YEAR OF ST JOSEPH

In an Apostolic Letter entitled ‘With a Father's Heart’, the Pope has proclaimed a special ‘Year of St Joseph’, which will run until 8 December 2021.  It is written against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day.  In this, they resemble St Joseph, “the man who goes unno

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:

Liturgies

MASS TIMES IN OUR PARISH

SUNDAYS 

St Joseph’s:  Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5:30pm, Sunday 7:45am, 9am, 11am and 5:30pm 
Holy Name:  9:30am 
Bridgettine Convent:  Vigil Mass (Saturday) at 4:30pm, Sunday at 9am 

WEEKDAYS

St Joseph’s:  Monday to Friday at 7am and 9am, Saturday and Bank Holidays at 10am
Mass times vary in the summer and on special occasions, please see our newsletter for updated times.

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

St Joseph’s:  7am (Oratory), 9am and 7.30pm   

 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

This is traditionally observed from 18 to 25 January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul.  It is the Gospel desire of the Lord: ‘that all may be one’ (John 17:21).  We pray for the fruits of a closer communion with all Christians, a living witness to our common baptism and a deeper solidarity with all creation.

Mass Times

St Joseph's Church remains CLOSED (except for funerals) during the current National Lockdown. This decision is based on the high rate of infection, medical advice and a report on the state of our local hospitals. Although we physically could have opened for some Masses with a much-reduced stewarding team, we strongly feel we need to do our utmost to safeguard the health of our parish community.

Parish Newsletter

The Parish Office is Closed

There are no staff at the Priory.  Every effort is being made to maintain the parish website, keep up to date with office emails and to continue producing a weekly parish newsletter.

Keep up to date with the latest parish news and activities in the parish newsletter.  If you do not currently receive parish emails and would like to, please get in touch on admin@stjosephs.org.uk.