About the Catholic Church
If you are interested in knowing about the Catholic Church with the possibility of being received into the Church Easter 2008, please write to Fr. Leslie asking to be included in the R.C.I.A. programme.
"Come Home For the New Year "
Most Catholic Families have members who, for different reasons, no longer go to Mass;
some lost contact during their teenage years, others drifted away after a broken marriage, whilst
some have had painful experiences with the Catholic community. The Church's initiative aims
to encourage Catholics to listen respectfully and lovingly to people's stories and invite them
back. A simple invitation could make all the difference in the world.
A recent report highlighted that three million people in England and Wales would come to
Church if invited. It is estimated that at least two-thirds of the Catholic community are non
Church-going (lapsed). Therefore, all members of the St. Joseph's community are encouraged
to go out of their way this New Year with a message of love, acceptance,
welcome and reconciliation, to bring back at least one person to Church.
Let's make 2008 a year to member.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor urges us to take part in this important initiative.
In your 20s?
The twentysomethings is a group for Catholics your age. We do walks, meals, prayer, holidays, retreats etc. Contact Claire on 07950 202205, or email@example.com
In your 30s? Then thirtysomethings is for you.
Moonwalk for walk the walk worldwide Charity Reg. SC029572
Our Guides have supported the breakthrough for breast cancer Crocus Walks and this year Caroline, Catherine & Sarah Peters are walking the Moonwalk through the streets of London at night on the 17th May and need sponsors. Please visit www.justgiving.com/peters family
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Course by which adults become members of the Catholic Faith will be starting soon.If you are interested in becoming a Catholic please see Fr.Leslie as soon as possible.
Altar Server Training
Young people who would like to train to be an Altar Server - a great privilege - and are aged 9 years or older, please give your name to Fr. Leslie
At St. Joseph's we stock and sell an attractive and interesting range of devotional items; books, medals, statues, cards for every occasion and much more. Please browse. If you can't see what you want, or need something special, speak to Gerry Sarah, she can possibly order it for you.
Faith is Caught, Not Taught
"Worry not that your children don't listen to you.
Worry that they watch you."
Perhaps the most effective way to ensure that your children develop a healthy faith life is to let them experience your own living faith. When we neglect our own spiritual development, our "lamp on the stand" can easily become a little tarnished. For the light of our faith to shine for our children, we need to trim the wick and polish up.
Queens Hospital Romford
The Hospital Chaplain is Fr. Mark Swires. Should you go into the Queens Hospital, please inform Fr. Mark by email to; firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01708 447761.
Clothes and shoe recycling collection
St. Joseph the worker RC Primary School have a clothes and shoe recycling collection. Bags are held at the main entrance of the school.