St. Joseph's Catholic Parish
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Public Mass Times
Congregation limit 60 - no booking
Saturday Vigil 6pm
Sunday 9am & 11amMore information
Mass is now available live on our website on Sunday at 9am with Fr Chris.Watch Now
The Way of the Cross
We have created a new online version of the Stations of the Cross for you to do at home with beautiful music, voice-overs and a little reminder of our churchPray
HE IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!
Welcome to our Parish
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 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.
If you would like our Intercessory prayer group to pray for your particular intentions, get in touch today:
Our intecessory prayer group will recieve your details and your prayer - it will not be used for anyting other than our prayers for you and will not be shared outside of that.
This will enter our system as an email, all email data is retained for 7 years.
Fr Chris Whelan
Hello! I’m Fr Chris, the Parish Priest of St Joseph’s. Peace be with you.
During this time of suffering and stress, I hope you will find comfort in the fact that God is particularly close to those who call on Him in their need. So, do not be afraid for you are never alone.
Let me know if I can help you, please help others if you can and pray that the Lord will help deepen your relationship with Him as He continues to watch over you and love you more than you could ever imagine.
Re-watch Holy week & Easter
This season is about prayer, fasting, almsgiving, the sacraments and so much more. The Masses & Services this year were beautiful and if you wish to watch them back they are here online.Go To Holy Week Portal
Easter Collection for Clergy
Every year at Easter and Christmas the collections at Mass are for the clergy, due to the nature of Masses this year that has been difficult. This is a large part of Fr Chris's annual income, please donate generously. You can donate either online or by contacting the parish office.Donate to the Clergy Special Collection
Divine Mercy Sunday
The Second Sunday of Easter – this year, 11th April 2021 - is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. It reminds us that Jesus laid down His life on the Cross for you, for me and for the whole world in order to show us His infinite mercy. He makes that mercy available to us in His Church, above all through the sacraments and through prayer. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy, given to us through the appearances of the Lord to St. Faustina Kowalska, is an excellent prayer for that Divine mercy. It is prayed by many young Catholics. Traditionally, there is a Novena for Mercy that begins on Good Friday and the Chaplet is said every day, ideally at 3pm, for all our special intentions up to the Divine Mercy Sunday.
To say the chaplet is simple. All you need is a pair of ordinary Rosary Beads.
Begin with the Sign of the Cross, then say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and the Apostles Creed.
Then on the Our Father beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the ten Hail Mary beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (repeat this routine for all five decades).
Then, conclude saying three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world
Source - Portsmouth Diocese e-News 30/03/2021
Parish Activities Online
COVID tea room
- Sundays 4.30pm - 5.30pm
- Simply drop in - ONLINE
Saint Vincent de Paul
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
Readings and Reflections
Reading the word of the Lord from Masses across the week and recording a short reflection about each.
Click the button below to listen to our Liturgy of the Word read by our brilliant team.
If you are interested in recording some yourself just email us and we will get back to you.
Youth Music Group
Cecilia Sound is the Parish's very own youth band!
Listen to their music here or when they play at Sunday Mass.
If you would like to join then please get in touch through the Parish Office!
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
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.vOLUNTEER NOW
GOING INTO HOSPITAL
If you wish for a Catholic priest or deacon to visit, please notify the ward staff or hospital switchboard. They will contact the on-call Chaplain who will determine the need and call one of the local clergy.
COVID - You must now specifically request a catholic priest to visit.