Saturday 25th May
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Private Intention

9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am – Joyce Davies RIP

Monday 27th May
10:00am – Paul O’Connor

Tuesday 28th May
9:30am – Holy Souls

Wednesday 29th May
11:00am – Requiem Mass – Mary Bridget Gayles RIP
7:00pm – Vigil Mass for the Ascension of the Lord – Intention Sick of the Parish

Thursday 30th May – Feast of the Ascension
10:00am The Ascension Mass – Intention People of the Parish

Friday 31st May
No service

Saturday 1st June
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Celebration of 50yrs in the Priesthood Father Brian Murphy Salford Diocese

Sunday 2nd June
9:30am – Tony, Patrick & Ellen Kearns RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 3rd June
9:30am – Father Brian Murphy Parish Priest St.John Southworth Nelson celebrating 50 yrs in the Priesthood

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

The Ascension – Holy Day of Obligation

The Feast of the Ascension is on May 30th this year. The Mass times are as follows:
Wednesday 29th May – Vigil Mass at 7pm
Thursday 30th May – Mass at 10am

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting

Wednesday 5th June 7:30pm
In the Social Centre at St. Josephs RC church. Doors open at 7:30pm when tea, coffee, and biscuits will be served before the meeting starts at 8:00pm. Please see the poster in the porch for more information.

Coffee morning

Tuesday 11th June 10:30am
Everyone is welcome to come along for coffee and cake.

Summer Family Fun Day

Saturday 29th June 12:30pm. 
The stall sign-up list is in the church porch so if you can volunteer to run a stall please sign up. We also need volunteers to help with setting things up in the morning. Thank you.

Blackpool Trip

Saturday 26th October
£10 per person. There will be a form in the porch from Sunday. A deposit of £5 is required, booking early is essential as many were disappointed last year.
We will leave St Joseph’s at 10am and travel home through the lights.

Family Fun Day Bottle Stall

We would be grateful for donations of bottles for the Bottle Stall.

Bottles of anything from a bottle of pop, jam, ketchup – to wine, whisky, gin or brandy would be welcome. Please mark them for the Parish Fair to separate them from the Food Bank donations.

On a lighter note

A man who was an avid golfer finally got a once in a lifetime chance for an audience with the Pope. After standing in line for hours, he got to the Pope and said, “Holiness, I have a question that only you can answer. You see, I love golf, and I feel a real need to know if there is a golf course in heaven. Can you tell me if there is?”

The Pope considered for a moment, and replied, “I do not know the answer to your question, my son, but I will talk to God and get back with you.”

The next day, the man is called for another audience with the Pope to receive the answer to his question. He stood before the Pope, who said, “My son, I have some good news and some bad news in relation to your question. The good news is that heaven has the most fabulous golf course that you could imagine and is in eternally perfect shape. It puts all courses on earth to shame…”

“The bad news is that you tee-off tomorrow morning.”

Key Holders

Several times recently it has been found that the porch doors have not been properly locked (on one occasion the outer porch door was left ajar) – and/or that the Alarm hasn’t been set.

Would all key holders please ensure that both doors in the “old” porch and the “new” porch have been locked – and the alarm is activated. Thank you for your co-operation.


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mrs Renette Jensen


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 continue to bring in your unwanted spectacles and cases

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