Joseph House for young men opens on feast day

Bishop Anthony Randazzo blesses Joseph House on May 1 (Broken Bay News)

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo blessed and opened Joseph House, a house of discernment for young men, on Saturday – the Feast of St Joseph the Worker. Source: Broken Bay News.

The house, located in Willoughby in the parish of Lower North Shore, is the third house of discernment opened by Bishop Randazzo, who established the first in Brisbane, the second in Sydney when he was auxiliary bishop, and now as bishop of Broken Bay, the third dedicated to the patronage of St Joseph.

Joseph House reflects Bishop Randazzo’s desire to call forth the baptismal vocation of every person as well as encourage and support vocations to the priesthood, to marriage, to religious and single life.

“I wish to build a vocational culture in which every person is attentive to call of God in their own lives and their mission to walk the way discipleship and follow Jesus Christ,” Bishop Randazzo.said.

Throughout a 12-18 month stay, six young men will experience community living, and will contemplate, pray and actively discern their vocation, while being active in the world by maintaining regular work, studies and daily life.

Though Joseph House is for young men, Bishop Randazzo explained that it was only half the story. “I also intend to develop this model further with a house of discernment for women”.

For more information about Joseph House see


Joseph House for young men opens on Feast Day (Broken Bay News)

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