We are saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Frances Cooney, who has been a long-standing parishioner of St Joseph’s RC Church, Broomhouse.
In remembrance of Frances Cooney, a Requiem Mass will be held within St Joseph’s RC Church, Broomhouse on Friday 20th January at 6pm for all who wish to attend. Thereafter Frances will be taken home to Doohoma, Co Mayo, Ireland.
May she rest in peace. We pray for Anthony (Tony) and all of Frances' family during this difficult time.
Vigil Mass: 5pm
Carol Service: 7.30pm
“Midnight” Mass: 8pm
Morning Mass: 10am
(note only one Mass, despite Christmas Day falling on a Sunday)
Morning Mass: 9.30am
We were saddened to hear the news that Mary (May) Smith had passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. May has been a regular at our 11am Mass for decades and was instrumental in her involvement in bringing that Mass to life with music, and in particularly her diligence in selecting the hymns to be sung at each Mass. This was a duty she continued until only a few weeks ago, and even then it was relinquished with reluctance.
May's funeral will be here at St Joseph's on Monday 14th November at 9.30am. For those unable to make it, there will be a live-stream of the funeral service. To access the live-stream visit www.obitus.com and enter the following details:
Webcast: Username rina8092
There is also a page where you can leave memories of May or make a donation to the MS Society in her memory. These messages will be shown to May's husband, George, in the weeks and months to come.
To leave a message, visit https://marysmith1946.muchloved.com/.
May she rest in peace. We pray particularly for George and the rest of May's family at this difficult time.
This weekend, Archbishop Cushley has sent a pastoral letter to all parishes and faithful in the Archdiocese.
The letter is a response to a proposed Bill in the Scottish Parliament to legalise assisted suicide. It will undermine the right to life and put vulnerable people at risk of coming under pressure to end their lives prematurely.
You can download a copy of the letter by clicking here.
The Archbishop also encourages all faithful to consider signing the petition as mentioned in his letter. The petition can be found at the back of the church or signed online by visiting www.carenotkilling.scot
Special Service to Close the Season of Creation 2022:
Join us at St Joseph's on Tuesday 4th October at 7pm, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, as we pray and reflect on our place in creation and respond to Pope Francis' call to care for our Common Home.
Our special service will include scripture, music, prayer and reflection using the themes set out in Laudato Si, Pope Francis' encyclical on caring for our Common Home.
This is an ecumenical service, and all are welcome, of all faiths, denominations and none.
As you may know, each parish in our Archdiocese is hosting a 40 Hours Devotion this liturgical year. The Archdiocese wants us to undergo a process of Eucharistic renewal, as we emerge from a series of restrictions on going to Mass and pandemic related lockdowns.
Our turn to host the 40 Hours Devotion falls next weekend (22nd May). The liturgy committee are still finalising exact details of what this will look like, but the schedule is as follows:
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 11am Mass next Sunday 22nd May, and also after morning Mass on Monday and Tuesday (23rd/24th May).
Please do take the time to participate in this devotion. We want to ensure that there is someone present before the Blessed Sacrament at all times during the Exposition, so there is a clipboard in the church to sign up to hourly slots. However, please do feel free to come and go as you like.
HE IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!!
Wishing you a happy, blessed, peaceful Easter. May the joy of the Resurrection fill your hearts and minds.
Below, you will find two quotes taken from homilies given by our Parish Priest. The first at the Easter Vigil and the second on Easter Morning.
Celebrate Easter at St Joseph's!
The schedule for our services over the Easter Triduum is as follows:
Holy Thursday 14th April:
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7pm
Prayers at the Altar of Repose until 9.30pm
Good Friday 15th April:
Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 3pm
Way of the Cross, led by the children of the Parish, 7pm
Holy Saturday 16th April:
Polish traditional blessing of Food, 12pm (all welcome to this international service)
Easter Vigil, 8.30pm
Easter Sunday 17th April:
Holy Mass, 8.30am & 11am
Please do come and participate to the fullest in the most important and solemn week of our liturgical calendar. All are welcome.
This will be the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that we have had the opportunity to celebrate the Triduum "normally", although some Covid precautions remain in place.
On Friday 1st April, the children of the parish presented a wonderful meditation on the Way of the Cross. A huge well done to the children who participated with enthusiasm and reverence.
Thank you to Sheila who organised the children so meticulously, and thank as well to the parents of the children for being so supportive.
As Fr Baji said this evening, these children are the future of our parish. To see so many children active and enjoying coming to St Joseph's speaks volumes about the vibrancy of our parish.
Photos, taken by Justina and James, and used with permission, can be seen below.
19th March is the Solemnity of St Joseph, our parish's Patronal Feast Day. In honour of the occasion, we had a wonderful parish celebration.
A solemn Mass began at 12pm, with music and images of St Joseph displayed on the large screen as a visual focus.
After Mass, we were delighted to be able to come together in the parish hall for a parish lunch. This was the first major parish social event to be held since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and it really felt like St Joseph's once again at it's best.
Thank you to all those who helped to make our Feast Day such an occasion. Particular thanks must go to Maureen & the Liturgy Committee, Angie & the St Monica's Guild and all those who provided food. A special word of thanks to Justyna from Just So Sweet Cakes who provided our celebration cake free of charge.
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us.
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