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About Us

St Dominic’s is a welcoming community of Catholic Christians who worship God and have an outward focus on evangelization and social justice.  The Parish celebrates its centenary in 2024 and has been in the care of the Dominican friars from the beginning.  St Dominic’s School celebrates its centenary in 2025 and the arrival of the Dominican Sisters in 2026.


Ever since the first public Mass was celebrated for the first 29 people in the parlour of Holyrood House on 16 March 1924, countless parishioners and worshippers have made St Dominic’s their home.  We welcome you to the Parish as their successors and hope you too will make your home with us in prayer and service as they did.


Our beautiful church was begun in 1936 with the turning of the first sod and dedicated by Archbishop Justin Symonds on 31 March 1960.  The altar contains relics of Pope St Clement and St Dominic.  Every week we have the joy of more than a dozen Masses celebrated, confessions heard every weekday, and fellowship and service groups who regularly meet together.  We also have a generous policy towards those wishing to celebrate a baptism, wedding, or funeral here.


The Parish is co-located with St Dominic’s Priory.  The Priory is the home of Melbourne’s Dominican friars, including several who are in formation for ministry, as well as St Dominic’s Library.


In Christ the Truth, welcome!


Mass Times

Parish Staff


Parish Priest:

Fr Paul Rowse, OP


Pastoral Associate:

Carlo David


Parish Manager:

Christine Tanuwidjaja

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Parish Secretary:

Helena Daukes

T 0468 584 309


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Child Safe Contact:

Denis Fitzgerald


Parish Office

Mon-Fri 10:00am to 3.00pm

Closed during midday Mass

Closed Public Holidays & Weekends


Dominicare, for kind help with little tasks

Peter Charles/Marianne Zabukosek:


St Dominic’s Priory


Fr Paul Rankin, OP

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