This Christmas sees the return of our parish periodical magazine, The Chronicle. Printed copies are available at the church door. Articles are also be readable below on this page.
THE PARISH NEWSLETTER IS REBORN ……………
THE PARISH CHRONICLE – LEGACY OF FR ABEL VAN DER VEER OSA
When Fr Abel moved to South Yarra in 2011, he thought he was coming into semi-retirement, having served many years in several Augustinian parishes as well as spending some years as a chaplain to the RAAF. How times changed! One of his many achievements was the establishment of the St Joseph’s Parish Chronicle which he faithfully edited four times each year. (Read more….)
A Christmas Message from our Parish Priest
A Christmas, perhaps like none other in living memory is exactly a month away as I write. Normally I would be preparing cards, considering end of year gatherings and parish events. You yourself might like to try completing the same sentence “I would normally be ………….” But this is not a normal time.(Read more)
Our record of Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals in 2020
The past eight months have challenged faith communities in many ways. Pastoral visitation, meetings, social gathering, and of course congregations have been severely impacted. As with every other parish we have scrambled to meet the needs of our people by phone, mail, email, websites and online steaming platforms, and amid all the consternation some positive things have also emerged………
PEOPLE OF THE PARISH: AMY YU
Chronicle surveys the contribution of a long-time parishioner. musician and artist.
SACRAMENTS AND LITURGY IN THE PARISH
This year the Parish of South Yarra welcomed candidates for the Sacramental Programs for Reconciliation and The Eucharist. We had eight participants for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and seven participants for the Sacrament of Eucharist including one participant in the RCIA program.(Read more)
AB’s History Column
For some interesting facts click here!
The Parish Chronicle is our parish’s occasional newsletter. Past issues are available for download (the most recent is at the top of the list).