Toronto Community Kitchen

Our community, in collaboration with DARA (Development and Relief Agency) has put in a submission to receive funding under My Community Project. The Toronto Community Kitchen (located at St Joseph’s Community Centre) will provide a free meal and Food bank to the marginalised in our community and all who are in need. The electorate of…

Encounter Jesus: Where Are We Going?

‘ Mary sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking.’ – Lk 10.39 On 9th March, 2013, Cardinal Bergoglio, the man who, four days later, would become the next Pope, addressed the gathered conclave. His handwritten notes read: “Thinking of the next Pope: a man who, through the contemplation of Jesus Christ…

Living Prayer

We pray for those in need within our community. We pray for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and the good works done by our local conference. We pray for the blessing of the Toronto Community Kitchen.

Bishop’s Award

Congratulations to Tom Kristofferson, an active young parishioner of St Joseph’s, on receiving a Bishop’s Award! Read about Tom’s involvement and thoughts on parish life here.

Urgent Appeal for Winter Clothing and Blankets

St Vincent de Paul is urgently seeking good quality winter clothing and blankets to replace stock in our Vinnies shops. We have had a higher than normal demand for assistance for families in need as well as greater demand for winter stock for sale. Items can be taken to any Vinnies store during opening hours,…

Saint Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

Our dear St Joseph’s Community, you may not be aware how many local people are living in severe poverty – some completely homeless others just trying to feed themselves seeking a warm dry shelter away from these cold winter nights. There are so many in our surrounding area. Your Saint Vincent de Paul Conference members…

Encounter Jesus in the World

‘The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him…’ – Lk 10.1 We need to be attentive to the voice of the Spirit within other experiences in the world, and to be open to encountering Jesus in the experiences of others. [- From our Encounter Jesus document] This weekend, we are drawn…

Living Prayer

Sunday, 7th July, is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. The following Reconciliation Church prayer was written by a small group of Aboriginal Elder women and Reconciliation Church members in 2014: God of all creation, as we journey together in this Great Southern Land, we pray for healing, forgiveness and unity, creating a path of…

We Are The Body

‘This is my body…’ – 1Cor 11.24 Today, we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. It is wonderful that we are able to gather as a community to celebrate the Eucharist together, and through this celebration, we are transformed into Jesus’ body to be given for others. Following the description of…