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

CANCELLED – Praying Our Experiences

Growing awareness of God in my every day

  • Theme: Mid Lent – how’s your desert going?
  • Prayer Guides:   Wendy Lailey rsj, Tina Khan
  • Venue:  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York St, South Perth.
  • RSVP:  Tuesday before session date
  • Enquiries and bookings:  Mrs Laura McCarthy, 9334 0999,
  • Save the date:  (cancelled until further notice), possible dates: 22 May, 26 June, 24 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sept, 30 Oct, 27 Nov, 18 Dec

Praying our Experiences is a directed contemplative gathering, with personal reflection time. It uses Catholic-Christian sacred texts, tradition and experience to discern God’s call to us, both as a faith community and individually, in the everyday.

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 2019 WA Retreats and Prayer Events brochure: “Awakening into Communion ~ Opportunities for Spiritual Enrichment 2019”.

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.