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This Thursday is Ascension Day. Mass will be at 7 pm (please email if you want a place). There will also be Mass at English Martyrs at 11 am and there is no need to book there.
It is not a day of obligation at the moment but it is still good to mark this special day
The Mass will be live-streamed
Mass at St Joseph’s Monks Kirby (all live streamed)
Confession is always available 30 minutes before Mass
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Friday at 6:30pm
Booking is essential at the moment and COVID regulations for places of worship are being followed.
Good Morning all
I hope all is well
Just a reminder that we now have a new additional Mass at 8am on Sundays. This will be until restrictions are reduced to allow more people to come on Sunday. I also hope it can free up places at 9:15am as people seek to return to church.
Please let me know if you would like to go to Mass at 8am, either as a regular visit or a one off
Easter Sunday, 04/04/2021
Mass today was only livestreamed at 8am. I forgot to switch it on at 9:15. It can be watched from the archive on the Youtube chanel
Also we now have an 8am Mass ongoing. Please let me know if you would like to book a place. It would be helpful to free up some places at 9:15am, if possible
Mass this week is on Tuesday at 10am and Friday at 7pm. Fr John will celebrate these Masses. Both will be streamed
Mass tomorrow is full. You can join us on the live stream. On Friday if was buffering a bit and so we are currently exploring changing the mobile internet (which is on loan at the moment) Please bear with us
On Easter Sunday we will have a new Sunday Mass time at 8am and this will continue after Easter. Please let me know if you would prefer this time slot. Easter Sunday at 9:15am is full
There are still slots at the following Masses over Easter and Holy Week
Holy Thursday 7:30pm – St Edith’s
Good Friday 3pm – St Ediths
Holy Saturday 8pm- St Ediths
Easter Sunday 8am- St Joseph’s
Please email me to book a place
God bless you all
I can confirm that the following liturgies will take place at St Edith’s
Holy Thursday 7:30pm
Good Friday 3pm
Holy Saturday 8pm
There are still places at all of the liturgies above
On Easter Sunday, St Edith’ s is no longer available and so we will have one Mass at 9:15am at St Joseph’s (Booking is essential). At present we are over numbers on Easter Sunday and so I will be asking people if they can try to attend The Vigil at St Edith’s if at all possible to free up space on Easter Morning. We have to keep numbers below 30 (or 19 households)
Easter Sunday will be live streamed for those remaining at home
This Holy Week and Easter we will have the following liturgies. We are grateful to St Edith’s for their kind invitation for our busier services. Please note the time change on Easter Sunday
Holy Thursday- 7:30pm St Joseph’s (booking required)
Good Good Friday 3pm- St Edith’s
Holy Saturday 8pm – St Joseph’s (booking required)
Sunday 9am- St Edith’s
Please email me or send a FB message if you wish to book for one of the St Joseph’s times
We are now live streaming our Masses. We will being on Friday at 7pm which is St Joseph’s day.
There are two ways:
a) either by clicking this link
b) going on to You Tube ( especially for those with a smart TV) and searching for St Joseph’s Catholic Church Monks Kirby, you can then subscribe. There will also be a link on the parish FB group and parish website.
We still have some places for St Joseph’s Day at 7pm (Stations of the Cross from 6:35). Please email me if you would like a place.
Thank you to all who continue support the parish with Standing Orders as we still have all the same overheads as when the church is full.
This week we recommenced the practice of people leading the bidding prayers (done from their places). Dunstan Vavasour started us off this week and next week Darcey and Autumn will prepare and lead them.
Please let me know if you would wish to have a go.
St Joseph’s continue to be open for worship and to pray for our communities at this time. Masses are celebrated three times each week (Tues 10, Fri 7pm Sun 9:15am). Booking is essential for Sunday as we are often full. Please email me if you would like a place.
Lent starts on Ash Wednesday (17th Feb). I am proposing having Mass on that day at 10am and 7:30pm. Please email if you would like a place at any of these masses.
For those who are not attending St Joseph’s at the moment, we assure you of our prayers, and mention you each week at Mass. We are currently exploring live streaming Mass as part of the project to renew the sound system in church.
We still have overheads as a church and would welcome any contributions at this time. Please email me if you would like the parish bank details. Cheques made payable to St Josephs are also welcomed.
Please keep in touch if there is anything else.
During the newest restrictions communal worship may continue to take place providing that Churches continue to maintain social distancing and the other requirements under the safe use of places of worship guidance.
Mass will therefore continue to be celebrated publicly three times each week, as has been our pattern over the last few months.
Below is the latest guidance. Provision for places of worship comes under ‘Communal Worship
Tuesday 9:45am- 10:30am
We are looking at renewing our sound system for the following reasons,
1) The radio microphones no longer work
2) Ian has been providing his own equipment to play music in the week but we would like this to be a more permanent feature that could happen on days when Ian is not present.
3) An improved sound system would be linked to any live streaming equipment.
4)Our present system is quite old and cannot be easily upgraded and so a new system is preferred
At the finance committee, James provided us with details of the finances to date for this year. Our income is considerably down which is of concern for our small parish and longer-term sustainability. There will still be a jar at the back of the Church for donations. For those not going to Church at present cheques made payable to St Joseph’s Church can be sent to Fr Matthew. Alternatively standing orders (regular or one-off) can be set up using the parish bank account.
CAFOD (Message from Maria Lee) – Our parish is marking CAFOD’s Family Fast Day to help people facing the worst of the coronavirus crisis. We’ve all felt the impact of this terrible disease – let’s come together to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world survive, rebuild, and heal. Please pray for all those affected. You can donate: online at cafod.org.uk/give, using one of the envelopes, or Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CAFODNOINFO to 70085
Please see below Holy Mass live streaming
Live streaming in Rugby Deanery: Our Lady of Sacred Heart, Bulkington link
Archdiocese of Birmingham Livestreams link
Follow the daily Readings at Mass: Universalis or Alive Publsihing
Masses on the internet – churchservices.tv
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.
A Prayer of Blessed John Henry Newman
O Lord, support us all the day long until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.