Parish Priest: Canon Desmond Berry
St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s is a Roman Catholic community of faith seeking to live the presence of Jesus Christ by the way we worship God, celebrate the sacraments, proclaim the Gospel, and serve one another and our neighbours.
Saturday (Vigil) - Mass @ 5pm
Sunday - Mass @ 10am* & 5pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 10am*
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NEW APPROACH TO ALLOCATING PLACES AT MASS
With physical distancing reduced to 1m we can now look at increasing the number attending each Mass from 13 to 23 households. As we still need to control numbers, we need to develop a new approach to allocating places. One approach is to create fixed groups of 23 households and we would like your views on this to see if it is feasible.
A survey has been issued by email to all households currently on our attendance list. It is important that if you are happy to continue to attend Mass with increased numbers that you complete this survey by Mon 2 Aug, otherwise you may not be included if this approach is adopted.
Mission of the Church
The Mission of the Church is given by Our Lord Jesus Christ, as recorded at the close of the Gospel of Matthew; Our Lord says; "go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
The Mission of the Church therefore informs every aspect of the work of the Parish. 'Making Disciples' has to therefore be the reason behind all that we do.
Pope Francis states in his Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel" the following words;
"I dream of a 'missionary option', that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelisation of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation. The renewal of structures demanded by pastoral conversion can only be understood in this light."