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Parish Address
30 Fitzgerald St
South Yarra
VIC 3141 Australia
Postal Address
PO Box 21
South Yarra
VIC 3141 Australia
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Parish Information
Parish Vision
To be a vibrant and welcoming church community of mutual care and support sustained by the Gospel.  As an expression of our social concern, we walk with people who are marginalised and alienated – our faith in action.

Our Churches
St. Joseph’s
Located in Fitzgerald Street, South Yarra - a short walk from Chapel Street, the church is easily accessible by pedestrians and cyclists with on-site parking available. Open daily from 7.30am, this beautiful red brick Gothic style building has been a place of worship since 1888. The church is available for baptisms, weddings and funerals by arrangement.

St. Thomas Aquinas
Located on the city fringe at 43 Bromby Street, South Yarra; this small Spanish Mission Style church is a leisurely five minute walk from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance. Easily accessible by public transport via St Kilda Rd the church is open weekdays from 9am-5pm, and during scheduled weekend services. St Thomas Aquinas has been a place of worship since 1915. The church is available for baptisms, wedding and funerals by arrangement.

The Parish Centre – Available for Hire
A glass walkway connects the church of St Joseph’s to the Parish Centre. The Administrative hub of the parish and the Barry Library are located on the upper floor of this attractive gothic building while the ground floor accommodates a large meeting room and the Great Hall both of which are available for hire. The Parish centre plays host to St. Joseph’s Outreach Services who operate a food bank and bread relief program from this building. Many Catholic Secondary schools throughout Melbourne use the facilities for retreats, staff planning and conferences.

St. Joseph’s Outreach Services
St. Joseph’s Outreach Services is an incorporated association originally formed by parishioners of South Yarra. Today SJOS operates 12 transitional housing apartments, a crisis shelter for the homeless, a food bank which services the needs of 1200 local families and a bread relief program which provides 24 hour access to frozen bread.  All of these programs operate from converted Parish buildings and are supported through donation and fundraising with the assistance of up to 60 volunteers.

Barry Library
The Barry Library hosts a fine collection of theological and social justice titles which includes books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. Donations welcome. It also encompasses a small computer lab which offers free internet. The library is available to the general public and school groups.

The Tolentine Memorial Garden
Nestled between St Joseph’s Church and the Parish Centre lies a tranquil peaceful space, where all are invited to pause for quiet reflection and remembrance. Parishioners and others may request placement of memorial plaques on the rear wall of the garden and are able to inter the ashes of their deceased loved ones amidst its tranquil setting. 

The Haven
Formerly St. Joseph’s convent, the Haven is a facility providing 14 independent living units for those living with a mental illness. This was made possible through a partnership between the Parish of South Yarra and the Haven Foundation. This building, still owned by the Parish was provided to the Foundation on a 40 year peppercorn lease and now provides safe, supported accommodation. It has proved to be a very successful project and has provided the model for the Haven Foundation to work towards other similar projects.
For further information about sacraments, facility hire the Memorial garden or St. Joseph’s Outreach Services please contact the Parish Centre during office hours Ph: (03) 9826 9677
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Christmas Celebrations and Mass Times

St Joseph's

Christmas Eve Mass times: 6.00pm Family Mass, 9.00pm

Carol Services: 8.30pm Carols

Christmas Day Mass times: 10.30am

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Reconciliation times - Christmas Eve: 5.00pm - 6.00pm

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St Thomas Aquinas

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Christmas Day Mass times: 9.00am

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Good Friday and Easter Services

St Joseph's

Holy Thursday: 7.00pm
Good Friday Stations of the Cross:
Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3.00pm
Easter Vigil: 7.00pm
Easter Sunday: 10.30am
Holy Week Reconciliation Times: Sat 15th April 5.00-6.00pm


St Thomas Aquinas

Holy Thursday:
Good Friday Stations of the Cross: 10.00am
Good Friday:
Easter Vigil:
Easter Sunday: 9.00am
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Parish Mass Times
Reconciliation
South Yarra: Saturday: 5.15pm - 5.45pm

Parish

Tuesday 10.00AM Wednesday 10.00AM Communion Service Thursday 10.00AM Friday 10.00AM Communion Service Saturday 9.00AM Saturday 6.00PM Vigil Sunday 10.30AM
St Joseph's
30 Fitzgerald St.
South Yarra
VIC
3141
-37.84
144.99

Parish

Tuesday 12.45PM Communion Service Wednesday 12.45PM Thursday 12.45PM Communion Service Friday 12.45PM Sunday 9.00AM
St Thomas Aquinas
43 Bromby St
South Yarra
VIC
3141
-37.84
144.98
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