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Is there more to life than this?

Our community will be hosting ALPHA ONLINE during Term 4. We would love for you to join us for the Introductory Session on Tuesday, 13th October at 7.30pm. This course will run for around 11 weeks. During that time we invite you to explore with us, through engaging videos and conversation, questions about faith, life and…

Perpetual Day of Remembrance

15 September marks a day of remembering the harm caused by a history of child sexual abuse and failure to protect children within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. In response to our history, through its Healing and Support Team (Zimmerman Service) the Diocese recognises and supports community or survivor advocacy groups in acknowledging the Perpetual Day of…

Season of Creation

Pope Francis is encouraging parishes and schools to participate in a Season of Creation, commencing September 1 and ending October 4, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. We are called to prayer, reflection and action towards care of our common home, the planet Earth. This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we…

Helpers Wanted for Hello Hunter

Hello Hunter is all about neighbours helping neighbours. We need a few friendly people to be available to join a team with other local churches to respond when someone in our community is in need. There is simple online training available and you can help from home. It can be as easy as making a…

End Covid for All

It’s not over until it’s over for everyone. COVID-19 continues to impact parts of Australia, while around the world, millions of people are dealing with the impacts of the virus. Many of these communities were already facing poor sanitation, overcrowding and limited access to healthcare. How can you combat COVID-19 without access to adequate sanitation…

Wearing Masks

At this time, the wearing of face masks to our gatherings is strongly recommended. Please remember that wearing a mask does not fully prevent transmission. We are still required to regularly wash or sanitise our hands, to observe 1.5m physical distancing and to cover coughs and sneezes. Congregational singing is still not permitted at this…

Social Justice Sunday

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 30 August. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of many members of our parishes, schools and communities. Understanding mental health will help us to be aware…

What’s Happening at St Joseph’s

Starting next week, we plan to return to a more regular pattern of activity at St Joseph’s. For now, we will continue with our 9am Mass/Liturgy on Sunday and 9.30am Mass on Wednesday. Sundays will look like this: Week 1 Sunday Celebration of The Word with Communion – Lay Led Week 2 Mass – Fr Kevin Week 3…

How Do I Register to Attend Mass?

Unless restrictions change in NSW, we will continue to celebrate Mass each Sunday and Wednesday in July. It is very important to note that all parishioners who are at risk, the elderly, those with compromised health and those who are sick, feeling unwell etc. are encouraged seriously to consider refraining from attending Mass at any…