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.


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Jane Hearnes and Alan Reed
 
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Welcome

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

 
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Our Mass Online

November 2020 - Limited numbers for mass and continuing to stream live

With the easing of restrictions from Stage Four lockdown, we are thrilled to be able to open the church for Mass. However, the drawback is we can only have ten people in for service, plus the parish priest. We are also obliged to follow regulations set by both the government and Archdiocese. 


It has been decided that in our parish, we will open for the following masses as of next week:

  • Thursday, 5 November @11.00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church

  •  Friday, 6 November @9.00 a.m. at St Columba Church

  • Sunday, 8 November @ 9.00 a.m. at St Columba Church

  • Sunday, 8 November @ 11.00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church (this mass will also be live-streamed.)


 You will notice that, at this point, there is no Saturday evening mass.

You will need to register to attend with your name and telephone number or address. This can be made with Jane or Christine either by email: shsc@shscparish.org.au; tel. 9531 6120 or use the button below.

Before you attend your chosen mass, you will need confirmation from either Jane or Christine. Please do not assume that because you have registered you have a place.

Sunday Mass live stream is below and our weekday mass on a Tuesday is on our mass resources page.

 

Live Stream Mass

34th Sunday in ordinary time 11am - 22nd November 2020

 

First Eucharist

Saturday 21st November 2020 - 4pm

 

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 Tithe.ly.

Give to this weeks collection

 
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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.

 
No upcoming events at the moment
 

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.

 
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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

Tuesday

2.00pm Mass for the sick or elderly (all welcome) Sacred Heart Hostel, 101 Grey St St.Kilda 


Thursday

11.00am  Mass

Sundays 

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

Friday

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)

Saturday

6.00pm Vigil Mass

Sunday

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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Jane Hearnes and Alan Reed