About the Parish


St. Joseph’s Camperdown is a Catholic Church and parish community located just 4km outside Sydney’s central business district in the inner west suburb of Camperdown. Erected and established in 1889, it remains one of the oldest and historical Churches in Sydney today.

St. Joseph’s Camperdown attracts many parishioners and visitors each year and is currently administered by:

Fr. Anthony Bernard (Parish Priest)
Fr. Danai Penollar (Priest in Residence)

Mass and Eucharistic Adoration are available daily and the sacraments of baptism, marriage, reconciliation and anointing of the sick upon request.

There are many vibrant lay communities, prayer groups and religious orders that contribute to the initiatives of the parish including The Sisters of Mercy of Alma Michigan, Legion of Mary, Chinese Community, Sisters of the Immaculata and the Immaculata Community.

Current initiatives include our monthly Reachout, Eucharistic Adoration, Live Stations of the Cross and the St. Joseph’s choir ministry for Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses.

The parish also has strong devotions to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the First Fridays and Saturdays of the month, the Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph on the First Wednesday and the Divine Mercy every afternoon at 3.

We are situated on Missenden Road (off Parramatta Road) and facilities on site include the parish hall, Servants of Mary shop, child care centre and presbytery. Within close proximity are the University of Sydney grounds, St. John’s College and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where the parish is heavily involved as part of its hospital ministry.

St. Joseph’s Camperdown is part of the City Deanery within the Archdiocese of Sydney.