Sacramental Life


During the COVID-19 pandemic there are no services in church, including baptisms or weddings. However you are welcome to get in touch with us with any enquiries, on the understanding that we will not be able to fix any dates in the near future.

Anointing of the sick is still available for those who are gravely ill, and simple funeral services can still take place at the crematorium or he graveside.


Baptism welcomes people into the church.  For infants it involves a short preparation course run by the parish

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 Fr. 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

The 2020 First Holy Communion Mass has been postponed due to Covid-19 Coronavirus - updates will be posted here.


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


For young people in year 10 or above. The Confirmation date for 2020 has been postponed, date TBC.


Following registration candidates are 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).


Contact Deacon Tony Kinal for further information


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. The 2020 course has been postponed due to COVID-19, updates will be posted here.

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

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.

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 parish organise an Annual Parish Mass for the Sick and Elderly normally during October. A Healing Mass is held each month on the second Thursday at 7.30pm preceded by Holy Hour - postponed due to Covid-19 Coronavirus.


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 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.

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 Tony if you feel you are being called by God.

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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


Holy Mass:

Public masses will resume on Saturday 4th July

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