The Good Shepherd

I come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. John 10:10

Our Vision

A world free from any discrimination and all barriers to life, Helping them to live their lives in full dignity.

Our Mission

Led by the power of the Spirit, is light to the world for all people, proclaiming the Good News.

Our Values

Commitment to the principles of justice, dignity, and respect We value diversity, integrity, and excellence.

About Us

Welcome To St Joseph Melkite Church

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Up until the late sixties, the Melkite Catholic Congregation in Melbourne was served by the Maronite Monsignor Paul Al-Khoury, may God bless his soul, who dedicated himself to the service of all with due sacrifice and love.

Melkite Catholic Patriarchate

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With the emergence of the Christian Church in 313 from the period of persecution, a new era prevailed. In areas where Christianity flourished, patterns of expressing the Christian faith evolved into progressively more mature and complex forms.

Melkite Eparchy Australia

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The migration of the Melkite Catholic Church faithful to Australia began in the middle of the 19th Century.  A large number of faithful left their country following the economic hardships and the continued wars, in search of a better life, peace and security.

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God’s Audio Bible Word – Gospel of Matthew If you like to hear Divine Liturgy

Offering Dough For the memorial services “for the people” “The Dough for the altar holy…

The Gospel of our Lord according to the saint Mathew – Arabic The Gospel of…

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The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom In the Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church,…

Parish Council Stewardship or Trustee Committee Golden Jubilee Committee Strategic Vision Committee Survey Focus Group…

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Tuesday 3 August 2021 – Paraclisis @ 7 pm Wednesday 4 August 2021 – Paraclisis…

INFORMATION: Information Release 23 July 2021 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eFMjfc_gmfHIglbN9VYBlwIrMX3IwNCy/view?usp=sharingSite Review Report 28 July 2021 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VhdFPSgPblDvgPTKhUZOwCdK_WkRtRmH/view?usp=sharing…

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2021 Calendar now available online https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cw0EvtVFoW4P4d_ERzb89Y7IdgFGo9Uz/view?usp=sharing

SOURCE: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/mylatrobe/how-salem-secured-a-role-in-telstras-graduate-program/ As a teenager, Salem experienced a life-threatening brain haemorrhage with a one per…

Program of the Christmas/Theophany Season 2020-2021 Thursday 24th December, 2020:Paramony of the Nativity of Our…

Weekly newsletter and reflection available here https://stjosephmelkite.org.au/nashra-reflections/ every week. Nashra Reflections

LEBANON APPEAL – Melkite Eparchy of Australia ENGLISH: http://melkite.org.au/pastoral-message-clergy-and-faithful-our-holy-eparchy-concerning-recent-disaster-beirut ARABIC: http://melkite.org.au/sites/default/files/images/messages/pastoral-message-clergy-and-faithful-our-holy-eparchy-concerning-recent-disaster-beirut/inserts//f1919aarabicpastorallettertomelkiteclergydated11aug2020.pdf Onlinewww.melkite.org.auSelect: DonateSelect: Melkite Lebanon…

SOURCE: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/religion-and-ceremony-metropolitan-melbourne-and-mitchell-shire-covid-19 From 11:59pm, Wednesday 8 July 2020 in the Melbourne metropolitan area and the…

⚠️ ALERT ARABIC https://www.sbs.com.au/language/arabic/victoria-to-impose-lockdowns⚠️ ALERT ENGLISH https://www.sbs.com.au/news/victoria-reimposes-stay-at-home-orders-on-coronavirus-hotspots-for-four-weeks Suburbs under stay-at-home orders from Thursday3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville,…

Key points from the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Serviceshttps://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/religion-and-ceremony-restrictions-covid-19 Current restrictions on…

The Most ReverendROBERT RABBATby the Mercy of God Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparch of Australia and New…

This week, in preparation to celebrate Pascha or “the Feast of feasts”, the Church intensely…

St Joseph Melkite Catholic Church and Melkite Care have organised for groceries to be delivered…

St Joseph’s Melkite Church in conjunction with Melkite Care Project would like to call on…

They will be called children of God

GOD BLESSE YOU

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Matthew 5: 9-11
For your reward is great in heaven

REJOICE AND BE GLAD

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. Matthew 5: 9
You are the light of the world

YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH

"You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.  No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. .  Matthew 5:14-15
Blessed are the poor in spirit

GOD LOVE YOU

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain ... "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. .  Matthew 5:4-6