The Parishes
St Joseph and St Charles
Latest Letter from Fr Mark McManus (7th May)
Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,
This week our Masses will be:

Saturday, 8 May, at 5:00pm
Sunday, 9 May, at 9:00am & 10:00am
Tuesday, 11 May, at 10:00am
Thursday, 13 May, at 10:00am

Attendance at Funerals
You will perhaps have seen the news that the limit on the number of mourners to thirty people is to be lifted in England from 17 May. Please note that this does not mean that the restriction on the number of people allowed in the church has been removed, i.e. the total number of people is still limited by the present capacity of the building.

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Our annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour continues this Tuesday, 11 May, at 7.00pm in St Joseph's church. All welcome
Tuesday, 11 May, Chosen by God
Tuesday, 16 May, Faithful Servant
Tuesday, 23 May, Patron of the Church
Tuesday, 30 May, Patron of Families
Tuesday, 6 June, Patron of Workers
Tuesday, 13 June, Friend In Suffering
Tuesday, 20 June, Patron of a Happy Death
N.B. Here is the slightly adapted novena for you to print out and bring with you if possible, please. Thank you.

Attending church

You MUST NOT come to church if: You are unwell or somebody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, for example a cough or high temperature. Please follow the directions of the stewards.

First Holy Communion 2020 & 2021
Given that we don't yet know at what capacity the church might be operating after 21 June, I have judged it prudent not to schedule the St Joseph's First Communion Masses for a regular Sunday Mass time. This will allow us to maximise the number of families and guests who may wish to attend. Accordingly, I propose that we celebrate First Holy Communion with the:
Class of 2020 on Saturday, 10 July, at 10.00am &
Class of 2021 on Saturday, 18 September, at 10.00am
Louise George will be in touch with regard to preparation - much of it on-line - and I encourage you to engage with the process as much as is possible. Many thanks.

Church Cleaning & Stewarding
The continuing work of our voluntary church cleaners and stewards remains the bedrock of our ability to open and use our church. Without them the church would be closed and we are immensely thankful for all that they do. If you have returned to church, have seen how things are done, and now feel ready and able to volunteer then please contact me. More hands help spread the load. Thank you.

Finally, this week's newsletter is here.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Charles Borromeo, pray for us.

With my prayers,
Rev. Mark McManus
Parish Priest
Past Letters
April 2021
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
March 2021
1st, 12th, 19th, 26th
February 2021
5th, 13th, 19th, 26th
January 2021
8th, 15th, 22nd, 31st
December 2020
4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, 31st
November 2020
2nd, 6th, 7th (32nd Sunday), 13th, 20th, 27th, 29th
October 2020
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
September 2020
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
August 2020
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
July 2020
2nd, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
June 2020
5th, 6th/7th (Trinity Sunday), 9th, 12th, 13th/14th (Corpus Christi), 19th (Sacred Heart), 20th/21st, 26th, 27th/28th (St Peter & St Paul)
May 2020
1st (St Joseph the Worker Feast Day), 2nd/3rd (Fourth Sunday of Easter), 8th, 9th/10th (Fifth Sunday of Easter), 15th, 16th/17th (Sixth Sunday of Easter), 19th, 22nd, 23rd/24th (Seventh Sunday of Easter), 29th, 30th/31st (Pentcost Sunday)
April 2020
1st, 4th/5th (Palm Sunday), 9th (Maudy Thursday), 10th (Good Friday), 11th/12th (Holy Saturday & The Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday), 17th April (includes the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour), 18th/19th (Divine Mercy Sunday, the Second of Sunday Easter)
March 2020
Parish Newsletter 9th May

Intentions for Sixth Sunday of Easter