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Heartfelt Thank You

Your generosity over the year has been extraordinary – the SVDP Winter Appeal raised over $4000.00 – above and beyond any expectation from our small parish. Then there was the Drought Appeal followed by requests for support for those affected by the bushfires. And now Christmas hampers & gifting! Seeing faces with tears and surprise…

Carols by the Lake Fair

On Sunday December 1 we joined the community at Toronto Foreshore to take part in the Toronto Carols Fair. The parish was invited to hold a market stall during the day. This was a great opportunity for St Joseph’s to share some of our good works and story with the wider community. We invited the…

Advent Challenge and Invitation

Let’s prepare room in our hearts to encounter Jesus this season of Advent. Advents offers us a time of hope and reminds us to be joyful as we wait. It’s easy to be distracted by other activities but here is an opportunity to set aside some tome to listen to the voice of God. The…

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Remembrance Mass

St Joseph’s held our Remembrance Mass on Friday 8th November. We gathered to remember, to be comforted, to be healed and to find hope. We prayed: Come among us O God, surround us with your love, peace and grace. Remembrance Litany In the rising of the sun and its going down. We remember them. When…

Bishop’s Award

Congratulations to Tom Kristofferson, an active young parishioner of St Joseph’s, on receiving a Bishop’s Award! Read about Tom’s involvement and thoughts on parish life here.

Liturgy of Hope and Healing

On March 3 our community gathered for a liturgy of healing and hope. We prayed for the survivors of abuse and their families, and for healing in our Church. “We ask God to come into the dark corners of our world and our church. We ask God to bring healing and hope. God we surrender…

Project Compassion

Peter goes to a boarding school in the Solomon Islands which has experienced water shortages for 60 years. Previously, students would have to walk kilometres each day in search of clean water, which was particularly challenging for Peter who is living with a disability. With Caritas Australia’s support, the school has created a new reliable…

Invitation to Pray the Rosary

The Rosary literally means a circle of roses or a crown of roses. It is a special prayer to the Blessed Virgin as we meditate on twenty special events in the life of Jesus. Each of these represents one of the events leading to our salvation, has a decade of the rosary is devoted to it and has existed in…

The Plenary Council – Calling Us to Journey

“Elijah went into the wilderness…” – 1Kgs 19.4 On Wednesday, five members of our community went to the e-conference, Synodality in Practice: Listening to the Spirit and Leading Change, which was hosted at Morisset. We heard a lot about the upcoming Plenary Council. And we are excited. On Thursday, every parish, school and Catholic organisation…