Saturday  1st September
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Mrs Kathleen Harrison RIP

Sunday 2nd September – 22nd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME (CYCLE B)
9:30am – Fred Horrigan RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 3rd September
9:30am – Celebration of St. Joseph’s School opening – 50 years

Tuesday 4th September
9:30am – Joan Fitzsimons sick

Wednesday 5th September
Noon – Father Simon’s intentions
7pm – Parish Fair stall holders meeting

Thursday 6th September
9:30am – Sick of the Parish

Friday 7th September
No service

Saturday  8th September
12:30pm – Parish Fair
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Edi Freitas Guterres RIP

Sunday 9th September
9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am – Gloria’s parents Dante & Abundia. Oliveros Oliveeros RIP

Monday 10th September
9:30am – Marshall Jensen RIP
6pm – Confirmation meeting
7:30pm – Scripture Group

If Fr Simon is unobtainable and you urgently need a Priest please phone the parish mobile: 07548 222133  Please use this number for emergencies only i.e. where a priest is needed urgently.

Dates for your Diary

Parish Fair Stall holder meeting

Wednesday 5th September 7.00pm
Meeting for Stall Holders to finalise arrangements. Anyone who wants to help please come along to the meeting.

Confirmation Preparation 2018

Monday 10th September 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Confirmation preparation will begin on 10th September for the Celebration of Confirmation which will take place this year at St Mary’s, Middlewich on Friday 16th November. If you are in the new school year 9 or above and have already made your First Holy Communion then you are invited to attend our preparation sessions. Our first meeting will be at 6.00pm in church and will include introduction information for parents and candidates. A timetable of further meetings will be given out on that day. Notices will be given out at St Nicholas CHS  but if you know of anyone who attends a different school please let them know. Please speak to Fr Simon if you have any questions. 

Scripture Group

Monday 10th September 7.30pm – 9.00pm 
Our scripture group will begin again on Monday 10th September. Meetings are usually fortnightly and take place in the presbytery. They offer an informal but informed look at the scripture readings for the following Sunday. Our emphasis is on the meaning of scripture in today’s world. The Word of God invites us into a real relationship and is often deepened by sharing our thoughts and experiences with others. It is a very friendly group and we would love to welcome new members. We look forward to seeing you.

Coffee morning

Tuesday 18th September 10:30am
Come along and join in the fun – Refreshments, Bingo, Raffle and Bring-and Buy Sale. We would love to see more people supporting these events.

First Holy Communion Preparation Programme

Monday 17th September 7:30pm
If you would like your child to receive the sacraments during this year, please come along to our meeting in church.The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes and you will be given an enrolment form to complete. You will need to know the date of your child’s Baptism. At the meeting parents will be asked to make a £5 donation towards the cost of the book which will be presented to your child. This is for Year 3 children and upwards.

Coach Trip to Blackpool Lights

Saturday 20th October 11.00am – 6.30pm
Price £10 per person. The coach will leave St. Josephs at 11am. The day will be spent in Blackpool, the Coach returning at 6:30pm with a trip through the Lights.
Money must be paid before the end of September. Please sign up on the clipboard in the porch and place your money in an envelope marked “Blackpool” and hand it in ASAP.

Parish Register

Our Parish Register was last updated some time ago. To help update the parish records would you please pick up a PARISH REGISTER UPDATE form and return it by placing it in the Box in the porch. Please be assured that the parish holds all information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Post Fete Party

Open to all stall holders and others on a first come first served basis. Please sign up this weekend so that we can plan the catering.

Even If It’s Raining

Last year was great fun despite the weather and it would be great if more people come – there’ll be plenty of cover if it does rain.

Talent Show

The Talent Show has been cancelled due to lack of numbers.


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mr Colin Mackay


Flowers for the church were donated by Gloria Jones
If you would like to make a donation for the flowers please add your name to the list in the porch and place your donation into the wall box.

Newsletter Download: 358 2nd September 2018 22nd in Ordinary time  Newsletter Insert 2nd Sept 2018