Mass Times

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Attendance at Sunday Masses for this weekend (24 th to 25 th Oct) is restricted to those whose surnames start with the letters A to L.

Sunday
12 noon (Saturday) — Vigil Mass
5pm (Saturday) — Vigil Mass
9am — Holy Mass
11am — Holy Mass

Weekdays except Wednesday
8:45am — Holy Rosary
9am — Holy Mass

Wednesday
6:30pm — Exposition & Benediction
7:30pm — Holy Mass

Saturday
12 noon — Vigil Mass for Sunday
5pm —  Vigil Mass for Sunday

Newsletter

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18th October 2020
Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
23 Gorton Road
Reddish
Stockport
SK5 6AZ

Welcome

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The first Mass was celebrated at St Joseph’s on Christmas Eve, 1882. Since that time, the regular celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments has been at the heart of our parish community. This continues to be the case today.

At the present time, however, much has changed in parish life and the world, due to the pandemic. Yet the life of prayer goes on and continues to hold our parish together.

To keep up with developments in parish life—which can be rapid and sudden in the current situation—we very much encourage you to visit the website regularly and also read the newsletter.

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Thank you for your visit!

 

Fr Philip Caldwell

Coronavirus Update

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Worship in Safety

When you come to Church please help keep everyone safe by:

  • wearing a mask
  • sanitising your hands on entry and departure
  • providing your contact details
  • allowing a steward to show you a place
  • keeping social distance

The celebration of Mass will be brief and slightly different so as to help keep us all safe:

  • No sign of peace
  • Holy Communion is distributed slowly so that you have time to adjust your mask and receive safely and devoutly
  • Holy Communion is distributed in the hand only
  • Once you have received Holy Communion people leave through the side door

Thank you for complying with these regulations. It helps us all.

Safe Worship

When you come to Church please help keep everyone safe by:

  • wearing a mask
  • sanitising your hands on entry and departure
  • providing your contact details
  • allowing a steward to show you a place
  • keeping social distance

The celebration of Mass will be brief and slightly different so as to help keep us all safe:

  • No sign of peace
  • Holy Communion is distributed slowly so that you have time to adjust your mask and receive safely and devoutly
  • Holy Communion is distributed in the hand only
  • Once you have received Holy Communion people leave through the side door

Thank you for complying with these regulations. It helps us all.

Baptisms Info

Thank you for waiting patiently for your child to be baptised.

At the moment we still haven’t resumed baptisms at St Joseph’s. Numbers are still restricted, distancing is still required and we do not have the capacity of helpers to ensure a safe and worthy celebration.

My first priority has been the safe celebration of daily and Sunday Eucharist. This involves a lot of support from stewards who marshal the congregation and ensure safety protocols at every celebration, and who clean the church thoroughly afterwards.

The Sacrament of Baptism is a more intimate celebration with direct contact at various points. Currently, it would be unsafe to perform these rituals.

I’m sure you would like a happy celebration with your family and friends. Once we can accommodate you in a safe way and can celebrate worthily we will indicate this here on our website and in our Newsletter. First, we will contact those who need to reschedule and then we will resume our meetings so as to organize dates for newcomers. We haven’t forgotten you!

Parish Allotment Update

Lots of things ground to a halt during lockdown but our parish allotment project wasn’t one of them. We had hoped that this summer contractors would begin to transform our space with paths, raised beds and fruit trees. While this hasn’t happened yet – due to Covid19 – parishioners have worked hard to put in walkways and get things growing.

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Now we have some good news from Sow the City, the organization that is managing the development. Soon contractors will begin work to reorganise and develop the space into the beautiful parish garden we would like it to be. Who knows we might just be all set to “sow the parish” in 2021?!

Worshiping in Safety

When you come to Church please help keep everyone safe by:

  • wearing a mask
  • sanitising your hands on entry and departure
  • providing your contact details
  • allowing a steward to show you a place
  • keeping social distance

The celebration of Mass will be brief and slightly different so as to help keep us all safe:

  • No sign of peace
  • Holy Communion is distributed slowly so that you have time to adjust your mask and receive safely and devoutly
  • Holy Communion is distributed in the hand only
  • Once you have received Holy Communion people leave through the side door

Thank you for complying with these regulations. It helps us all.

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Rosary Circle

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