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This Week

​Friday 19th July Mass 10.30 am - St Joseph's Leavers' Mass

Usual weekly Mass times
Saturday Mass               9.30 am

Saturday Vigil                6.00 pm  

Sunday Mass                 8 am and 10.00 am 

Weekday Mass              Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri 9:30 am 

                                                  

Reconciliation Times    Saturdays 10.00 -11.00 am and 5.00 - 5.45 pm                                          and by appointment 

Eucharistic Adoration   Saturday 10.00 - 11.00 am

                                         

Church opening times  (outside of Mass)

                                        Monday-Saturday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

 

Normal Office Hours:

Parish Finance Committee met this week and one item on the agenda was a job description for a new parish secretary. We would hope to advertise the position very soon, but we will have to seek the advice and support of the Diocese before doing so. We can say the position will be part time and may be of interest to someone seeking hours around the school day.

Diary Dates

CAFE AND WARM SPACE every Tuesday 10am-12 pm - EVERYONE IS WELCOME, PARISH ROOMS: SMALL HALL. 

CONFIRMATION: Please pray for Isabella, Cass and Joe, who will be Confirmed by Bishop Richard at Arundel Cathedral next Sunday, 14th July.

Going into hospital? Please remember if you or a member of your family is taken into hospital you need to inform the ward staff that you are a Catholic and would like to see the Catholic chaplain. Under data protection law chaplains do not have automatic access to patients so please inform us at the earliest opportunity or any such situation.  This also applies if you have a relative or friend in a nursing home or going into a residential home , let us know!.  

ROSARY CIRCLE FOR PRIESTLY VOCATIONS:- Given the not insignificant decline in priestly vocations and to encourage us all to pray for such vocations, we will continue our ‘Rosary Circle’ for July. This is a very simple spiritual exercise many of us could join in with at least 20 people praying one decade of the Rosary each day, so the whole of the Rosary is prayed for this particular intention, thus creating a circle. Each month a new ‘Rosary Circle Chart’ would be on the church noticeboard consisting of the 20 decades of the Rosary and a number of columns for people to put their initial or a tick in the box to indicate they
will pray the particular decade each day.  The chart for July is now available in the church.
To keep this spiritual exercise in our minds and hearts, the first Sunday of each month would be a ‘sign up’ weekend, when 
people can recommit to this by 'signing up again' or indeed take up this prayerful activity. Let it be said, however, that anyone can join the Rosary Circles at any time. Details of how to be involved will be along side the ‘sign up’ chart on the noticeboard.

Sunday Liturgy for Children at 10 am Mass:  As people's circumstances have changed the Children’s Liturgy has fallen into abeyance; so our thanks to all those who have led and been involved in the children's liturgy. If this primary work of the church is to continue and young families are to be encouraged in the practise of their faith, WE, as a parish, need to be supportive of them. can we ask then, that others will take on the responsibility for children's liturgy, this will require DBS checks and some training to assist and in due time to lead the occasional children's liturgy. Again, our thanks to all those who have assisted in this work as we look forward to others helping from September.

Youth Provision:- Following on from the supper a couple of weeks ago, if parents could give some thought to assisting with future provision for the youth, then we can have a discussion about availability to help in the future, with an eye to date, time and frequency. Again, many thanks.

Diocesan Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage: - 10th - 25th August 2024 click here for more information.

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