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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IMPORTANT NOTICE - PLEASE READ ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW
Jesus taught us how to serve others. Stay humble.
Sunday Palm Sunday

NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday

NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Tuesday  

NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday  

NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Thursday Holy Thursday

NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Friday Good Friday

NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Saturday Holy Saturday NO MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A collection of music videos prepared specially by Mark, Tim and Danielle Craig for Palm Sunday, 2020, can be found in a playlist on YouTube.

Click Here to View


*** *IMPORTANCE NOTICE ****

I have been advised from the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, that from tomorrow, Friday 20th March 2020, to suspend all services and Masses until further notice because of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

This I will do. However if there is an emergency call out to administer the Sacrament of the Sick, please call the parish phone number, and I will go out immediately. 

We should all protect ourselves, our families and friends from this virus. 

May God bless and protect you all. 

Fr. Padraig Faughnan.

Tel: 01635 40167. 

Email: parishpriest@stjosephsnewbury.org.uk


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Quiz Night:
We are holding a church quiz Friday 24th April in the hall, 7pm. Start.  Tickets £10 per person, which includes fish and chip supper (sausage or chicken ), are now on sale after both Masses on Sundays.  Quiz teams of 8 or less. 


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:
22nd March, 5th April, 24th May, 28th June and 26th July.


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

 


A SHORT GUIDE TO A S UCCESSFUL LIFE.

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

SEVEN RULES OF LIFE:
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.


MOBILE PHONES:
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.
Go to www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk and
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all the latest info as it happens.
You can also follow @BishopEgan and @PortsmouthRC on Twitter.


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.


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


Click here to see all the latest news from the Parish newsletter


If you would like a copy of the weekly Parish newsletter emailed to you
Please email anne-thompson@stjosephsnewbury.org.uk


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 anne-thompson@stjosephsnewbury.org.uk 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
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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