Atonement. This was known as Yom Kippur and was a day entirely devoted to fasting, prayer, reading the Word of God and the expiatory rites. The ritual concluded with the sprinkling of the blood of animals as it happened on that day at Mount Sinai […]

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