Parish Activities

PRAYER

Holy Mass
The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or Holy Mass) is the greatest prayer Catholics have. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is normally celebrated in St Joseph's on Sundays and Tuesday to Friday mornings and in St Mary's on Saturday evenings. On Monday's (Fr Chris' day off) there is a Service of the Word with Holy Communion in St Joseph's. Check our Newsletter for this week's service times.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the tabernacle in both our churches for private prayer, Adoration and for Holy Communion to be taken to the sick, housebound and those in hospitals and nursing homes. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharistic Adoration) for adoration and private prayer in the true presence of Jesus is normally held on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am until 12 Noon in St Joseph's Church. There is also a Holy Hour on the First and Third Sundays of the month during which guided Eucharistic Adoration takes place.

The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary is regularly prayed publicly by a small group three times a week: on Mondays and Thursdays at 10am in St Joseph's and on Saturdays at 4pm in St Mary's. All are welcome.

Stations of the Cross
During Lent there is the opportunity to walk the Way of the Cross three times a week: on Tuesdays at 9am in St Joseph's followed by Mass and on Fridays at 6.30pm in St Mary's followed by Mass. Also Sundays at 3.30pm in St Joseph's. All are welcome.

Private Prayer
Both St Joseph's and St Mary's churches are normally kept open during daylight hours for private prayer when possible.

PREPARATION FOR THE SACRAMENTS

Information about all our Sacramental Preparation programmes can be obtained from the Sacraments page.

PASTORAL CARE

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available to anyone who needs it. It is particularly requested before going into hospital for an operation. Arrangements can be made with the Parish Priest via the Parish Office.Telephone: 01252 320956 or click here to e-mail.

Holy Communion of the Sick
Holy Communion is taken to the sick and housebound and to those in hospital by the Clergy and Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist by arrangement. Please contact the Parish Office if you or another Catholic needs Holy Communion outside of the Mass.Telephone: 01252 320956 or click here to e-mail.

Home Visiting Team
Do you know anyone who is housebound, sick or in hospital or recovering from an illness who might like a visit from our parish visiting team? Or would you appreciate a visit yourself? If so, please leave your name, address and telephone number with Fr Chris via the Parish Office and our parish visiting group will be in touch.Telephone: 01252 320956 or click here to e-mail.