Encounter Jesus in the World

‘I am coming to gather the nations…’ – Is 66.18 Pope Francis’ message for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees shares these words: “I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly (Jn 10.10). It is not just about migrants: It is about the whole person, about all people. In Jesus’…

Our Sight Set On Jesus

‘Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection.’ – Heb 12.2 Last week, I was fortunate to attend a few days of retreat down in Sydney that were put on by the Divine Renovation network. It was attended by over ninety representatives from parishes all…

Living Prayer

We pray for the families of the children joining us this weekend to begin their journey towards receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. This is an important time in the faith life of these families. Let us support them through prayer, through companionship and through genuine welcome as they find their home…

Youth With a Mission: Darwin

By Jacob Kristofferson Recently I visited Darwin with a team from my school between Wednesday the 3rd of July and Wednesday the 10th of July. Eight other students were selected to go. While we were in Darwin, we did a few touristy things like going to Mindil Beach Markets and visiting Crocosaurus Cove. Alongside this,…

Your Kingdom Come

‘There is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.’ – Lk 12.32 I love reading about the history of our community. The Parish Office has quite a bit of archived material. Some of you may be familiar with the small red publication, A Brief…

Living Prayer

This week, as we celebrate the feast of Mary of the Cross, may we follow her example of putting love into action. We pray that God will give us the courage to live our faith in practical ways. “Never see a need without doing something about it.” – Mary McKillop

Encounter Jesus in… in Everything?

‘There is only Christ: he is everything and he is in everything.’ – Col 3.11 It has been a mixed week. There have been blessings and challenges. Sometimes it’s easy to feel that God is close when things are going well and then, when things get tough, we can lose heart and wonder where God…

Living Prayer

This week, as we celebrate the feast of Mary of the Cross, may we follow her example of putting love into action. We pray that God will give us the courage to live our faith in practical ways.

Soup and Cards and Laughter!

On a cold, frosty evening in August a crowd of 40 + parishioners and friends gathered in the St Josephs Community Centre for an evening of soup, cards, fun and laughter. With 10 delicious home cooked soups on offer and crusty damper and French sticks to soak up the ‘broth’, all dined well before gathering…