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 newly revamped parish website. We are always happy to welcome new people to this large vibrant Catholic community in Basingstoke so if you are able to visit us in person and perhaps join us for one of our Masses then please introduce yourself to me afterwards.
Ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon. Pesently joined as Assistant priest at Basingstoke and student at University of Southampton.
I was ordained Deacon in June 2007 and have since served St Joseph’s Catholic Community. As a Deacon I preside over Baptisms, Funerals, Marriage ceremonies and pray with those who are in need, in addition to assisting the priest sacramentally together with duties such as teaching/preaching and leading liturgically in his absence.
St. Joseph’s is running Alpha from 19 September on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in St. Joseph’s Foyer 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.Find out More
Applications out now to start in november, please complete the yellow form in the foyer and return to the parish office. This is for young people starting year 4 this september.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the means by which adults join the Catholic Church. The RCIA program begins in September and goes on until Pentecost of the next year, with candidates usually being received into the Church at the Easter vigil mass. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 to 9:00 PM at St Josephs. Sessions are informal and consist of a topic for discussion based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, lectio divina (prayerful reading of the Bible) and prayer with a break for tea or coffee and a chance to have a chat with other participants.
We do ask that you attend mass for a period of 6 to 12 months before starting the RCIA to ensure that the Catholic Church is right for you at this moment.
Please contact the Parish Office for more information.
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