Parish Groups and Societies

There are many ways people can become involved in the life of the parish and below are just some of the various groups, soladarities and activities, along with the contact details where appropriate - you will find photographs of some of the people on the Parish People page.  (If you prefer you can speak to Fr John or email the parish).


  St Vincent de Paul Society
Meets fortnightly on Monday
evenings in the Parish House

Contact John on 0116 240 4832
or Kizito on
(Auxicillary members welcomed)
Question of Faith
is open to anyone who would
like to come and explore their faith
- Monday night every 2 weeks (after mass)
in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
(see newsletter for confirmation)
Children's Liturgy Group
All children aged 4+ years
are welcome to join the liturgy
the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday.
Anyone who would like to help should
ask Fr John or one of the leaders.
 Meditation Group
Following the morning mass
 the group meets in the Coffee Shop of
our Pastoral Centre for quiet prayer and
  reflection (10.45 - 12 noon). See Carmen.
 Mother of Peace Support - Zimbabwe
This support was begun by Fr David Everitt
before his sad death in 2010.
The work is now continued by Sofila, who visits
the community in Zimbabwe with gifts from
the parish and fundraises through the year.
(see MOP for more info on the charity)
St Joseph's Table
Open on Tuesday's and Wednesday's
from 10.45 am - 3.30 pm
serving hot and cold snacks and meals.
The service has a 5-star food rating certificate
from our local city council and is run by volunteers.
If you would like to join the team, please offer
as no experience needed as full training is given.
St Joseph's Altar Servers
Anyone who has made their First
Holy Communion and would like
to train to serve at the altar is
welcome.  Ask Fr John.
  Watermead Apostolate & Shop
Visit their website for details
of how to become involved.  For more
information speak to Fr John or Alison
(Tel. 0116 220 7881) or ask in the shop.
Reading at Mass
If you would like to join the reading
rotas (whichever mass you attend)
then please tell Fr John and he will put
you in contact with the appropriate person.
The Saturday Folk Group
Plays at the 6.00 pm mass and
anyone who would like to join
them is welcomed.  Please see
Edward or Laura in the balcony.
St Joseph's Children's Mass
Anyone wanting to be involved should contact
Fr John or one of the children's liturgy leaders,
Music details from Alison:0116 2207881
 St Joseph's Choir
Sing at the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday.
They practice fortnightly on a
Tuesday evening (dependent on season).
Any singers welcomed.  Contact Alison.
Social Action
CAFOD is the official Catholic
aid agency for England & Wales.
More info on the CAFOD website.
Our parish representative
is Marie 0116 274 0643
Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist
People are usually invited by Fr John
to become ministers. But if you are
new to the parish and have been
a minister in your previous parish,
please tell Fr John.
 Church Maintenance
Help is always welcomed.  Anyone who has
a few hours to space and would like to
help with the cleaning see Paula, our
church and hall housekeeper. Any other
skills offer to Fr John, he will be pleased.
Refreshments / Hospitality
Help is always appreciated.
Make yourself known to those
 currently serving (at either
church) and they will put you in
contact with the various organisers. 
Parish Garden and Grounds
Various people look after the maintenance
of the parish garden and any who want to
help are welcome. Do offer your services
if you would like to help.
 Church Flowers
Although church displays are planned to
fit around the church seasons - extra
flower donations are always appreciated.
Flower arrangers - see Sister Mary at St Joseph's
or Christine/Pauline at The Rosary Church.
 "Home from Home"
Is our parish recycling project -
with a difference! (Donations, please)
Access to the Home from Home shop
  is via the Coffee Shop and it is open
during St Joseph's Table opening times,
after morning mass on Thursdays,
and most Sundays.
Donations are shared with various
local, national and international
charities - please ask!
 St Joseph's Parish Community
is always open to new ideas,
groups and help!
If you would like to start
an activity or offer a service,
please email us, or speak to Fr John.
Let the Children Live (Charity)
The parish has a thriving support group
for this street children charity
and we distribute all their
fundraising Christmas cards from here.
Speak to Theresa about ways to help
(updates in parish newsletter).

There are many charities supported by various
members of the parish who periodically arrange
fundraising events and initiatives.
These are notified through the parish newsletter.
Feel welcome to make requests for support.

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