In this diffucult time for all of us though we are not able to gather in person for our Easter celebrations we come togeth in spirit. So we can be with you this Easter ALL Triddum Masses and Services will be LIVE on our website
Mass at 10am
with the passion reading from the Gospel of Matthew
The Triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem gives way to His passion and death. Yet Jesus is King, and within a week will rise triumphant from the dead. He is the firm ground of our hope that all sufferings especially at this time in our lives are lost in the power of His resurrection.
Palm (or Passion) Sunday marks the beggining of Holy Week and Christs journey to the cross and his resurection for us at Easter
Maundy Thursday - Part I of the Triduum
Mass at 7pm
Jesus celebrates the Jewish Passover with His apostles. He gives them a new commandment that they love one another as He has loved them. This love is shown as being servant as Jesus washes the feet of His apostles. He institutes the Sacrament of the Eucharist and so places Himself forever at the service of the Church. The Mass makes effectively present the events which took place on that night and is the source from which all the other Sacraments flow and towards which they all lead. On this evening the old Jewish rite gives way to the new sacrifice given to the Church by Christ.
Good Friday - Part II of the Triduum
Solemn Liturgy 3pm
with the passion reading from the Gospel of John
We celebrate the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ died that we might live and by His wounds we are healed. He transforms the cross of shame into a symbol of triumph. On the cross He offers the perfect prayer for all people until the end of time. We join in His sufferings through the giving of our lives to Him, knowing that if we die with Him, we too will rise with Him.
Easter Vigil - Part III of the Triduum
Easter Vigil Mass 8pm
The night of the Passover when Christ passed from death to Life is the most important moment in the entire Christian year. We celebrate our passing over through baptism from the death of sin to the life of grace. We too keep our vigil knowing that the Lord will rise triumphant from the tomb to establish the Church among us. Christ our hope is risen, the Church is born and will shelter us until the end of time.
Here at St. Joseph’s we grow as “stewards” of God’s gifts to us, 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. This enables us to deepen our understanding of what the Gospel message means in our lives today.
Based on recent government instructions the Church will now be CLOSED to AT ALL TIMES for public safety.
You can still contact the clergy through the parish office and they will be able to offer support over the phone.
I am always happy to welcome new people to this large vibrant Catholic community in Basingstoke so if you are able to visit us in person and perhaps join us for one of our Masses then please introduce yourself to me afterwards.
Ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon. Presently joined as assistant priest at Basingstoke and student at University of Southampton.
I was ordained Deacon in June 2007 and have since served St Joseph’s Catholic Community. As a Deacon I preside over Baptisms, Funerals, Marriage ceremonies and pray with those who are in need, in addition to assisting the priest sacramentally together with duties such as teaching/preaching and leading liturgically in his absence.
Following recent advice from the government
that everyone should avoid non-essential travel
or social gatherings, we have taken the decision
to suspend all Public Masses and events here until further notice.
Following more recent updates the church building will no longer be open for private prayer
St Joseph’s church will be streaming Masses on: at the link below at 10am on Sundays
Please also see our live page to donate to the collection and for weekday Mass times (at other Churches)
Please see these documents for the guidance from our Bishop and the Bishops Council
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