Catholic Parish of Sacred Heart and
St Columba

This is your community in faith and support, serving St Kilda and Elwood communities for over 100 years.

Congregation in Sacred Heart church
Children making mosaic
Fr John talking to children in front of mosaic
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Jane Hearnes and Alan Reed
Candles lined up on the cross


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

Church Altar

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.


Live Stream

30th Sunday in ordinary time 11am - 25th October 2020


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

Give to this weeks collection


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.


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

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Upcoming Events

God's Care in Prayer
Mon, Oct 26
On zoom
Oct 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
On zoom
Join Fr John on 26 October starting at 7.00pm for a 30 minutes online prayer session, entitled, Checking in with God’s Caring Heart.

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.


Our Parish

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.

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.

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.


Keeping Our Community Safe

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


Service Times

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 


11.00am  Mass


11.00am Mass

Note during COVID-19 our Mass is online

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Service Times

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


9.00am  Mass

Note: During COVID-19 our Mass is online Sundays


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(03) 9531 6120

Parish House

2 Normandy Road, Elwood, 3184

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