Saturday and Sunday Masses - Pre-booked only
Saturday 4th July
First Mass of Sunday - 6:00pm St. Joseph’s
Sunday 5th July
Mass - 9:00am St. Gregory’s
Mass - 10:30am St. Joseph’s
Mass - 6:00pm St. Joseph’s
MASS BOOKING HOTLINE: 07939 419591
Monday to Friday
Mass - 10:00am St. Joseph’s
Mass - 10:00am St. Joseph’s
Mass - 11:00am St. Joseph’s
Mass - 9:30am St. Gregory’s
Mass - 10:00am St. Joseph’s
St. Joseph Mass Livestream
Mass - 10:30am Live from St. Joseph’s
Please note later time for livestream
St. Joseph Mass Videos via YouTube
Other Live Streams of Mass
Welcome to St. Joseph’s Parish
St. Joseph’s is a Roman Catholic parish in Newton Abbot, Devon.
The parish YouTube Channel has videos of Mass and First Holy Communion preparation.
We also have a FaceBook page here.
Re-Opening of Our Parish - IMPORTANT
Message from the Fathers concerning the Celebration of Mass from 4th July 2020
It is with great joy that we can announce that we shall be celebrating
the Mass with you once again in Church from SATURDAY 4TH JULY,
beginning with the 6.00pm Saturday Evening Vigil Mass
Praise be Jesus Christ!
We are so grateful for your faithfulness, your patience, and your love, shown to us in so many ways. The past three months have been very difficult for all of us, and the future remains uncertain; we should however thank God that once again we can celebrate the Sacraments together.
For reasons of public health and safety, Bishop Mark has advised us that, rather than everyone returning to their normal Sunday pattern of Mass, we should consider spreading our Sunday observance across the whole week. In other words you can attend any of the Masses across the whole week, and thus fulfil your weekly observance. We are having to limit numbers attending Masses to meet with government restrictions on social distancing.
The Parish has opted for retaining the full two metre spacing between people, so we can avoid everyone having to wear face masks for Mass; you are of course welcome to wear one if this is what you wish. The number of places available at a Mass begins with 28 at St Joseph’s and 26 at St Gregorys, but can be raised if families wish to attend together. A family, for example of four people, will count as one place taken. The maximum number of places available at Mass is approximately 60.
We are offering nine different Masses across the week please see opposite page.
We have decided that initially we will operate a booking system for the weekend Masses on Saturday and Sunday. This is necessary to ensure that we do not break government guidelines, and more importantly that we do not risk the safety and health of parishioners. The latter have to be the priority. Therefore we have set up a special Reservation for Mass Hotline: 07939 419591 (PLEASE TEXT OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE ANSWERPHONE IF THERE IS NO REPLY). (YOU CAN CALL/TEXT THIS NUMBER AT ANY TIME). You can also reserve a place via email using our usual address: email@example.com. Once you have been booked in we will send a reply via email or text to confirm your place/s.
For tracing purposes we will require the full names of all those in your party, a contact address, land line number and/or mobile number and the Mass you would like to attend. Please do not call the Parish Landline as we are unable to take bookings via this number.
It is essential to book your place in order to avoid being turned away at the door. It is sad that we have to operate this system, but your safety, and the wider safety of the parish community and beyond, come first. If you know anyone for whom contacting us is difficult please help them, or contact us at the numbers above.
More details will be published soon concerning arrangements for your safety, and these will be widely publicised on the Parish Website, Facebook, and Church noticeboards. The churches will be open 15 minutes before Mass for arrival and Private Prayer.
On arrival parishioners will be expected to use hand gel provided by the stewards/welcomers, and follow their directions as to where to sit. The two metre rule must be respected at all times.
The weekly Collection will be taken on arrival, so please come prepared. There are more details as below of alternative ways of contributing to the parish which are safer in terms of hygiene.
If you are currently in the parish Gift Aid scheme and normally make donations by means of the weekly envelopes or you wish to make normal weekly donations to the parish this can be done via your bank quoting the Parish bank details which are: Natwest Bank - Sort Code 54-10-39 - Account No 05447216—Account Name P.R.C.D.T.R Newton Abbot. If you make any payments please quote your Name and if it is a Gift Aid donation please insert your Envelope No. as the reference.
You will be given a Weekly Bulletin on arrival which you should retain throughout the Service, and which you must take home. Bulletins left on the benches become a health risk. If you have any concerns please contact us on the Parish Number: 01626 365231 We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again to join us for the Celebration of the Mass. With Our Blessing & Prayers
Father Anthony, Fr Victor, Fr George, and Fr Anthony
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Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary - Sunday 29th March 2020
The first dedication of England was made by King Richard II in 1381, as England faced the turmoil of the Peasants’ Revolt, an uprising that took place in response to high taxes. The Rededication which takes place this Sunday March 29, 2020, is a personal dedication of the people of England following in the footsteps of the king. In thanksgiving for the end of the Revolt Richard returned and gave the country as a gift - a dowry - to Our Lady for her continued protection and guidance. Until the Reformation, Kings of England went on Pilgrimage to Walsingham to renew this dedication but the commitment was abandoned by Henry VIII.
Today, we, the Catholics of England follow in that tradition. As we face personal, national, and worldwide challenges today, we turn to Mary once again and offer our faith as she leads us to her Son. It is noteworthy that at this time of world crisis caused by the Coronavirus several countries including France and Spain, have rededicated their countries to Mary on the Feast of the Annunciation, seeking her intercession for the world at this critical moment, recognising that her mission in the Church since the first Pentecost is to lead us to Christ. Mary, Mother of the Church. Pray for us.
You can learn more about the Rededication by visiting the following Website: https://www.walsingham.org.uk/rededication/
Can You Help Please?
As an active member of the parish community or a supporter of St Joseph’s and the Catholic faith.
Could you offer any skill or talents on a voluntary basis to help our parish and the people we serve?
… go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations. Baptise them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always, until the end of time’. (Mt. 28:18-20)
As Christians, as the Church, we are called to know Jesus Christ present with us, and to proclaim and share the faith we have received. Bishop Mark has offered us an opportunity to take part in this Great Commission through The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University.