Sacramental Life



"So, I address you, dear parents and godparents. Today you have the joy of offering these infants the most beautiful and precious gift: new life in Jesus, the saviour of all mankind." ( Pope St John Paul II, January 2001, teaching about Baptism)


If you wish to have your child Baptised in the Parish, it is important that you attend one of our Baptism preparation courses of three sessions. 

Please contact Katherine Bletso for more information.

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First Holy Communion And Reconciliation

Children in the Parish who are beginning Year 3 (or above) at Primary School are eligible to join the programme to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.


Holy Communion 2022

Details of the programme for 2022 are available here.



For young people in year 10 or above at secondary school. 

Following registration candidates are normally expected to participate in some way in a Sunday Mass (which, of course, includes the Saturday evening Mass) each weekend beyond simply being there (eg serving, welcoming, being part of the music group, helping with tea and coffee after Mass).  

The Confirmation programme for 2022 started on Friday 22nd April 2022, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm.  Our Candidates were confirmed on 16th July 2022 here at Dorking at 3.00 pm.



In accordance with diocesan regulations, couples seeking to get married at St Joseph’s must give at least 12 months’ notice and will be required to take part in a pre-marriage course.  Please contact the Parish Office before booking your reception!

Marriage Preparation Course

Each year Helen and Mass Barcellona run a marriage preparation course.  

If you would like to book on a course or have any questions please contact Helen or Mass at

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the rite through which adults are received into the Catholic Church.

If you are thinking of becoming a Catholic or would like to find out more about our faith, then please do get in touch by contacting the Parish Office.

The RCIA group meetings – details will be posted here when they resume.

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Anointing of the Sick

If a relative is unwell at home, the family can contact the Parish Office to request a visit from the Parish Priest to administer the Sacrament of the Sick. 

We hold an Annual Parish Mass for the Sick and Elderly.  Please contact Julie Briscoe or Ricki Hughes (07769 824833) if you or a relative require transport.



In order to arrange a funeral, families should initially contact an undertaker, who will liaise with the Parish Office to arrange a date and time agreeable to the family and Father Simon, who will then contact the family to discuss details of the service itself.

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Mass Intentions

To have a Mass offered for a particular intention please contact the Parish Office.

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Holy Orders

Every Christian is called, by God, to give some definite service to the Body of Christ, the Church and to the world, for the sake of the kingdom.  Therefore all Christians have a vocation.  Not all Christians are called to serve the people of God as a priest or a deacon, but some are.  The Church is in desperate need of men to offer themselves to enable Christ’s flock to be nourished by the sacraments and by the proclamation of the Gospel. 

To want to be a priest or a deacon is to want to serve; to glorify God through prayer and a life dedicated to being good news as well as talking about it.

Contact Father Simon if you feel you are being called by God.