National Volunteer Week 2023: Being a JAG Volunteer
This year we celebrate National Volunteer Week from 15-21 May with the theme The Change Makers. It is no doubt that being a volunteer enables people to be catalysts for change. As a Josephite Action Group (JAG) member, volunteering has become a large part of my life.
May Prayer Intention: Faith-filled young people
May – For Faith-Filled Young People video by The Pope Video. Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of May, the prayer intention is for faith-filled young people. In an increasingly secular world, you often wonder if there are still many people of faith, especially young […]
Being a Josephite Woman in the 21st Century
Assuming the role of a 21st century woman is daunting yet liberating. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, encapsulates the exciting prospect of a green and just future, whilst alluding to challenges ahead in addressing such entrenched inequalities and gaps.
Where to Start? And How to Begin?
International Women’s Day 2021 This weekend’s image of the young Josephite volunteers at the House of Welcome, as they began to sort the many gifts received for refugee families and those seeking asylum, struck me yet again, as I realised I had once again underestimated the generosity of those who have worked through this COVID […]
JAG Weekend Gathering
On the first weekend of February the Josephite Action Group (JAG) met on the Central Coast at the St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre at Kincumber, New South Wales. The goal of this weekend was to meet as a group to plan future events whilst also strengthening our leadership skills and teamwork.
Training Weekend for JAG Leaders
Josephite Action Group (JAG) Training Weekend – November 2020 Saturday (29 November) saw many veteran JAG volunteers and some new volunteers meet at St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre at Baulkham Hills to develop skills to host refugee families on a weekend away at Telford Recreational Centre at The Royal National Park in 2021. We began with […]
JAG Partners with the House of Welcome
JAG (Josephite Action Group) volunteers have recently partnered with the House of Welcome to support asylum seeker families. Sixteen generous young people (and a few more mature helpers!) responded to a request from the House of Welcome to help prepare a home for a group of young homeless refugee women.
When your intent is friendship, the humble Aussie sausage will suffice… Recently our young JAG (Josephite Action Group) volunteers had a feast with a group of newly arrived refugee families. We were offered different types of Kibbu, Tabouli, Kouba, salad options, homemade Turkish delight, sesame bars made from a grandmother’s secret recipe, homemade baklava, dulma […]
Josephites Got Talent
Find happiness in making others happy. Mary MacKillop 21.11.1899 The talents of wonderful Josephite students from six high schools across New South Wales were shared on Friday 30 August in the first-ever Josephites Got Talent. It was an epic display of the Josephite community and charism, as well as the immensely-talented youth! Holy Spirit Lakemba […]