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.
Arrangements for booking attendance at Mass
If you have already registered, you DO NOT need to do so again. All the registrations received by Wednesday at 5pm will be used each week to allocate places on a rota basis. You will be contacted whenever a place has been allocated to you. Please do not attend without first receiving confirmation of a place.
Please note that if you submitted a ‘Parish Registration’ then you also need to complete a separate attendance request for Mass. The Mass attendance system remains open for anyone who hasn’t yet registered and wishes to attend Sunday Mass can do so by clicking on the Mass Attendance Request picture above.
If you have any neighbours or know of anyone who is not online, please consider passing them a printed form that can be found here https://bit.ly/jpregform.
If you are attending church, please remember to follow the guidance that can be seen here https://bit.ly/jpguidance. Please also arrive at the church at least 5 to 10 mins before Mass starts.
If you have been allocated a place and later find you are unable to attend, please DO NOT ask someone else to attend in your place as they will not be allowed entry.
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."