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

Sunday 9th September – 23rd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME (CYCLE B)
9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am – Gloria’s parents Dante & Abundia. Oliveros RIP

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

Tuesday 11th September
9:30am – Joan Fitzsimons sick

Wednesday 12th September
Noon – Father Simon’s intentions
7:15pm – Music Ministry Group

Thursday 13th September 
No service

Friday 14th September 
No service

Saturday  15th September
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Birthday 96

Sunday 16th September
9:30am – James Cuffe RIP 1st Anniversary
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 17th September
9:30am – Pat McQuillan sick
7:30pm – First Communion meeting

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

Confirmation Preparation

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. 

First Holy Communion Preparation Programme

Monday 17th September at 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.

Coffee morning

Tuesday September 18th at 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.

Coach Trip to Blackpool Lights

Saturday 20th October
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.


Little Church

We are asking for volunteers to help with running the Little Church at 11am Mass. Little Church ensures that our parish children have experience of being part of a community of faith where their thoughts and ideas are valued by that community. If anyone is interested in helping, please speak with Elaine after the 11am Mass. Elaine will continue to help with the Little Church, you would not be expected to do the Little Church every week.

General Data Protection Regulations

The new Data Protection Regulations were introduced on 25th May this year. You have probably been bombarded by emails regarding these.
These Regulations relate to personal information on individuals retained by companies and organisations. This applies to Names, Addresses, Dates of Birth, Telephone numbers, email addresses, etc
The Parish does hold personal information on parishioners who have provided this for various reasons. Such as:-

  • The Parish Register
  • Offertory Envelope users
  • Gift Aid donors
  • 200 Club Members
  • Eucharistic Ministers and Readers
  • APF Red Box holders
  • Children’s Society Box holders

If you do NOT wish this information to be retained by the Parish please let us know. If we do not hear from you to the contrary we will assume that you are happy for this information to be retained.

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).

Cake ingredients for the Fair

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated ingredients for the cake stall at the Parish Fair.


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mrs Anne Johnson


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.


Please bring in your unwanted spectacles and Rosary Beads

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