Welcome to South Yarra Catholic Parish, a community of ordinary people from very diverse cultural and national backgrounds, doing their best to create a parish community that reaches out with Good News to our society and hoping to make all feel welcomed and valued.
Our two churches, St. Joseph’s and St. Thomas Aquinas, and our other parish buildings, stand on land that was once part of the very large region occupied for thousands of years by the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
In the years after the establishment of our parish in 1887, many waves of new migrants settled in South Yarra and made our churches their spiritual home.
Since 1976, members of the Augustinian Order have served in our parish, living the Gospel with inspiration from the spiritual tradition of St. Augustine, and working to create a parish community that especially serves Christ in his needy sisters and brothers, “One in mind and heart on the way to God”.
Important events coming up
WELCOME BACK to ST THOMAS AQUINAS Church
On 10th March 2019 the Church of St Thomas Aquinas was reopened after a period of two months closure for renovations.
The Church, now over one hundred years old, had been remodeled many decades ago and a new facade erected, has been a landmark and a popular venue for successive generations celebrating Baptisms and weddings.