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A year of celebration

2018 marks a very special year in the life of St Michael’s. On 29th September 2018 it will be exactly 175 years since the foundation stone of St Michael’s was laid. 346 more words


A School of Love

Pastoring a faith community is turning out to be a school of love for the pastor as well as its members. The other day I visited a young couple who were inquiring about baptism for their newborn baby. 1,093 more words

Iced Sugar Cookies

Ayla and I made Christmas sugar cookies for our parish’s Christmas Fair.  As we started the recipe for the cookies I was thinking – “what are you doing?” I had all 3 kids in the kitchen.  66 more words

Everyday Blessings

Who is Father Joe?

Given that not everything is as it seems on the internet, a few people have asked if I am a real priest. I can assure readers that I am. 159 more words


Visita Iglesia, Quezon City: North Fairview to Quirino Highway

In the Philippines, the Visita Iglesia, or Seven Churches Pilgrimage,  is a tradition among the Roman Catholic faithful, to conduct a pilgrimage to visit seven churches and recite the… 1,260 more words


32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Weekly updated News and information from the Parish of Saint Joseph’s, New Malden

Bulletin 12th November 2017


sydney clergy conference address - II

In the previous session, we acknowledged those factors impacting upon parish life today – a new and unchartered context for faith, the presumptions of our pastoral practices and questions of fruitfulness that invite change, as well as the biblical and magisterial foundations for reclaiming discipleship as our central commission. 4,841 more words