Living Prayer

As we draw closer to the Christmas season we ask that all our community celebrations of Christ’s birth fill us with gratitude, hope, joy and love.

Welcome to St Joseph's Parish

Changes due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Our parish, like many other organisations around Australia, has implemented many changes from our usual routine to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

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

Numbers are limited by law, so bookings are required. You can register by contacting the Parish Office.

We will continue to make available relevant information on this web site to assist in dealing with this pandemic and to maintain as far as possible the opportunities for prayer and worship in the absence of large community gatherings.

Here are some immediate suggestions for how to Keep Sunday Holy.

From Brendon

Parish Leader

In Need

I was thirsty and you gave me drink…” – Mt 25.35

Today’s gospel presents us with a strong image of what kingdom living looks like. The following poem by Marlene Marburg may help us deepen our reflection on Jesus’ invitation to care for those in need.

Thirst

(Reprinted with the author’s permission)

In the clinic, the derelict
was fraught with fever, enough
to make a dog salivate. I
X-rayed him, asked him to wait.

He panted, disturbed his
burdened chest, coughed
from somewhere deep,
and asked for water

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Ideas for Worship and Prayer

Homilies and Reflections

A beautiful reflection by Pope Francis during “Extraordinary Moment of Prayer” 27th March.

Read the latest homily by Fr Andrew Doohan of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newcastle.

Maitland-Newcastle Diocese YouTube channel.

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