Keeping Faith in a Time of Pandemic

Book in to Sunday Mass
You don't need to book to come to Sunday Mass, but under current social distance requirements we cannot fit the normal number in church. Use this form to guarantee a place!
Booking is strongly recommended for the  6 pm and 10 am Masses
  • Please submit the form by noon on Saturday to guarantee a place for that weekend.
  • Please arrive at least 5 mins before Mass starts. We reserve the right to seat others in your place if you have not arrived by the time Mass has started.

  • If you book a regular place please let us know whenever you are unable to come. This will enable us to offer your place to someone else. Please do not offer your place to someone else yourself.

Sorry if this sounds a bit 'officious', but obviously our aim is to enable all who want to to come to Mass. Other churches have imposed a compulsory booking regime, but we want to avoid that

Which Sunday Mass do you wish to attend?
How many are coming?
When do you want to come?

Praying for each other

At this time of separation and isolation, we should keep praying for each other. I pray for the parish each day at Mass and in saying my daily prayers. I will also bring particular intentions before the Lord, especially at adoration on Thursday evenings (6:30-7:30 pm). I invite you to send any particular prayer requests to

tony.milner@abdiocese.org.uk

and also to join with me in this time of prayer.

Struggling financially because of COVID-19? Having problems with rent or housing? Download guidance on getting advice here (PDF)

The foodbank is working very hard to help those who are financially hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider donating food, cash or time. You can find out more about how you can help here. If you need support from the foodbank click here.

For many people lockdown has eased but there are still those who remain shielded or isolated. If you are  isolated, bored or plain fed up with the whole COVID issue come and join the parish virtual coffee morning on Wednesdays from 11 am and connect with other parishioners . Just click here to join in

We will continue to live-stream the 10am Sunday Mass. If you want to connect to that and are not already on the list, contact Fr. Tony.

 

We will also continue to prepare the DIY service pages for those who either prefer that or cannot join us for Sunday Mass

Sunday 9th August DIY Liturgy

In addition here are some useful links from further afield.

For 'live streaming' Mass

A comprehensive and up-to-date list of live-streamed Masses in the diocese can be found on the diocesan website. 

 

There are also live and recorded Masses, and many other resources, available at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham​. The midday Mass from there is particularly recommended. Some parishes are offering other services streamed as well, including Adoration. Try a few out and see which suits you best!

Other Resources

Join with people from churches around the country in 'Prayers of Hope​' at 7pm  every Sunday evening.

For Mass texts and other resources try Universalis. or Magnificat

 

Various Catholic organisations and publishers have put together resources including:

Parish Office

Parish Secretary: Penny Dubois

The parish office is open in the Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-2

You can also contact us by telephone or email

 

Contact details:

Telephone:    01306 882433

email: saintjosephs@tiscali.co.uk

Holy Mass:

Public masses will resume on Saturday 4th July

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