Blessing of Graves 2020 / November Holy Souls Envelopes

The annual Blessing of Graves was due to take place this coming Sunday, 8th November in Surbiton and Kingston Cemeteries.

Sadly this is now cancelled as per the new government guidelines. We continue to pray for our dearly departed, especially during this month of November.

If you wish your loved ones to be prayed for at the altar throughout the month, please put their names in an envelope, along with a donation if you can, and put it through the presbytery letterbox, or bring it to church by Wednesday, after which the church will be closed.

Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May They Rest in Peace. Amen

**Booking a Mass at St Joseph’s

** As churches are closing from Thursday 5th November, there will be no booking for Masses, as these will only be live-streamed and no one can attend Mass physically.

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Welcome back to Mass at St Joseph’s. For info and the link to book a Mass please see below. When capacity is reached, we regret that we will not be able to accept more people, due to the government and diocesan guidelines regarding social distancing. God Bless and see you in church!

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Masses at St Joseph’s during the coronavirus pandemic

Daily 10am Mass live streamed from St Joseph’s.

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With more than 1,000 parishioners at Sunday Masses, and around 70 parish groups, St Joseph’s is a vibrant and varied parish, serving Catholics of every age, interest and background.
If you’re new to the parish, or just interested in Catholicism, why not come to
Sunday Mass at 9.30am, 11.30am and 5.30pm or  Saturday at 6pm. 

You are guaranteed a warm welcome. Then come and meet others over coffee (between the 9.30am & 11.30am Masses), and introduce yourself to Father Uche or Deacon John-Simon. Everyone is welcome.

Pre-Advent Holy Hour

Calling all St Joseph’s young people,
We will be live-streaming another Holy Hour on Thursday 26th November at 8pm. 
The theme will be based on the story of the Prodigal Son and returning to God. 
Here are some suggestions of what you can contribute : 

  • A poster – you can either draw something by hand and send me a photo or screenshot or you can do the poster on the computer. 
  • Artwork depicting forgiveness and/or Reconciliation or the story of the Prodigal son and the characters in the story.
  • An audio recording of a Bible text about the theme. 
  • An audio recording of a worship song or hymn – sung or instrumental.
  • An audio recording of a reflection of one or all of the characters of the story.
  • An audio recording of a prayer.
  • An audio recording of your reflection on the story and you can relate it to an experience or current times.

 

Your contributions could also include something about returning to Jesus after some time away from the faith. 
You are also welcome to invite your friends to contribute. 
Please email your contributions to annedsilva@rcaos.org.uk by Monday 23rd November.