SUSPENSION OF MASS
Until further notice,
all public celebration of Mass
This regulation took effect
after the Feast of St. Joseph.
The Church is also completely closed
until circumstances change.
The Bishops invite us to remain together in prayer,
especially for those affected by the virus
and all who are working in difficult conditions
to deal with this unprecedented situation.
Mgr. Hughes will celebrate Mass privately each day
and you will be remembered in these Masses.
Quite a number of parishes have 'live-streamed'
celebration of Mass.
A list of some of these is provided here.
N.B. As it is 'live-streaming', you will need to
view during actual Mass times.
Click on the Button for links
We wish to assure parishioners - who have to stay at home for health reasons, or who are self-isolating due to the Corona Virus, and have no family, neighbours, or friends to provide support - that they can access our pastoral resources in the parish. For this crisis, the Pastoral Care Group and the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Parish Volunteers have combined their energies to try to meet any gap in provision of food items, collection of essential medicines and to maintain contact by telephone. If any parishioner would like support, please phone 07954 163267. This is the contact number for SVDP. They will deal with and direct your request appropriately.
Anyone who feels able to help in this ministry of volunteering to help 'at risk' groups can also phone this number to register their interest. This will be greatly appreciated.
We have a remarkably caring parish community! St. Joseph has inspired us with a spirit of sensitive practical care for Christ in one another. We can rightly celebrate the God-given charism. St. Joseph, our Patron, will lead us as he led Mary and the Child Jesus through these "deserts rough and wild".
The Bishops' Conference has issued a little booklet which offers some prayers for use at a time when we cannot be in a Church building or access the Sacraments. Click on the Button.
We regret to announce the recent death of Mrs. Carol Killen,
Her burial will take place privately on Friday at 11am.
Our prayerful sympathies are with her sons and family members.
May she rest in peace with the Lord.