Parishioners from St Joseph’s have celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.
Fr SAJU PINAKATTU
Lent begins with reflection on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. The Fathers of the Church explain that Jesus’s temptations are described after his baptism to teach us why we are tempted and how we should conquer temptations.
A new national Catholic awards scheme will recognise the work of young people in the church, their parish and the community – and it’s set to launch at St Joseph’s Church.
St Joseph’s Christmas Fair, on Saturday 3 December, will be lots of fun – with some fantastic bargains on our stalls and the opportunity to win prizes, including an iPad Mini and shopping vouchers.
Two parishioners of St Joseph’s are part of a community that has helped arrange a series of events and night vigils for November, marking the end of the Year of Mercy.
Pax Christi is urging people to mark International Day of Nonviolence and remember those suffering the war in Yemen.
By GARRY CULLEN
This is the first time I have written a blog entry, so, readers, please forgive me as I am no doubt a novice. As most of you will know, I have recently completed my first year at St John’s seminary in Wonersh as part of my journey to become a Deacon, which – God willing – will see me ordained in 2018. So what have I learnt thus far?