Catholic Parish of St. Jude, Langwarrin
You are a very welcome visitor to the web-site of the Catholic Parish of St. Jude, Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia.
The parish firstly acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land, the indigenous people of the Bunerong tribe of the Kulin clan.
The parish is part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It includes the town of Pearcedale and covers a large area bordering the Diocese of Sale.
Langwarrin is an outer suburb of the city of Melbourne and is situated in the south-east of the city in close proximity to Port Phillip Bay. It is a gateway to the Mornington Peninsula renowned for its scenery and particularly its world-class vineyards.
Please take your time to browse through St. Jude’s web-site. Hopefully, the information provided here is of some benefit to you; if not, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.
“May mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance” (Jude 1:2)
Background on St. Jude's coat of arms and logo
"M": Symbol of Mary, woman of great faith. Fr. Lee Sciarrotta SM, a member of the Marianist
Fathers, was the first parish priest.
Anchor: Sign of hope, St. Jude is the patron saint of the hopeless.
Sun-dial: Langwarrin means “long waiting”. The parish was established during the liturgical
season of Advent, “a time of waiting”.
Southern Cross: Constellation symbol of Australia.
Heart: Symbol of love. St. Jude’s parish was excised from St John the Evangelist (the ‘beloved disciple’) parish, East Frankston.
In the Coat of Arms the scroll depicts the Epistle that Jude wrote which is part of the canon of the New Testament.