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Volunteers Needed
Volunteers Needed

Church Wardens: Will be needed from the various churches to be on duty as a helper when Mass is Celebrated in the Church. They will make sure that the sanitation and the social distancing rules are in place. A maximum of 30 people are allowed at Masses. Signing in for Mass is a requirement from […]

Young People's Prayer Stones
Young People’s Prayer Stones

We are still unable to attend Mass at the moment, but St Joseph’s church is open during the day for private prayer. We would like to encourage our young people to call into the church and say a brief prayer. Young people are invited to decorate and/or write some words of encouragement on a pebble […]

Homilies for Daily & Sunday Masses 
Homilies for Daily & Sunday Masses 

Homilies for the daily and Sunday Masses can now be listened to by calling 07380 329340 (usual call charges apply). You can also listen to the homilies on your computer or mobile device by subscribing to the podcast on the parish webste.

Streaming Masses
Streaming Masses

Thank you for bearing with us in these first few weeks of streaming Masses and other services live online. We’ve been learning as we go using what kit we could cobble together, with little time to test anything in advance. While there have been a few glitches and technical problems we’ve always got there in […]

From the Parish Priest
From the Parish Priest

This weekend we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday; the triumphal procession of Jesus into Jerusalem. We know that we are far from Jerusalem and the events which led to the death and resurrection of Jesus, BUT we can join in heart and mind, as we do every Holy Week, with these events by following […]

Holy Week Information
Holy Week Information

Both the Diocese and the Vatican have been producing instructions concerning Holy Week and Easter. They are practical and necessary during this time of difficulty. Here are a few of the instructions which I think you will find interesting: The faithful are no longer under the Sunday obligation to attend Mass. This also includes Easter […]

Further Advice to Parishes about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Further Advice to Parishes about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The key things for parishes to do are: Ensure everyone maintains good hygiene especially at Mass and parish gatherings. The best way of protecting us from spread is for everyone to use universal good hygiene, which will effectively disrupt spread of the virus. So display the public information poster which states: Catch it – sneeze […]

Diary Dates
Diary Dates

Youth Mass Sunday 29th March at 6:30pm ~oOo~ Benediction 19th April in St. Joseph’s Church ~oOo~ Big Church Day Out Saturday 23rd–Sunday 24th May. An annual music and arts festival, with the biggest Christian artists in the world performing to over 25,000 people. Big Church Youth takes place on the Sunday morning, with content familiar […]

Diocesan Day of Celebration of the Word of God - 28th June - Portsmouth Guildhall
Diocesan Day of Celebration of the Word of God – 28th June – Portsmouth Guildhall

Diocesan day of celebration of the Word of God Sunday 28th June 2020 at Portsmouth Guildhall. A day of testimony, music and entertainment all around the theme of the Word of God and ending with a special celebration of Mass. Featuring Chris Stefanick, founder of RealLifeCatholic.com, and Fr Nick King, Jesuit priest and scripture scholar. […]

Diary Dates
Diary Dates

9th February – Befrienders/Housebound Midwinter Tea Party 9th February – Family Mass – St Joseph’s 9th February – Benediction – St Joseph’s 11th February – Annual Mass at St Apolline Chapel 19th February – Bible Study for Lent begins 26th February – Ash Wednesday 1st March – CAFOD Soup Sunday 6th March – World Day […]