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 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 …

Who is my neighbour?

Imagine someone you can’t stand. Imagine someone who you find it almost impossible to think of them as having any redeeming qualities.
If we can think of that person then we start to get an idea of how shocking Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan would have been to his audience […]

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Winter Feast

St. Joseph’s Annual Parish Winter Feast will be held on Sunday 18 August. 11.00am: Pre-lunch drinks and nibbles in the Presbytery 12 noon: Winter Feast – lunch in the Parish Hall Cost: $30 for Adults, $15 for children (6-12) Everyone is warmly invited to join us for our annual Parish Winter Feast on Sunday 18th […]

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Dependence on others

This Gospel is not about Jesus asking us to become destitute beggars. What Jesus is asking is to allow people to take care of us […]

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Remaining Faithful

This Sunday we return to Ordinary Time. In this part of Luke’s Gospel Jesus is on the way to Jerusalem. He knew that he would meet suffering, rejection, betrayal and ultimately death. Along the way Jesus calls people to discipleship. This involves a commitment where following him takes priority over everything else […]

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