19 March – Feast of St. Joseph

19 March, 2018

A22St. Joseph is the Co Patron of the Passionist Congregation.

Pope Francis says – “I have a great love of St. Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of St. Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep he is taking care of the church. Yes! We know that he can do that. So when I have a problem, a difficulty, I write a little note and put it under the sleeping St. Joseph, so that he can dream about it. In other words I tell him: pray for this problem.”

St. Mary MaKillop writes in 1893: “We see in St. Joseph a perfect mirror of confidence in God – a wonderful, unbounded confidence in our good God.”


We pray that like St. Joseph we will relieve suffering and bring hope to those around us.

We pray for parents, especially those bringing up children alone.

We pray for families made refugees by discrimination, wars and natural disasters.




Seek God in every human life

18 March, 2018

“I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else — God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.” (Pope Francis)

Park Bench

Funeral Masses for Fr. Peter McGrath, CP

5 March, 2018


Funeral Masses for Father Peter McGrath will be celebrated

at St. Brigid’s Church, Marrickville on 7th March at 7.00 p.m.

at St. Anthony in the Fields Church, Terrey Hills on 8th March at 10.30 a.m.



A moment of silence each day….

5 March, 2018

To set aside a moment of silence each day to be with God is to “keep” our soul; it is to “keep” our freedom from being corroded by the banality of consumerism, the blare of commercials, the stream of empty words and the overpowering waves of empty chatter and loud shouting.

Homily, Pope Francis, 1 January 2018



Vale Fr. Peter McGrath, C.P.

3 March, 2018

Fr. Peter McGrath, C.P., died this morning, Saturday 3rd March, 2018.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


All powerful God, grant to our brother, Peter, one with us in the sacred bonds of the Passion, forgiveness for his sins. His desire on earth was to be like Christ, your Son. May he rejoice in his presence and praise you for ever. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Votive Mass for Deceased Members of the Congregation of the Passion, Passionist Sacramentary)