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Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist

On the 28 January at Southwark Cathedral six members of St Joseph’s were commissioned as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist at a Mass in St George’s Cathedral Southwark said by Bishop Paul Hendricks, with the help of Vicar General Matthew Dickens. Congratulations to Francesca Almeida, Marisa Baumgarten, Catriona Maher, Cath Heery, Veronica Isorna and Grace Manning.

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Parish priest

Father Uche Njoku joined St Joseph’s as parish priest in September 2016. Born in Nigeria on 13 July 1967 he joined the Holy Ghost Fathers at the age of 16 and was ordained a priest on 23 July 1994. He worked in Guinea Conarky as a missionary for nine years before coming to England in 2005. Between 2005 and 2006 he studied for a Masters degree in Justice and Peace at the Missionary Institute London, Middlesex University. From January 2007 to June 2007 he was Assistant Priest at St Peter the Apostle Chruch, Leamington Spa. From June 2007 to January 2012 he was Parish Priest at St Philip Neri Church, Smethwick and Priest Chaplin at St Paul’s School for Girls, Edgbaston, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

From April 2012 to November 2015 Father Uche was Parish Priest at Our Lady of Grace Church, Charlton. In September 2015 he applied to the Archdiocese of Southwark for Incardnation. In March 2016 he was appointed Parochial Administrator of St John Fisher Church, Merton and on 13 June 2016 he was Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark.fr-uche

 

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Our parish

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 6pm  on a Saturday. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. Then come and meets others over coffee (between the 9.30am & 11.30am Masses), and introduce yourself Father Uche or Deacon John-Simon.

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Mass & Devotions

Sunday Masses

Saturday 18:00 MASS Anticipated 1st Mass of Sunday
Sunday 09:30 MASS Children’s Liturgy Groups in Pastoral Centre
Sunday 11:30 MASS Solemn sung Latin
Sunday 17:30 MASS followed by Youth Clubs
Mass times for Christmas and Easter will be posted separately

Mass on Holy Days of Obligation

07:00, 10:00 & 20:00 MASS
08:30 & 11:30 MASS Masses for Holy Cross School (during term time)
14:15 MASS Mass in Corpus Christi School (during term time)

Daily Mass

07:00 MASS Except on Wednesdays, and as announced.
10:00 MASS Daily, Monday – SaturdayAlso at other times in our two schools as announced
Saturday
10:00 MASS Mass of the Day
18:00 MASS Anticipated first Mass of Sunday

Daily Devotions

Monday-Saturday 09:30 Lauds Nave
Sunday 09:00 (Morning Prayer) Lady Chapel
Monday-Saturday 10:30 Rosary Lady Chapel – EXCEPT THURSDAY due to Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday 10:30-21:00
First Saturdays 10:30-11:30

Confession

Saturday After the 10:00 Mass (i.e. 10:30-11:30)
Before the 18:00 Mass (i.e. 17.15-17.45)
Additional times before Christmas and Easter
The Church porch is usually open from dawn to dusk for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
The Church is open daily on weekdays from 06:30-07:30 and 09:15-10:45
Saturdays from 09:15-11:30 and 17:00-19:00
and Sundays from 08:45-12:30 and 16:30-18:30
On Thursdays the Church is open all day (09:15-21:00) for Eucharistic Adoration