A Note from Father Peter

A Note from Father Peter

January 31

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

Greetings from a rainy Dunedin. Being so far south in the Pacific Ocean and on the coast the weather changes constantly. My time here at home has been very rich. Grieving for all of us is hard stuff, yet in the same way Our Blessed ... Read More »

January 24

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,   Greetings from my hometown. Dunedin is a lovely coastal city. The time here with my brothers and Mother after our Father’s death and burial has been rich in so many ways. I didn’t get back in time to see him and say goodbye but ... Read More »

January 10

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

It is with a great deal of gratitude that I write this piece for the bulletin. You have all been so very present inside my hotel room! Dad’s passing away was hard of course but surrounded by grace. The people here in NZ managing the ... Read More »

January 3

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,   We have arrived at the mystery of the Incarnation. A mystery that takes us by surprise, it takes our breath away, and it leaves us speechless. As we contemplate over the next few weeks the presence of Jesus among us let us find ourselves ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Jared

Posted by Saint Joseph

Hello St. Joseph's Community!

My name is Fr. Jared Loehr, LC. I grew up in Kansas City, but am currently serving in Houston, Texas helping fathers and sons in small groups, camps, mission trips, and pilgrimages.

I was ordained May 4, 2019 in Rome, Italy.

I am grateful and ... Read More »

December 20

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Parishioners,   Fr. Peter’s father, Michael Devereux, is near death in New Zealand. Father Peter and his brother, Fr. Simon, will travel to New Zealand and will be in quarantine for two weeks upon arrival December 19th, before being able to see him. Please keep the family in ... Read More »

December 13

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners,

As I write this Msgr. John Williams will be preparing to make his way up to the parish. On the phone with him yesterday, he seemed very excited about coming to his old home. Stay close to the readings these days. The Church offers us ... Read More »

December 6

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

As we approach Advent I would like to invite all of us to take some time to reflect on this upcoming liturgical season. Expectation, mystery, hope, God becoming man in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary are but a few of the words that ... Read More »

November 29

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

Some of you have asked me about my Father’s health. He has been in the hospital for two weeks but seems to be recovering. His Alzheimer’s has continued to progress to the point he is unaware of what is going on around him. It has ... Read More »

November 22

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St Joseph Parishioners,

Let us continue this journey through 2020! It hasn’t been an easy one, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, as the old Irish saying, 'by the grace of God there go I.'  In other words, my peace is found in God, and in God alone.

I came ... Read More »