The Parish of St Joseph and
The Parish of St Charles Borromeo
Letter from Fr Mark McManus 8th October
Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,
This week our Masses will be:

Saturday, 9 October, at 5:00pm
Sunday, 10 October, at 8:45am & 10:00am
Monday, 11 October, at 10:00am
Tuesday, 12 October, at 10:00am
Friday, 15 October, at 10:00am

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.

Attending church
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. Please follow the directions of the stewards.

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
Parish Newsletter 10th October

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