From Brendon

Parish Leader


“But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.” – Col 3.4

Living the Paschal Mystery

Holy Week has been different this year. At a time when we couldn’t celebrate the Triduum, the experiences of our community have brought the mystery of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus into our lives. It has been a week of sadness mixed with joy; of heartache and relief; of death and new life.

On Thursday morning, our community celebrated the life of Ray Mulhearn, a man who has poured out his life for his family, his friends and this community.

At the same time, we have a couple of families waiting for the arrival of new life.

In both these experiences, there is suffering that ends in joy.

There is pain and struggle mixed with moments of happiness.

There is a dying that ends in new life.

If someone asked me to give a theological explanation of the mystery that we celebrate on Easter Sunday morning, I wouldn’t know where to start. Yet, the transformation from the cross to Easter Sunday joy is one that we live through every day, in our families, in our work places and in the ordinariness of life. We feel it played out in our friendships – the moments when we say good bye and look forward to seeing one another again. We long for it in our darker moments when we hope against hope that there are brighter days ahead. Our hope is in Jesus Christ. And whether or not we can put that into words, it is the reality that we live. We believe that God is able to transform our lives for good.

We are Easter people.

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Welcome to St Joseph's Parish

Welcome to the St Joseph’s, Toronto website.

We’re glad you’ve found us.

This is truly an interesting time in the life of our community. The COVID 19 pandemic has affected everybody. As a society, we’ve had to adapt and learn new ways of doing things.

It’s the same for us.

Our Church is open throughout the week for those who would like to visit for quiet prayer.

Our community gathers at 9am on Sunday for Mass.

It is our hope that everyone who engages with our community will discover the opportunity to encounter Jesus through genuine relationships and belonging.

We’d love to accompany you on your journey. Please contact us to explore what this journey might look like.

Our church is now open for Mass on Sunday and Wednesday.

Bookings are not required.

Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Our parish is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The Office of Safeguarding has been established with significant resources and a powerful mandate to support Catholic communities in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults involved in the life and ministry of our diocese.  You can access a range of information and safeguarding material on the Office of Safeguarding website

You can find information on the key staff in our parish here, and additional information on our commitment to safeguarding here.

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