Parish News

Parish News

Last week’s offering amounted to£ 1807.94

Second Collection amounted to £ 620.84

Next Sunday is ‘World Mission Day’. There will be a second collection for mission taken next weekend

Claretian Mission 2017: You may pick up your free copy of this booklet from the back of the Church

First Communion 2018: We have already begun the preparation programme for the sacraments last weekend.  If you are in Year 3 or above please ask one of the priests for an application form after Mass.

Transport can be arranged for anybody who has difficulty getting to Sunday Mass. We also need more drivers for the minibus on a Sunday morning to join the rota.

Thinking of becoming a Catholic? — if anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or exploring the possibility of doing so, please give your name to one of the Priests or the parish office.

Parish Security

As part of a review of the security of our property, it is necessary to compile a list of current key holders, prior to updating some of the locks. If you have keys to any of the property at St Joseph’s or St Hugh’s, please complete one of the forms available at the back of the Church and return it to the Parish House at St Joseph’s, the Office at St Hugh’s, or hand it to one of the priests. Please note that this is being done not to restrict access, but as a ‘common sense’ approach to security.

Church Cleaning:  We urgently need new people to join the cleaning rota both at St. Joseph’s and St. Hugh’s. Please see the poster in the church porch or contact Gay Stonehouse on 810685 or Yvonne Clare on 742587

Meetings and Events

Thursday 19th October

The next bible study will be held at 2.30 at 12, St Georges Close, Brampton. We will be looking at the Letter of St John. All are most welcome.

Thursday, 26th October

October’s CWL meeting is at 2. 00 pm., in the meeting room. Kim Hall will talk and lead us in some of her ‘age dementia’ friendly exercise programme which she teaches; you may have seen her on television.

Monday, 30th October

There will be a choir practice at St Hugh’s at 7.30pm.


“CAFOD Harvest Fast Day. Your donation will provide fruit trees, training and strong, weather-resistant seeds to the world’s poorest. £14.00 gives a farmer ten fruit trees, £38.00 gives a family grains, vegetables, organic manure and livestock to start a farm. Filling in the Gift Aid panel on your CAFOD envelope increases the amount of your donation by 25%. Please give what you can to sow more seeds of love.”

Mass for the Youth of Our Parish!

Sunday, 5th November – 6.00 pm at St Hugh’s

All children, young people and their families are invited to celebrate their own Monthly Mass in a more contemporary way. Please come along and experience something a little different! Why not bring a friend?

After Mass, join us for hotdogs and hot chocolate around a bonfire with fireworks!


September 2017 draw:-

Winners: 1st prize.   No.56.       P Lippet.   £25

                 2nd prize. No.84.       K Clark.     £10


Learning about the Catholic Church. Are you, or is anyone you know, interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or how to join? Perhaps you are a baptised Catholic but have never been confirmed Just speak to one of the priests and sessions will be arranged for those interested.

Catholic papers and magazines are available at the back of church including The Universe, Catholic Times, Catholic Herald and Catholic Life.

There is an article on the importance of the Children’s Liturgy available on this website under ‘Catechesis’. You can click here to read it.

St Joseph’s Repository and Library is open on Sunday mornings and during parish office hours (see contacts page).