There where you are, you will find God

Mary MacKillop 1871

Nestled in the leafy grounds of St Joseph's Convent, Mary MacKillop Centre, South Perth offers retreat and reflection days for groups of school children preparing to receive the sacraments and for people of all ages wanting to reflect on and learn more about St Mary of the Cross, our Australian Saint.

What’s On

Praying Our Experiences

‘ The Language of God – the Word made Flesh.’

Parking on York Street. Public transport – Bus 34 King Edward Street, nearest York Street.

‘Praying Our Experiences’ is about faith in our everyday through guided reflection,  optional sharing and personal prayer.

Breakfast in the Garden

Announcing the 2019 “ BREAKFAST IN THE GARDEN ”

Come and join the fun, meet old friends and make new ones …

  • When: 8am Saturday 9th March 2019
  • Where:  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth (St Joseph’s Convent)
  • Bring: $15 for brekkie, byo chairs, tables, blankets, umbrellas, sunscreen, smiles
  • RSVP:   Before 6th March to:  Laurie Mayne: (08) 9271 5649:
  • Free raffle on entry ~ Assorted range of pot plants and flowers in time for Mother’s Day ~ Location – the leafy gardens of St Joseph’s Convent ~ Same chefs, friendly people, warm weather ~ Just smell the food and follow your nose and signs !!!
  • Proceeds go to Mary MacKillop Today … seeking to transform lives.

Day of Prayer and Contemplation

Theme:  ‘Behold! I am doing a new thing. Can you not see it?’

  • When:  9.30am – 1.00pm Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Where: Kilmolee at Safety Bay, 182 Arcadia Drive, Safety Bay, WA 6169
  • RSVP:  Friday 8th March to Sr Dianne Colborne, or  (08) 9527 3240
  • Cost:  Donation

Light refreshments provided

Share the Charism … Dreams – Vision – Pathways

An opportunity for contemplative prayer, silence, reflection, review of life, sharing … focusing on Contemplative Dialogue

Living Contemplatively ~ Theme ~ TBA

  • When: 5pm – 10am pm Sunday 5-7 July 2019 (overnight accommodation available)
  • Where:   Kilmolee at Safety Bay, 182 Arcadia Drive, Safety Bay
  • RSVP: 2 July 2019
  • Expressions of interest to: Alma Cabassi rsj | | 0419 044 136
The Sydney Store

The Sydney Online Store has information and many keepsakes relating to Mary MacKillop’s life and writings including books about Mary’s life, bookmarks, candles, medals, magnets, keyrings, CDs, postcards, posters, rosaries, prayer cards, and much more.

Spirituality Resources

Click here for the 2018 WA Retreats and Prayer Events brochure: “Living into Mystery ~ Opportunities for Spiritual Enrichment 2018”.

Support our Work

You are invited to donate to the ongoing works of the Sisters of Saint Joseph including this centre. Your contribution will help to support our facilities and programs that do not receive other funding.

Map Pin

16 York Street, South Perth, WA, 6151


Contact Us

The Centre has ample street parking. It is also conveniently situated close to a main bus route from the city. Bus route 34 from the Bus station or William Street in the city to the bus stop near the corner of King Edward and York Street, South Perth.

Contact Form

phone (08) 9334 0999
mail PO Box 593 South Perth WA. 6951

From humble beginnings.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph were founded by Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods in Penola, South Australia in 1866.