Sacramental Life

Baptism

Baptism welcomes people into the church.  For infants it involves a short preparation course for parents run by Deacon Tony.

 

Baptisms are normally held either as part of Sunday Mass or as a family celebration on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. 

For more details please contact Deacon Tony.

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 2020

Please collect a form from the entrance to register your child for the First Holy Communion Programme. Please bring this completed form, and baptism certificate if your child was not baptised here at St Joseph’s, to the initial registration and information meeting on Friday 15th November at 5pm in the parish hall. Your child/ren are, of course, welcome to come with you. 

The date of the First Holy Communion Mass is Sunday 17th May at the 11am Mass.

Resources

Please click here for details of the new resource we are using to prepare children for their First Holy Communion.

Confirmation

For young people in year 10 or above. The Confirmation date for 2020  is provisionally Saturday 23rd May at Cranleigh. There will be an information and initial sign up evening for candidates and their parents on Saturday 21st September at 7pm in the Taunton Room.

 

Following registration candidates will be expected to participate in some way in a Sunday Mass (which, of course, includes the Saturday evening Mass) each weekend beyond simply being there (e.g. serving, welcoming, being part of the music group, helping with tea and coffee). We will meet on Saturdays after the evening Mass.

 

Contact Deacon Tony Kinal for further information

Marriage

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 before booking your reception!

Marriage preparation course

Each year Helen and Mass Barcellona run a marriage preparation course. Dates are as follows.

  • Evening meal 1: 6th May 2020, 7.30-9.30pm

  • Evening meal 2: 1st June 2020, 7.30-9.30pm

  • Day course: 13th June 2020, 10am -3pm.
     

If you would like to book on to this course or have any questions please contact Helen or Mass at: helenbarcellona@gmail.com

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  meets on a Thursday evening after the 7.30pm Mass.

Annointing 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. The Annual Parish Mass for the Sick and Elderly is on Sunday 6th October at 11am. A Healing Mass is held each month on the second Thursday at 7.30pm preceded by Holy Hour.

Funerals

In order to arrange a Requiem Mass or a service at a crematorium, families should initially contact an undertaker, who will liaise with the parish office to arrange a date and time agreeable to the family and Fr Tony, who will then see the family to discuss details of the service itself.

Mass Intentions

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

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Parish Office

Parish Secretary: Penny Dubois

Opening hours: 10am -2pm, Tuesday to Friday

Please come to back door of the presbytery.

Contact details:

Telephone:    01306 882433

Holy Mass:

Sunday Mass: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9am and 11am

Weekdays:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 9.30am

                    Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 12:30pm

Holy Days   9.30am, 8.00pm.

The above services are subject to change.

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