Posted by admin - 18/02/18 06:32PM - -
Holy Week Liturgies at St Joseph's 2018
Holy Thursday 29th March:
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.00 pm.
Good Friday 30th March:
Stations of the Cross: 10.00am
Celebration of the Lord's Passion: 3.00pm
Holy Saturday 31st March: Easter Vigil: 7.00pm. The Service of Light with the Easter Fire.
Easter Sunday Mass St Josephs: 1st April: 8.00am only.
Easter Sunday Mass Kenilworth 1st April: 10.00am.
Lent Begins - Ash Wednesday 14 February
Posted by admin - 13/02/18 10:04AM - -
Lent - a time of renewal for the whole Church.
We begin with Masses on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, at 10.00am. Children from the School will attend this Mass.
There will also be Mass at 7.00pm on Ash Wednesday.
And continuing the call for renewal there will be a Holy Hour on Friday, 16th February at 7.00pm.
This is in response to the change the Church needs as it responds to the Royal Commission into Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults.
On the remaining Fridays in Lent there will be Stations of the Cross at 5.30pm at St Josephs. Except Good Friday when Stations of the Cross will be at 10.00am.
Responding to the Royal Commission
Posted by admin - 06/02/18 06:52PM - -
In 2014, Archbishop Mark launched the new Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Prevision and Protection Policy. The central message of the Policy is grounded in the policy statement:
The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm.
They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded by all.
This means that everyone in the church must ensure that the fundamental rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults are respected. This will be achieved through the development of respectful relationships and a commitment to safety, embracing appropriate boundaries, behaviours and practices, in accordance with the Archdiocesan Code of Ethical Behaviour and adherence to legislative imperatives of the State.
To meet this commitment, our parish is required to fulfil a number of compliance matters. These have already been put in place; however your support is needed to ensure that our Parish continues to meet all the requirements of the policy implementation.
Message to Australia from those who gave their story to the Royal Commission
Posted by admin - 31/01/18 06:49PM - -
Read these heartfelt comments from people who courageously shared the story of their abuse to the Royal Commission into Institutional child abuse. They are not all an easy read. The Commission provides this warning:
Content warning: material may be confronting and disturbing. If you need help visit support services.
Year of Youth 2018 in Our Parish
Posted by admin - 21/01/18 01:00PM - -
Youth Minister Appointed
Thanks to a generous grant from the Catholic Foundation we are able to employ a part time Coordinator of Youth activities. I am pleased to announce that Chris Lysaght has been appointed to the role beginning this week. He comes with long experience both here and in New Zealand where he comes from (he is a Kiwi).
Gap Year Ministry
Further to that this year we are continuing our “Gap Year” youth leadership with the appointment of Sophie McNaught and Jane Mary McMaster. They will work with the support of Chris. Sophie had intended to join NET ministries but was unable. So it is great to be able to offer her this ministry. Congratulations to them both.