19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holiday Time

We hope the Summer warmth returns so that we can enjoy these August Days. It is a time to catch up with ourselves, our friends and, at the Lord’s command, to take time for reflection.

Deacon Ivor Pelling RIP

Deacon Ivor Pelling ministered in St Joseph’s Parish before retiring with his wife Joan to Patcham Village. He died peacefully on Thursday at the age of 90. May he rest in peace.

Mrs Jacqueline Lance RIP

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 20th August at 2pm. In that a large congregation is expected, may I recommend coming on the 5b bus to the stop (The Long Man of Wilmington) due to the limited parking in Braybon Avenue.

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday 8th August 10am Int – for the people of the parish and the faithful departed – Deacon Ivor Pelling, Jacqueline Lance, Sheila Benham
  • Wednesday 11th August 10am – St Clare of Assisi
  • Friday 13th August 7:30pm – St Maximillian Kolbe
  • Sunday 15th August 10am The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Synod 2023

It’s an invitation for us, as Catholics, to ‘walk together’ and every member of the Church has the right to speak, and the obligation to allow those charged with the work of discernment the freedom to do so.For the first time, the Synod Office in Rome has produced a comprehensive process which encompasses the stated aim of the Holy Father that the Church in today’s world should have a vision of missionary communion orientated to evangelisation. Please read the rest of this article by clicking here.

The Art of Dying Well

This site based at St Mary’s University Twickenham has much helpful information. There is a Podcast well worth listening that can be found here.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you!