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52 Yarra St
VIC 3084 Australia
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Parish Information
In 1851, Bishop Gould formally established the Heidelberg Parish – then designated the Heidelberg Mission. Today, the beautiful bluestone church, designed by William Wardell, with its magnificent stained glass window, continues to service our thriving parish of over 1000 families.

In the early days, the parish boundaries extended as far as Lilydale, Healesville, Warburton and many nearby places, including Eltham, Hurstbridge, Bulleen, Yan Yean, Templestowe and Epping. Today’s parish includes the suburbs of Heidelberg, Eaglemont, Rosanna and parts of Heidelberg Heights.

The foundation stone for the present church was laid by the Rev. Dr. Fitzpatrick, Vicar General, on 6 March 1859. It was blessed by Bishop O’Quinn of Brisbane on 14 April 1861 and dedicated to St John the Evangelist. In 2001, we celebrated the 150th year of our parish (affectionately known as St John’s on the Hill).
St John’s Primary School today stands on the site of the original weatherboard chapel, St Monica’s, built in 1851.

Over the years, it has evolved into one of the region’s most sought-after primary schools, delivering our parish children an outstanding Catholic education

Heidelberg Parish

Christmas Celebrations and Mass Times

Christmas Eve Mass times: 7.00pm at the OLMC new Nalleijerring Centre, 12.00 Midnight

Carol Services: 11:30pm

Christmas Day Mass times: 8.30am, 10.30am

Reconciliation times - Last Week of Advent: 22nd December 7:30pm 2nd Rite of reconciliation

Good Friday and Easter Services

St John

Holy Thursday (29 March): 7:30pm
Good Friday Stations of the Cross (30 March): 11:00am
Good Friday (30 March): 3:00pm (at the new OLMC Nalleijerring Centre)
Easter Vigil (31 March): 8:00pm
Easter Sunday (1 April): 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am
Holy Week Reconciliation Times: Monday 7:30pm - 2nd Rite of Reconciliation with individual confessions

Parish Mass Times
Saturday 9:45am and 5:30pm.


Monday 9.15AM Tuesday 9.15AM Wednesday 9.15AM Thursday 9.15AM Friday 9.15AM Saturday 9.15AM Saturday 6.00PM Vigil Sunday 8.30AM Sunday 9.30AM 3rd Sunday only at Austin Hospital Sunday 10.30AM Sunday 5.00PM
St John's
52 Yarra St
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