St. Joseph's Church
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Parish Priest ~ Father Padraig Faughnan
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Prayer to St Joseph the Worker
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Mass Times for week commencing Sunday16th February 2020
Jesus taught us how to serve others. Stay humble.
Sunday Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass at 8.30am.
Mass at 11.00am.






Communion Service & Readings at 10.00am


No Mass today

Friday St. Peter Damian

Mass at 10.00am

Saturday The Chair of St. Peter Mass at 10.00am.
Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions until 11am.

Next Sunday ~ 23rd February 2020

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass at 8.30am and 11.00am


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Sunday Lunch Date:
29th March in St. Joseph’s Hall at 12.30.  Cost £10 per person. Tickets are limited for this event, for catering purposes payment and confirmation by 8th March.

Copies of St. Luke’s Gospel:
Are available at the various entrances to the Church. Do please take a copy of the Gospel home with you.

Music Group 11.00am Mass Dates:
23rd February, 22nd March, 5th April, 24th May, 28th June and 26th July.

Charity Concert for St David's Day:
Newbury Rotary have organised a concert "Sounds of Wales" in St Nicolas Church by The South Wales Male Choir Cor Meibion de Cymru for 7pm on the 29th February - tickets £17.50 from The Corn Exchange, Newbury.

Photographs of the First Communion Children 2019/2020: 
Are now displayed in the Church.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayer:
From 1.00pm. until 2.30pm. on each Monday. It is an opportunity for individual and private prayer. You may stay for a few minutes or longer, as you wish.



See everything.

Overlook a great deal.

Improve a little.

Pope John XXIII.

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

Keep in touch with the latest news!
The Diocese of Portsmouth now issues a weekly e-news with photos,
news, and information from around the Diocese.
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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.

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Please email

St. Joseph's Website has been running for 7 years
Click here to read about it's success and developments.

Is there anything you would like to see on the website in 2020?
If so email with your ideas.


Have you anything you would like adding to the next issue of the
Together magazine?
If you have please email Together Team with your ideas. Thanks

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
See what is new on the website
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