News from Bishop Joseph


Bishop's end of year Ad Clerum

 Dear Colleagues and Friends,

 I hope this finds you well and enjoying the blessings of the Christmas Season. I have a few pieces of information to pass on.....

from Bishop Joseph's Letter to the Clergy December 2011

Excerpts from Bishop Joseph's letter to the clergy (Ad Clerum) December 2011.

From Bishop Joseph's letter to the clergy October 2011

Thank you all very much for your prayers and good wishes in recent times. My eye feels much better now, and hopefully my sight will continue to improve. There are plenty of things now for me to catch up with and I will try to include some of them in this letter......

Bishop's Letter 28 July 2011

We had a lovely celebration on Friday 22nd July, the Feast of St Mary Magdalene, of the 60th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood of Canon Angus John MacQueen, parish priest of Northbay, Barra. The Mass was concelebrated at the Lourdes Grotto next to St. Barr’s Church at Northbay by Canon Angus, ten priests and myself, assisted by Deacon Martin Matheson.

From Bishop Toal's recent letter to the clergy

Bishop Joseph shares news about the recent diaconate ordination in Rome and the new translation of the Mass.

Letter of May 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I wish you all joy and peace in this Blessed Season of Easter – may the Risen Lord enliven and renew us in faith, hope, and love.......

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2011

Lent is a time when we are asked to turn again to the Lord and be converted by his grace - each Mass we attend offers us this opportunity, as we listen to his Word, pray for our every need, unite ourselves with the renewal of the Lord's Sacrifice, and are offered the possibility of receiving his Body and Blood in Holy Communion. I would encourage all of you to come to Mass as frequently as you can this Lent, not just on Sundays but on weekdays as well. If you have grown careless in attending Sunday Mass, now is the time for change and to turn again to the Lord and seek his mercy and goodness in your life.

A Reflection from Bishop Joseph

Those of us who travelled to Rome last week felt very privileged and blessed to attend the Mass of Canonisation for St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the other five proclaimed as saints...
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