In the wake of the First Minister’s recent announcements, from Monday, 19th July, we move to Level 0 of the Covid restrictions. It has practical positive implications for our communal worship. The previous 2-metre social distancing is reduced to 1-metre which means we can use all the pews in our churches. Other restrictions and requirements remain in place for the time being. Read more “Covid Update”
We are happy to announce that our much-loved Car Boot Sales are re-starting for 2021!
Our second Car Boot Sale will be held on Saturday 14th August from 10:00 to 12:30 in St Joseph’s car park.
Sellers: £8 a car / £10 with table. To book your space call 07962 357 872. Read more “Car Boot Sales”
We have received the upsetting news that Fr. Ryan Stawaisz died on 21 June.
As many of you will remember Fr. Ryan and his family were active members of St. Joseph’s in the late 1990s. Ryan and his brother Ross were altar servers and the whole family were involved in various gardening, maintenance and social activities. Read more “Funeral Mass for Fr. Ryan Stawaisz RIP”
Recently I have stopped running online prayers due to a greater pastoral demand; it’s a consequence of the gradual reopening and return to normality.
God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good.
God’s creation is a great gift to all humanity, and humanity itself is an integral part of that creation. We are blessed by having the earth for our common home. It is a place of great beauty, teeming with life of all kinds, a world full of wonderful resources which enable us not only to live but to enhance our way of life. In nature, God’s glory is revealed for all to see. St Francis of Assisi was prominent among the saints in giving praise to God for the wonder of creation. Read more “Pastoral Letter on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’”
… frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen
Snow on snow on snow