Domestic Church

The Church has taught from its earliest days that each family or household is a “Domestic Church”, the smallest body of gathered believers in Christ.  Now that our church is only open on a restricted basis and we cannot gather together for or after Mass as we did in the past, we must develop our own Domestic Church in our homes.

Participate in our Parish Masses via the live stream.

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Make an Act of Spiritual Communion by saying this prayer:

     My Jesus,
     I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
     I love you above all things and
     I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
     Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
     come spiritually into my soul so that
     I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
     Amen.

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November 2020 Update

We have opted for a digital subscription to the Sunday Message as it is cheaper and we have no need for 500 paper copies each week in the current climate. Under the terms and conditions, we are not permitted to post the sheets openly on our website. So, for the month of November, we are continuing to email the Sunday Message, along with the children’s worksheets Look and Ichthus, to all registered parishioners.

If you are online and are not receiving our weekly emails then it means we don’t have your email address or the details we have are incorrect.  Please get in touch via admin@stjosephs.org.uk.

Last year, all parishioners were sent a yellow CENSUS form in the post.  Nearly 30% of households did not reply and had to be deactivated on the Parish Register for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.  This means they have not received any emails or letters from the parish since last summer.  If you previously received communications and realise you’ve not had any recently, then you may need to be re-activated – contact us via admin@stjosephs.org.uk.

If you are NEW TO THE PARISH and want to be included in our parish records and sign up to receive communications then please click here to register.

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Find out what's happening in the Parish Newsletter.

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FOR CHILDREN

Look is a worksheet for children in Reception to Year 3, providing Gospel-focused activities and games.

Ichthus is a leaflet for those in Year 4 and above, with text of the readings and Gospel in age appropriate language, additional teaching elements and prayers.

Both of these are included in the weekly email to registered parishioners.

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CHILDREN'S LITURGY ONLINE

Visit our Children's Liturgy Online page for access to live streamed Children's Liturgy sessions as well as links to videos for kids, blogs for teenagers and helpful articles for parents.

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