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This weekend, the families preparing for the Sacraments will take part in the first of three ‘Family Mornings,’ an opportunity to be together to experience community and engage with our children on matters of faith. Let us pray for our families that this journey will be a discovery of the life and love of God at work in the home and in the community.
This weekend, the families preparing for the Sacraments will take part in the first of three ‘Family Mornings,’ an opportunity to be together to experience community and engage with our children on matters of faith. Let us pray for our families that this journey will be a discovery of the life and love of God at work in the home and in the community.Continue reading →
Every year, St Joseph’s Parish hosts the Way of the Cross on Palm Sunday (next weekend – 25th March).
To celebrate the Year of Youth, we are inviting any young people who may like to be involved in enacting one of the stations to contact Brendon.
For those who can help with afternoon tea on the day, a sign on sheet is on the entrance table at the Church.
The liturgy commences at 2pm.Continue reading →
This year, Holy week runs from Palm Sunday (25th March) through to Easter Sunday (1st April).
Palm Sunday (25th March) – Way of the Cross (2pm)
Holy Thursday (29th March) – Mass at 7.30pm
Good Friday (30th March) – Celebration of the Passion at 3.00pm
The Easter Vigil (31st March) – Mass at 7.30pm
(This is THE event of the Christian experience. It is our feast of feasts! This year, we will celebrate the vigil jointly with Morisset Parish.)
Easter Sunday – Mass at 8.00am
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On 10/11 March, Gifting Sunday is an opportunity for us to reflect on our own gifts and talents in light of the hopes and direction of our community and make a commitment towards sharing and serving as each person is able.
We invite you to take time to prayerfully consider the ways you may share your time and talent with our parish family. Please complete a Gifting Form to indicate those areas where you feel able to serve. The form download and print) can be scanned and emailed or handed to the parish office.
As part of our Lenten preparation there will be a communal rite of Reconciliation in the church at 7pm on Tuesday, 20th March.Continue reading →
It is ALPHA time again!!!
Following the success of our ALPHA course last year, we are pleased to announce our next ALPHA course starting on Wednesday, 21st February at 9am in the Conference Centre.
Heard about ALPHA?
Want to know more?
Come along to the first session and experience ALPHA for yourself. No charge. No pressure. No follow up. Come as often as you like.
For more information, contact the Parish Office.
Some thoughts by Claire McWilliam
Open new horizons for spreading joy
What a theme for an amazing, awesome and massive youth event.
Close to 20 000 youth attended the third ACYF encounter in Sydney on 7-9th December.
ACYF (Australian Catholic Youth Festival) is an event for young people to be inspired by other young Australian Catholics. To have their voice be heard. To form relationships with others in their Diocese and over Australia. To provide a high quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics.Continue reading →
By Sarah Jane Hill
Christmas is a difficult time of year for those struggling financially. With the expense of food and gifts seeming to rise every year. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society attached to Saint Joseph’s Toronto has again run their annual Christmas hamper appeal to help support local families in need this holiday session.
This year has been an amazing success. The society has received a generous amount of donations of toys and food from; Saint Joseph’s Primary School Kilaben Bay, Saint Pauls High School Booragul, and the Saint Josephs Parish community at Toronto. On Friday the society put together the hampers from the donated goods for distribution by the middle of next week.
In total this year the society will be handing out almost 40 hampers to local families in need. These range from families with special needs children, to single parent families and single people. All of whom are living tough in our local area. Saint Vincent De Paul Society Toronto looks forward to continuing their work with the local needy and marginalised in 2018.
The Society also want to pass on their great thanks to the local Parish community for their donations and funds during the Christmas and Hamper appeal this year.Continue reading →
This year, we will have two Christmas Masses:
6pm, Sunday, 24th December
8am, Monday, 25th December.
ENCOUNTER JESUS.Continue reading →
Heard about ALPHA? Curious? Want to see what all the fuss is about?
Come and join us for our ALPHA Christmas social on Monday, 11th December at 7pm.
Come and meet those who have just done the course. Share a meal with friends from the parish. Get a taste of ALPHA before we start our next course in early 2018.
Contact the parish office for more details.Continue reading →
Join in the fun at the St Joseph’s Primary School, Kilaben Bay Vintage Spring Fair!
Presented by the Parents and Friends Association, The Vintage Spring Fair will be a fun day out for the whole family.
Featuring a vintage car display, market stalls, rides, live entertainment, face painting, games, raffles, tasty treats and so much more, you won’t know what to do first.
Money raised on the day will help to support the education of our kids.
Put this one in your calendar and save the date for a fun, festive and fantastic day out for your family and friends.Continue reading →