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As the school year comes to a close, we pray for all our community members who work in education. May they continue to be witnesses of the life and  love of God in today’s world.

ACYF 2017: Open new horizons for spreading joy

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.

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Successful Christmas Hamper Appeal – Saint Vincent de Paul Society Toronto

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.

CHRISTMAS MASSES

This year, we will have two Christmas Masses:

6pm, Sunday, 24th December

8am, Monday, 25th December.

ENCOUNTER JESUS.

ALPHA

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.

VINTAGE SPRING FAIR

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.

ALPHA

Monday.

7pm.

The adventure begins…

ALPHA – Introductory Video

For those who missed the ALPHA Introductory Video last weekend, you can catch up here.

Join us on Monday, October 9th, as we begin the greatest adventure…

Discussion Morning

For those of us who gathered for the ‘discussion morning’ last Saturday there were a number of articles presented representing a breadth of Catholic voices on the subject of the upcoming plebiscite.

The first article, was Bishop Bill’s editorial in the Aurora magazine. You can read it online here:

https://mnnews.today/aurora-magazine/september-2017/22595-law-and-social-change/

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St Joseph’s Facebook Page

Our Facebook page has reached its target of 100 likes!

If you are a regular social media user, check us out at:

 

http://www.facebook.com/torontoparish/

 

BISHOP BILL’S VISIT – by Claire McWilliam

Every day we are to bring our needs, the needs of our loved  ones, and the needs of the whole world into the merciful Heart of Jesus.
Our Lord does not ask us to meet every need. We are only asked to do what we can and leave the rest to Him as He works out His loving plan for each human soul. Remember the “five loaves and two fish principle.” He can work miracles with such little offerings.

 

On the 22nd of July we had Bishop Bill present at Toronto parish.

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