Welcome

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…

New Welcome

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…

New Ways

“Lord, make me know your ways.” – Is 55.6 NEW WAYS AND NEW SPACES On Tuesday night, a small team got together online to keep planning our first ALPHA ONLINE experience. What is new and wonderful about stepping into this space is that participation is no longer limited by location and accessibility – one of…

Journeying On

“Seek the Lord while he is still to be found…” – Is 55.6 JOURNEYING ON It is becoming apparent that the coronavirus and its effect on our way of life will be with us for some time. Many of us have found ourselves caught in a place of uncertainty. What will happen next? Do we…

MOVING FORWARD

LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD On 13th September, the Church in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese celebrates Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday. This feast has been inscribed in our liturgical calendar as a way for us to ‘live in remembrance’ of the pain and suffering caused by child sexual abuse within our community. This is not an easy…

Father’s Day

FATHER’S DAY I have just finished reading the book, The Father Factor, by Peter O’Shea and Robert Falzon. The book examines the effect of father figures in today’s world. The book is filled with science-based evidence and anecdotal stories that celebrate the critical role of fathers in the life of every person. I’ll share just…

Do Not Be Afraid

Well, this is different. It has been over three months since we last gathered as a community. We are different today than we were three months ago. Let’s just sit with that for a moment. Do we remember the last time we got together in this space? How was that? It was at the beginning…

Reflection

Reflection on The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Year A 2020 Over the period we have been in lockdown I have celebrated Mass with Bishop Bill each Sunday. I have to say that for me it lacks the sense of being gathered as a community. The more I think about televised Masses…

Body of Christ

“…Though there are many of us, we form a single body …” – 1Cor 10.17 THE BODY OF CHRIST This weekend, as we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy the Body and Blood of Christ, we are acutely aware that our community is not gathering to celebrate Mass. For this time of shutdown, we…