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All change in Aldershot!

It has been announced that Bishop Philip has appointed Fr Chris to be Parish Priest of St Joseph's Basingstoke from September.
Our new Parish Priest will be Fr Anthony Glaysher, currently at St Mary's Ryde, Isle of Wight. Please pray for our present and new Parish Priests and for all priests moving on to new postings and all parishes and people affected by these changes.

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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 14th May 2017
"God is calling You!"



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New photos have been added to our Gallery from the Parish Archives


Vintage Pictures from the Archives
Laying the Foundations of St Joseph's Church (1912)
Building St Joseph's Church (1912)
Official Opening of St Joseph's Church and First Mass (1913)


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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 15th January 2017
"The Sacrament of the Holy Spirit"


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St Stephen's Day 2016
During Mass on Monday 26th December 2016, a number of our Altar Servers
were enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen.



Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 2nd October 2016
"The future of our Catholic schools"


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Harvest Thanksgiving 2016
On Sunday 25th October 2016, the parish celebrated our Harvest Thanksgiving
with a great food collection for Farnborough Foodbank.


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Happy 50th birthday Fr Chris
After Mass on Sunday 25th October 2016, the parish threw a party for Fr Chris to celebrate his 50th birthday which he celebrated over the summer.


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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 10th July 2016
"Getting Married"


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Welcome Deacon Craig
Over the weekend of 2/3 July 2016, Deacon Craig held a weekend of celebrations
in thanksgiving for his Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacon.


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Ordination of Craig Aburn to the Sacred Order of Deacon
On Saturday 2nd July 2016, Craig Aburn was Ordained Deacon
in St John's Cathedral Portsmouth by Bishop Philip Egan.


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Click here to watch the video of the Ordination Mass

Bishop Philip's Pastoral Message about
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhotation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

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Welcome to our new Full Members of the Church
At the Easter Vigil, Fr Chris Whelan baptised Essie and Alfie and received Jessica into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. All three were then Confirmed and received Our Lord in the Eucharist for the first time. Congratulations to them all.

Bishop Philip's Letter to Fathers for St Joseph's Day
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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 14th February 2016
The Sacrament of God's Mercy

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Formation for Mission

During 2016, the diocese is running a number of courses and events for Catechists under the banner "Formation for Mission". Click the image below for more information.

Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 27th December 2015
The Mission of Family

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here to watch it

Enrolment of five of our Altar Servers to the Guild of St Stephen

On St Stephen's Day, at a special Mass offered for Altar Servers and Deacons, Fr Chris Whelan enrolled five of our Altar Servers to the Guild of St Stephen, assisted by our Student for the Diaconate, Craig Aburn who also spoke at the Mass about St Stephen and the Guild.

Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 15th November 2015:
The Year of Mercy

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Institution of Craig Aburn to the Ministry of Acolyte
and Admission of Vincent D'Mello to the Knights of St Columba

On Sunday 15th November, during the Mass Fr Chris instituted Craig Aburn, our Candidate for the Diaconate to the Ministry of Acolyte. This is the second of two official Church Ministries a man must have conferred on him before he can be ordained. We also welcomed Deacon Stephen Morgan who assited at the Mass with Deacon Tony. Please pray for Craig, for vocations to the priesthood and diaconate and for all seminarians and students for the diaconate. At the same Mass, Deacon Tony's son, Vincent was admitted to the Knights of St Columba.

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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Sunday 14th June 2015:
Catholic Social Teaching

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There are lots of new photos from the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Philip
for North East Hampshire Patoral Area in St John's Cathedral, Portsmouth
on Sunday 3rd May in our Parish Gallery on Flickr
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There are lots of new photos from our Holy Week and Easter celebrations in our Parish Gallery on Flickr
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The Season of Lent

What are you giving up for Lent? More importantly, why are you giving it up?
Click here to watch a thought provoking video from Made for Glory UK

If you watched and enjoyed the video above
Click here to watch more from Made for Glory UK

Institution of Craig Aburn to the Ministry of Lector (Reader)

On Sunday 1st February we welcomed Fr Peter Hart as the Principal Celebrant at the 10.30am Parish Mass. Fr Peter is the Parish Priest of Alton and Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Portsmouth. During the Mass he instituted Craig Aburn, our Candidate for the Diaconate to the Ministry of Lector (Reader). This is the first of two official Church Ministries a man must have conferred on him before he can be ordained. We also welcomed back Fr David Mahy and newly ordained Deacon Gary May assited at the Mass. Please pray for Craig, for vocations to the priesthood and diaconate and for all seminarians and students for the diaconate.Click here for some photos

Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time 2015:
Mary's Husband

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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2014:
The Blessed Mother - Sharing the Joy of the Gospel

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Pray the Holy Rosary with Bishop Philip
Click here for an Introduction to the Holy Rosary
Click here for the Glorious Mysteries
Click herefor the Joyful Mysteries
Click here for the Sorrowful Mysteries
Click here for the Mysteries of Light

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There are lots of new photos in our Parish Gallery on Flickr
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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for the Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul on 29th June 2014
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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for Lent 2014
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Bishop Philip's Pastoral letter for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on 12th January 2014
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