Saturday, 19 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Year of Mercy Logo

Presenting the official Year of Mercy logo:



In the words of Pope Francis:


Monday, 14 December 2015

Bicentennial Christmas Photos

Last night, the parish celebrated it's annual Christmas Dinner, but there was something special about this year's own. This year, our theme for the Bicentennial version of the annual gala was Celebrating our Gifts: Our Church and our Priests. Here are some photos.


Saturday, 28 November 2015

The Season of Advent

The season of waiting in anticipation for the coming of Jesus Christ is now upon us. This special season marks the beginning of a new church year for the Catholic Community. We are now in the Year C cycle and our Gospel readings will be taken from Luke. 
There are many ways you can make this season a special one for you and your family. First of all, you can attend Holy Mass as a family. This is our obligation as Catholics - to attend weekend masses. By doing this, we allow the graces of Christ to enter into our souls and make us aware how much in need we are of him in our lives. Another way is by availing yourself to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The season of Advent falls at a time where we see decorations going up around us - at the shopping malls and the houses to name a few, people are cleaning and painting their homes and many preparations are done at this time for the Christmas season which happens soon after. What we must realize is that, while it is good to have our physical homes clean, it is also as equally important to have our spiritual homes clean as well and this "home" which I speak of is our heart and soul. Sin blocks our connection with God and only the Sacrament can lift that sin away and make us sin-free in the eyes of God. Since, this season is a time of waiting, the Sacrament is very effective at this time to bring us back in gear with our relationship with God. 
The third way is to build your very own advent wreath at home and follow along with your own advent prayers as you light the relevant candles each week. 

The advent wreath is a special symbol which we use. The leaves represent the only leaf that remains blooming during the winter season, while the other trees wither away. This leaf is replicated in the form of advent wreaths. Also, the reason why the wreath is circular in shape is so that it represents our faith. A circle has no beginning and no end, so does our faith, which has no beginning and no end. 
The final way to make your Advent season special is by saying the Christmas Novena which begins 9 days prior to the start of the Christmas season (December 16th - December 24th). Our parish will be following the Christmas Novena every morning for the nine (9) said consecutive days at 5.30AM each morning, just before Morning Mass. Finally, make someone else's season a special one by spreading the love to someone who is less fortunate. This can be done via food hampers, monetary contributions or any other donation that you can make. 
Once you have followed along these steps, you can now enter into the Joy of the Christmas Season.

Happy Advent,
Brent Durham

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Official Parish Notice - Communications Ministry

The St. Joseph Parish Community

"A Community Fired for Mission" - Celebrating 200 Years!

Message from the Communications Leg of the Parish

 

All God's Blessings to each and every one! We are in a year of celebration for our parish community because we are celebrating 200 years of witnessing our Catholic faith as the body of Christ. As such, many events are being held in the parish throughout the year to celebrate our past and look forward to our future. While many activities are planned, the virtual space for the parish will be undergoing a major restructure and what better time to relaunch our virtual platform than now, in our milestone year. As you are all aware, our parish reaches its target audience via the blog spot and the Facebook social media and for the past three (3) years, we have provided photos, faith articles, gospel reflections, video clips and news bulletins to keep you in the know and interested in the happenings of the parish and you all have responded with open arms and because of that, we appreciate your support. 
I am pleased to announce that our new initiative which the Communications Ministry will be launching this year is an official parish website and a newly revamped parish Facebook page (as a Religious/Church Organization page). For the Facebook followers, it will require you to manually log on to the page and 'Like' it and we would appreciate if you can help spread the news. The key words for the new parish facebook page is: St Joseph RC Church. You must type it as it is seen (in italics). Now, please bear in mind that nothing current is posted on the page just yet until the website is fully functional but in the meantime, we would like to rebuild our target audience. Photos, videos clips and bulletins will be included soon.
As I mentioned, a parish website is in the works at this time and this platform will be user-friendly but it will offer more services for the page viewers on a dynamic basis. No URL name is provided at this time but when the website is fully functional, all will be revealed.
We hope to have your patience and support through this transition and please continue to support the parish's activities throughout the Year of Bicentenary. May God Bless You! 

Brent Durham,
Parish Communications Officer

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Good Shepherd Sunday



Good Shepherd,
Teach us to follow you
to care for all that are close to us,
to protect those who are threatened,
to welcome those who are rejected,
to forgive those who are burdened by guilt,
to heal those who are broken and sick,
to share with those who have little or nothing,
to take the time to really know one another
and love as you have loved us.

Good Shepherd,
Teach us to follow you
to spread compassion to those who are far away,
to speak for those who are voiceless,
to defend those who are oppressed and abused,
to work for justice for those who are exploited,
to make peace for those who suffer violence,
to take the time to recognise our connectedness,
and to love as you have loved us.

Good Shepherd,
Teach us to follow you
and to be faithful to calling you gave us
to be shepherds in your name.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Divine Mercy Sunday

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us. We trust in You. May the wonders of the divinity of Jesus Christ always lead our path to righteousness, now and forever.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Msgr. Cuthbert's 25th Anniversary Mass - ON DEMAND

In case you missed it, you can now view Msgr. Cuthbert's 25th Anniversary Mass which was celebrated on March 25th (Solemnity of the Annunciation). Video Credit: Maria Pantin.

Monday, 6 April 2015

With Thanks....

On behalf of the parish priest and deacon, we would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who assisted in the liturgies over the past 4 days within the parish. May God richly bless each and every one of you in what you do for him:
  • Choir
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Altar Ladies
  • Animators
  • The hard working altar servers who remain committed for the 4 days of celebrations
  • And the Parishioners
"We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers." - 1 Thess. 5:18


Happy Easter!

Our Lord has conquered death and he is alive! Let us be glad and rejoice! On behald of the parish priest, we would like to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Easter. May the graces of the risen Christ enrich your lives both now and forever!




Saturday, 4 April 2015

Paschal Triduum - Day 3

Today we celebrate the culmination of the Easter Triduum which also marks the end of Mass which began on Holy Thursday. We last left Jesus' corpse being laid to rest in a tomb which had never been used. It is believed that when Jesus died on the cross, his soul descended into Hades. For souls to be in Hades it means that they are 'in limbo', which means that they are neither in Hell nor Heaven. It is said that when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and sin entered the world, the gates of heaven were sealed and no other soul were admitted to heaven, even the souls of righteous men such as Abraham, Elijah and Moses to name a few. As such, when Jesus died and descended into Hades, he went there to free the good souls that were deserving of heaven and so in the same way Jesus' body was revived with new life, the entombed souls were now set free into the glory of heaven. It is wisee that Jesus' death had purpose, to save us and to also save the righteous souls who were suffering.

The Gloria Saturday liturgy depicts Jesus coming out of the tomb and it is the most beautiful liturgy. This liturgy is sectioned into four main parts; The Service of Light, which reminds us, the faithful, that Jesus is the Light of the World, the Liturgy of the Word, which retells the marvels which God has done for his people, the Liturgy of Baptism, since new life is granted to us, we welcome new members into the Faith and where the faithful renews their baptismal promises and finally the Liturgy of the Eucharist where we now partake of the newly risen Christ.

Tonight we all rise out of the tomb with Christ and he promises us new life, and so we must do-away with the old habits and welcome new habits which are pleasing to God. The Epistle which we will hear from Paul's letter to the Romans 6:3-11 states that in the same way which we were baptized with Christ, we are given a new life and as Christ died, was buried and rose from the dead, we also do the same so our life is with God in Christ Jesus. It would be unfair to allow ourselves to fall back into the hands of sin. God's Holy Spirit is there to help us when we may feel weak.


Let us all not hesitate to rise with Christ into new life! Happy Easter!

--B.Durham, 2015

Friday, 3 April 2015

Paschal Triduum - Day 2

Today is the second day of the Easter Triduum in which we remember and pay respect to Jesus who was sentenced to death, crucified and died on a cross. Last night, we remembered Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, eating his Last Supper with them, instituting the Eucharist and being betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Following supper, he made his way to the the Garden of Gethsemane where he stayed in prayer all night. Judas and some soldiers then came towards Jesus and made accusations against him but Peter, trying to defend Jesus, drew a sword and cut off the right ear of one of the soldiers, Malchus. Jesus then healed the ear of Malchus and surrendered himself to the soldiers.

At this point, the soldiers presented Jesus before the Chief Priests Annas and Caiaphas and then to Pilate who then questioned the services of Jesus. Pilate asked Jesus, 'Are you a King?' and Jesus' response stated that his Kingdom is not of this world. Pilate then decided to have the people of the town choose the fate of Jesus and so they presented him (Jesus) on the Pavement before the crowds along with a prisoner named Barabbas and Pilate gave them the choice of who they wished to release before Passover. The crowds unanimously chose to free the prisoner and have Jesus crucified.
Think of the many times where we turn our back on the Lord and chose sin over life. -- Lord have mercy on us.
While all this were taking place, Peter was asked three times by different bystanders if he is associated with Jesus and he denied it three times which fulfilled the words Jesus spoke, 'After the cock crows, you would have disowned me three times'.
Think of the times where we were ashamed to speak of and promote Jesus in public, among our peers -- Lord have mercy on us.  

Jesus was now ordered to carry a cross up a hill called Calvary which he fell many times, came face to face with his mother Mary, saw some women of Jerusalem weeping for him, encountered a woman named Veronica who wiped his face with a shroud which left his countenance and he was also assisted by a bystander named Simon from Cyrene. At that time, this was the most inhumane way for anyone to die but Jesus never had any regrets. He did this because of the love he has for us.
Think of the times where we voluntarily sin and we constantly pierce the nails back into the hands and feet of Jesus. -- Lord have mercy on us. 
It was on this day in which Mary and John stood at the foot of the cross and where Jesus asked John to accept Mary as his mother and Mary to accept John as her son and so, it was at this moment that Jesus gave the us (the faithful followers of him) Mary as our mother.
Think of the times where we never accepted Mary as our Spiritual Mother and have blasphemed her. -- Lord have mercy on us.  

At 3PM, Jesus breathed his last, bowed his head and died. Mary, John and Joseph of Arimathea then took the body of Jesus down from the cross, wrapped it in white cloths with herbs and spices and placed it in a tomb which had never been been used by anyone else.

Stations of the Cross is traditionally carried out on this day where the faithful walk the road which Jesus walked and at 3PM, the faithful all gather at church to celebrate the Passion and Veneration of Jesus Christ. As is was previously mentioned, no mass is celebrated on this day so the consecrated host from the Holy Thursday liturgy is used for the distribution. The faithful venerates the Cross which hung the Saviour of the World.

--B. Durham, 2015

Thursday, 2 April 2015

R.C.I.A. Catechumens for St. Joseph 2015

This year, our R.C.I.A. programme will welcome seven (7) new members into full initiation of the church and it will begin on Saturday with the Vigil. Four will be baptized and one will be received into the church. On Tuesday 5th May, Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Universe R.C. Church in Bourg Mulatresse will host the Suburban Vicariate R.C.I.A. Confirmation Ceremony where Archbishop Joseph Harris will confirm over 30 candidates, two (2) of which will come from St. Joseph. We pray for God's anointing to fall on each one of them as they enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ:
  • Ornella Questelles (Baptism)
  • Sharon Dolabaille (Baptism)
  • Aleem Mohammed (Baptism)
  • Ashmon Melville (Baptism)
  • Jenir Pamponette (Reception)
  • Ornella Gopaul (Confirmation)
  • Samantha Gibbs (Confirmation)

Paschal Triduum - Day 1

Today, our Holy Church begins its Easter Triduum, a 3-day celebration. It begins on Holy Thursday, continues with Good Friday and ends on Gloria Saturday night. On Holy Thursday, or as it is called in some areas as Maundy Thursday, we remember that on this night, several events occurred. Jesus washed the feet of his Disciples, He was betrayed by one of his twelve, He broke bread with his twelve and He instituted the Holy Eucharist.

Prior to the Sacred meal,  Jesus performed a selfless act of service - He washed the feet of his disciples. What was the significance of this kind and humble gesture? For Jesus, it was to display his humility and servant hood and for the disciples, it was a direct contrast to the attitude of their hearts at that time.
Think of the many times where our hearts were not clean and we saw the need for Jesus in our lives. -- Lord have mercy on us.
As the festival of Passover was fast approaching, the chief priests and scribes were trying to get rid of Jesus so Satan entered into the body of Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus' twelve, and discussed with the chief priests on how they can get rid of him. It was at that moment where the betrayal occurred. While eating the Jewish Passover Meal, Jesus announced that one of his own, who eats with him will betray him and hearing this, Judas ran out of the room.
Think of the many times where we have turned our backs from Jesus and allowed the powers of sin to enter into and define us. -- Lord have mercy on us.

During the Passover Meal, Jesus decided that now would be an appropriate time to leave with his disciples a piece of him and announced that the Son of Man will reach his fate and stated that where he is going, no one can follow, which was a clever connotation of him announcing his death. So instead of following the normal flow of the traditional Jewish Passover meal, Jesus took mere bread and a chalice of wine and consecrated them as his body and blood which is what we partake of at our masses to this day. This is what we call, 'The Institution of the Holy Eucharist'.
Think of the many times where we have doubted God especially in the Eucharist and never gave him the respect and admiration which he rightfully deserves. -- Lord have mercy on us.

Following the Last Supper, which Jesus had with his disciples before his death, he went into the Garden of Gethsemane where he remained in prayer all night long. Jesus asked his disciples to keep awake with him but they fell into a deep sleep.
Think of the times where we had good intentions but allowed the weaknesses of the flesh to overthrow the intentions of the spirit. -- Lord have mercy on us.

Holy Mass begins on this day, as such, no final blessing is said after the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The priest consecrates enough hosts since no prayers of consecration are said at the Good Friday service. After the distribution of Holy Communion, all the host is placed in a large ciborium which is processed to the altar of repose. The faithful are asked to remain in quiet adoration for a short while.

--B. Durham, 2015

Easter Mass Schedule 2015

The Easter Triduum is now upon us where we see that Jesus will triumph over Satan's pride through his death and resurrection. Our Mass Schedule of the Sacred Triduum is as follows:

HOLY THURSDAY (Mass of the Lord's Supper)

Time: 6.30PM
At: St. Joseph R.C. Church
(Please remember to bring a loaf of bread)

GOOD FRIDAY (Passion & Death of Jesus Christ)

Stations of the Cross
Time: 6.00AM
At: Procession begins at the St. Joseph R.C. Church which will leads to Calvary Hill

Commemoration of the Death of Jesus Christ and Veneration of the Cross
Time: 3.00PM
At: St. Joseph R.C. Church

HOLY SATURDAY (Easter Vigil)

Time: 8.00PM
At: St. Joseph R.C. Church
(Please remember to walk with candles)

EASTER SUNDAY (Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ)

Time: 7.00AM
At: St. Jude's Chapel, Mt. D'or

OR

Time: 8.30AM
At: St. Joseph R.C. Church

We pray that our Lord will bless each and every one of you during this most Holy time. God be praised.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Saying that 'Yes' as Mary did...

It was on this day, The Annunciation Day, when Mary said 'Yes' to God and ever since, her life has been magnified and that is first hand evidence of what happens to one who answers the call of God.
You see, God calls each and every one of us and all we have to do is answer that call. However, we have also been given free will and it us up to us to decide which choice will be made. It is often like a tug of war that takes place with our spiritual beings because God wants us and the world also wants us. Mary answered the call from God through the Angel Gabriel with an answer with any limits or restrictions and look at what that one simple answer has done to her life, not only made her the mother of our Lord, but our mother as well and the Queen of all heavenly natures including saints.
My pray for you all is that you allow your hearts to be silenced from the things of the world and listen to the voice of God as he is calling us to do HIS will. May we all be obedient as Mary was.
Mother Mary, pray for us!


--B. Durham, 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Happy Feast Day!

Happy Feast Day Dear Parishioners and Friends! As we celebrate our Patronal Feast Day on this day, we would like to remind everyone that Mass is celebrated this evening at 6.30PM at St. Joseph R.C. Church. We pray for the intercession of St. Joseph to inspire all to be more obedient to the call of God as he was and may his life continue to be an example for the community members. St. Joseph, pray for us!
Also, Trinity TV will air an encore presentation of the Feast Day from Sunday March 15th at 6PM this evening! 

Happy Birthday Your Grace!

Happy Birthday to our dear Archbishop, Joseph Harris! May the Good Lord bless you and keep you, May he make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May he uncover his face to you and grant you his peace. As you continue to do the work of the Lord, we wish you all that is righteous.


Monday, 16 March 2015

Parish Feast Day Recap and Photos

On Sunday March 15th, 2015, history was made for the St. Joseph community since we had two (2) reasons to celebrate! Not only did we celebrate our Patronal Feast of St. Joseph but it was also the launch of our 200th Bicentennial Celebrations which will be a year-long event and will end with our annual Parish Christmas Dinner that will have a different twist this year.
This was the third year hosting the grand Patronal Feast Day so like the other years, it began with a procession with the St. Joseph statue which led to the First Capital Park where Mass was celebrated with Archbishop Joseph Harris serving as the Chief Celebrant and Bishop Robert Llanos, Msgr. Cuthbert Alexander (Parish Priest), Fr. Donnie McMahon (Past Parish Priest) and Fr. Hugh Joyeau all serving as concelebrants.
During his homily, His Grace began by thanking God for the 200 years of the church and for giving thanks for the lives of the saints, namely St. Joseph. He also took the opportunity to mention some 'sons of the the St. Joseph soil' which included Bishop Charles, Fr. Hugh Joyeau and many religious sisters who have taken the task of evangelizing the town of St. Joseph.
He continued on by saying that 'anniversaries are not only to look back but to look forward, especially for evangelizing'. He described St. Joseph as someone who was full of mercy and compassion and who did whatever it took to protect his wife, Mary. 'Being a man of faith', he continued, 'he was faithful and obedient to the will of God' and the challenge was then given to us to be like our patron Saint in that we are called to be trustworthy as St. Joseph was.
Our parish was then considered to be the 'Great Grandfather' of all the parish of our Archdiocese and that the people of St. Joseph must be known as 'compassionate people who give all their due'.  In closing, he instructed the community that 'by our lives, we must be a difference in this country and indeed, it will make a difference in our country''.
As the mass continued on, the official launch of our Bicentennial took place towards the end of Mass where the chairperson of the Bicentennial Committee, Carol-Ann Villafana gave an official opening statement and presented to the community the distinguished committee members who will be working for this year ahead. The members include: Brent Durham, Sean Julien, Michael Hill, Carol-Ann Villafana, Joanne Deoraj, Vernon Khelawan, Karen Ramlogan, Sr. Sandra Xavier, Jeffrey Supersad and Msgr. Cuthbert Alexander. To mark the official opening of our year-long celebrations, 200 balloons were released into the air as a sign of The Opening!
Following Mass, the community enjoyed a bring and share picnic and live entertainment from the community schools and parang Bands which included Nuestra Cosa and Flores.
The day turned out to be a wonderful and fun-filled day and it served as a great start for a fantastic year ahead! We look forward to all the support which you will show towards all our upcoming activities! On behalf of the steering committee, we would like to thank all those involved in the liturgy and, of course, all those who contributed their time, talent and treasure towards our event yesterday! Thank You!!!
Commemorative mugs and t-shirts/polos will be on sale throughout the year so please support in whatever way you can, especially since these can be used as great souvenirs to send to family members abroad!
Check our our photos from the feast day HERE and please remember that our parish lenten retreat continues from Monday March 16th until Wednesday March 18th at 6.30PM in the St. Joseph R.C. Church featuring Fr. Dwight Merrick as the re

-- B. Durham, 2015




Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Commencing our Bicentennial Celebrations....

Our Bicentennial Celebrations will commence this Sunday with our Parish Feast Day celebrating St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. Remember to bring a friend!


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Let God guide you this Lent - pt 1


As we are in the third week of our Lenten journey, we have been reminded of how great of Lord really is. Over the past three weeks, we have heard in our weekend readings about the great temptations and struggles which Jesus faced while he was in the desert. We also heard about his glorious transfiguration. Now many people often wonder why, during such a solemn time in the church's calendar, we read about a glorious event such as the Transfiguration and more so, why on the second Sunday of Lent. You see, we start our Lenten readings off on the first Sunday of Lent talking about how Jesus retreated into the wilderness and denied himself of his usual lifestyle for 40 days and nights. This is the first lesson for us to take note of, that we will have, in our Spiritual journeys, a dry period in which we must deny ourselves of all that we are accustom to and enter into deep prayer and reflection as Christ did. We will have moments of temptation but we must keep in mind, that in the same way Jesus was tempted by Satan, he resisted it no matter what and we must be like him and do the very same. This is what self-denial is about and when we come out of it, we come out much stronger.
The second Sunday of Lent shifts gears in the Gospel reading since we read about the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ. This reading is fitting to be part of the Lenten reflections since it reminds us that no matter how dry and dull our journey might be at that moment, there is always something glorious to look forward to. By Jesus being transfigured before his few disciples, he was showing them the 'Magnified and Glorified Christ'. We too will have our moments of 'Spiritual Euphoria', also known as our 'Personal Transfiguration' but in order for us to experience such great spiritual heights, we must persevere in the desert moments.
The third Sunday of Lent talks about anger in which Jesus displayed when he saw that his father's house was being used as a market place. In order for us to understand the relevance of Jesus' actions, we must come to realize what actually took place in the temple area and these included animal sacrifice, selling animals to worshipers and many other disrespectful acts. It was at this event when Jesus cleansed the temple which prompted the arrest and death of Jesus Christ. Jesus made reference that 'the temple must be destroyed and in three days will be rebuilt' but to his disciples, they thought it was the physical structure but Jesus later explained them that it was his body in which he was referring to. At that moment, Jesus instituted the idea that temple worship, that is the worship of the physical structure, would no longer be necessary since the temple in which we must hold in highest regard is the temple of Jesus Christ, that is, his actual body. This Lent, we are called to transition our minds in such a way that Jesus remains the center of our lives and our minds.
Brothers and sisters, as we continue on this Lenten journey, may the next few weeks of Lent give us that hope knowing that in the midst of our dryness, we can look forward to something greater.

God be praised,

B. Durham

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Urgent Notice

URGENT NOTICE:
We have been announcing for weeks that Polos Shirts and T-Shirts for the Parish Feast Day/ Launch of the Bicentennial Year will be available as of this weekend. However, some issues concerning the printing of these jerseys arose and it will not be ready until Thursday March 12th. As such, in order for us to accommodate those who wish to purchase jerseys to wear them next Sunday for the feast day celebrations, Marjorie Valere and Karen Ramlogan will be selling the jerseys in the parish Hall from 10AM to 4PM on Thursday March 12th. The prices remain unchanged. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Parish Notices

  1. Our parish penitential service will be held on Friday March 27th at 6.30PM at St. Joseph R.C. Church. Please avail yourselves to this most redeeming opportunity with the Lord. 
  2. On Thursday March 19th, there will be Holy Mass at 6.30 PM in honour of our Patronal Feast, St. Joseph. This will be held at St. Joseph R.C. Church. 
  3. The Fraternity of the Charismatic Priests will join Msgr. Cutherbert Alexander on Tuesday March 10th at 6.30 PM for a Mass with a healing service. Please make every effort to come out. 
  4. Our parish Lenten retreat is coming up. This takes place on Monday 16th March to Wednesday 18th March at 6.30 PM each evening. Fr. Mark Owen will facilitate our retreat this year and the theme comes from 2 Cor 12: 9, "My grace is sufficient for you". 
  5. Bicentennial Polos and T-Shirts will be on sale as of this weekend at the mass. The prices are as follows:Polos: $100.00, T-Shirt: $60.00. Polo Shirts and T-Shirts along with other memorabilia will be on sale at the park on Sunday March 15th.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Parish Notices for the 1st Sunday of Lent

  1. Stations of the Cross, every Friday in Lent at 5.30 PM. We assemble at the foot of Calvary Hill. This year, different groups of young people will be leading the devotions - Confirmation, TVY, Altar Servers and the Youth Group.
  2. The feast of St. Joseph will be celebrated on Sunday 15th March. It will begin with a procession with the statue of St. Joseph from the church to the First Capital Park, with open-air Mass in the park. This is the first event to launch our Bi-Centennial celebrations.
  3. Lenten Retreat: "My grace is sufficient for you" taken from 2 Cor. 12: 9 is the theme of our retreat to be preached on. It will be held on Monday March 16th to Wednesday March 18th. The speaker is still to be confirmed.
  4. Meeting of the parents of the First Communion Class is on Saturday 28th March at 9AM. First Communion classes will resume on Saturday 7th March at 9AM.
  5. Young adults from the Mt. Lambert and the Maracas, St. Joseph parishes are coming to join the youths from St. Joseph/Mt. D'or for a Youth Retreat. Come, hear the dynamic and powerful Staron Timothy and Rica Charles.
    When: Wednesday 25h and Thursday 26th February
    Where: St. Joseph R.C. Church
    What Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Blessings to ALL our parishioners

Upcoming Lenten Activites Announced

With the season of Lent in full swing, the parish has already announced some of the activities which you all can look forward to.
  • Sunday March 15th, the parish celebrates its Patronal feast day of St. Joseph and this will also kick off our year of Bicentenary. Archbishop Joseph Harris will serve as Chief Celebrant.
  • Our parish Lenten retreat will be held on Monday March 16th to Wednesday March 18th. Our speaker is still to be announced.
  • Our Lenten Stations of the Cross continues every Friday in Lent. However, this year, we are taking the devotions over to our sister church for ONE Friday ONLY during the season. On Friday March 13th, Mt. D'or will host the Stations of the Cross and it will be held at 5.30PM from the foot of the Mt. D'or hill to the St. Jude's Chapel.
  • More activities will be announced soon!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Bicentennial Celebrations


Look forward to our year long celebrations beginning March 15th with our Patronal Feast Day.
Mark Your Calendars!