The Parishes of St Joseph and St Charles
Friday 7 August 2020 is a Weekday in Ordinary Time
Latest Letter from Fr Mark McManus (31st July)
Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,
Public Masses this week at St Joseph's church are:
Saturday, 1 August, at 5.00pm &
Sunday, 2 August, at 8.30am & 10.00am
Tuesday, 4 August, at 7.00pm &
Friday, 7 August, at 10.00am
You can choose to attend one of any of the 5 Masses - there is no Sunday obligation at present. Live-streamed Masses continue to be broadcast. Let us do all that we can to respect the health and safety of each other. When the church is full you may not enter the church. However, if you wish, you may remain outside as the main doors of the church will still be open and you can follow Mass there. As people leave the church you may then enter by the porch to receive Holy Communion.

Please contact me if you wish to arrange for the Sacrament of Baptism for your child. Baptisms will be carried out on an individual basis and your group must not exceed more than 12 people (this includes the child, the parents and Godparent/s). You may not exceed this number and no exceptions should be sought.

CAFOD has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help millions of vulnerable people whose lives are at risk as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict, for example, Syria, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. If you would like to reach out and protect the most vulnerable who have already lost everything you can do so by donating online at by calling 0303 303 3030 or by writing to CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB.

Finally, after delay due to the lockdown, I am delighted to tell you that Simon Hegarty's ordination to the Permanent Diaconate will now take place on Sunday, 6 September, at 10.00am at St Joseph’s church. Obviously, we will not be able to have the celebration that we would have wanted and numbers at this Mass will be restricted. It is appropriate that Simon be permitted to invite family and friends and I shall have more details soon regarding the event. For now, I would ask that you remember Simon and his family in your prayers and Bishop Heskett also - I am sure he will be encouraged by the prospect of Simon's ordination.

Finally, I attach this week's newsletter.

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

With my prayers,

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