Sunday Reflections

Weekly reflections from Fr Michael based on the liturgy of the Word of that Sunday

World Mission Sunday. The Parable of the Persistent Widow.

Over one billion Catholics all over the world observe today as the 93rd World Mission Sunday. This annual observance was instituted 93 years ago in 1926 by a Papal decree issued by Pope Pius XI. Every year since then, the universal Church has dedicated the month of...


The central theme of today’s readings is gratitude – in particular, the expression of gratitude God expects from us. Today’s Gospel story of ‘the forgetful lepers’ presents a God Who desires gratitude from us for the many blessings we receive from Him, and Who feels...


“I can do all things in him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13). In order to live our life well we do require strength that is physical, moral and spiritual. God offers us the strength required to live a meaningful life. This strength is rooted in the gift of faith given...


St. Joseph Parish – 100 years

Save the Date! Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 100 Years! Plan to join us as we celebrate our parish anniversary. Mass in the morning, dinner in the evening. (more details to follow)

Is Adolescence really a Problematic Stage?

Understanding Adolescence What is adolescence? Why adolescence is so significant to a growing person? Why it is labelled as a problematic stage of development? It is a transitional period of growth between puberty/late childhood and adult stage of a human personality,...

Easter House Blessing

"What is a house blessing? The Purpose of Easter House Blessing In the Bible, God blessed the houses of His servants for His purposes and glory (Genesis 39:5; Ezekiel 44:30). There is nothing that indicates that a ritual preceded the blessing. God simply blessed his...

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