A Note from Father Peter

A Note from Father Peter

April 11

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

Another Easter figure that is important for us to keep in mind is, Peter. What does he teach us, ‘repentance turns into redemption’. Peter realized in the depths of his heart that he let the Lord down. He was crushed. Jesus always loved Peter and ... Read More »

April 4 Easter Sunday

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

We made it! Easter is here. Well done! I am so proud of everyone. I would like to say a special word of thanks to everyone who has participated in making the Holy Week journey so beautiful. There are too many of you to list ... Read More »

March 28

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

I have asked Larry Henson to join me in a note to our Parishioners.

As we get near the end of our 2020/2021 fiscal year (July 1 2020 to June 30, 2021) we have so much to be thankful for here at St. Joseph. The ... Read More »

March 21

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

I have asked Ed Rogosich, Parish Council President, if he would give us up-dates on the progress of the Columbarium. As with any new development plan many state and city agencies had to be contacted and permits requested. We ran into a snag for a ... Read More »

March 14

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

We are well into our Lenten journey.

We know how important St John’s Gospel is in building up to the Last Supper. Who do you think was the great ‘influencer’ on his writings? In a book I am reading now, called Mary’s Voice in the ... Read More »

March 7

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

We are now already walking through the ‘desert’ of our Lent. Don’t be surprised if you feel your ‘body’ is adjusting slowly. It takes time be patient with yourselves. The Holy Spirit knows us better than we know ourselves and he reveals to us in ... Read More »

February 28

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

We have begun our walk to the Upper Room. Let us hold in prayer all our brothers and sisters who can’t attend Church at this time. They really need our support. I have begun my journey with you too. Where is it leading us? What ... Read More »

February 21

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners,

Lent is a time to take stock of our spiritual lives. Where we are doing well and where we can improve.

Fasting, almsgiving and prayers are good places to start.

There is an abundance of resources today on the internet. Think for example of the ... Read More »

February 14

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

Lent has almost arrived, perhaps you are like me, ‘surprised’! But then again inside of us is a liturgical calendar and with it a deep sense of ‘timing’. Lent has arrived and it’s perfect timing.

Our Blessed Lord continues to require from us a deep ... Read More »

February 7

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners,

Greetings from NZ. I am sitting outside the residence where my Father passed away on Christmas day and the same place where my Mom lives. These days have gone by quickly and slowly at the same time. There is something very special about a residence ... Read More »