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Whats on this Week

For Masses, streaming, and church open times see panel alongside

Sunday / 2pm: Deep Waters

Tuesday / 7:30pm: Tuesday group – The Pope’s message

Thursday / 10am: Thursday Group

Thursday / 7:30pm: Alpha

Thursday / 8pm: Deep Waters

 

The Archbishops' Letter

This has just been published on the resumption of collective worship

Support Us

With our churches closed our income has gone down significantly, whereas our costs haven’t changed. There are a number of ways in which you can donate to us.

Bishops Masses for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working in Social Care

Our Bishops have started a weekly Mass series for the above intention. 

The full timetable and links are here

Masses resume

Physical Mass is back starting with th 6pm Saturday Mass on the 4th at St John the Baptist.

Then on Sunday there will be 11:30 Mass at St Joseph’s and 11 at St John the Baptist.

Next week from Monday to Friday there will be Mass at 10am at St John the Baptist.

This replaces the open hours for St John the Baptist, but St Joseph’s will be open for private prayer as before from 4 to 5:30 Wednesday and Friday.

The weekday youtube streamed Mass will change from 12 to 10am.  This Saturday there will be the normal 12 streamed Mass, and on Sundays the 11:30 Mass will be streamed.

Confession is also back – on Saturdays from 11 to 11.45 at St Joseph’s –   St Joseph’s has a new enclosed area in the church which enables us to conduct confessions safely.

 

If you come to Mass we are continuing to take serious safety measures. You will be required to wear a mask, and to sanitise your hands on entry. We will take a list of names in case it is required by the contact tracing service.  Only two people, or one household group can sit on a row, and alternate rows will be empty. Communion will be at the very end of Mass, row by row with no queueing, and you should proceed directly from Communion to the church exit.

Masses resume

Physical Mass is back starting with th 6pm Saturday Mass on the 4th at St John the Baptist.

Then on Sunday there will be 11:30 Mass at St Joseph’s and 11 at St John the Baptist.

Next week from Monday to Friday there will be Mass at 10am at St John the Baptist.

This replaces the open hours for St John the Baptist, but St Joseph’s will be open for private prayer as before from 4 to 5:30 Wednesday to Friday.

The weekday youtube streamed Mass will change from 12 to 10am.  This Saturday there will be the normal 12 streamed Mass, and this Sunday the 11:30 Mass will be streamed. 

 

 

If you come to Mass we are continuing to take serious safety measures. You will be required to wear a mask, and to sanitise your hands on entry. We will take a list of names in case it is required by the contact tracing service.  Only two people, or one household group can sit on a row, and alternate rows will be empty. Communion will be at the very end of Mass, row by row with no queueing, and you should proceed directly from Communion to the church exit.

POPE FRANCIS TELLS US WHAT IT IS TO BE CHRISTIAN

– Tuesday evening discussion and study

We are starting a new series of meetings online on Tuesday evenings to listen to and discuss Pope Francis’s key message to all of us.

Join us at 7:30 on Tuesdays. Over time we will look at a range of topics including the Mass. We are starting with what Pope Francis first wrote on becoming Pope. This – The Joy of the Gospel – is addressed to every Catholic and every Catholic church, laying out the Pope’s mission, and setting a challenge for all of us.

Join us to:

  • Learn more about the Pope’s key thinking
  • See how this is the core of our parish mission as a church
  • Discuss how it applies to us in Brighton today individually and together
  • Enjoy working this through in a friendly informal group

Join us on zoom on Tuesday at 7:30 – give it a try.

To find out more, or if you have never used zoom before and need help, contact us on alpha@stjosephsbrighton.org.uk

Our New Resource Page

In particular look out for our resources pages, providing links to good things to watch, listen to, or read. Also the Prayers of the Faithful are now published weekly on the newsletter page. We would encourage all parishioners to
submit potential prayers by email to the office, so that increasingly these do become the prayers of all the faithful.

Great external courses and events

There are great online worship and events coming up. See our section Upcoming Courses and Events at the top of the Resources page.