The Parish of St Joseph and
The Parish of St Charles Borromeo
Latest Letter from Fr Mark McManus (15th October)
Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,
This week our Masses will be:

Saturday, 16 October, at 5:00pm
Sunday, 17 October, at 8:45am & 10:00am
Monday, 18 October, at 10:00am
Tuesday, 19 October, at 10:00am
Friday, 22 October, at 10:00am

Attending church: as we enter the coughs and colds season I kindly remind you
Face coverings are strongly encouraged.

You MUST NOT come to church if: You are unwell or somebody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, for example a cough or high temperature.

Missionaries of Africa Appeal
The annual diocesan mission appeal will this year be undertaken by the Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers) at our Masses on the weekend of 30 & 31 October. Fr Hugh Seenan M. Afr. will preach the appeal. Fr Hugh worked for some years as a volunteer teacher (VMM) in Tanzania before beginning studies for the priesthood with the Missionaries of Africa in London and Zambia. He was ordained priest in 1989 and has worked as a missionary in Mozambique, India and Malawi.

Registration for First Holy Communion 2022
Applications for children (who started in Year 3 or above at school this September) to celebrate their First Holy Communion in 2022 are now being invited. Please contact Fr M by e-mail at for the registration form. All applications should be received and completed by Sunday, 28 November. The First Holy Communion Mass at St Joseph's will be on Sunday, 8 May 2022, at 10.00am.
I kindly remind parents that your support and active encouragement are vital in helping your child's faith to grow, most especially in regularly attending Sunday Mass. Christian parents are called to teach our children all they need to know about how to live on earth so that they may come to eternal life in heaven.

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2022
Bishop Heskett will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Joseph's on Saturday 11 June, 2022, at 5.00pm. If you are in Year 8 or above and would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation then please contact Fr M by e-mail at for the registration form. All applications should be received and completed by Sunday, 28 November. The Mass of Confirmation will be at St Joseph's on Saturday, 11 June, 2022 at 5.00pm.

November Memorial Dead List 2021 - 2022
The celebration of a holy Mass is the simplest yet also the greatest means by which the Church on earth provides care and assistance for the dead - though we can also assist them in their 'journey' through the purification of purgatory by means of our prayers, offered sufferings and penances, especially when they have indulgences attached to them. Beginning in November we offer Masses for the Parish November Memorial Dead List throughout the year. If you would like to enrol a loved one on the list so that they will be included in these Masses please, write the names of your deceased family, friends and benefactors, and put it, together with your offering, into the offerings box in the church. Alternatively, you can hand it to me or e-mail me the details also. Finally, the Blessing of Graves & Prayers for the Dead will take place in the cemetery following the 10.00am Mass on All Souls Day, Tuesday, 2 November.

Parking on Sundays
Please be aware that parking outside St Joseph's School (in the zig-zag zone) is not permitted at any time and you could face a penalty if you park there. Apparently, the school has been informed that there have been some complaints from neighbours regarding parking there on Sunday mornings.

Finally, this week's newsletter is here.

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

With my prayers,
Rev. Mark McManus
Parish Priest
Past Letters
October 2021
1st, 8th
September 2021
4th, 10th, 17th, 24th
August 2021
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
July 2021
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
June 2021
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
May 2021
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April 2021
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
March 2021
1st, 12th, 19th, 26th
February 2021
5th, 13th, 19th, 26th
January 2021
8th, 15th, 22nd, 31st
December 2020
4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, 31st
November 2020
2nd, 6th, 7th (32nd Sunday), 13th, 20th, 27th, 29th
October 2020
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
September 2020
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
August 2020
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
July 2020
2nd, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
June 2020
5th, 6th/7th (Trinity Sunday), 9th, 12th, 13th/14th (Corpus Christi), 19th (Sacred Heart), 20th/21st, 26th, 27th/28th (St Peter & St Paul)
May 2020
1st (St Joseph the Worker Feast Day), 2nd/3rd (Fourth Sunday of Easter), 8th, 9th/10th (Fifth Sunday of Easter), 15th, 16th/17th (Sixth Sunday of Easter), 19th, 22nd, 23rd/24th (Seventh Sunday of Easter), 29th, 30th/31st (Pentcost Sunday)
April 2020
1st, 4th/5th (Palm Sunday), 9th (Maudy Thursday), 10th (Good Friday), 11th/12th (Holy Saturday & The Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday), 17th April (includes the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour), 18th/19th (Divine Mercy Sunday, the Second of Sunday Easter)
March 2020
Parish Newsletter 17th October

Intentions for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday