St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church | Lancaster | NW England
Welcome to the online home of St Joseph's Catholic Church in Lancaster
St Joseph’s parish comprises the northern side of the River Lune at Lancaster, taking in Skerton, Ryelands, Vale, Beaumont, Slyne & Halton. Our parish offers you a very warm welcome.
We are blessed with the most beautiful church in Lancaster, built in 1900 by the famous Pugin family, where we can pray, worship and celebrate our faith. The parish incorporates St Joseph’s Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic High School, and St John’s Hospice, and is made up of many wonderful people of all ages and backgrounds; our doors are open to all.
St Joseph is the patron of our parish. He was the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. The parish draws inspiration from St Joseph who took to his heart the Angel’s message that God-is-with-us, who watched over his family, who put into action his faith, and who united everything in his life – his work, his home, his family, his joys and struggles – to Jesus who was in his midst.
In these our times, the Lord once again seeks to be amongst us, and through our prayer and worship, the celebration of the sacraments, our community life and our service to others we seek to make flesh once again this reality in our lives.
Mass is the source and summit of our Christian life, drawing us all into the heart of Jesus’s mission and making us present at the Last Supper, His passion and death, and opening up to us the mystery of the Resurrection.
The Day of the Lord
Vigil Mass on Saturday night at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass at 10am
Tuesday - Saturday at 10am, preceded by a time of silent prayer and Adoration from 9am. No Mass on Mondays.
On Saturdays, the Rosary is recited at 9.30am, and there is Adoration and Benediction after the 10am Mass for Vocations. Confessions are available at 10.30-11am, & 5.45-6.15pm.
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There are times in every person’s life when things happen, trials overtake us, and we get knocked off course, or feel life’s pain very acutely. There are also different seasons in the spiritual life, times when we feel as if our relationship with God is very good, other times when we feel a total absence. The priest is always there to help in these situations, to provide guidance and counsel, and help. Priests are generally busy, but nothing is more important than the care of souls, and it was for such times as these that Christ has given us his care in the priesthood, so please do not hold back if you need help.