Community News

Check out our community news items this week. 

We have news from the parish, Emmanuel College, MSJ and from the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, as well as news about an exciting program run by Altona Gators Basketball Club for young girls from CALD and newly arrived backgrounds.

Church Bulletin - 18th July

Emmanuel College News

Gators Basketball
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Screen Time Forum ~ Run by Drummond St Services and Hobsons Bay Council

Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre news:

  • Mary MacKillop Today - Annual Fundraising Dinner - Friday 27th August 2021 - Mt St Joseph Girls’ College Altona West. Guest speaker will be Robyn Miller MacKillop Family Services CEO. Join us for our silent auctions and raffles. Your donations will help transform lives by going directly into one of many projects sponsored by Mary MacKillop Today. To purchase a ticket or make up a table, please contact Kate on 9926 9300.
  • Open Day (Sat 7 August) and Feast day mass to celebrate Mary MacKillop – The Open Day will include mass in the Chapel celebrated by Fr Peter Malone to recognise the Feast day of Mary MacKillop. For those who cannot attend, the mass will be live streamed and there will be virtual tours of the Heritage Centre. For details, please go to
  • Mary MacKillop Gift shop and Accommodation specials  - If you want to try a short term stay in a very sacred museum please contact Kate on 9926 9300. Or go into the draw for a free one night accommodation for two at the Heritage Centre in East Melbourne with a purchase from the Museum gift shop (communion & confirmation gifts, devotional items, Vatican Library collection, rosary beads, holding crosses, candles, cards, statues, crucifixes, books and Peruvian handmade items)
  • Volunteers’ program – If you are looking for a way to contribute to the community and can spare 2-3 hours per week, please contact Ted Javernik on 0419513184 or