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Entrance Hymn 17th January

I the Lord of sea and sky.  I have heard my people's cry,  

all who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save. 

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright,  

who will bear my light to them, whom shall I send? 

 

Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?  

I have heard you calling in the night.  

I will go Lord if you need me  

I will hold your people in my heart. 

 

I the Lord of snow and rain.   I have borne my people's pain.  

I have wept for love of them, they turn away, 

I will break their hearts of stone,  

give them hearts for love alone.  

I will speak my word to them whom shall I send? 

 

I the Lord of wind and flame.  I will tend the poor and lame.  

I will set a feast for them, my hand will save. 

Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.  

I will give my life to them, whom shall I send ? 

 

Offertory

 

Blessed are you Lord, God of all creation, 

thanks to your goodness  

this bread we offer. 

Fruit of the earth, work of your hands, 

it will become the bread of life. 

                                                                       

Blessed be God, Blessed be God 

Blessed be God, forever, Amen.    

 

Blessed are you Lord God of all creation 

thanks to your goodness  

this wine we offer. 

Fruit of the earth, work of your hands 

it will become the cup of life. 

Entrance Mass Sunday 10th January

 

Songs of thankfulness and praise,
Jesus, Lord, to you we raise,
manifested by the star
to the sages from afar;
branch of royal David’s stem
in your birth at Bethlehem;
anthems be to you addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Manifest at Jordan’s stream,
prophet, Priest, and King supreme;
and at Cana, wedding guest,
in your Godhead manifest;
manifest in power divine,
changing water into wine;
anthems be to you addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Manifest in making whole
palsied limbs and fainting soul;
manifest in valiant fight,
quelling all the devil’s might;
manifest in gracious will,
ever bringing good from ill;
anthems be to you addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Sun and moon shall darkened be,
stars shall fall, the heavens shall flee,
Christ will then like lightning shine,
all will see His glorious sign:
all will then the trumpet hear;
all will see the judge appear;
you by all will be confessed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Grant us grace to see you, Lord,
mirrored in your holy Word;
may we imitate you now,
and on us your grace endow;
that we like to you may be
at your great Epiphany;
and may praise you, ever blest,
God in flesh made manifest. 

Recessional

We praise you O God; acclaim you as Lord. 

All of creation resounds to the voice  

of the heavenly host, united in song, 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 

 

Apostles and prophets, the martyrs for Christ, 

sing of your goodness while bathed 

in the beams of your infinite love, your splendour and light, 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 

 

Lord Jesus the Christ, your death brings us life. 

Come with your judgement and grant us a 

place in the Kingdom of God, at one with your saints. 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 

 

Lord, grant us salvation, protect us from harm. 

Free us from evil and bless us with mercy 

as daily in you we trust and we hope. 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 

 

Please find attached the bulletin and sheet for Children's Liturgy for this weekend.
 

St Joseph’s Church is CLOSED until further notice!

 

This decision has not been taken lightly. Please read the New Year Message from the Archbishop page 4.

 

 

Holy Communion outside Church

10 am Saturday

Sunday at 10.30am

 

  

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If you scroll down the page you will find the latest recording of Mass.

Entrance Mass Third Sunday of Advent 13th December

The angel Gabriel from heaven came, 

his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame. 

“All hail,” said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary, 

most highly favoured lady.”  Gloria! 

 

“For know a blessed Mother thou shalt be, 

all generations laud and honour thee, 

thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold; 

most highly favoured lady.”  Gloria! 

 

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head, 

“to me be as it pleaseth God,” she said. 

“My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name, 

most highly favoured lady.”  Gloria! 

 

Of her, Emanuel, the Christ was born
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:1
"Most highly favoured lady," Gloria!


 
Recessional

How lovely on the mountains 

are the feet of him 

who brings good news, good news, 

announcing peace, 

proclaiming news of happiness: 

Our God reigns. (6) 

 

You watchmen, lift your voices 

joyfully as one, 

shout for your king, your king! 

See eye to eye, 

the Lord restoring Sion: 

Our God reigns.  (6) 

 

Wasteplaces of Jerusalem, 

break forth with joy! 

We are redeemed, redeemed. 

The Lord has saved 

and comforted his people. 

Our Gods reigns.  (6) 

 

Ends of the earth, 

see the salvation of our God! 

Jesus is Lord, is Lord! 

Before the nations, 

he has bared his holy arm. 

Our God reigns.  (6) 


 
Entrance Hymn: Mass 

22nd November

Hail Redeemer, King divine!
Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine;
King, whose reign shall never cease,
prince of everlasting peace.

Refrain
Angels, saints and nations sing:
"Praised be Jesus Christ our King;
Lord of life, earth, sky and sea,
King of love on Calvary!" 

 

King, whose name creation thrills,
rule our minds, our hearts, our wills;
till in peace, each nation rings
with thy praises, King of kings.

 

King most holy, King of truth,
guide the lowly, guide the youth;
Christ thou King of glory bright,
be to us eternal light.

Shepherd-king, o'er mountains steep
homeward bring the wandering sheep;
shelter in one royal fold
states and kingdoms, new and old.

 

 
Recessional Hymn:

1.  Crown him with many crowns, 

     the Lamb upon his throne; 

     hark, how the heav'nly anthem drowns 

     all music but its own: 

     awake, my soul, and sing 

     of him who died for thee, 

     and hail him as thy matchless King 

     through all eternity. 

 

2.  Crown him the virgin's Son, 

     the God incarnate born, 

     whose arm those crimson trophies won 

     which now his brow adorn; 

     fruit of the mystic rose, 

     as of that rose the stem, 

     the root, whence mercy ever flows, 

     the babe of Bethlehem. 

 

3.  Crown him the Lord of love; 

     behold his hands and side, 

     rich wounds, yet visible above, 

     in beauty glorified: no angel in the sky 

     can fully bear that sight, 

     but downward bends his burning eye 

     at mysteries so bright. 

 

4.  Crown him the Lord of peace, 

     whose pow'r a sceptre sways 

     from pole to pole, 

     that wars may cease, 

     absorbed in prayer and praise: 

     his reign shall know no end, 

     and round his pierced feet 

     fair flowers of paradise extend 

     their fragrance ever sweet. 

 

5.  Crown him the Lord of heaven, 

     one with the Father known, 

     and the blest Spirit through him given 

     from yonder triune throne: 

     all hail, Redeemer, hail, 

     for thou hast died for me; 

     thy praise shall never, never fail 

     throughout eternity. 

Bulletin and Children's Liturgy 8th November

Entrance Hymn: Mass 8th November

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Oh Saviour, whose almighty word
 

the winds and waves submissive heard. 

Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O sacred Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
and bid its angry tumult cease,
and give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
and evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 

Responsorial Psalm

May the choirs of angels come to greet you.   

May they speed you to paradise.   

May the Lord enfold you in his mercy.   

May you find eternal life. 

 

Recessional Hymn:

 

1.   I vow to thee, my country, 

all earthly things above, 

entire and whole and perfect, 

the service of my love; 

the love that asks no question, 

the love that stands the test, 

that lays upon the altar, 

the dearest and the best; 

the love that never falters, 

the love that pays the price, 

the love that makes undaunted 

the final sacrifice. 

 

2.   And there’s another country, 

I’ve heard of long ago, 

most dear to them that love her, 

most great to them that know; 

we may not count her armies, 

we may not see her King; 

her fortress is a faithful heart, 

her pride is suffering; 

and soul by soul and silently 

her shining bounds increase, 

and her ways are ways of gentleness 

and all her paths are peace. 

Bulletin & Children's Liturgy 1st November

Entrance 1st November

1. By all your saints still striving, 

    for all your saints at rest, 

    your holy Name, O Jesus, 

    for evermore be blessed. 

    You rose, our King victorious, 

    that they might wear the crown 

    and ever shine in splendour 

    reflected from your throne. 

 

2. Apostles, prophets, martyrs, 

    and all the noble throng 

    who wear the spotless raiment 

    and raise the ceaseless song: 

    for them and those who witness 

    is only known to you. 

    By walking in their footsteps 

    we give you praise anew. 

 

3. Then let us praise the Father 

    and worship God the Son 

    and sing to God the Spirit, 

    eternal Three in One, 

    till all the ransomed number 

    who stand before the throne 

    ascribe all pow’r and glory 

    and praise to God alone. 

Recessional

 

1.   For all the saints who from their labours rest, 

     who thee by faith before the world confessed, 

     thy name, O Jesus be for ever bless. 

            Alleluia! Alleluia! 

 

2.   Thou wast their rock, their fortress & their might; 
     thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight; 
     thou in the darkness drear their one true light. 
 

3.   O blest communion! Fellowship divine! 
     We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; 
     yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. 

4.  From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast, 
     through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, 
     singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

Entrance Hymn 25th October

Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence
Of all that I love here on earth.
All the beauty I see, He has given to me,
And his giving is gentle as silence.

Every day, every hour, every moment,
Have been blessed by the strength of His love.
At the turn of each tide, He is there at my side,
And his touch is as gentle as silence.

There've been times when I've turned from his presence,
And I've walked other paths, other ways,
But I've called on his name, in the dark of my shame
And his mercy was gentle as silence. 

 
Recessional

This is my body, broken for you, 

bringing you wholeness, making you free. 

Take it and eat it, and when you do, 

do it in love for me. 

 

This is my blood, poured out for you, 

bringing forgiveness, making you free. 

Take it and drink it, and when you do, 

do it in love for me. 

 

Back to my Father, soon I shall go. 

Do not forget me; then you will see. 

I am still with you, and you will know 

you’re very close to me. 

 

Filled with my Spirit, how you will grow! 

You are my branches; I am the tree. 

If you are faithful, others will know 

you are alive in me. 

 

Love one another – I have loved you, 

and I have shown you how to be free; 

serve one another, and when you do, 

do it in love for me. 


 

Children's Liturgy

Entrance:

God, whose almighty word,
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight:
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel-day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light! 

Saviour, who came to bring
on your redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind:
O now to all mankind
let there be light! 

Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy dove,
speed forth your flight!
move on the water's face
bearing the lamp of grace
and, in earth's darkest place
let there be light! 

Blessed and holy Three,
glorious Trinity,
wisdom, love, might:
boundless as ocean's tide
rolling in fullest pride
through the world far and wide,
let there be light! 

Recessional:

In Christ there is no East or West, 

in Him no South or North. 

But one great fellowship of love 

throughout the whole wide earth. 

 

In Him shall true hearts everywhere 

their high communion find. 

His service is the golden cord 

close-binding all mankind. 

 

Join hands, then, brothers of the faith, 

what’er your race may be; 

who serves my Father as a son 

is surely kin to me. 

 

In Christ now meet both East and West 

in Him meet South and North. 

All Christly souls are one in Him, 

throughout the whole wide earth. 


 

Parish Newsletter and Children's Liturgy 4th October

Hymn Sunday 4th October

Entrance:

Come, ye thankful people, come, 

raise the song of harvest-home! 

All be safely gathered in, 

ere the winter storms begin; 

God, our maker, doth provide 

for our wants to be supplied; 

come to God’s own temple come; 

raise the song of harvest-home! 

 

We ourselves are God’s own field, 

fruit unto his praise to yield: 

wheat and tares together sown, 

unto joy or sorrow grown; 

first the blade and then the ear, 

then the full corn shall appear: 

grant, O harvest Lord, that we 

wholesome grain and pure may be. 

 

For the Lord our God shall come 

and shall take his harvest home; 

from his field shall purge away 

all that doth offend, that day, 

dive his angels charge at last 

in the fire the tares to cast, 

but the fruitful ears to store 

in his garner evermore. 

 

Then, thou Church triumphant, come, 

raise the song of harvest-home 

all be safely gathered in, 

free from sorrow, free from sin, 

there for ever purified 

in God’s garner to abide; 

come, then thousand angels, come, 

raise the glorious harvest-home! 

Recessional:

All creatures of our God and King, 

lift up your voice and with us sing 

          alleluia, alleluia! 

Thou burning sun with golden beam, 

thou silver moon with softer gleam: 

O praise him, O praise him, 

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

 

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, 

ye clouds that sail in heaven along, 

          O praise him, alleluia! 

Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, 

ye lights of evening, find a voice: 

O praise him, O praise him, 

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

Hymn this weekend

Entrance:

Praise to the holiest in the height 

and in the depths be praise, 

in all his words most wonderful 

most sure in all His ways. 

 

O loving wisdom of our God! 

When all was sin and shame, 

a second Adam to the fight,  

and to the rescue came. 

 

O wisest love!  That flesh and blood 

which did in Adam fail, 

should strive afresh against the foe, 

should strive and should prevail. 

 

And that a higher gift than grace 

should flesh and blood refine. 

God’s presence and his very self, 

and Essence all divine. 

 

O generous love!  That he who smote 

in man for man the foe, 

the double agony in man 

for man should undergo. 

 

And in the garden secretly 

and on the Cross on high, 

should teach his brethren, and inspire 

to suffer and to die. 

 

Praise to the Holiest in the height, 

and in the depth be praise, 

in all his words most wonderful 

most sure in all his ways. 

 
Recessional:

 

We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by God's almighty hand:
He sends the snow in winter,
the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes and the sunshine,
and soft, refreshing rain.

All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
Then thank the Lord,
O thank the Lord,
for all his love.


He only is the maker
of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower,
He lights the evening star;
the winds and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us, his children,
He gives our daily bread.

We thank thee then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
for all thy love imparts,
and that which thou desirest,
our humble, thankful hearts.
 

 

Parish Newsletter

Children's Sheet

Christ the King Virtual Open Evening

24th Sunday

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Children's Liturgy

Corpus Christi

Trinity Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Ascension of the Lord

Ascension Day 21 May 2020

Friday 15 May Feast of Our Lady of Fatima       

The Sorrowful Mysteries

“My heart is ready, O God” Psalm 56(57)

 

 

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

Bulletin 16th May

Monday 11 May                                                       

The Joyful Mysteries

“Not to us Lord, not to us, but to your name give the glory.” Psalm 113B (115)

Sunday 10 May                                                       

The Glorious Mysteries

“May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.” Psalm 32(33)

Saturday 10 May                                                    

The Glorious Mysteries

“Sing a new song to the Lord for he has worked wonders.” Psalm 97(98)

Bulletin 1st May

Children's Liturgy

Bulletin 20th April

The Archbishop has produced a video message for Easter.

 

Please follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwviBcoYXVY

Happy Easter

The veneration of the Cross

The Altar is prepared for Mass and the Paschal Candle for 2020 is in place. This is the water that will be blessed for the renewal of baptismal promises.

Good Friday reflection

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBHjJiW2YH0&t=12s

 

 

The Archbishop has recorded a video message to mark the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHvyy7QXj8Y

St Joseph’s Church will be closed from tomorrow 24 March.

 

Archbishop Malcolm has asked that all churches be closed with immediate effect until further notice.

 

United in prayer.

God bless you all

 

Fr Atli and Deacon Bill

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