Parish Mission launched

St Joseph’s Parish Mission was launched at Masses this weekend. The Parish Mission runs from 14-29 April.

Week 1: 14-21 April

Daily Mass 07:00 (not Saturday) & 10:00

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Visiting by Sion Mission Team,

Saturday evening: Youth Event

Week 2: 22-29 April

Mon-Friday Mass 07:00 & 10:00

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Faith sharing, prayer experience.

Mission-themed services every evening at 19:30 including 25 April Reconciliation Service.

Saturday Mass at 11:00 with Anointing of the Sick

Sunday 13:00

Parish Celebration Lunch

Parish Mission Prayer

Heavenly Father pour out you Holy Spirit upon our Parish of St Joseph’s,

so that we may form a closer relationship with your son Jesus.

Grant us a new vision of your Glory, a new experience of your Power,

A new faithfulness to your Word,

A new consecration to your Service and a real knowledge of you.

Open our hearts to the need and the suffering so that together,

We might radiate the living Christ.

May your love grow among us so that we will develop a joyful

community of faith her in New Malden.

Through Christ our Lord.


The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ” (PG, 113mins) opened at Kingston Odeon on Friday 15 September .

It is showing at 7.50pm every evening to Thursday details are on the Odeon website. 

The Case for Christ tells the story of atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel who felt he had lost his wife when she became a Christian.  It re-enacts his search to find out whether what she believed is true.  Lee subsequently became a pastor of Willow Creek church in Illinois.
I hope the film serves to strengthen many people in their faith and to encourage sceptics to consider for themselves the case for Christ.
Every blessing
David Taylor

Lourdes pilgrimage

Thursday morning began with Mass at the Grotto with other English- speaking pilgrims and with Father Uche con-celebrating.

The grotto marks the spot in the cave of the rock of Massabielle where Saint Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary 18 times in 1858. It is the most sacred of all the sanctuaries in Lourdes and has been the natural gathering place for millions of pilgrims who have stood there in silent prayer.

Lourdes pilgrimage

At 2045 each evening, the torchlight procession begins from near the Grotto and finishes at the Rosary Square.

During the procession five decades of the Rosary are recited in many different languages and the Glory Be is then sung by everyone in Latin.

It does not matter which language you use to reply since the domaine will be filled with thousands of pilgrims each bringing a different language.

The real purpose of the procession is to honour Mary with our songs and prayers and to recall our baptismal commitment to keep the light of Christ burning brightly in our lives so that we give praise to the God who has called us out of darkness into glorious light.

The Lourdes Pilgrim

Reading through The Lourdes Pilgrim: 

The message of Lourdes is a simple one.

It is the same message we find in the gospel. It brings no new teaching, no starting revelations or magical promises but simply call us once more back to the basics of the good news of Jesus. It can be summed in four simple ideas:

Poverty – the message of poverty challenges us to name our true wealth

Prayer – the message of prayer challenges us to make our daily actions an important offering to God

Penance – the message of penance challenges us to turn away from whatever keeps us from God.

Participation – the message of participation challenges us to take our full place in the Church whose song we sing.

Lourdes pilgrimage 2017

A pre- Pilgrimage to Lourdes meeting was held on Wednesday at St Joseph’s. 21 excited pilgrims are journeying to the beautiful foothills of the Pyrenees next week to walk in the footsteps of St Bernadette and reflect at the grotto with Our Lady of Lourdes. Please keep the group and especially Father Uche in your prayers. We will offer our wonderful Parish and all its parishioners in prayer at the grotto. More to follow next week.