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St. Joseph's Presbytery, Birtley Lane, Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 1LJ.

Part of the St Benedict Partnership of Parishes
(Birtley, Chester-le-Street, Easington Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, Penshaw, Sacriston, Washington)

Father Mark Millward: 0191 416 3583, Father Paul Hopper: 0191 410 2923, Father Jim O'Keefe: 0191 416 3805.

Deacon: Peter Lavery
: (0191) 410 2530. Mobile: 07743 807 312. Email:


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3rd Week of Advent - Year B
  •  Mass times shown below are subject to change, so please check the weekly parish bulletin or telephone Deacon Peter Lavery on: (0191) 410 2530 to confirm.
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  • DAY
    Saturday - 15th December 2018 6.00 pm - Vigil Mass - Dennis Welch.
    Sunday 10.00 am - Holy Mass - People of the Parish.
    Tuesday 7.00 pm - Vigil Mass - Bill Ford.
    Wednesday 9.00 am - Holy Mass at St Benet's School - Special Intention.
      7.00 pm - Advent Reconciliation Service.
    Thursday 12.05 (Noon) - Holy Mass - Edward Ilderton.
    Friday 1.300 pm - Holy Mass - Special Intention.
    Saturday 6.00 pm - Vigil Mass - People of the Parish.
    Sunday 10.00 am - Holy Mass - Catherine & Alexander Topping.

    Before Weekday Mass (6.30 - 6.55) on Tuesdays and (11.30 - 12.00) on Thursday.
    Revised times in other Partnership Parishes are displayed on a poster at the back of the Church.

    Please see the web site 'Events' page and the Parish Bulletin for details of other services & parish activities during the week.
    'A Prayer Before Holy Mass'
    May the almighty and merciful Lord grant us
    joy and peace,
    amendment of life,
    room for true repentance,
    the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit,
    and perserverance in good works.

    Creator God,

    who made the beautiful world,
    appointed us as its Guardians,
    and gifted us with everything we need,

    forgive us

    for the times we cause it harm,
    for the times our way of life,
    affects our neighbours.

    inspire us

    to care for the environment,
    to help rebuild lives and communities,
    to share in the grief and anxieties,
    joys and hopes of all your people,
    so that all your creation may flourish.



    Location of St Joseph's Church is marked by a red star
    Location St Joseph's RC Church  (11Kb)
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