Year of St Joseph: Reflection for March

St Joseph and the Mysteries of March This year is not one of them — but there are years when the major events of our faith all fall in the month of March. In fact, it can be, that the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th; the day on which we celebrate the beginning of […]

Year of St Joseph: Reflection for February and Lent

Lent 2021 is about to begin. This year we have a special guide to help us on our journey to Easter: our Patron, St. Joseph. Pope Francis declared 2020-2021 as a Jubilee in honour of Saint Joseph, so as we begin to consider what to do for Lent, I thought we could reflect on how […]

Year of St Joseph: Reflection for January

With the turning of each year, we inevitably think of the passage of time: A new year means another birthday, another birthday means we’re another year older! Considering what to say, in this little meditation on St. Joseph for the month of January, it was this thought about ageing, that caught my attention. If you […]

Year of St Joseph: Reflection for December

A Little Reflection on St Joseph and Sleep You will know by now that this year has been declared a special jubilee of St Joseph. I thought that each month I would give a little reflection, so as not to let the year go by unmarked. I’m late starting: the year was declared on December […]

St Joe’s Allotment: Beginnings

This is the first post of what we hope will be many recording the development and goings-on of the parish allotment. Work on the allotment started in October of last year. The picture below shows the proposed design for the allotment. (Click or tap on the image to enable zoom.) The walled garden at the […]

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 […]