All Masses are live streamed (except at Holy Cross) as well as open to the public but numbers are limited and you will need to book a place to attend. We strictly follow government pandemic guidelines such as social distancing and sanitation. The wearing of masks is compulsory unless a medical condition exempts you.
|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|
|11:30 am||Holy Cross||No|
|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|
There are no scheduled Confessions in church but you may make an appointment to receive the sacrament by contacting the Parish Office.
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 18||3rd Sunday of Easter|
|Mon 19||Saint Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr|
|Tue 20||Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide|
|Wed 21||Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop, Doctor|
|Thu 22||Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide|
|Fri 23||Saint George, Martyr Solemnity|
|Sat 24||Saints Erkenwald and Mellitus, Bishops of London|
|Sun 25||4th Sunday of Easter|
|Mon 26||Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide|
|Tue 27||Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide|
|Wed 28||Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide
or Saint Peter Chanel, Priest, Martyr
or Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest
|Thu 29||Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor Feast|
|Fri 30||Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide
or Saint Pius V, Pope
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).