Baptism is the first sacrament that a person receives in the Roman Catholic Church. It opens the door to all the other sacraments.
Please contact the parish priest, Fr John, for information about baptisms.
If you would like to get married at St Joseph’s please speak to Fr John after one of the Sunday Masses.
Generally speaking, in order to be married here you need to be resident in St Joseph’s parish. Six months before your chosen date it is necessary to begin collating paperwork and making preparations.
When a parishioner dies, we do all we can to accommodate families in their time of loss. Usually, your funeral director will liaise with the parish to arrange a convenient time and date.
Just at the moment and because of the pandemic funerals are still restricted. If you would like your family member to have a service at the graveside or the crematorium chapel we will do everything we can to accommodate this. At this time, services in church and Requiem Masses are restricted and need to be arranged with Fr John.
Visiting the sick members of our community is an integral part of Fr John’s work. Under normal circumstances the sick and housebound members of St Joseph’s are visited regularly and receive Holy Communion at home. At this time, home visits are not possible in order to limit the spread of the virus.
However, if someone is receiving end-of-life care either at home or in hospital, Fr John is happy to visit them and bring them the comfort of the sacraments both viaticum (communion for the dying) and extreme unction (anointing for the sick and dying). Please contact Fr John to arrange a visit to a family member when this is needed.