DARA’s Kitchen Volunteers

Since the initial restrictions from the COVID pandemic in March, we have been unable to invite people to share a meal at the Toronto Community Kitchen located in our Community Centre. Instead, our volunteers have been delivering meals each week to those in need in the Westlakes area, from Edgeworth to Morisset. These meals are…

Christmas Masses

We plan to celebrate four Masses over the Christmas period: 6pm, Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 8pm, Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 9am, Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) 9am Sunday 27th December (Feast of the Holy Family) We expect there will be more people wishing to attend some of these services than we are currently…

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,…

DARA Home Delivery

All who require food support are welcome to receive a weekly meal delivery. To request a meal delivery, visit DARA  or call 4979 1339 (during office hours) to register your details.  Can you help? St Joseph’s DARA team has been delivering to local homes since May. Last week we delivered 60 meals to 12 households.…

2020 Sight

“By those who love her, Wisdom is readily seen, and found by those who look for her.” – Wis 6.12 Our liturgical year is coming to an end. We have moved through the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, and as we approach the Feast of Christ the King, our readings direct us to…

The End of the Parish?

“It was with the joy of the Holy Spirit that you took to the gospel, in spite of the great opposition all round you.” –  Thess1.6 During the week, I read an article in the online magazine La Croix written by an Australian deacon, Justin Stanwix. In the article, the author poses the question, Has…

Fifth Sunday Of Easter

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled Although we are in the Easter period and moving towards the great feast of Pentecost, sometimes we go “backwards” in the Gospel readings before Christ’s death and Resurrection. Last week we had the beautiful imagery of Christ as the Good Shepherd, this week we explore through John‘s gospel…

Anzac Day at Home

  We received a range of photos that showed what was happening at home this Anzac Day. Quite a few shared some special stories and so we wanted to share them with you as well. I think we all found dawn a beautiful time to witness our world. Maureen and Fred had stayed on the…