24 hours for the lord

Pope Francis has stated that he would like Friday March 4th through Saturday March 5th to be set aside as "24 hours for the lord".
During this period St Josephs will host 24 hours of the celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation.
We will provide Eucharistic Adoration throughout the night.
There will also be various opportunities for prayer and public devotion including mass, stations of the cross, rosary etc and a penitential liturgy.

Below is a schedule of events, please join us at any time:

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Mothers Prayers

Mothers & grandmothers are invited to join a mothers’ prayer group here at St Joseph's every Thursday between 10:30am - 11:30am.

It's a beautiful time to spend in prayer where we bring our children before Christ and ask for their protection, we also pray for all children known to us who are in need of prayers.

We will meet in the church foyer. Look forward to seeing you.

For more info email Katherine Bushell:

Alpha in a Catholic Context

St. Joseph’s is planning on running Alpha this term at St Joseph's Church Hall, on Monday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm, beginning Mon 21st Sept.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for anyone who's curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

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Messy Church


Sunday 8th Feb   2.00 – 4.00pm


Everyone invited – Young and old alike, adults, children, teenagers, carers, grandparents, come as friends, families, partners or on your own.


All very welcome


(If you are a child you will need to bring an adult)


Fun, crafts, celebration time and a Hot meal


Entrance fee – donations welcome


 Messy team co-ordinator-




Called and Gifted

You might have heard me talking briefly over the last few weeks about something called “Called and Gifted”. If not, you will hear more about it over the next few weeks!

Briefly, the Called and Gifted process aims to help us discover the charisms or ‘spiritual gifts’ which each of us have been given in baptism. These are different to (though they might complement) our natural or learnt gifts and talents. Charisms are given to us freely by the Holy Spirit specifically for the building up of the Kingdom of God, and so are to be used for the good of the world and for others and never for anything harmful. When we use our charisms we feel energized, we feel as if ‘we’ve found our place’ or that we ‘fit’. We are effective without undue struggle.

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Parish Pastoral Council Dates 2013-2014


PPC Full Committee

Chair of PPC - Mrs Cinty Lake

Chantal Brown [elected, 2010], Linda Evans [elected, 2008], Julia Goldsmith [appointed, 2012], Gerald Guma [appointed, Dec 2012], Frances Hicks [elected, 2008], Fr Mark Hogan [ex officio], Cinty Lake [appointed, Dec 2012], Dave McKenna [appointed, 2013], Leo Mulkerns [elected, 2013],Dcn Patrick O’Connell [associate member, ex officio], Joe Shevlin [elected, Nov 2012], Mark Swanborough [appointed, 2013], Dcn Pat Taylor [ex officio]


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Mass times

Sunday mass

Saturday 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am

weekday mass

please see the newsletters


Saturday 5:00 pm