Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church

Alice Springs, Central Australia

We have a wonderful multicultural Catholic Parish with a true spirit of community, compassion, and care for each other. We are fortunate to have many ethnic and pastoral groups in the Parish who attempt to fulfill different ministries and services on the sacred land of the Arrernte peoples of Central Australia.

I welcome you to OLSH Parish and invite you all to join us and become active and supportive partners to build up God’s Kingdom of love, justice and harmony. You too can become part of championing Jesus Christ’s new world order – the Reign of God.

I share the hopes of all my religious and lay predecessors since 1929 that we continue the work of the Lord in this part of the world, and extend the vision of the new kingdom that Jesus left us in the years to come. We are members of one body of Christ, baptized in the same apostolic faith and united in the same loving name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I welcome you and I look forwarding to serving your spiritual and personal development. May the darkness of sin and the night of unbelief vanish before the light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace, and may the sacred heart of  Jesus live in the hearts of all peoples

Fr Asaeli Raass SVD
Parish Priest

Upcoming Events

19th May, 2019
Sacrament of Confirmation
  • May 19, 2019 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 11:00 am
  • Main Church
6th Jun, 2019
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting
  • June 6, 2019 6:15 pm - June 6, 2019 7:15 pm
  • JP2 Hall

Parish Mass Schedule

Experience God's Presence

Mon to Fri 7:00am & 5:30pm
Saturday 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday vigil mass
Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am & 5.30pm

Ngkarte Mikwekenhe Community
(Mary Mother of the Church Aboriginal Catholic Community)
Sunday 11:00am except the 3rd Sunday of the month

Syro-Malabar Catholic Community
(Mass times to be announced soon)

Reconciliation
Every Saturday 11:30am & 5:30pm

Major Golden Jubilee Sponsors

for the New Aboriginal Madonna Window
Builders of OLSH Catholic Church
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Shopping Centre, Alice Springs
Society of the Divine Word, Australia Province

Church Renovation Projects

Disability Advocate
Diocese of Darwin
Inmates of Alice Springs Correctional Centre
Syro-Malabar Catholic Community