Catholic Parish of Sacred Heart and
St Columba

Building a Sacred Community

This is your community in faith and support, serving St Kilda and Elwood communities for over 100 years. In our Parish, we consider the safety and wellbeing of all persons to be our highest priority.

We acknowledge the Elders, families and forebears of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri tribes of the Kulin Nations, who are the traditional custodians of our parish land. 

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Jane Hearnes and Alan Reed
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Here is the place to catch up on the latest happenings and news around the Parish, share your views or get involved with us in supporting the local community.

No matter if you’re a visitor, or live in the local area you are always welcome to join in with any of our services or activities


Live Stream Mass

Sunday 14th August 2022 - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


You can also give to this week's collection if you wish to support your Parish. You can even set up your regular giving program using

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Share your Prayers

We will pray together

You are invited to send in any intention for which we can join in prayer at next week's Mass online.


Service Times

St Columba Church
Cnr Glenhuntly & Normandy Rds, Elwood


9am Mass 


6.00pm Vigil Mass


9.00am  Mass


Service Times

Sacred Heart Church
83 Grey St, St Kilda West


2.00pm Mass for the sick or elderly (currently residents only) Sacred Heart Hostel, 101 Grey St St.Kilda 


11.00am  Mass


11.00am Mass

Note during COVID-19 our 11am Sunday Mass is also Live Streamed. PLEASE SEE BELOW

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Our Parish

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Our Story

Sacred Heart Church in St Kilda west was dedicated on 7th December 1884 with construction completed in 1922.

In 1914 the land where St Columba’s school and church now stand in Elwood was purchased.  The school was built and opened first in 1918 and the church completed and opened in 1929.

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Our School

In 1914 the Parish of Sacred Heart, West St Kilda, purchased the site where the school and church now stand and raised the funds to build the first two brick classrooms on
the site.

In April 1918 the School was opened and was run under the guidance of the Presentation Sisters with Mother Anthony Patterson as the first principal.

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Our Mission

In 1982, Parish Priest Father Ernie Smith opened his door and shared a meal with a man who was hungry and experiencing homelessness.

It was this first act of generosity which led to the formation of Sacred Heart Mission to provide the basic necessities of life to people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage in the local community.


Staying connected in this time of distancing

This is a difficult time for all, especially those in our community who are most vulnerable. We have established a Care Committee to help those in our community who need additional support at this time. 

If you need support, know someone who needs support, can volunteer to help or have to ability to donate goods or cash, please read more.


Keeping Our Community Safe

Our Parish is completely committed to keeping all children, young people and people who are vulnerable safe and supported.


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