Loving as Christ Loves, Serving as Christ Serves
Public Masses at Church
limited to 60
unlikely to turn anyone away
Sunday 10am (with music)
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Please contact the Parish Office to arrange to cast off your weights, so that you too may soar to great heights.
If you need, or know of anyone who needs, any help, advice or assistance we can be contacted through the Parish Office or on our direct helpline
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If you would like to explore the possibility of joining us even if you can only spare a couple of hours a month we would love to hear from you
The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few - Luke 10:1-9
For Further Information
Further information on the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul can be found on the official website: www.svp.org.uk
We are looking to get together and meet socially online. To comply with Safeguarding we need some DBS volunteers so we can meet more often.
It is with gratitude that we accept your donations that enable our Parish and other worthy charities to thrive and continue Christ's Mission.
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the One who sent me" - Matthew 10:40
In these difficult times we need extra volunteers to help with ushering and cleaning. It means arriving early for Mass to help with ushering or staying a little longer after Mass to help clean.
If you are able to help then please ask after Mass or contact the Parish Office.
Here at St. Joseph’s we grow as “stewards” of God’s gifts to us, we try to recognize the many ways in which God has blessed us and to respond by giving thanks not only with our words but by the way we celebrate our faith and live our lives. This enables us to deepen our understanding of what the Gospel message means in our lives today.
Welcome to our recently updated website. Although we are living in uncertain times, among all the chaos, one thing we can be certain of is God’s love for us. This is the Good News and the message for us to hear during these difficult times more than ever. Now that we’re in Year B in our Church Calendar, it’s noticeable that we’re listening to a different evangelist than last year during our Gospel reading at Mass which is now live-streamed on a Sunday morning at 10am.
Mark is an Evangelist who doesn’t mess about. He goes headlong into things. His Gospel message is breathtaking, and it is wonderful. Mark goes straight for it. He’s a no-nonsense, no frills, just the essentials, Evangelist, and his logic is understandable - this is the Good News, so why beat around the bush.
Mark’s Gospel is the shortest of the four Gospel’s and is recognised by most as the first Gospel to be written. If you sit down to read his Gospel, (and you can do so in less than an hour!) you won’t regret it. Mark was not one of the twelve apostles and his gospel presents the "tradition" of St. Peter.
There is no doubt in Mark’s Gospel about who Jesus is from his first sentence “This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God”. Mark is a true believer and he is not going to hang around and wait for us to make up our minds. He gets in there immediately and proclaims the Gospel.
That’s just how we should be with the Gospel ~ uncompromising. Why be anything other? Why water it down. Why apologise for what Jesus has said? We’ve been given a precious treasure. Like Mark, we too have been given a sacred duty by the High King of Heaven to be generous with this freely given treasure and ‘Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.’
We can do this by loving one another and serving one another, helping to create that ‘new heaven and new earth’ that we’ve been longing for and which will be fully revealed to us by God Himself at the end of time. So let’s not shrink back from it, let’s not water it down; let’s not compromise it. Let’s proclaim the Good News that God loves us and let us prepare the Way for the Lord.
God Bless you, Fr Chris.
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