St. Joseph's Church

The Month Of the Nativity of the Lord
Second Sunday of Advent

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Parish Priest ~ Father Padraig Faughnan
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Mass Times for week commencing Sunday 10th December 2017
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Sunday Second Sunday of Advent

Mass at 8.30am.
Mass at 11.00am.
Advent Holy Hour - 4pm until 5pm.




Mass at 10.00am

Wednesday   Mass at 10.00am
Thursday   Mass at 10.00am

Mass at 10.00am

Saturday Mass at 10.00am.
Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions until 11.00am

Next Sunday ~ 17th December 2017

Third Sunday of Advent

Mass at 8.30am and 11.00am


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Advent Penitential Service:
Will be on Monday 18th December at 7.30pm. There will be a number of priests available to hear Confessions.

A Christmas Concert:
By Watership Cantabile will be held in the Church on Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 – 00p, which includes the programme. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Hall. Proceeds will be in aid of parish funds.\

Times of Advent and Christmas Services:
Are available at the various entrances to the Church.
These will be updated on the website shortly.

Children’s Liturgy of The Word:
The next Children’s Liturgy of the Word, will take place during the 11.00am Mass next Sunday, 10th December

Children's Advent Calendars, Christmas Cards, Diaries, and Cancer Care Calendars will be on sale in the Hall after the 11.00 Mass, from Sunday, 19th November and every Sunday until the 17th December

Music Group:  The Music Group will be playing at the 11.00am Mass on the following dates: 15th October, 26th November and 17th December.

Praying the Rosary: The Rosary will be prayed after the 10.00am. Mass on the first Friday of each month.  Everyone welcome.



Today we can change the whole world; it starts with a single smile, a single act of kindness, the simplest act of goodness. Everything changes around us when we start to change the smallest thing within us.

Michael Meegan

Take Time

Take time to be friendly – it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream – it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and be loved – it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around you – it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh – it is the music of the soul.

Old English Prayer

1] Make peace with your past, so it won’t mess up the present.
2] What others think of you is none of your business.
3] Time heals almost everything, give it time.
4] Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
5] Stop thinking too much, it’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.
6] No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.
7] Smile. You do not own all the problems in the world.

What Is The Parish 300 Club?

It is simply a lottery which all parishioners are invited to join. All proceeds go towards paying for the maintenance of our church. For example recently the lottery helped us to pay for a new boiler. This year we really need to redecorate the Church, and with the help of lottery funds we hope to make a start this autumn. As from Sunday 18th June tickets will be on sale after both Masses each Sunday during June and early July. Tickets will cost £15 each - with each ticket giving the buyer the chance to win £100 or £50 or £25 each month for a year. It is our way of helping to look after the Church we love and in which we worship and celebrate together. So come on, give it a go and buy a ticket for the 300 Club.

Would you please switch off all mobile phones when you
come into the Church. Recently a mobile rang for a long time
during Communion.
And it is a distraction to all those attempting to pray.

Mass Times:
The Sunday Masses are at 8.30am. and 11.00am..
Recently, an increasing number of people are arriving late for Mass.
Christ said at the Garden of Gethsemane
“So you had not the strength to stay awake with me for one hour?
Stay awake and pray not to be put to the test”. [Matthew 26:40 – 41].

A new web site is available for the St.Joseph's Music Group
Click here to pay a visit to the new site.

REPOSITORY: If anyone needs anything from the
repository please speak to Carol (who is the welcome)
at the ramp door at any Sunday 11.00 mass)

At a recent meeting of the St. Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Council,
a suggestion was made to open the Church and have an hour’s
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayer.
This will begin on Monday 1st December 2014, from 1.00pm until 2.00pm,
and each Monday after that.
Advent is the beginning of the Church’s year,

and it was thought this was an opportune time to start it

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Thank you to all who have supported this venture in the past,
and have bought tickets for the future.
The 1st draw will take place for the coming year in September.
All the tickets have now been sold. Thank you all very much indeed.

Click here for more information on the
West Berkshire Food Bank Service and how you can help.

West Berks Food Bank:

We have been advised that during the last 6 months, 
the congregation of St. Joseph's donated
a grand total of 580.8kg of food to West Berks Food Bank.
Please pass on thanks for your support.
It is very much appreciated and you have helped to feed over 1900 people.
Current shortages are shampoo, deodorant plus the normal food items.

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OUR NEW BISHOP: Monsignor Philip Egan
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St. Joseph's Website has been running for 7 years
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View an article from the Newbury Weekly News about St. Joseph's Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1978
For an update on the Canon Zollo Memorial Fund
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To see all the latest news and events

Access for wheelchair users
Loop system for those with
impaired hearing
Accessible toilets
Accessible car parking
Registered Charity No.246871
The website is being constantly updated if there is anything you would like to contribute then please email Anne Thompson