Posted by admin - 14/08/16 11:34AM - -
Family Groups are a new initiative in our parish. They are made up of family units: single people, married, separated, divorced, young and old, Catholic and non-Catholic. Everyone is welcome.
Non-Catholic spouses are very welcome and become involved in all Family Group activities.
Families Groups share experiences like picnics in the park, a weekend away, Baptisms, and anniversaries. In this way they build a special bond between members of our community.
Family Groups help us to live the faith in our everyday lives.
Our Family Group co-ordinators have decided to make their first family group outing on
Sunday August 28th at 10:30am, at Muller Park, Bli Bli from 10:30-12pm.
Future outings will take place on the 4th Sunday of each month from 10:30am – 12pm.
Other proposed dates for the next family group outings:
- 25 September – Venue TBA
- 23 October – Venue TBA
- 27 November – Venue TBA
Please contact the Parish Office for the Co-ordinators contact details
on 5441 1034
Posted by admin - 27/05/16 09:21AM - -
St Josephs Parish joined the "Loud Fence" movement this week. The Loud Fence is to raise awareness of the victims of child abuse in the Church and widers community. You are invited to tie a ribbon on the Currie St fence around the sign that is displayed.Full Story
The Joy of Love
Posted by admin - 09/04/16 10:02AM - -
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) Pope Francis
The Joy of Love experienced by families
is also the joy of the Church. As the
Synod Fathers noted, for all the many signs of
crisis in the institution of marriage, “the desire
to marry and form a family remains vibrant,
especially among young people, and this is an
inspiration to the Church”. As a response to
that desire, “the Christian proclamation on the
family is good news indeed”.
This is the opening paragraph of Pope Francis' exhortation on the family. it is his response to the Synod on the Family that has taken place over the past two years.
He gives a beautiful reflection St Paul's hymn to love found in 1 Corinthians 13, often used at weddings. The whole letter deserves reading and reflection. As he says take time and do not rush through it.
Read the full text here:Full Story