We presently have nine dedicated Catechists teaching scripture in the three state primary schools in our area: – Balmain, Birchgrove and Nicholson Street Public Schools.

Classes are conducted in the mornings and go for approximately 30 minutes each.

If you would like more information about becoming a Catechist, or if you would like to assist a teacher, please contact our Catechist Coordinator, Kristine Cotton via the parish office. Please note that teachers/helpers will need to undergo a child protection check.


If you would like to join our readers’ roster please contact the parish office. Please note that you will be required to fill out a child protection declaration.

Saint Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul Balmain offer assistance to those who have special needs throughout the area.

Vinnies are always looking for helpers.  If you can spare a few hours on a regular basis to help Vinnies with their work by either packing food hampers on one Saturday per month (takes around 2 hours) or visiting homes one evening a fortnight delivering food parcels (takes around 2-3 hours) please contact the parish office.


At St Joseph’s, music is an integral part of liturgy and community ( our Rozellians are love their music!!). At our 10am Sunday masses, Easter & Christmas we have a choir and organist that provides music lead during our celebrations. Our small choir consists of volunteers who rehearse 30 mins prior to mass on Sundays and we have 1-2 dedicated rehearsals prior to Easter and Christmas. Our choir members, come from all backgrounds and some do not read music, but we have a common bond – a love for music celebration!

From time to time we have visits from musicians (apart from our regular wonderful pipe organists) and have featured guitar, viola, flutes and even bagpipes! If you are interested to become part of our Musical group (either to sing or play) –  please contact Di Holmes on 0419 416774.

Parish council and finance committee

The parish has an active Parish Council and Finance committee. If you would like to be involved in this area, please contact the parish office.

Altar servers

Youth of the parish are most welcome to participate as servers at our masses.