Contact Details:

30 Southend Rd 

Stanford-Le-Hope 

Essex 

SS17 0PF 

Tel: 01375 672167
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Welcome to Our Lady & 

St Joseph Church


St Josephsy


FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY IN THE CHURCH FROM 

8TH AUGUST 2020

EVERYONE THAT ATTENDS MASS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING

( Please see information below)

 mask

You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering any of these settings and must keep it on until you leave.

For members of the public, from 8 August the places where you will have to wear a face covering will be expanded to include:

·        place of worship

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):

·   young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)

·    not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

·   if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress

·   if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate

·    to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others

·    to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you

·    to eat or drink if reasonably necessary

·     in order to take medication

·   if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering

·   if speaking with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound. Some may ask you, either verbally or in writing, to remove a covering to help with communication

 

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NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

This weekend’s Scriptures invite us to focus on the importance and power of faith, that faith is meant to overcome fear.

There is an interpretation of this Scripture, which suggests that Peter abandoned his community by stepping out of the boat and therefore he ultimately failed because of his disconnection from the community.  It is only when both Jesus and Peter get back into the boat that the storm subsides.  This reinforces the power of a community united in and centred on Christ to ride out every storm.

·        Who is in the boat and who is outside of it?

·        Who is included and who is excluded?

In our society, we see and experience more and more segregation polarised by race, religion and politics.  How does the Gospel speak to us about how to navigate these storms so that everyone will feel genuinely welcome into a truly supportive and empowering faith community.  

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Now that we have resumed our Masses, it is good to see familiar faces again in the Churches although Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended.

 What makes celebrating Mass with the public more enjoyable is hearing a response.  Since the lockdown I have been celebrating Masses privately and the experience was very weird without a response from the congregation.

 I am also glad that we are resuming infant and toddler Baptisms.  We have the following Baptisms throughout the summer months.

            Jacob Elder - 26th July

            Nazaria Quaye – 16th August

Delilah Judd – 23rd August

            Alice Suggett – 30th August

            Grace Clark – 27th September

            Cameron Johnston – 11th October

            Drew Henry – 18th October

            Emily Birtwistle – 25th October

Please continue to book for the weekend Masses that you wish to attend.

 I encourage and advise you to read very carefully all the guidelines for Celebration of Mass and the Bishops letter which can be found on the Parish websites under Covid-19 News.  Please visit our Booking for Mass page in order to book a place for Mass.

STAY ALERT    >    CONTROL THE VIRUS    >     SAVE LIVES

Fr. Anthony

 

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Pope Francis  Prayer

Pope Francis’ prayer to unite the world in call for Mary’s intercession for the end of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  The Pope recommends this prayer to be recited after praying the Rosary.


                                            rosary & book

 

Oh Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a

sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,

who at the foot of the cross,

were united with Jesus’ suffering,

and persevered in your faith.

‘Protectress of the Roman people,’

you know our needs,

and we know that you will provide,

so that, as at Cana in Galilee,

joy and celebration may return

after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to confirm ourselves to the will of the Father

and to do what Jesus tells us.

For he took upon himself our suffering,

and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us,

through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.

AMEN

We fly to your protection,

O Holy Mother of God;

Do not despise our petitions in our necessities.

but deliver us always from every danger;

O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.



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 Please see our News & Newsletter page for updates and our new pages of Prayers when we can't attend Mass


Welcome to the website of Our Lady and St Joseph, Stanford-Le-Hope. Whether you are a parishioner, a visitor,  or perhaps someone looking for specific information, we hope that you enjoy finding out about the life of our parish and that the information on this website is of help to you.  

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                                    Celebrations for Our Lady Patron Saint of our church 

If you have just moved into the parish or have decided to join us at Mass on a regular basis, a very warm welcome awaits you. Please help us to help you settle into parish life by filling in the form below and handing it to Father Anthony. For those of you who would like to find out more about becoming a Catholic  please click the second link below.


Please click below for the welcome form.

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Clergy: Father Anthony Cho

01375 672167

Email:    stanfordlehope@dioceseofbrentwood.org

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