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
St Joseph’s Church:
Saturday 10th March – Young Adults Mass and Potluck- 6.00pm
Sunday 18th March- Parish ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Parish Annual General Meeting will be held in the parish centre on Sunday 18th March after the 10.30am Mass at St Joseph’s. We hope to welcome as many parishioners as possible to this meeting.
Monday 19th March- Feast of St Joseph’s- Special mass at 10.00am
Sunday 3rd June – First Holy Communion, 10.30am mass
St Thomas Aquinas: