If you are self isolating and need any help:
Grocery shopping, a friendly phone call, posting mail, walking the dog, urgent supplies.
Please call 01543 686266 or E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Noel Sweeney, a faithful member of our parish and a dearest friend to all, who passed away on Tuesday night (31st March 2020). We extend our deepest sympathy to Carmel, his beloved wife, and the whole family during this very sad time.
Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord! And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in Peace!
THE PANDEMIC LATEST UPDATE
As we approach our most important week of the year – Holy Week – the way we follow Christ – from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, to the foot of the Cross, to an empty tomb – will be completely different this year.
In preparation, many would have availed themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession – to prepare for a fresh start at Easter. But what does it mean for our spiritual well-being and salvation if we can’t fulfil our “Easter Duties”? Please listen to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of Bishops' Conference:
HOLY WEEK LITURGIES AT ST. CHAD'S CATHEDRAL
Palm Sunday (Sun 5 April) – 11am
Daily Mass (Mon 6 and Tues 7 April) – 12.15pm
Mass of the Last Supper (Thurs 9 April) – 7.30pm
Solemn Liturgy, Good Friday (Fri 10 April) – 3pm
Easter Vigil Mass (Sat 11 April) – 8pm
Easter Sunday Mass (Sun 12 April) – 11am
Easter Monday Mass (Mon 13 April) - 10am
Today Sunday 29th March 2020, at 12 noon, England will be re-dedicated to Mary. Although we cannot be in our churches, we can be part of the virtual congregation at home. Please follow the link
At 5pm Friday 27th March 2020, the Holy Father will preside at a time of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration from St. Peter’s Square without a congregation. As part of this liturgy Pope Francis will impart the Urbi et Orbi, blessing and will concede a Plenary Indulgence to all who participate via whatever means of communication they use. Please follow the link below:
Full message of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Blessing in light of Coronavirus
Message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols: www.cbcew.org.uk/
Following the Prime Minister's address to the nation on 23 March the church of St Joseph is closed until further notice, this includes for private prayer. This is a very difficult moment for many of us, but the health and well-being of our community here and further afield is of paramount importance.
During this very difficult time, please be assured of my prayers for all parishioners and all members of your family for your well-being and safety.
Fr. Linh Nguyen
Pastoral Letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols for the 4th Sunday in Lent 22nd March 2020
Celebration of Holy Mass at St. Joseph's
Mass is celebrated DAILY for your intentions, WITHOUT PUBLIC CONGREGATION
Mass intentions that have already been requested will be offered as arranged. Any further mass intentions can be arranged by phone or email.
Online Masses (both weekday and weekend)
Praying at home with Spiritual Communion and resources
Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
The obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy days of Obligation is removed until further notice
A simple newsletter will be issued weekly on our website to keep you update.
Parish Groups and Activities
ALL are cancelled until further notice
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - suspended until further notice
Lent is ordered to preparing for the celebration of Easter. The forty days of Lent run from Ash Wednesday up to Easter Vigil. "The faithful are to be encouraged to participate in an ever intense and fruitful way in the Lenten Liturgy and penitential celebrations. They are to be clearly reminded that both according to the law and tradition, they should approach the sacrament of penance during this season, so that with purified heart they may participate in the paschal mysteries." (Ceremonial of Bishops, 251)
PARISH YOUTH GROUP
A big thank you to the parishioners who very generously supported the tremendous cake sale to raise £180. Our next meeting: Sunday 1st March 2020 at 5pm. All young people (aged from 14 to 18) are welcome.
Parish Priest : Fr. Linh Nguyen
Deacon : Rev. Mr. Tony Deaville
123 Cannock Road,
Telephone : 01543 686266
E-Mail : email@example.com
Weekend: Vigil 5pm & Sunday 10am
Weekdays: please check the latest newsletter