If you are inscribed for the First Holy Communion Preparation, you can log in here.
This year there are only nine classes (modules) and each of these will be repeated to make it easier to attend. This year more emphasis is being placed on the importance of being part of the parish community, in particular by attending Holy Mass on Sundays (or Saturday evenings) for those who wish to receive Holy Communion.
Revelations of Divine Love
Julian of Norwich - a 14th century anchoress - received sixteen revelations, while lying on her deathbed and gazing on the crucifix. After she recovered, she compiled two versions of a book describing the revalations - shorter and longer, where she explored in more depth mystical visions and contemplations on universal love and hope in a time of troubles, uprisings and war.
See with us, often, we are tempted and after a while or almost immediately we might sin. But when by God's grace we resist a temptation we can experience that temptation as a difficult and distressing struggle. This is very clear when part of the temptation is our will wanting, being attracted to, something that our intellect knows is wrong. I want a chocolate but I've given them up for Lent. That of course can not happen with Our Lord his will his desire is always for what is truly good - but what about when a member of your family or a friend tries to make you miss Mass on a Sunday. Oh just this once they say, God won't mind, come shopping with me...... Read more
After a long period of consultation and reflection, the Bishop has now announced the final proposals for the future structure of parishes in the Diocese.
The final documents and the letter announcing the decision for our parish are in the Consultation section.
Detailed, socio-demographic statistics were also prepared to help us better understand our parish and the deanery, and are available here.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a compendium of Church's teaching. Split into 4 parts, it uses the Creed to present and explain what we believe, our Faith. It also explains in detail each of the seven sacraments - their their meaning, signs and effects. The ten commandments are used to present the Natural Moral Law in the light of the Gospel and the words of 'Our Father' to present the basis of Church's teaching about prayer.
If you want to find out more about the faith, please have a look at the section summaries, available for download now, in the Catechism section.
More detailed explanations and discussions will be added shortly.
The sacrament of reconciliation is above all an act of God's love, a personal moment lived in the relationship of love with God. Like the Church, each of her members, is always in need of purification and, following the path of penance and renewal, seeks with a contrite heart to grow in love of Christ.
Visit Confession page, to find out more about the elements of a good confession and when and how to make your confession at St Joseph's.