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
Our Mass Online
October 2020 - Continuing to stream live
Update re masses: 27 September
Unfortunately the current restrictions still prohibit us holding mass in either of our Churches. The option of an extremely limited outside gathering for worship is not practical or possible for us.
We look forward to opening up our churches and regathering for worship as soon as it is safe and we are granted permission.
Baptisms and other sacraments are still on hold also.
We continue our journey with Mass being lived streamed Sunday 11am
Weekend Mass will still be live streamed only Sundays 11am (from Sacred Heart Church) until restrictions lift furher.
Sunday Mass live stream is below and our weekday mass on a Tuesday is on our mass resources page.
30th Sunday in ordinary time 11am - 25th October 2020
Maria's funeral was held via Live Stream On Thursday 22nd October.
You are invited to watch the reply on the link below
You are still able to register your name and any comments on this link or add your comments to Maria's card which will be sent to the family next week.
Maria's wish was for donations instead of flowers, if you were intending to send any, to her preferred charity - Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project
Funeral for Maria George
Thursday 22nd October 2020 5pm
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sacred Heart Church
83 Grey St, St Kilda West
2.00pm Mass for the sick or elderly (all welcome) Sacred Heart Hostel, 101 Grey St St.Kilda
Note during COVID-19 our Mass is online
St Columba Church
Cnr Glenhuntly & Normandy Rds, Elwood
9am Mass – in Parish House 2 Normandy Road, Elwood
First Friday of March, June, September & December – 11am Healing & Anointing Mass, followed by light lunch (no 9am Mass)
6.00pm Vigil Mass
Note: During COVID-19 our Mass is online Sundays