24th March 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

24th March 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Masses and Liturgies

9:15am PARISH MASS – Pro Popula

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Masses and Liturgy this week 

Monday – 6.30pm Mass The Annunciation Tuesday – 10am Mass Wednesday6:30pm Mass Thursday – TBC Friday – 6:30pm Stations of the Cross for Lent 7pm Mass

Mass intentions this week – Monday – Mary Theresa Simpson (CL) Tuesday – Denis Hammel (RIP) Wednesday- Maris and Inese ints (IM) Thursday- Private intention (FP) Friday – Peggy Commerford Thanksgiving (PC)

Offering a Mass is a really powerful form of prayer as we offer the sacrifice of the Mass for a particular intention. Masses can booked by seeing Fr Matthew or writing in the parish diary and giving the offering to Liz Hewitt.

PARISH VISITATION – Thank you to Liz, James, Tracey and all the team of helpers for for all their hard work in leading on this wonderful weekend.

Refreshments  after Mass Please join us after Mass for coffee in the parish room.

CONFESSION IN LENT as part of our Easter Duty

Confession is available 30 minutes before Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Fr Matthew is also available at other times by appointment. There will also be a Penitential Service at St Marie’s nearer on 14th April at 7pm. The date has yet to be confirmed by the Deanery Priests.

Midweek Masses – Please support the midweek masses. Masses in the week last no longer that 25 minutes and are a good way of giving extra time to God. The number of our parishioners who attend these masses is disappointingly low at the moment. We have ensured a variety of times (AM and PM) to try to give as much opportunity as possible. If you cant make any of the times Fr Matthew is willing to consider new timings if it enables others to attend.

Other Sunday Mass provision – Please remember that if you are ever unable to come to Mass on Sunday at St Joseph’s there are other Masses in the deanery where you can fulfil your obligation. These are: 

Saturday Evening: St Francis (Bedworth)- 4pm;  Sacred Heart- 5pm; Lutterworth – 5:30pm; St Maries- 6pm; English Martyrs 6:30 pm 

Sunday Evening: St Maries – 6pm; Narborough – 7pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

Monday– 7am – 7pm Monday at St Marie’s Church Rugby Monday – Friday 4 – 5pm – Mater Ecclesiae


A Prayer for our parish –

LORD GOD, WE THANK YOU for our parish and for all its people. We praise you for the hard work of those now gone before us whose vision has given us what we have today. Bless all who come to this church that they may hear Your Word and live by it, receive Your sacraments and be strengthened by them and find in this place a glimpse of Your love, an experience of Your mercy and a foretaste of heaven. Help us travel faithfully into Your future. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.