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 Sunday 16th April 2017
Sunday Easter Day – The Resurrection of the Lord

Mass at 8.30am.
Mass at 11.00am.


Mass at 10.00am


No Mass today

Wednesday   Mass at 10.00am
Thursday   No Mass today

Mass at 10.00am|

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

Next Sunday ~ 23rd April 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Mass at 8.30am and 11.00am


Easter Bonus:

The interior designer for our Lady’s Altar this year is Fr. Pat Faughnan.

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.


Please join us for a series of talks to be held on Sundays during Lent at St Francis De Sales,
Wash Common at 6pm in the church hall followed by reception and questions.

  • Sun 5th March: How with my sinful nature can I fit in (Dr Mike Jazz)
  • Sun 12th March: What can encourage women and children to be part of our community (Sr Janet Fearns FMDM)
  • Sun 19th March: How does our liturgy express points of unity (Revd Paul Cowan: former Vicar of St George, Wash Common)
  • Sun 26th March: Prayer - a challenge in forming a community (Fr Matthew Blake Carmelite & writer)
  • Sun 2nd April: Welcoming the stranger - when ministries seem like empires (Canon Paul Townsend - Former Parish Priest)

St Francis De Sales Church Hall, Warren Road, Wash Common, Newbury, RG14 6NH.


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.

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

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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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If you would like a copy of the weekly Parish newsletter emailed to you
Please email

OUR NEW BISHOP: Monsignor Philip Egan
See News & Events for more details ...

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 2015?
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