Welcome

 All of us at St Joseph’s are pleased to welcome you to our Catholic parish community. Here at St. Joseph’s we’re trying to grow as “stewards” of God’s gifts to us. This means that we try to recognize the many ways in which God has blessed us and to respond by giving thanks not only with our words but by the way we celebrate our faith and live our lives. In so doing, we will enrich one another and be more open to the love of Christ. This will enable us to deepen our understanding of what the Gospel Message means in Basingstoke today. Hopefully this website will give you an idea of who we are, and the sort of things we do. If there’s any way in which we can help, let us know and we’ll do our best! 

Fr Mark Hogan

Sharing the Joy of the Gospel - Day of Prayer for the New Evangelisation

Fr Mark Hogan would like to invite you to take part in a Diocesan day of prayer for the New Evangelisation (Sharing the Joy of the Gospel) from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 14th May, the eve of Pentecost at St. Joseph’s Church, Basingstoke (RG22 6TY).

It is vital that we begin with prayer and that all our efforts are sustained by prayer. All our initiatives must be rooted in our relationship with Jesus Christ, so that it is his will which we seek to discern and follow, and his joy which we experience for ourselves and share with others. How can you take part? In one of three main ways:

  • You can come along to St. Joseph’s, Basingstoke and join in with our celebrations there. We have a full timetable which includes the celebration of Mass, the recitation of the Rosary, hymns of praise, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. Prayer stations will also be available. There will also be a talk and a practical workshop taking place in the foyer at St. Joseph’s. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, with a light lunch. Just come along, to all of the day or just for a little while – no need to sign up.
  • If you are unable to travel to St. Joseph’s, there is still an opportunity for you to join in the prayer. Could you commit to praying for 30 minutes at some stage during the day for the Sharing of Gospel Joy in Portsmouth Diocese?
  • Or please just join us in prayer during that day in whatever way you can – even a simple Our Father or an Angelus or a decade of the Rosary would be something very powerful.

Time

Activity/Event

Venue

Sat 14th May
9:30am
Doors Open
St. Joseph’s
10am
Mass for the New Evangelisation in our Diocese, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Church
11am – 11:45am
Talk: Christopher Simon-Evans – Using Our Imagination in Prayer
Foyer
12 noon
Angelus
Church
12:30pm
Rosary – Joyful Mysteries
Church
1-1:45pm
Light Lunch Available
Foyer
2-3:30pm
Workshop: Mary Chamberlin – The Daily Examen through Art
Foyer
3:45pm
Rosary – Glorious Mysteries
Church
4:15–5pm
Hymns of Praise – Taize chants and other worship music
Church
5pm
Benediction, Repose of the Blessed Sacrament and End to the Day
Church

Mass times

Sunday mass

Saturday 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am

weekday mass

please see the newsletters

confession

Saturday 5:00 pm