The Parish of St Joseph and
The Parish of St Charles Borromeo
Letter from Fr Mark McManus 26th April
Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,
Facing the Future
Our bishop has asked us to prayerfully consider the future of our diocese and how we might best serve the Mission of the Church entrusted to us with the resources that we have available. Information is available to all in the church or on our parish website. The questions we are asked to ponder as individuals, families and as a parish community are:
  1. What are the good signs for your parish that you can see?
  2. What are the concerns you have for your parish?
  3. Where do you see your parish as we enter the year of Jubilee (2025)?
  4. What actions do you think you/your parish need to take?
Please feel free to call in at the presbytery for a chat about your thoughts at one of the following days and times:

Monday 29th April 5:00pm to 7:00pm   Friday 10th May 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday 30th April 10:30am to 12:00pm   Monday 13th May 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday 2nd May 4:00pm to 6:00pm   Thursday 16th May 10:30am to 12:00pm
Thursday 9th May 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Alternatively, you can speak with Deacon Simon, while a quick word with either of us is perfectly acceptable or you can write or email should you prefer.

Free Wellbeing Course for Parents
'Online - Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm starting 8 May. A free six-week course for a happier and more relaxed you. Join us to explore; How to take care of yourself as a parent and improve your wellbeing
Emotional Self-care - Emotional self-care allows us to take time for the benefit of our health and well-being.
Thinking about putting your own needs first - building your resilience.
Being more assertive and setting boundaries - so that you can communicate better and more effectively at home and work.
Stress and relaxation techniques - learning new skills for a more relaxed you.
Build resilience and recover from trauma - To move forward in our life.
Come and join us for these relaxed, friendly and supportive sessions.' For more information and to book in please contact Janet Kent on 07927657462 or email

Here is this week's newsletter and intentions.

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
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