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61 Boronia Drive, O'Connor ACT 2602
Fr Paul Nulley
(02) 6247 5957

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunday 22nd March, 10:15pm 


Father Paul will be opening the church tomorrow morning, Monday 23rd March, and celebrating Mass at 9.30am, followed by Holy Hour (Eucharist Adoration). The existing 100 capacity and 1.5 metre social distancing protocols will apply. 

Effective from tomorrow at 12pm, all places of worship, including St Joseph's, will be closed until further notice, with the exception of Funerals where the 100 person capacity will still apply. 


Although we are not able to celebrate Mass or other services at the church, there are a number of resources available to support your prayer life during this time. 


The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn has set up a video link where you can celebrate Mass daily with Archbishop Christopher Prowse. Daily Mass is available from 6am at https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/

Archbishop Christopher Prowse has also written a prayer for the faithful
https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/…/A-PRAYER-AT-A-TIME-OF-TH…

There are also additional resources available from the Australian Bishops Conference to support you and your faith during this period. https://www.catholic.org.au/coronavirus

St Joseph's will be discussing how we can further support the parish during this period, and will communicate with you as soon as we can.

 

 

WELCOME

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

 

God loves you so much that he wants you to know him and to have a relationship with him through Jesus. Sometimes this can seem more complicated than it is because it can be difficult to notice how God is working in your life, especially if you are busy and over-stimulated. God wants to share his life with you and wants you to share your life with him. The initiative first belongs to God who gives everyone his grace and we are invited to respond in faith.

 

At St Joseph’s we assist people in responding to God in faith under the patronage of St Joseph through the careful celebration of the liturgy, a caring community and the study of the faith.

 

I hope that by belonging to St Joseph’s you will learn to notice God in all the areas of your life and be inspired to be nourished by God’s grace, so that you may live your life to the full, as Jesus desires (John 10:10).

Father Paul Nulley

 

 

 

CHANGES & POSTPONEMENTS  

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS 2020 
All Sacramental programs for 2020 at St Joseph's Primary School have been postponed until the end of Term 2. For more information, please contact the school on 6248 9818 or the Parish Secretary on 6247 5957.

 

POSTPONEMENTS

The following groups, services, and meetings have been temporarily postponed during this time.  

 

Mass

Holy Hours

Confession at the Church

Morning Prayer during lent

Stations of the Cross 
Daily Rosary Recitals at the Church

Compline Night Prayer

Plenary Council

Reflections on the Word of God

Choir rehearsals 

Young Men of St Joseph

Mothers Group

Young Families Group 

Widows Group 

Seniors Group 

Garden Working Bees

 

For further information on groups or postponements, please contact the Parish Secretary on 6247 5957 or the group contact direct. 

 

For Anointing of the Sickhome visits, to arrange a funeral, or for any further information or support, please contact on 6247 5957 or OConnor@cg.org.au

 

Follow us on Facebook @stjosephsoconnor


 

STUDY FROM HOME

The Theology Study Group and the Philosophy Study Group will be discussing texts in an online environment during this period. All are welcome to join in at any time. 

 

THEOLOGY STUDY GROUP 
Anna Wierzbicka, Professor of Linguistics (Emerita) at the Australian National University, leads a free monthly reading and discussion group in theology that aims to put the Catholic faith into simple language and concepts. It’s for anyone wanting to explore and broaden their understanding of the Catholic faith. Anna is the author of What Did Jesus Mean? (2001) and What Christians Believe (2019) (both published by OUP, New York).

For copies of the readings or more information, please contact Anna.wierzbicka@anu.edu.au

 

PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP
Pablo Jiménez, an Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, leads a free monthly philosophy reading and discussion group focused on faith and reason. It's for everyone who wishes to discover how their knowledge of the Catholic Faith can connect with science, the humanities and other kinds of knowledge through metaphysical philosophy.

The program of readings for this year is already available on the blog. You can access it by clicking here. You can find all the resources from past sessions as well as the full programs from other years since 2015 by using the blog's search function on the upper right part at the home page. Additional recommended reading for the months ahead, St Thomas Aquinas's Summa contra gentiles

 

If you wish to write for the blog please contact Pablo Jimenez on pablo.jimenez@nd.edu.au who will forward you an invitation with the guidelines for contributors.

 

  

 

NOTICES

ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Keep music in Mass.

 

St Joseph’s needs $2500 to fund an Organ Scholar for 12 months. Together with our existing organists, Linus Lee, Karina Widjaja and Andrew Chew, an Organ Scholar will ensure that the Parish has music each weekend Mass and that the choir has an organist at its weekly rehearsals.

Please donate to St Joseph’s first annual Organ Scholarship Fund. Envelopes and direct deposit information available in the foyer. You may also click on Application Forms found under Menu.

 

2020 ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP  - IN ABEYANCE
Applications are now open for the St Joseph's 2020 Organ Scholarship. Audition process applies. The scholarship will be awarded when choir rehearsals resume.

 

For more information and to express your interest, please email the Choir Director, Brian White on brian@grapevine.net.au

 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS VIA QKR!
Contributions to St Joseph's first and second Mass collections can now be made online at qkr.MasterCard.com or through the Qkr! App.

More information can be found under Application Forms.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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