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Immaculate Conception Church Hawthorn
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The Hawthorn Catholic Parish strives to be a Christian Community focused on Jesus, helping all through worship celebrate God’s presence and action and expressing our faith through outreach, service and justice.


First Eucharist


345 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn


Saturday at 6pm (reconciliation 5pm) 

Sunday at 9:30am, 11am, 5pm

Next Children's Liturgy at 9.30am Mass on 11 August 2024

Tuesday - Friday at 12 Midday


108 Denham St, Hawthorn


Sunday 8:30am

Wednesday 5pm

st josephs altar

People in our Parish

Fr Des Dwyer

Fr Des Dwyer SJ
Des Dwyer is Parish Priest at Immaculate Conception Hawthorn.  Born in Warrnambool he was educated at Xavier College.  After leaving school he joined the Jesuits and was ordained in 1974.  He did post graduate studies in Spirituality at St Louis University USA (read more)

Parish Service and Interest Groups 

Choir 9.30am Mass

Parish Notices

Holy Family

Christmas Carols in July

Come along to the Parish Centre to join in singing Christmas Carols with the choir on 24 July at 7pm in the Parish Centre. There will be Christmas pudding, mulled wine and mince pies. RSVP at for catering purposes only - there is no fee. Don't miss this special event!!

Sunday 21 and 28 July are Sea Sundays

The next two Sundays are Sea Sundays, when the church prays for all those who live and work at sea. 

The Appeal is for Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. Bishop Tim Norton SVD speaks on this here 
To assist this Catholic ministry, please send your donations here

Confirmations - bookings now open 

Bookings for school students (Year 6 or above) to take part in the sacrament of Confirmation are now open and classes commence in August - see information here

Examen-ing Life

Come and review your life with God to savour and heal it, using the Examen, and reflect on the purpose of your life, the end for which you are created.
Venue: Campion Spirituality Centre
Date: 24 August, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $55 (lunch included).
Enquiries and registration: Email the Facilitator Dr Susie Hii 

Tattoos on the Heart - An evening with Fr Greg Boyle SJ

This event which was scheduled for October 10 at Xavier College, Kew, has been cancelled.

Altar Society - Volunteers needed

We are still in desperate need of helpers to dust, polish and generally “straighten up” the church on the first Friday of the month. No heavy lifting required. Please contact Georgina Docherty at the Parish Office - email or phone

Christian Meditation Group

The Christian Meditation Group meets at 10:45am on Tuesdays at St Joseph’s Church, Denham St, Hawthorn. For enquiries, contact the parish office. All are welcome and instruction is offered

Sacramental Program at Hawthorn Parish


First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are held at Immaculate Conception church. See our Sacramental Program 


Read about Baptisms and obtaining a copy of a Baptism Certificate

Weddings at Hawthorn Parish



Explore information about celebrating your Marriage at the beautiful Immaculate Conception church.

New parishioners

Are you a new Parishioner?


Please complete the online Registration form.

Find out more About our Parish

Wedding and Baptism Bookings

Booking Enquiries

For Wedding or Baptism bookings please complete the Booking Form.


For Resurrection Wall plaque requests contact Parish Office

We acknowledge that we stand on land for which the Wurundjeri people are the traditional custodians, we remember their forebears with respect and commit ourselves to working for reconciliation and justice

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Parish Office and Immaculate Conception Church

345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122

Telephone (03) 8862 4000

St Joseph's Church

108 Denham Street, Hawthorn, Victoria

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