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SAFEGUARDING UPDATE

In compliance with civil and church regulations we are updating all our volunteer records and require all current and future volunteers to complete the form linked here and return it to the parish office. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

POPE’S PRAYER IN MAY FOR AN END TO PANDEMIC

Pope Francis asks we join him in prayer this month to pray for an end to the COVID Pandemic. You may read the prayer here.

 

VIEW A YOUNG PERSON’S VIEW ON THE GOSPEL EACH WEEK IN EASTER SEASON

Simon Hyland  reflects on the Gospel for the Feast of Ascension. Leader of Liturgy and Retreats at St Augustine’s College-Sydney.  Simon is also involved in music and youth ministry at the Catholic Community of North Harbour Parish. Please feel free to share.

FORTNIGHTLY ZOOM MASS

 We will livestream our next Zoom Mass  at 10.30am from St Joseph’s Church on Sunday 16th May. See the details below:

Meeting number: 5109062166   Passcode: 430540

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS TO THE AUGUSTINIANS

Click this link for a video presentation on Vocations to the Augustinians.

No one is a stranger to an Augustinian – The Augustinians are members of the Order of Saint Augustine, a community of brothers and priests present in over 40 countries around the world. Inspired by the spirituality of Saint Augustine, we profess to “live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God.”

Vocation enquiries: Fr Percival Sevare OSA 0439111932 email: vocations@osa.org.au

The Parish Chronicle is our parish’s occasional newsletter. Here you may read the latest Easter Edition 

YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH – MORNING TEA 

ST JOSEPH’S DAY MORNING TEA    Sunday 21st March we celebrated our patronal feast with a morning tea and raffle following the 10.30am Mass. See this week’s reflection on St Joseph from Pope Francis’ document “With a Father’s Hearthere.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

In accordance with State Govt announcements our churches are again open for our regular Masses and services. There is no need to book to attend.

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

Lunch-time masses have resumed at St Thomas’ at 12.45 pm Tue-Friday.  Masses at St Joseph’s Tuesday to Friday at 10 am. (See most recent information on Mass Times page)

 

THE PARISH LIBRARY IS OPEN

Located upstairs in the parish centre, the Barry Library is stocked with religious and some general interest books including children’s books. The library is open Tuesday to Friday during office hours and you are welcome to visit, browse and borrow books.

 

NEW CHURCH PROTOCOL RESPONSE TO SEXUAL ABUSE

A new protocol introduced this week provides a framework for Catholic entities across Australia to respond consistently to people raising concerns or allegations of child sexual abuse.The National Response Protocol, is the product of two years of work and widespread consultation within and beyond the Church. For details go to: http://www.catholic.org.au/nationalresponseprotocol

ACCESS TO ST JOSEPH’S CARPARK

Stonnington Council has blocked access from Chapel Street to our church carpark at St Joseph’s with a temporary “Pop-Up-Park”. Access is still possible from Chapel St via Arthur Street, Portland Place and then Fitzgerald Street; OR by using Davison Place, which is now a two-way laneway, directly to the carpark entrance from Arthur Street. (map here)

Out now! – the relaunch of The Parish Chronicle! (Go here for a preview)