Would you please switch off all mobile phones when you
come into the Church. Recently a mobile rang for a long time
And it is a distraction to all those attempting to pray.
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
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)
EXPOSITION OF THE
BLESSED SACRAMENT & PRAYER:
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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300 CLUB LOTTERY:
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.
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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
Current shortages are shampoo, deodorant plus the normal food
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