This page will be updated regularly so please keep checking back for announcements.
Saturday 4th April 2020
Mass for Palm Sunday will be streamed live on our Facebook page from 10am. A recording will be available on the website and Facebook page afterwards.
We tested the live stream with Stations of the Cross on Friday 3rd April. See the results below.
Thursday 26th March 2020
We are currently exploring options for live streaming Masses from the church, via our Facebook page. It may be that this will only be on Sunday mornings for the time being. Fr Emmanuel feels it's important we have something like this in place in time for Easter. Watch this space!
See the test video here.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Following the government announcement last night, we regret to say the church is now closed indefinitely. This means there will be no prayer, confession, adoration or Mass until further notice.
I had a brief meeting at the parish house this morning. Unfortunately, Fr Ian and Fr Sean have decided to leave the parish earlier than anticipated. They left this morning for their new parishes. We thank them for their service in St Joseph's and look forward to welcoming them back for a proper goodbye when the time is right.
We welcome Fr Emanuel who arrived in the parish last night. Understandably, he is a little lost at the moment but we pray he will settle in well and look forward to him working with us. I will be meeting him later in the week to discuss how best to keep in touch with parishioners during this time, be it with some kind of newsletter or by other means.
Earlier today, we drew the £Club for March. Congratulations to Pat Ford, no 132, who is our winner for this month. Please note that there will be no more draws until further notice. Once our church is open again, we can do the draws which have been missed.