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Parish Events  |  Fri - May 22, 2020 2:26 pm  |  Article Hits:2039     A+ | a-
Dear Parishioners,
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions we will revising our Mass schedule from 23rd May, 2020. However, in line with the Government’s social distancing guidelines, between now and Friday 12 June 2020 we are allowed a maximum of
10 people in attendance at a Mass (including the Priest and any ministers).

We recognise that many of you have been deeply concerned by not being able to attend Mass and would like to return as soon as possible. We invite you to contact the Parish office on 5441 1034 or email to regis
ter your attendance at any of the weekday masses. Where possible your name will be registered on the sign in sheet of your choice.

This week Masses and Liturgies will be held at
Monday 25 May
8:00am Mass
5:30pm Liturgy of the Word with Communion

Wednesday 27 May
10:00am Mass

Thursday 28 May
5:30pm Liturgy of the Word with Communion

Friday 29 May
8:00am Mass (Please note change of Friday Time)

Saturday 30 May
10:00am – 10:30am Reconciliation

Given the restrictions on numbers, some Masses may have filled up by the time you make your call therefore you will have to select a Mass from the remaining available Masses upcoming for the fortnight.
We appreciate your support in implementing a fair and equitable approach.
From the 12th June with the increase of people attending Masses or Liturgies to 20 attendees, Sundays will be included for registration.

Thank you to Deacon Tim for offering to celebrate Liturgy of the Word with Communion during this week .
Fr Graham Gatehouse
Parish Events  |  Sat - May 9, 2020 3:19 pm  |  Article Hits:1629     A+ | a-

A brief video collage of a quiet Parish campus.
Parish Events  |  Thu - April 30, 2020 1:24 pm  |  Article Hits:1767     A+ | a-
Pope Francis urges us to pray the Rosary during May. He has written two prayers the first of which is here. You can see the letter and prayers on the link at the bottom.

First Prayer
O Mary,
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
“Protectress of the Roman people”,
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions
in our necessities,
but deliver us always
from every danger,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

Letter and Prayer from Pope Francis for May
Parish Events  |  Fri - April 24, 2020 10:49 am  |  Article Hits:1787     A+ | a-
There are many opportunities these days for engaging with Liturgy with Mass being streamed all over the place as well as our own video. Those on our email list have received texts of the Sunday readings as well as prayers and activities at home.
Another possibility are audio programs. Again there are many of these. One from Woolongong Diocese is their radio program on this link The Journey Catholic Radio
A reminder that daily Mass readings are available on our own website through the link on the left of the home page.
Parish Events  |  Fri - March 27, 2020 7:56 am  |  Article Hits:2010     A+ | a-
The Clear Message is: STAY AT HOME

With the deepening effects of COVID-19 in Australia restrictions on movement and social interaction are increasing.

Because of this there will be no publicly accessible Liturgies or devotions at St Joseph’s Church for the time being. The Archbishop has made this clear throughout the Archdiocese.

The Liturgies for home use over Easter issued this week have already been changed by the Archbishop to take this into account. New editions will be made available. Please check the website or your email over coming days.
The Chapel is still available for prayer but only one person at a time.

In addition, from today Friday 27th March, the Parish Office will be closed to visitors. You may still contact the Office by email: or phone 5441 1034. The Office phone will be answered most days for a period. Please leave a message if not answered.

For emergencies the usual Answering Service is available: (07) 3836 3221.

All the disruption, confusion, suffering and death the world is experiencing is not just those painful things. The pandemic is putting us in touch with our deepest humanity. It is a humanity Jesus embraced totally in himself. He was able to say “Do not be afraid, I am with you always.”

Fr Graham Gatehouse PP

Parish Events  |  Mon - March 23, 2020 2:03 pm  |  Article Hits:1751     A+ | a-
The Archbishop has confirmed thaf from today, Monday, 23rd March, all Church events are suspended. 

Parish churches should close immediately until further notice. Mass will not be celebrated publicly; nor will there be other celebrations such as Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Stations of the Cross.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation should not be celebrated until further notice.

All other parish events, both outdoor and indoor, should be cancelled. This would include events such as outdoor Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

Meetings should be conducted by phone or skype wherever possible, and where held in person, need to be conducted in line with the 4 square metre rule and social distancing of
1.5 metres throughout.

The full text of the Archbishops letter can be found here: Letter from the Archbishop.pdf
Fr Graham Gatehouse