To see the live-streamed services from our church, you will need to go to the "St Joseph's Church, Upton" channel on YouTube (click here to go to the channel). When you reach the channel you will see a series of thumbnails representing the previously streamed services. If a service is currently being streamed, the first thumbnail in the list will have a label in a red box saying "Live". To watch the livestream, click on this thumbnail. Streaming is usually started about 20 minutes before the start of the service. If the "Live" thumbnail is not showing, please try again closer to the start time of the service.
Next Live-streamed service:
29th November at 11.00am
Sunday (29th November)
Private Prayer: 10.00am to 10.30am
Livestreamed Mass: 11.00am
Monday (30th November)
Private Prayer: 9.30am to 10.00am
Livestreamed Mass: 10.30am
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Adoration: 9.30am to 10.00am
Tuesday - Church Closed - No Private Prayer or Mass.
Please maintain social distancing of 1 metre+ and sit in the indicated places.
Face coverings must be worn in the church.
Only come to the church if it is safe for you and you do not have any Covid-19 symptoms.
More details are in the newsletter, which is now available here.
A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England regarding the resumption of collective worship in England - Read More
With many churches opening for private prayer from tomorrow (Monday), the times of some of the live streamed services have been changed. In particular it should be noted that daily Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral will now be at 8.30am. Sunday Mass times remain unchanged at 8.30 and 10.45am. Other service times can be found on the resources page here.
From Monday 15 June places of worship will be permitted to open for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.
Resources to help you pray and worship at home while the church is closed are available by selecting Information -> Coronavirus Resources above, or by clicking here.
A People who hope in Christ: Bishops proclaim hope in the Risen Lord as they recognise pain of Catholics who cannot pray in Church or receive Sacraments - Read More
A Message from Bishop Mark - Click here.
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.
Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.
In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, at 7.00pm each Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated the first Mass in Westminster Cathedral at 7.00pm on 23rd April.
Remaining dates, up to the 9th July, are as follows (click on the Cathedral name to access he live feed):
Bishop Tom Williams in Liverpool Cathedral at 7.00pm on 9th July
Following the advice of the Government, the Bishops have decided that Churches should now remain closed to help reduce the spread of the virus
Father Lucas is saying Mass each morning in private at 8.00am. Click here for today's readings
Please click here to read an important letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
We do not yet know what restrictions will be in place at Christmas, we are however, proposing three Masses:
Children's Mass at 5.30pm
Vigil Mass at 8.30pm
Christmas Mass at 10.00am
In order to able to plan for this, we need to know how many people are planning to attend each Mass.
The questionnaire sent out earlier this month had a section for you to indicate your preference for Masses at Christmas. If you have not already done so, could you please return the completed questionnaire as soon as possible.
If you did not receive a questionnaire, or you have misplaced it, you can download it by clicking here.
Please note that the times of some of the streamed Masses have changed again following the end of "Lockdown".
daily masses, Monday and Tuesday this week are at 7.30am,
from Wednesday (2nd December) they are at 12.15pm.
Sunday Masses remain at 8.00am and 11.00am
Details of times of other streamed services are on the Coronavirus Resources Page.
For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to continue to help the Parish in these difficult times, you can now give on line, either as a one off payment or as a regular monthly payment, by clicking here. Please note that the minimum amount that can be donated is £5.
Need Help? A small team of volunteers has formed to keep in touch with those who are isolated at home as a precaution or due to illness.
The team can deliver essential groceries, drop off/collect prescriptions at surgeries and pharmacies, and post mail as well as have a friendly chat on the phone.
Please contact Pete Graham (07505 355559) or Kevin Powell (07770 611488) if you need help from the team, or if you would like to help.
|Moreton Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ|
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Priest in Charge:
Father Lucas Ngwa
Rev. David Cotterell