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

2018 Josephite Spirituality Brochure

Days of Prayer and Contemplation and Retreats…

Praying Our Experiences

  • Theme:  Letting go – preparing for new life
  • When: Friday 26th October 2018
  • Time: 10.30am to 12pm and repeated at 7.00pm to 8.30pm
  • Venue: Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth
  • RSVP essential: by Tuesday 23rd Oct to: or (08) 9334 0999
  • Parking on York Street. Public transport – Bus 34 King Edward St, nearest York St

‘Praying Our Experiences’ is about recognizing and inviting God in our everyday.  

This is a directed contemplative gathering, with personal reflection time.

WA – Prayer Day at South Perth

‘The Sacred in Unexpected Places’

  • When: Thursday 15 November 2018
  • Time:  10am to 1pm (morning cuppa at 9.30am and concludes with light lunch at 1pm)
  • Where:  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth, WA
  • Bookings:  Essential by Friday 9 November to (08) 9334 0999 or
  • Facilitator: Sr Wendy Lailey rsj
  • Cost:  Donation
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.