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.

AMEN

Haydn’s The Seven Last Words from the Cross

On Wednesday 12 April at 7pm, St Joseph’s hosts this hauntingly beautiful piece in seven movements which evokes the seven last sentences of Christ on the cross.

Adapted for string quartet by Joseph Haydn in 1787, the piece was originally commissioned for a Good Friday Service in Cadiz, Spain.   

Tickets cost £10;  Under 18s: £5.  All extra money raised will go to our Lenten Charities.

Please contact the Parish Office to book.  This concert is an opportunity not to be missed!

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