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 …

JoCare Award

The recent award from Stonnington Council to the JoCare program is a recognition of the involvement of many parishioners over a long period […]

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PPC Nominations

Nominations for membership of the Parish Pastoral Council will be invited in October. All parishioners can nominate either themselves or others […]

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Attaining Wisdom

In the reading this Sunday St James makes the connection between wisdom and conduct. The wise person is the one who understands that if they want inner peace and happiness then we have to realize that it is in our hands and take responsibility for it. Wisdom is not what we know but rather how we live. It’s up to us to desire for more peace, and love, enjoy and protect the peace already within us […]

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Are You With Me?

Jesus tells the disciples that he is going to be a very different kind of Messiah. His life was going to be one of self-sacrifice and loving service. The love he was going to give to others would be unconditional. Peter did not want to know about it. He had not signed up for this!! […]

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Next Friday’s discussion at St. Mary’s East Malvern on the Plenary Council will address the topic “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?”. All parishioners are invited to come along […]

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