Welcome to our Parishes

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and continues up to the Solemnity of the Feast in 2021. Pope Francis wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.” We will be introducing opportunities to the parishes in the year ahead to help cultivate and promote devotions to St Joseph starting with reciting the Litany

Service times and Sacraments

Attending Mass

We welcome you to journey with us through the seasons of Advent and Christmastide. Due to social distancing (2m) there is a restriction on the number able to attend masses. You need to book a place in advance by emailing office@tpicr.co.uk or ring 01709 363753 and give your name and a contact phone number for reasons of test and trace. If you are attending as a family or social bubble we will need the names of each person in the group and their contact details also. Please remember that everyone fro the age of 12 years must wear a mask .

People must arrive in good time before mass begins. Late arrivals may not be admitted.

The Sunday obligation has been lifted because of the pandemic. This means that you do not need to attend mass on a Sunday and can attend on another day of the week. There will be people who because of work commitments, can only attend on a Sunday so if you are able to choose another day this will help in providing an opportunity to attend mass during the week for everyone. Likewise, while there are four masses during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the other days of the Christmas Octave (26 Dec to 1 Jan) are days on which the celebration of the birth of Christ our Saviour will be celebrated.

Living with the virus has been challenging but we have also found new ways of living our faith. May we continue to journey together with generous hearts and growing trust in the presence of the Lord in our lives. God Bless, Fr Desmond.

Streamed Services

The Saturday 6pm evening Mass at the Immaculate Conception and the 11am Mass at St Gerard's on Sunday are streamed live. We hope that these opportunities will help people who are house bound, living in Nursing/Residential Homes or in hospital/hospice. Any friend interested in what goes on in our churches might also find these live recordings helpful as well as members of our parish communities who may be travelling.

Mass Times

St. Gerard's
Saturday 11am
Sunday 11am
Wednesday 10am
The Immaculate Conception
Saturday 6pm
Sunday 9am
Monday 10am
Thursday 7pm
Friday 10am

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