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

Updated 18th October 2020


It is time to empty your Red Mission Boxes. If you have a box, please hand it to one of the priests. If you want to empty it yourself, you can place the money in a strong bag along with a note of your name, and hand that in. Many thanks from Missio.

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) People of the Parish
8.00am Maurice & Mary Delaney
11.15am Lou Robinson, RIP
5.30pm Ken Houghton, RIP
9.45 am Doreen Wiltshire, Ints
Churches closed – Mass intentions offered privately Luther & Elizabeth Tingley, RIP
10.00am Lou Robinson, RIP
9.15am Dempsey family, Ints
10.00am Peggy, Jim & Michael McIlwaine, RIP
9.15am Marie & Adam Corckey, Ints
10.00am Lucy Wardrop, Ints
9.15am Paddy Norton, Ints
10.00am Bill Keating, RIP
9.15am Eileen Keogh, 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.

Food bank

The food bank collection is again available at St Hugh’s church in Buckden and St Joseph’s church in St Neots.

Parish Bulletin by email: 

We would like to return to the idea of sending The Parish Bulletin by email. The proposal is addressed especially to the housebound who want to be in touch with our parish. Please, let us know if you are interested, sending a message to: stjosephsthugh@gmail.com or parieshpriest.stjosephsthugh@gmail.com

Parish Keys: If you have parish keys that you are no longer using in active ministry, please return them to the parish office (in an envelope with your name, so that we can keep track of who has returned keys). If you are unable to drop them off, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to collect them.

November My Day by Day:

Copies are available in the back of the church.

October – month of the Rosary prayer

St John Paul II in the apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae wrote:

The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. Simple yet profound, it still remains, at the dawn of this third millennium, a prayer of great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness. It blends easily into the spiritual journey of the Christian life, which, after two thousand years, has lost none of the freshness of its beginnings and feels drawn by the Spirit of God to “set out into the deep” (duc in altum!) in order once more to proclaim, and even cry out, before the world that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour, “the way, and the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6), “the goal of human history and the point on which the desires of history and civilization turn”.

The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the sobriety of its elements, it has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety, of which it can be said to be a compendium. It is an echo of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb. With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.

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

Sacramental Preparation Classes

On Sunday, 8th November 2020 after 5:30 pm Mass, there will be first meeting with candidates to the confirmation at the Parish House, St Neots
First Communion classes at St Joseph’s. Those who were scheduled to make their First 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, 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!

Recently Deceased

May their souls, and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace…
Lou Robinson, RIP
Ken Houghton, RIP
Andrew Dobson, RIP

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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