Welcome to the website of
the Catholic Parish of St. Joseph and St. Hugh

Updated 26th September 2020

Peter’s Pence collection

On Sunday 4th October there will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence. This has been transferred from 28th June when the churches were closed.

As of 8th August, the Government requirements stipulate that masks must be worn within church. The Bishops have updated guidelines. The complete Guidelines with revisions can be viewed here (updates are in red): 2020.08.25 – Guidance for Acts of Worship – Pastoral Care of the Sick – Revision 5

The Mass Schedule for the week is as follows:
St Joseph’s 
St Hugh’s
No Mass
6.30pm (vigil Mass) Patricia Fox, RIP
8.00am Kathleen Kelly, RIP
11.15am SVP Deceased Memberss
5.30pm PMuriel Starkie, Ints
9.45 am Andrew Madden, Ints
Churches closed – Mass intentions offered privately Philip Cooper, Ints
10.00am Noreen King, RIP
9.15am People of the Parish
10.00am Brown Family, Ints
9.15am Tony Flach, RIP
10.00am Lou Robinson, RIP
9.15am Kieran Dolan, RIP
10.00am Alice & John Tonge, RIP
9.15am Patricia Creany, Ints

Pastoral Care of the Sick

Copies of an updated version of Guidance for the Pastoral Care of the Sick are available at the church porch. You will see that Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are now permitted to make home visits. They must wear a face covering and take all the precautions as outlined in the guidance. Please read the guidelines here: 2020.08.25 – Guidance for Acts of Worship – Pastoral Care of the Sick – Revision 5
Face mask exemption: Some faithful in our community are exempted to wear a face mask because of their sickness. Please have understanding and respect to them.

First Friday

This week , 2nd October is the first Friday of the month. We will have Exposition of the Blessed sacrament with Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary, at St Joseph’s at 3.00pm.

To our stewards and cleaners: 

We are still able to celebrate our worship gatherings thanks to the involvement of some volunteers. We would like to thank our stewards and cleaners whose work is inevaluable. Please, accept our gratitude. We are very thankful for your service and we still ned your help. If you can do this service, please, put your name on the list at the back of our church. We desperately need stewards’ presence at each mass. In other case there will be danger of Mass suspension.

October My Day by Day:

Copies are available in the back of the church. (Apologies, the September issue never arrived).

Welcome to Fr Krzysztof

Please find below Fr Krzysztof’s first message.

Dear Parishioners,

As you already know, my name is Krzysztof Stawicki. My Christian name is an equivalent of Christopher in English. The spelling is a little strange but I discovered already that you have no problem with the pronunciation. I discovered also that some of you remember that I was in Buckden – St Neots in 2010/2011 and know me under the nickname “Happy Sunday Father”. I learnt this greeting in the only St Patrick’s church in Poland which is located in Warsaw. I received, from my superiors, a task to be your Parish Priest. It is a challenge for me but with God’s help and yours, I am able to fulfil this duty. I also expect support from my Claretian community brothers: Frs Jim, Philip and Paul Peter.

I start my work in the context of coronavirus and I fully understand your fears connected with it. Thanks to God, we were able to return to the churches and despite last restrictions, as a worship gathering which is exempted, we can still enjoy the presence of the Lord and the one of our brothers and sisters in Christ. A sign of hope for me is the restart of First Holy Communion preparation in our parish which I could see last Thursday in St Neots.

Sometimes to describe a year, we use Latin formula: Anno Domini and in fact everything is in the hands of Our Lord: our past which can be healed by Him, our presence with our efforts under His eye and our future which is not a secret for Him. We are called to cooperate with his grace. Do not hesitate to do it.

I come from a country of “Solidarity” movement and its heritage affected me as well as 1000 years of Christianity (you know probably few my saint countrymen like: St Maximilian Kolbe, St Faustina Kowalska, St John Paul II) in my homeland. Let us build together our community, now and here, caring one about another and may God’s blessing be upon us.


Fr Krzysztof Stawicki, CMF

Guidelines for those Attending Mass / Stewards 

The Parish’s Guidelines for attending Mass were updated recently. Please see the latest guidelines below:

200723 Updated Instructions for Parishioners
200724 Updated Instructions for Stewards at Mass


We remind that children 12+ participating in the worship gatherings need face mask (covering). It is a legal requirement.

Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments for both churches have been updated. Copies can be found on the noticeboard at the back of each church, or at the following link:
200729 Parish Risk Assessment St Hugh
200729 Parish Risk Assessment St Joseph

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology 

Online courses (via Zoom) are being offered through the MBIT. To view the brochure, please see the link below:
MBIT brochure web


 Sacramental Preparation Classes

Plans are underway for Confirmation preparation to begin. Please complete an application form (available at the back of the church) and hand it to a priest or the parish office. Applicants must be at least 14 yeras of age.
First Communion classes at St Joseph’s. Those who were scheduled to make their Firs Communion this summer are preparing to receive the Sacrament later this year. The new class therefore won’t start until January.
Adult, RCIA Application form
First Holy Communion APPLICATION 2020-21
Confirmation APPLICATION 2020 – 2021


Let us remember the sick of our parish in our valuable prayers!

Pam Ostler, Adrian Taggart, Anne Gilchrist, Stella Beavor, James ‘Jim’ Dermody, Ruth Clapham, Charles Marr, Hilton Rowlings, Andrew Madden, Helen Searle, Maria Taverna, Joe Shamy, Nancy Jacquard.
Note: Please send the names of the sick if you think that the parish should remember them in our daily prayers. May God grant them speedy recovery!

Parish Mass intentions for the coming week can be found by clicking on the Mass and Service Times tab at the top of this page.


Sacrament of Reconciliation is available Saturdays at St Hugh’s from 9.45am to 10.15am


Mass Online

Online Mass remains available following the opening of churches for public Masses.  Live Catholic Mass Directory
For a list of Catholic radio broadcasts, please follow this link:  https://www.rcdea.org.uk/catholic-broadcasters-bring-uplift-during-lockdown/

 If you are self-isolating and are unable to obtain necessary supplies,
please contact the Parish Office on 01480 472587.
Or email the parish at
parishpriest.stjosephsthugh@gmail.com or stjosephsthugh@gmail.com 


Parish notices are being sent out by email when possible. If you haven’t received an email from the parish, please email stjosephsthugh@gmail.com to be added to the list


About Our Parish

The Parish of St Joseph in St Neots, and St Hugh of Lincoln, Buckden is located in the Diocese of East Anglia and is in the pastoral care of the Claretian Missionaries, who are based, along with the Claret Retreat & Conference Centre, within the complex known as Buckden Towers Cambridgeshire, England, UK. On this website you can: check Mass times, as well as the times of other services; look up information on the Children’s Liturgy and Sacraments under Catechesis; discover the different groups for all ages and interests available in the Parish Community; keep track of the latest events being held in your area under the Parish News heading.

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