Last month we welcomed Father Nathaniel from Nigeria to our parishes as our new Assistant Priest. We keep him in prayer as he takes up his ministry among us. Below, he gives us a few words about his background:
“I am NATHANIEL DILE ONWUEKWE. I was born on 14th January 1980 into the family of Late Mr Alexander and Ezinne Josephine Nwanneka Onwuekwe, in Ozubulu, of Anambra State, Nigeria. I have six siblings: (more…)
Every year at St Joseph’s we have a Parish Project, aiming to raise funds for a worthwhile cause. In October last year, we set a new Parish Project – to support the work of Fr Boniface, in his home parish in Uganda, with the poor and orphaned children there. (more…)
At the start of Advent 2017, Bishop Peter launched a Year of Prayer and Vocation, hoping to make us aware of our vocation as disciples of Jesus and to deepen our friendship with Him.
A DVD message was shown in all parishes on the first weekend of Advent, urging us to use Advent as a time of preparation for the second coming of Jesus. (more…)
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The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life.
The website was launched in this month of November, the traditional month of remembering and praying for the dead. (more…)
by Marguerite Cook
A loyal group of parishioners in my church of St. Joseph’s Bedford pray the rosary before daily Mass. At the end of the rosary prayers, a single voice calls out, “St. Jude, pray for us”. The voice belongs to a lady called Bernadette, and she is not alone in her love of St. Jude, the apostle and martyr; Patron of Hopeless Cases. St. Jude has devout followers in every corner of the world and thousands of people visit St. Jude’s Shrine in Faversham, Kent. (more…)