Our Parish

We are the Holy Family Catholic Parish Community in Albany, Western Australia, within the Great Southern Region under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Bunbury, under the supervision of the Oblates of St Joseph.

Our parish jurisdiction starts from the boundary of Mount Barker, Denmark up to Jerramungup. Aside from the two churches, St Joseph's and Holy Family Church, that we have within the City of Albany, we also look after three Mass Stations where we celebrate Mass on a monthly basis. These are Gnowangerup, Ongerup and Bremer Bay.

St Joseph's Church

St Joseph's Church

Holy Family Church

Holy Family Church

In 2016, our Parish Pastoral Council formulated the PARISH MISSION and VISION as point of focus for the Pastoral Plan:

Parish Vision

“The Holy Family Parish Catholic Community Albany comes together in the eyes of God to build a church with a steadfast faith, gained through the celebration of the Eucharist, living the Gospel message through love, service and proclamation."

Parish Mission

"The Holy Family Parish Catholic Community Albany is a diverse group of people who join together to share in the Eucharist, learning from the Word, worshipping together and witnessing through our lives to serve those around us and in the outlying communities."

From which, the Parish Matrix was born to identify various gifts in the faith community, emphasising on the five aspects of our PARISH MINISTRY:

  • Worship
  • Evangelization
  • Social Apostolate
  • Temporalities
  • Youth Apostolate

THROUGH Education and Formation with the right ATTITUDE:

  • Welcoming
  • Encouraging
  • Sorry - capacity to say it
  • Thankful
  • Inclusive
  • Enthusiastic

towards a common GOAL - “This is your family where you belong.”

Holy Family Parish Community

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