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 …

Going Out To Others

The third and final part of our faith sharing for now invites us to consider the possibility of sharing the wisdom we have received over these past two weeks with others. The questions we are invited to consider for this Sunday are:
How might you share something of your life story in a way that could help others? Or be present to help someone else share their story? […]

Read More…

Our Stories and God’s Invitation

Fr. Alan discusses the upcoming Synod and its relationship with the faith-sharing by parishioners last week and with this week’s Gospel reading about God providing all Elijah’s needs. […]

Read More…

Food that lasts

People go looking for Jesus because they want a free meal. Jesus took the opportunity to teach the crowd about the food that really matters, the Bread of Life that God provides […]

Read More…

Sharing our Faith

Two years ago in 2016 as a parish we spent 4 Sundays reflecting on our experience of faith. Everyone in the parish was given time for individual reflection and then invited to have a conversation with those next to them at a level they felt comfortable with. Therefore we would like to try something similar on the first and third Sundays in August […]

Read More…