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 cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal 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