St Joseph’s Catholic Parish is located in the northern coastal areas of Mackay and enjoys a rich heritage and a vibrant community spirit which it wishes to share with you. The parish includes the churches of St Joseph’s, North Mackay and St Brendan’s, Bucasia. We recognise the Juipera people who were the traditional custodians of this area and we pray that we will continue to bring genuine stewardship to our parish through worship and praise to our loving God.
Today we welcome and cherish people from the many other lands who offer us their faith stories and cultural riches. We come together in the presence of Jesus Christ to give thanks and praise and to be nourished in so many different ways by the Grace of God’s hospitality.
We are nourished through our many prayer groups and our liturgy team with the support of the diverse and talented musicians who willingly offer their gifts. Our educational needs are served through the Adult Faith Centre, our four primary schools, St Josephs, Mary Mackillop, Emmanuel and St Brendan's, our secondary college Holy Spirit College and the wonderful catechetical teaching in our government schools. We enjoy community, social and pastoral activities and various initiatives of outreach that are unique to our parish.
We invite you to take the time to reflect on the material that comes with our welcome to our parish. We trust a number of the activities and ministries will interest you. We welcome your faith story and participation so that our parish will continue to grow in faith, discipleship and witness of the Risen Christ, present in our midst. Welcome!
LENTEN DISCUSSION GROUP
To help us prepare for Easter, our Lenten Discussion Group will begin on Ash Wednesday 22nd February at 1:00pm in St Joseph’s Parish Centre. Cost of Lenten Program Booklet $10, and can be purchased at the Parish Office. Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to participate 49574855.
ST JOSEPH’S CWL MEETING NOTICE
St Joseph’s CWL will be held in the parish centre on Tuesday 21st February at 9.30am please note new date for any enquires phone D Ahmat 040097082.
The Catholic Women’s League are hosting a combined afternoon tea with an Irish flavour on 18 March 2023 at 1.30pm at Mackay City Bowls. Entertainment will include an Irish fashion parade, Irish music, Irish trivia and cent sale. Cost of admission $10. Bookings call Jan 0424197799
WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMAGE - Sponsorship Now Available!
Registrations are running out but there are still some available for our diocesan WYD pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal. The pilgrimage is open to anyone aged 18 to about 35 and will leave Australia on the 28th of July and return on the 11th of August. This is an amazing experience that every young Catholic should try to get to at least once in their life. We are pleased to now be able to offer partial sponsorship for 4 pilgrims! Applications for sponsorship can be made online. For
more information scan the QR code in our latest newsletter or contact Mick at email@example.com or 0433 897 973.