St Joseph's Grenfell Parish
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St Joseph's Parish, Grenfell
C/- St Mary's Parish,
Campbell St YOUNG NSW 2594 or
P O Box 6, YOUNG NSW 2594
Fr Tom Thornton
(02) 6382 2222 during school hours.

Parish News

St Joseph's Parish School

A brief history of the school

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1962 to 2017

A list of many of those involved in the life of the parish and parish school.

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Parish Council Minutes

An historical perspective compiled by Judy McInnes.

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St Joseph's Parish Grenfell

A brief history

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Parish Newsletters

21 October 2018

Parish Bulletin

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14 October 2018

Parish Bulletin

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7 October 2018

Parish Bulletin

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30 September 2018

Parish Bulletin

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By appointment.  Please provide six months notice.

Please contact the parish office in Young on (02) 6382 2222 or email:

Baptismal Preparation

Please contact the parish office in Young.

Contact (02) 6382 2222 or email:

Upcoming Events


A council of the Australian Catholic Church has been called for 2020. Your input to the questions set out below is invited and encouraged.

You may respond as an individual or as part of a small group in your home, through your school or in the parish.

Questions for discussion:

           · What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

           · What questions about the future of the Church in Australia should the Council consider?

· What story or experience of faith would you like to share?


Either email them to or type them up and leave them at the parish office and they will be emailed from the parish.

Could the convenors of groups notify the parish office and give us their contact details and obtain guidelines and prayer focuses for your meeting.

Website: (Go into Resources)


Starting after mass today and for the next three weeks (21st Oct, 28th Oct & 4th Nov) there will be a School of Religion class in the School Library after 9.00am mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated mid way through November along with First Holy Communion.

 All children registered for the sacraments need to attend mass and School of Religion on ALL OCCASIONS.

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Date: Oct 27 2018

On the 27th of October from 10am - 3.30pm at the Parish Centre in Campbell Street, we have an opportunity to hear a presentation on “The Joy of the Gospel - Leadership and Mission” - 10am - 2pm.


The Deanery Listening Session for the Plenary Council - getting your input into where the church needs to move for the future - 2pm till 3.30pm.

The last part will pull together any discussions held in each parish over the last months to do with the plenary council.

(This is a free event, but please bring along some lunch to share. Coffee and tea will be provided).




 St Peter’s Chanel’s Church Cnr Weston & Loch Streets, Yarralumla

Monday, October 22, 6-00pm to 7-00pm

Archbishop Christopher Prowse presiding.

This Liturgy accompanies the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.

In prayer, we will gather with heads bowed seeking healing and hope in Christ.



 · A pew from Koorawatha church is on display at Young Parish Centre verandah. 

    There are 23 pews for sale at 250-00 each.

 · Pews to be purchased at the Parish Office in Young before pick up.

 · These pews will be available to pick up at Koorawatha Church from 9-30am - 12 noon

    on Saturday, 20th October 2018.


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St Joseph’s Parish has a Street Stall coming up on the 16th & 17th November.

Donations of saleable goods - cakes, slices, biscuits, jams, pickles, books, plants etc as well as volunteers to assist on the stall would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact either Terry on (0407) 213-033 or Deidre on (0403) 480-729 for any further information.


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