St. Joseph's Church

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year C; Year 2 Weekdays

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Parish Priest ~ Fr. Michael Fava CBE
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Week Commencing 23rd January 2022

Monday 24th January: St. Francis de Sales - No Mass today.

Tuesday 25th January: The Conversion of St. Paul - Mass at 10.00am.

Wednesday 26th January: St. Timothy & St. Titus - Mass at 10.00am.

Thursday 27th January - Mass at 10.00am.

Friday 28th January: St Thomas Aquinas - Mass at 10.00am.

Saturday 29th January: Our Lady on Saturday.- Mass at 10.00am.

Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions until 11.00am.

Sunday 30th January: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass at 8.30am. Mass at 11.00am.


Our link to you tube is

The Mass for the Third Sunday in Ordinary time is now uploaded and available on the link below.

Please note Mass on Sunday 23rd January has a Baptism taking place so will be in a slightly different format.

Also the Microphone normally worn by Fr Michael is NOT working.
This may result in an issue with the sound quality until it is fixed.

Alternatively you can view ALL recordings on our You Tube Channel

If the video is not visible after the scheduled time, please try refreshing the whole web page.

Any questions regarding the recording please email Anne Thompson

We would also welcome any feedback.


Can I thank you all for the presentations of last weekend. It was a complete surprise and shock to me until a few weeks ago. As I said last Sunday, my years here in St. Joseph’s, Newbury, have been the most fulfilling of my priestly life, and I thank you all for making that so. Thank you all very much and God bless you all.

Fr. Padraig Faughnan.

Please Click here to view some photos taken at Fr Pat's Retirement Mass on Sunday 14th November. (Updated with PDF docs)
The Mass is also uploaded on You Tube - Click here

At both Masses on Sunday 20th June 2021, Fr Pat announced his retirement from the Parish.
The video of the Mass is uploaded to You Tube as normal for you to view.

Fr Pats retirement announcement is available here as a PDF document. 

Please Click here for  a link to the St Joseph's School weekly newsletter.

A reminder of our Covid measures with effect from Sunday 21st November.

All parishioners are asked to sanitise their hands on entry and exit as usual.

The one-way system remains in place.  Enter at the main door and exit by the side doors.

Holy Communion will continue to be distributed at the end of Mass.  There will only be Communion of one kind, and no Holy Water in the stoups.

Windows will be open – wear an extra layer!

Parishioners are asked to either sign in using the NHS App and QRCode on each pew or to sign in themselves on the sheet at the main door - remembering to keep a distance from other people when signing in. 

Please continue to wear face coverings/masks in church. It is the wish of the parishioners that we ask you to do so.  If you choose not to wear a mask, please respect those who do and give people the space they need.

The left transept remains reserved for those individuals and couples who would like to remain socially distanced.

All other seating areas are free from restrictions, but if you are sharing a pew please use common sense and leave a metre gap between yourself and your neighbour.

Many thanks.

Mary Barnard, Parish Safeguarding Minister


From All Parishioners of St. Joseph’s: 
A very big thank you To Fr. Peter Codd for stepping in to cover for Fr. Pat.

Please click here to view all Communion Reflections.