What is Love?

Fr. Alan reflects on the meaning of ‘Love’: “The type of love that Jesus talks about is a sacrificial love that always puts the other person first. It is all about giving…Sacrificial love is sympathetic, considerate, gentle and kind” […]

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Taking Responsibility

I was watching the news this week listening to the fallout from the Royal Commission’s Inquiry into Financial Institutions. In all that I heard from the excerpts from the Royal Commission itself to statements made from the different political parties I felt a growing impatience. I just want to hear someone stand up and acknowledge that people have been hurt by practices that are not right and say they want to take responsibility by being part of the solution. […]

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Acknowledgement of Country

An Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which a meeting or event is being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Country. […]

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Welcome to St. Joseph’s Parish

At St. Joseph’s we long to be …

  • a community of people with Christ present among us,
  • inclusive of all people and all cultures,
  • open to give of our talents and wisdom,
  • ready to grow in understanding of our faith,
  • prepared to help the poor, the alienated and the struggling,
  • and willing to celebrate Christ’s presence in our worship and our life.

St. Joseph’s is a child-safe parish. At St. Joseph’s we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children, young people and the vulnerable as a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish.