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There were eight children in our family. We lived on the outskirts of Dublin and we were able to do a little farming to make ends meet.  My job was looking after the hens – all 72 of them.  I fed them, watered them, collected the eggs, and had a list of people who who would buy the eggs.  We […]

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St Joseph’s Summer Fair 2018

St Joseph’s Church & School Community are excited to reveal details of the upcoming Summer Fair! The annual St Joseph’s Summer Fair will take place on the 7th July 2018 between 12.00 and 4.00pm on Rydal Field, Brackley Avenue, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7UU. FREE ENTRY! Join us for a fantastic day of games, entertainment and fun for all the family. […]

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Thoughts on the Abortion Referendum in Ireland

I well remember the 2002 referendum in Ireland on abortion. On the day before (5th March 2002) I was present at a meeting in which Cardinal Desmond O’Connell, leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, spoke to a gathering of Catholic School Administrators in St. Patrick’s Training College in Dublin. Addressing the subject of the Referendum he said “The referendum […]

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Pentecost International Mass & Lunch

“Where all languages proclaim the good news of Christ, together in the Holy Spirit.” The feast of Pentecost will be celebrated this year on Sunday 20th May. As in previous years, we will be celebrating with our International themed Mass and shared buffet lunch afterwards. This is a highlight in our church calendar and enjoyed by the whole community!    Our […]

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Rosary on the Coast

Where: St. Trillo’s Chapel, Marine Drive, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4PP When: Sunday, 29th April 2018 at 3pm A mass rosary will be said around the coast of Great Britain on Sunday, April 29th 2018 at 3pm. After similar events in Poland and Ireland last year, Catholics in the British Isles have been inspired to plan and take part in […]

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World Meeting of Families 2018

Are you interested in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 21st – 26th of August this year? Pope Francis has confirmed his attendance and will be there! What is World Meeting of Families 2018? Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The […]

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Fr Frank Inducted as Parish Priest of St Joseph’s

Tuesday evening saw the parish community of St Joseph’s united once more for a beautiful Mass to mark the induction of Father Frank Ryan as Parish Priest of St Joseph’s. The Right Reverend Peter Brignall, Bishop of Wrexham, presided over the packed celebration and joined us for a gathering afterwards in the presbytery.  The special mass also featured a renewal […]

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Holy Week 2018

Here are the times for Masses and services during Holy Week.  This Holy week is the high point of our year – the completion and the new beginning of our celebration of living in Christ. It is a week of two halves: In the first half, starting Palm Sunday, we complete our Lenten preparation of ‘dying to sin’, so that […]

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“In the Eye of the Storm”

On Holy Saturday (March 31st) at 11am in the Parish Community Centre, a special Presentation and Discussion, led by Fr Frank Ryan will take place. Entitled “In the Eye of the Storm”, the session will first involve participants being provided with an envelope of study materials. These will contain a list of prophesies from the Old Testament, which will indicate the […]

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Planned Giving

Last week John Baxendale, Chair of the Finance Committee, gave a talk at each mass about Planned Giving and updating of our parish records.  Would you like envelopes provided for your weekly offering? If so, please complete a planned giving slip at the back of church and hand it in. Prefer to give by Standing Order? Please complete a Standing […]

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