The Messenger 21st January 2022

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First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion

As restrictions continue the First Holy Communion preparation classes have been put on hold until further notice. Please note that the First Holy Communion date June 18th 2022 may have to be revised. Please ‘watch this space’ for updates.

Confirmation Preparation
Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation preparation starts in January for young people in Year 8 and above who would like to be confirmed (in Summer 2022), or just want to explore more about their faith.

Contact Tom – Tel: 07781 129310 / E-mail:

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - 10th Jan - 7:00pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – 10th Jan – 7:00pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group meet on Monday 10th January in St. Joseph’s Parish Room.

Tea/coffee from 7:00pm and the prayer group starts at 7:30pm

St Joseph's Cleaning Rota 
St Joseph’s Cleaning Rota 

The new 2022 cleaning rota is now available online and in the book by the sacristy door. Many thanks to the loyal band of cleaners. New members would be very much appreciated. Please get in touch with Claire Strother on 01481 264585.

Volunteering Opportunity 
Volunteering Opportunity 

The parish is seeking the services of a parishioner for St Joseph’s Church also for Notre Dame Church who will be willing to provide voluntary assistance with the cleaning of sacred vessels (chalices, patens, ciboria) and brass items (e.g. thurible, candle holders), on a weekly basis.

If you are interested and willing to serve your Church community in this way, please would you contact the Parish Office –

Tel: 720196 / E:mail:

Charities - Thank You
Charities – Thank You

Thank you all so much for your generosity and your prayers.

Donations were made as follows:-

CAFOD Emergency Afghan Crisis Appeal – £300

CAFOD Advent Climate Change Appeal – £200

Wayaya (which lost out on Fund raising due to Covid cancellations) – £200

Many people in great need will benefit from your generosity. Thank you.


Tony & Marian Falla wish to thank Linda, and all who bought goodies at the jam sale for the wonderful amount raised for Wayaya in support of Children in Zambia.

Le Platon Lottery - Dec
Le Platon Lottery – Dec

Results of the December draw –

1st – 45 – £100

2nd – 14 – £50

3rd – 16 – £25

Happy Holy Christmas
Happy Holy Christmas

Canon Christopher, Father Gaston, Father Inna, Canon Hetherington and Deacon Mark join together in thanking you for your continued support in 2021 and wishing you a peaceful and joyful Christmas.

Parish Office Closed
Parish Office Closed

The Parish Office will be closed 23rd, 24th & 31st December 2021.

All urgent calls will be answered so please leave a message.


Invitation to all Altar Servers
Invitation to all Altar Servers

Canon Christopher invites all servers in the Parish to the Mass on Monday 27th December at 10:00am at St Joseph’s. This Mass is especially offered for Altar Servers and medals are presented to those due to receive them. Notre Dame and Delancey servers are asked to bring along their albs from their respective churches.