You can now donate to St Joseph’s Parish in two ways during the coronavirus pandemic – by Paypal or using the handsets at the back of the church.
For those who would like to continue their regular or occasional giving to St Joseph’s Parish, we now have a PayPal Link that will enable you to do so. All you need is to have your own PayPal Account.
Thank you on behalf of Fr Uche and the Parish.
The Archdiocese of Southwark has successfully signed up to PayPal as a registered charity. The Fundraising Team can set up each church with a dedicated PayPal donate button. We have decided to take advantage of this set up and you will now be able to access our new donation page here. You can also click on the QR Code below if you have a smart phone:
When you donate you will be given an option to add a note, so please state there what the donation is for, eg. church donation, Mass Intention, Christmas Offering etc. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07488 241753 if you have any queries. Many thanks.
Contactless handsets in church
We are pleased to announce we can now accept cashless donations for the Parish by debit and credit cards from all the major card schemes, using the handsets at the back of Church.
On the handset screen are a number of amounts you can choose, but if these do not suit you, you can choose a different amount to donate.
You can donate contactlessly, or you can insert your card into the keypad where you can authorise your donation using your card’s PIN.
You will be asked to register for Gift-Aid, and you would only have to do this the first time you donate. NB. You will need register even if you are already registered as a Gift-Aider with the parish.
If you want to give your donation to the Parish Collection as cash, there are baskets at the back of Church. If you would like to give regularly by standing order, please contact the Parish Office.
Please see latest communication from Archbishop John Wilson, following the statement from our Prime Minister last night. This overrides any previous instruction, and like all other buildings where social activities can take place, all churches and places of worship, are now totally closed to the public. Let us pray that this stringent procedure will give the results necessary to help combat this virus more quickly and effectively. Keep safe and God Bless.
Dear Parishioners and Friends, I hope this finds you and your families well. As you may know by now, all Catholic Dioceses have sadly, but inevitably, suspended all public Masses until further notice.
We have done and will be doing our best to keep you all as informed and updated as possible. The latest bulletin is already uploaded, and there is some important information on it. Can I ask those of you who may be able to print copies of it, and other publications soon to go on the website, to try and get them to those who haven’t got access to our website. This will make them feel less isolated through these next few weeks.
I have also printed copies of the letters from our Archbishop and the Bishops’ Conference for England & Wales, and made them available at the back of church for both Masses today. There is a also a useful leaflet ‘Perfect Contrition and Spiritual Communion’, which I’m sure many will find very helpful and comforting. These can be found below.
There are also links to various sites offering live Masses, Prayers and Virtual Adoration. These are also on the Bulletin.
Whilst working from home, we will keep up the updates as we get them. I am contactable via the usual email address and on 07488 241750, Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 12.30pm. For spiritual help & advice, please ring Fr Uche on the church landline 020 8942 2602.
As the Covid-19 crisis deepens, many parishioners, including some of the most vulnerable members of our community, may need to self-isolate in the coming weeks. Now, more than ever, we need to offer practical and pastoral support to our fellow parishioners through what may be a difficult and lonely period.
Here at St Joseph’s, the St Vincent de Paul Society will be coordinating our efforts to support those who need it. If you require support, or know someone who might benefit from extra support, please contact the Parish Office.
To ensure we comply with the relevant data protection laws, we would need consent from anyone requiring help for our group of volunteers to contact them.
We are also looking for more volunteers – if you could help with shopping or running errands, or by calling parishioners who find themselves alone during self-isolation, we would love to hear from you.
The Parish Office is now officially closed but you can still contact the Parish Secretary, Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am until 12.30pm on 07488 241753 or email email@example.com.
In compliance with national and diocesan guidelines to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, we have put in place some changes, until further notice, to try and limit the spread of the virus.
Holy Communion will be distributed under one kind only, at the sign of peace please just nod or smile; the Holy Water stoups will be kept empty. The Mass Sheets will be for single use and are to be taken home after Mass and not left in church.
There are hand-gels at the back of church and other areas PLEASE use them – ONE PUMP IS ENOUGH.
The PC kitchen is closed until further notice, as is the Bookshop.
These guidelines may change at any point, and we will do our best to keep them updated.