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First Holy Communion Mass - 26th Sept - 10:00am - St Joseph's Church
First Holy Communion Mass – 26th Sept – 10:00am – St Joseph’s Church

Dear Friends, Organizing this special event has not been easy this year. Indeed, there have been some necessary changes due to several factors least of all the Pandemic! Through it all there has been a lot of patience and understanding shown and I am grateful to those who have been encouraging the children and their […]

Farewell to Fr Bruce – 13th Sept – 10:30am – St Josephs
Farewell to Fr Bruce – 13th Sept – 10:30am – St Josephs

You are all Invited to a Reception to say Farewell to Fr Bruce after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 13th September. The Reception will be in the garden of Ampthill House (if wet in the Parish Hall).

Farewell to Fr Bruce - 13th Sept - 10:30am - St Josephs
Farewell to Fr Bruce – 13th Sept – 10:30am – St Josephs

The Parish will have an opportunity to say Farewell to Fr Bruce at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 13th September followed by refreshments after Mass in the Presbytery Garden (or in the Hall in the event of bad weather). All most welcome.

From the Parish Priest
From the Parish Priest

This Feast of SS Peter & Paul brings to the Church a tremendous sense of stability and confidence for the future. These two great Apostles started from very different backgrounds, but both endured a journey of discovery concerning themselves; both lives ended in a confident offering of themselves for their Saviour, Jesus Christ. What courage […]

Children's Liturgy Group - September - St Joseph's
Children’s Liturgy Group – September – St Joseph’s

Children’s Liturgy at St Joseph’s has not finished! Cynthia is in lockdown and Children’s Liturgy will resume in September. Volunteers are needed for this very important ministry. Further information from Fr Bruce.

From the Parish Priest
From the Parish Priest

The whole concept of the Doctrine that bread and wine can become the Body and Blood of Christ is a stumbling block to many Christians and yet if you think of the miracle of the Incarnation, all things are possible for God. It seems logical that if Christ calls us to be part of His […]

From the Parish Priest
From the Parish Priest

The Feast of the Holy Trinity is a joyful expression of the Love of God for us. In each Person of the Trinity we discover the abundance of God’s love as in God’s bountiful Creation; the Love made manifest in Jesus bringing us Salvation; the ongoing strength to live our lives for Him by and […]

From the Parish Priest
From the Parish Priest

The gradual easing of our lock-down has been such a welcome event in the life of our Island. It has meant that we have been able to open the church and allow people to come for private prayer. It also means that we shall be able to hear Confessions once again and there will be […]

From the Parish Priest
From the Parish Priest

Following an announcement at the States’ media briefing on Friday 15th May 2020, it is now possible for churches and other places of worship to open for private, individual prayer. This relaxation of the measures put in place in late March 2020 to protect us all from the COVID-19 virus is most welcome and having […]

Mass Time Changes
Mass Time Changes

The Priests and Parish Council have been asked to look at the running of the Parish with only two priests available. The clergy are not able to celebrate the number of Masses at the weekend without a change of Mass times. The reality being that there will be times when there will be only one […]