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St Joseph's is the Catholic Parish Church for Epsom in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. We are an active welcoming community, offering spiritual and pastoral support for everyone.

Church and Office Closed

Please note that due to current on-going Covid-19 Pandemic and following government restrictions, the church and parish office will be closed until further notice.

Production of the weekly newsletter is also suspended until further notice.

However, emails are still being monitored and actioned from home, so you can still email the office.

Prayer to say while we cannot attend Mass in person

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

St Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori


Recordings of Mass from St. Josephsregsiter

N.B. Mass cannot successfully be streamed live with the equipment currently available.

 

Recordings of the Mass will be made available each Sunday sometime in the afternoon.

 

Mass will continue to be said every day and all other things being equal will usually be available by lunchtime. Prayers will be offered for all the parishioners and their families, so please remember the priests in your prayers also.

 

Click here to view recordings of masses


The Parish Needs Your Support! Gift Aid it

Parish Finances

Currently, 68% of our offertory income comes from the weekend blue bag collections and only 32% from standing orders. This means a large drop in parish income whilst the church is closed. If you don’t already do so, would you consider giving by standing order, in order to continue to support our church at this time? Please email accounts@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk to get the necessary bank details.

Alternatively, you can give via the Diocesan Justgiving page being sure to specify in your message that the donation is for St Joseph’s Church Epsom.

Easter Offertory

This is a reminder that the offerings you make at Easter are for the support of our priests. In this Diocese priests do not receive a salary, so they rely on your generosity.


New to the Parish?regsiter

If you are new to St. Josephs please take the time to complete a registration form, this lets us know a little about our parishioners and enables us to keep in contact with you. You can pick up a form from the Narthex or the parish office.

Registration form now available online.

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Message from Canon Bill

Dear Parishioners,

Greetings from my confinement to yours! I share with you the difficulties of this present time and the strangeness of celebrating Holy Mass without your physical presence here in the church, but I take comfort from the knowledge that you united with us in prayer and spiritual communion.

We maybe scattered and yet we remain together in our beloved community of St Joseph's. This will be especially true in the coming weeks in our lead up to the highest point of our liturgical celebration of Easter. Father Ruslan and myself will celebrate the Tridium here in the church while you do the same at home.

On Holy Thursday we will commemorate the institution of the Eucharist and the command of our blessed Lord to love and serve, the essence of our Christian faith;

On Good Friday we will celebrate the Passion of Jesus by veneration of the Cross. If you have a cross in your home you could hold a prayer service around it or perhaps make your own cross and pray the stations of the cross with your family;

Holy Saturday evening as the day light dims we will celebrate the resurrection of Christ from the dead. Again you can participate by following the reading and joining in the prayers from your homes.

These are just a few suggestions which you may find helpful. In the meantime and throughout this time of isolation, let us stay united in our St Joseph's family remembering one another in love and prayer.

May Almighty God bless you and keep safe

Canon Bill


Stay Connected!

Our Connect group has created an online way of still praying and sharing together, and we'd like to invite you to join us. Just go to https://stjosephconnect.blogspot.com.

There you'll find a reflection on the forthcoming Sunday's gospel reading, and some other things which may also interest you. Anyone can join the conversation by leaving a comment so we can all stay Connected! (But you'll have to bring your own coffee and cake.) Please come along and have a look, and take part - and tell your friends.


The Passage - Big Give Gift Aid it

THE PASSAGE is raising funds through the Big Give until midnight Tues 31st March to help keep their services running to support homeless people during the current Coranvirus situation. This is a matched giving scheme for online donations, so whatever you can give will be doubled.

Donate here

(For more information contact Andrew Hollingsworth 020 7592 1886, andrew.h@passage.org.uk)


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