Sunday Readings

First Reading
Sir.35:12-14, 16-19

Second Reading
2Tim.4:6-8, 16-18


The St. Joseph the Worker Parish is situated in the North of St. Lucia. It was created in 1763 to serve the needs of the expanding area under the pastoral guidance of the first recorded Parish Priest, Abbe Termoniac. The entire parish now comprises of the town of Gros Islet serving approximately 22,000 people of which approximately 17,600 are Catholics, the communities of Grande Riviere and Monchy serving...

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The Righteous Judge.

Jesus draws a blunt picture in today's Gospel. The Pharisee's prayer is almost a parody of the thanksgiving psalms (see for example Ps.30,118). Instead of praising God for His mighty works, the Pharisee congratulates himself for his own deeds, which he presents to God in some detail. The tax  collector stands at a distance, too ashamed even to raise his eyes to God. He prays with a humble and contrite heart. He knows that before God no one is righteous, no one has cause to boast . read more



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