There are no scheduled Confessions in church but you may make an appointment to receive the sacrament by contacting the Parish Office.
|Saturday||6:00 pm||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|Sunday||9:00 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|11:00 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|Monday||9:30 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|Tuesday||9:30 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|Wednesday||9:30 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|Thursday||9:30 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
|Friday||9:30 am||St Joseph||Yes and Recording|
Beginnings, ends, and the in-between: we experience them in everyday life, but Catholics also have a calendar that serves as a guide to navigating them while getting closer to Christ. What are the Catholic seasons? How can they help us throughout life? This video explains.
The Liturgical Year
The liturgical year is made up of various seasons:
- Advent: four weeks of preparation before the celebration of Jesus’ birth
- Christmas: recalling the Nativity of Jesus Christ and his manifestation to the peoples of the world
- Lent: a six-week period of penance before Easter
Sacred Paschal Triduum – the holiest “Three Days” of the Church’s year, where the Christian people recall the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus
- Easter: 50 days of joyful celebration of the Lord’s resurrection from the dead and his sending forth of the Holy Spirit
- Ordinary Time: divided into two sections (one span of 4-8 weeks after Christmas Time and another lasting about six months after Easter Time), wherein the faithful consider the fullness of Jesus’ teachings and works among his people
Each liturgical year begins on the First Sunday of Advent during the preceding calendar year (i.e., the First Sunday of Advent in 2020 began the 2021 liturgical year). On this website, you can find the full liturgical calendars for 2021 and 2022, plus the current two-week liturgical calendar below.
Mass times for holy days of obligation may be different so do check the website for details. The holy days in England and Wales are: Epiphany of the Lord; Ascension of the Lord; St Peter and St Paul; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; All Saints; and Christmas Day.
|Lectionary||Year B/Year 1||Year C/Year 2|
|Epiphany*||6 January||6 January|
|Ash Wednesday||17 February||2 March|
|Easter Sunday||4 April||17 April|
|Ascension*||13 May||26 May|
|Pentecost||23 May||5 June|
|Corpus Christi||6 June||19 June|
|Ss Peter and Paul*||29 June||29 June|
|Assumption*||15 August||14 August|
|All Saints*||31 October||1 November|
|Christmas Day*||25 December||25 December|
* Holy Day of Obligation
|Sun 1||18th Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Mon 2||Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time
or Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop
or Saint Peter Julian Eymard
|Tue 3||Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time|
|Wed 4||Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest|
|Thu 5||Thursday of week 18 in Ordinary Time
or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major
|Fri 6||The Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast)|
|Sat 7||Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time
or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs
or Saint Cajetan, Priest
or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
|Sun 8||19th Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Mon 9||Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Virgin, Martyr (Feast)|
|Tue 10||Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr (Feast)|
|Wed 11||Saint Clare, Virgin|
|Thu 12||Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time
or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious
|Fri 13||Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time
or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs
|Sat 14||Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr|
Daily Mass Readings: where to get them
Whether you watch Mass online or would simply like to dedicate time to spiritual reading, it is useful to have access to the daily Mass readings. These are available free online from Universalis website. The readings are from the Jerusalem Bible and Grail Psalms which are used in the liturgies in the UK. Be aware that some websites which offer daily Mass readings may be using the US readings which are taken from the New American Bible.
Universalis is also available as an app for Anroid and iOS devices as well as Windows and Mac desktops and laptops. The app is not free but is well worth it and you can get a free trial. You will get much more than the Mass readings because the app also offers the full order of Mass, complete Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina, the Angelus and the Rosary.
If you would prefer to have the readings in printed form, you can buy Missals from Amazon UK: The Sunday Missal (Red Edition), £15.19 (Sunday Masses only) and The Weekday Missal, £40 (Weekday Masses only).