Sacred Heart/Emmaus Parish
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Sacred Heart/Emmaus
4 Winifred Street, St Albans, Vic 3021
Fr. Maurie Cooney
(03) 9366 2146
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri – 9.30am to 4:00pm


Upcoming Events

Parish Updates

Date: Nov 30 2023

If you would like to receive the weekly ‘Parish Update’ emailed to you can subscribe here:


You can also find a copy on the left hand side of our webpage "Parish Newsletter" Published weekly Thursday afternoons. 




Usual Mass Times:

Sacred Heart Church

Tuesday – Friday  7:30am

Saturday                9:00am

Saturday                5:00pm

Sunday                  7:30am

                                              9:00am (Polish)


Slovene 2nd Sunday of month at 5.00pm

Emmaus Church

Saturday              6:30pm

Sunday                9:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation @
Sacred Heart Church

English Saturday 10.30am
Maltese every 4th Saturday 4.00pm


Advent prayer and reconciliation

Emmaus Church: Wednesday 13th December at 7:30pm

Sacred Heart Church: Thursday 14th December at 7:30pm

Christmas Mass Schedule:

Saturday 23rd and Sunday morning 24th December

4th Sunday of Advent:  Usual weekend Mass times

Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve

 SACRED HEART:  5pm, 7pm and 11.30pm Christmas Carols; 12midnight Mass 

EMMAUS:     6pm, 8pm and 10pm 

   Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

SACRED HEART:     7.30am, 10.30am           

EMMAUS:   9.00am      


Monday 25th December Christmas Day – 9am

Tuesday 26th December boxing day: 10am

Monday 1st January 2024 New Years Day: 10am



Ministry Updates


Bereavement Team - Thursday 25th January 2024, 7pm      

All above meetings at Sacred Heart St. Albans Presbytery

Please email Lauren at the Parish Office to indicate whether you will/will not be joining us:

 As the teaching of our Church says, the point of our Ministry in the Church is “to carry forward the work of Christ under the lead of the befriending Spirit”.

Ministry is needed so that we can “carry forward the life of Christ under the lead of the befriending Spirit”. 

Safeguarding Training "How Too"

All Ministers please ensure you have completed the online training model of the Archdiocese Safeguarding Training if you could not attend one of the events held: 

Use this link

1. You will need to enter your WWCC number or VIT number for registration.

2. Work through each section and complete all assessment materials.

3. When all is completed you will attain a certificate with your name on it.

Forward this certificate to the Parish Office so we can enter your particulars in the Parish Records.

This is a 3 yearly requirement, along with the Parish Code of Conduct, copies of this are in the Sacristy at Sacred Heart/Emmaus or Parish office if you are needing to read and sign off.


Applying for WWCC (working with children check) steps: 

Visit this webpage on your computer:

In the first step - Verify at the Post office (the online verification rarely works!)

Make sure to put down that you are a volunteer (its free of Charge)

Organisations details - Sacred Heart Emmaus Parish - 4 Winifred Street, St Albans VIC 3021

phone: 0393662146

Occupational Fields is number 64 "Religious organisation"

Once you have filled all this in, you will receive an email to them to the email address you included.

You will receive an email that states your check has been received, and it has a "barcode" that you take to your local post office along with your Photo Identification to finalise the check. Once you do this (within 14 days go to the post office) you will get a further email to say your WWCC has passed. Then they will post a card also but this can take a few weeks. Don’t Forget to provide a copy to your ministry leader or the parish office.

It is also a requirement of the Archdiocese to complete online training at:

and sign the Parish Code of conduct - copies of this are in the Sacristy or contact the Parish office.



Sacred Heart/Emmaus Parish is committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. The Parish takes a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse and upholds that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. To report issues and concerns, contact:  or 0413 841 936


Sacred Heart-Emmaus Parish acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional owners of the land where we gather. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging.


Monday & Tuesday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am-2.30pm

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