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The parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross is the amalgamation of the parish communities of St Joseph's, Collingwood, and St John the Baptist, Clifton Hill. The parish community comes under the pastoral leadership of the Salesians of Don Bosco.

St John’s is first and foremost a local Catholic school and takes seriously its role in helping families pass on the Catholic faith to their children. As a parish primary school, the school also forms a vital part of the life of the parish community. Fr Martin Tanti, our parish priest, warmly invites the families of St John’s to attend Sunday Mass when they can and looks forward to meeting them at their Class Mass.

Together, we hope to be:

  • a home that welcomes
  • a parish that evangelises
  • a school that prepares for life
  • a playground where friends can meet and enjoy themselves

The parish website provides a useful source of information on Mass times and parish events and news.