6 July 2018

Joey's Journal 10th edition 2018

News was released last Friday that Bishop Peter Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay, has been appointed by Pope Francis as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne. Bishop Peter has been the Bishop of Broken Bay for the past three and a half years. He will take up stewardship of the Archdiocese on 1st August 2018, at 7pm, during a Solemn Mass and Reception at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. As a school community we congratulate Bishop Peter on his new position in the church and thank him for his work

22 June 2018

Joey's Journal 9th edition 2018

Last week I spent three days in Adelaide attending the annual Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) Principals conference. For some 13 years now the Principals of Josephite schools have gathered to renew, engage and recommit themselves to Josephite Education.

7 June 2018

Joey's Journal 8th edition 2018

Once a year our staff gather together for a Staff Spirituality Day. The purpose of this day is to build on our understanding and commitment to our faith as educators in a Catholic School. This year our Staff Spirituality Day will be held at St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre Kincumber on Friday 8th June.

25 May 2018

Joey's Journal 7th Edition 2018

Following on from Pentecost Sunday last week we celebrate Trinity Sunday this weekend as the first Sunday after Pentecost to honour the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the

11 May 2018

Joey's Journal 6th Edition 2018

Term 2 A very warm welcome back to Term 2 to all students and their families. I hope all students had a very relaxing and enjoyable break and are ready to commit themselves to achieve their very best throughout Term 2. As is always the case in schools, Term 1 was a very busy term with assessments, exams and class work all occupying much of our students’ time. The commitment many students showed to their studies as well as to the extra-curricular activities of the College ensured that Ter

6 April 2018

Joey's Journal 5th Edition 2018

I hope that all of our parents, students and staff enjoyed their recent four day Easter break and had the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and to join with other Christians to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. On Holy Thursday we, as a school community, joined with St Edward’s to celebrate our Easter season with a very moving liturgy.

23 March 2018

Joey's Journal 4th Edition 2018

As we progress through the liturgical season of Lent we are asked to prepare ourselves for the most significant celebration in the Church calendar. This coming weekend we will celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, where he was welcomed by crowds worshipping Him and laying down palm leaves before Him.

9 March 2018

Joey's Journal 3rd Edition 2018

On Friday 16th March (Week 6) the College community will gather for Eucharist and a day of activities to celebrate the Feast Day of our patron, St Joseph. Joseph’s life was interesting and certainly challenging. We know Joseph was a compassionate and caring man. He was a man of faith, obedient to whatever God asked of him without knowing the outcome. Joseph respected God. He followed God's commands faithfully. Joseph is the patron of fathers, carpenters and social justice.

23 February 2018

Joey's Journal 2nd Edition 2018

While the start to the year has been very busy it has also been very productive. Already this term we have had students involved in Peer Mentoring, a Mary Macs visit, Coast Shelter volunteering, training for Year 7 IT devices, a Scholars Assembly, Valentine’s Day stalls, a JJAMM leaders conference and a number of class excursions and sporting competitions.

9 February 2018

Joey's Journal 1st Edition 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all our students and parents to St Joseph’s for 2018. I especially welcome to the college all of our new students and their parents.

1 December 2017

Joey's Journal Issue 19

As this is our final Joey’s Journal for the year I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents for your continued support of your children and of the college throughout 2017 and to wish all students and families all of God’s blessings for a safe, happy and holy Christmas.

17 November 2017

Joey's Journal Issue No 18

On Sunday 26th November we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Feast of Christ the King is, as Catholic feasts go, a relatively recent one. It was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925, to remind Catholics (and the world generally) that Jesus Christ is Lord of the Universe, both as God and as Man. This feast also draws to a close the Church year.

In The Spirit of Mary MacKillop

St Joseph's Catholic College

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