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

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 …

Last Things

In the Gospel when Jesus talked about the last judgement, he made it clear that our preparedness would be measured by our readiness to serve those we meet. Death ultimately comes to all of us as the great intruder on our lives and plans. Most often it happens when it is least expected […]

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Ultimate Worth

We are reminded that all things in this world are transitory and we are called to reflect on the true value of all things as they are in relationship to God […]

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Pray

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus encourages his disciples to pray with childlike trust and teaches them the Lord’s Prayer. Perhaps one helpful way to mediate on the Lord’s prayer could be to take it one line at a time […]

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