2021 The Gospel of Mark and our Baptism

In 2021, we will read a passage from the Gospel of Mark at Sunday Mass each week. This is the oldest and the shortest Gospel. It is the one that the very early church put together first, with the help of the Evangelist, so as to instruct people in the truth of faith. This Gospel […]

Christmas Crib

Prayer to Jesus in the Manger O Divine Redeemer Jesus Christ, prostrate before Thy crib, I believe Thou art the God of infinite Majesty, even though I do see Thee here as a helpless babe. I humbly adore and thank Thee for having so humbled Thyself for my salvation as to will to be born […]

Our Christmas Tree

Of course, trees have always had an important place in the Christian message: woe entered the world when our first parents took the fruit from the forbidden tree. And this woe was turned to wonder, when Jesus died on the tree of the cross for us. An ancient English carol sings of this beautiful truth […]

Video Featuring St Joseph’s

Young Jack Ashton, the grandson of a parishioner has made a little video featuring St Joseph’s church. Take a look below.

St Joseph’s Food Club

Just before the lock down for coronavirus began in March this year, a small group of people were busy planning to launch a brand new Food Club, in partnership with St Joseph’s RC primary school, which we planned to hold weekly in our parish hall. The idea behind the Food Club was to help people […]

First Holy Communion

A number of parents have been asking about the re-arrangements for First Holy Communion Celebration that should have taken place in June. At the time of writing I am still unable to give a date when that celebration might take place. We have been advised not to give out any dates until at least the […]

Crucifix Restoration

The 1st July, this year, was the Silver Jubilee of my ordination. To be honest, I was dreading a big celebration but felt I should do something for two reasons. The first, was that we never seem to get the chance for all of us to celebrate together: the whole community. My anniversary seemed to […]