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Parish Assembly 2019

With the upcoming Parish Assembly just a few weeks away, we have recently been asking parishioners and visitors to our church to think about, and answer, a few questions about their experience of St Joseph’s Parish. These questions and the responses you give will help to shape the forthcoming assembly meeting. If you wish to fill out a paper copy […]

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Good Friday

I always wondered why they called it ‘Good Friday’.  You look at the crucifix, and there depicted is the most horrible image of death that could be inflicted on a human being by the Roman empire.  Why should my desire to be justified require this kind of immolation?  What makes me worth it? Strange, how love and pain always seem […]

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Holy Week 2019

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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First Holy Communion

The mind of a child has the capacity to cut through the flotsam and jetsam of life and focus in a profound way on what is essential.  Their belief in God can not only be real but that conviction can be translated into feelings of confidence and acts of kindness.  Their sense of right and wrong can, when not tainted […]

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Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday marks a century since the end of the First World War. Parishioners should arrive early for today’s 11am Mass to ensure they are able to find parking in time for the beginning of our Remembrance Sunday Mass. We will begin with the observation of the two minute silence on this Armistice Day Centenary at 11am prompt. We are […]

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Help Needed at the Christmas Fair!

Preparations for our Christmas Fair are well under way and this year’s event is set to be bigger than ever! After the enormous success of the Summer Fair, both the church and school will be collaborating again to create a fantastic event for the whole community to enjoy while raising some much needed funds. In order to make this event […]

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Confirmation 2019

The first preparation class for next year’s Sacrament of Confirmation is on Tuesday, 6th November from 5.30pm-7pm in the Presbytery.  This class is for youth in Years 7 and above.  We still have space on the programme for those have not yet registered so please do just come along if you wish to participate. Our catechists are looking forward to […]

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All Saints Day

Today, Thursday 1st November, is the Feast of All Saints. It is a Holyday of Obligation and Mass will be celebrated in the church at Noon and 6pm. Happy All Saints Day!  

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Macmillan Coffee Day

St Joseph’s will be taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ this Friday, 28th September in the Parish Centre. Pop in at any time between 9am-4pm for coffee, cake and company and help us raise vital funds for this fantastic charity. Calling all St Joseph’s talented bakers – donations of cakes etc will be gratefully received! These […]

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Fish & Chips Quiz Night

Thank you to our Quiz Master for putting together a fantastic quiz! A great night was had by all and we raised £62.50 for Parish Centre funds. Congratulations to our winning team – “By The Front Door” ! Many thanks to all who attended! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Join us this Friday, 21st September, in the Parish Centre for […]

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