Sunday and Weekday Mass
Sunday and weekday Mass is celebrated across our five Churches: Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell; All Hallows Church, Balwyn; Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Deepdene; Our Holy Redeemer Church, Surrey Hills and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Wattle Park. Read more …
A Worshipping Community
Liturgy and the Church
The liturgy is the collective and public worship of the parish community and an encounter with Christ’s presence in the Church. Across the Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene & Surrey Hills Wattle Park there are opportunities to participate in liturgical celebrations and enter ritually into the paschal mystery (the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ).
A Youth Community
Encompass Youth takes place within the boundaries of our parishes and some neighbouring parishes. Encompass is a way of ensuring that opportunities exist for youth engagement across our parishes, providing pathways for the further involvement in the Church. Read more…
A Responsible Community
Stand in Solidarity
Commitment to the dignity of the human person is drawn from the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ. Across the Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene & Surrey Hills Wattle Park we stand in solidarity with one another and acknowledge through our relationships of interdependence, the need to protect all in our community from harm, especially children and the most vulnerable. As caretakers of all God has given to us, we respond by accepting our responsibility as ecological stewards to care for and protect our environment and in the responsible management of our resources.
A Learning Community
Education in Faith
Across the parishes of Camberwell , Balwyn Deepdene & Surrey Hills Wattle Park there are both regular and periodic programs and opportunities for adult parishioners and young people to grow in their knowledge and experience of God, the Catholic Christian faith and spirituality, as well as build their strengths in responding to life’s challenges.
An Outreach Community
Outward Looking Church
Across the Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene & Surrey Hills Wattle Park there are many opportunities to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ through the Church and to make the world a better place.
A Friendship Community
Alive in the Spirit of Christ, the Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene & Surrey Hills Wattle Park is a welcoming and inclusive community with opportunities for all to participate and share their gifts and interests with one another.
A Retirement Living Community
Barnsbury Retirement Village is owned by Balwyn & Deepdene Parish and managed by Villa Maria Catholic Homes. The village offers residents a unique connection with parish life.