Welcome to St Joseph's, part of the Leamington Catholic Community
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the website of St Josephs Catholic Church in Whitnash. We are a community of the Christian faithful, a small part of the body of Christ. We work in collaboration with St Peters Church, Leamington Spa and Our Lady's Church in Lillington. Together we make up Catholic Leamington. In these times of mission and evangelisation we work together as priests, deacon, religious and lay faithful to spread the message of the good news of Jesus Christ to all those we serve and beyond. I hope you find this website helpful and informative. You can find all the weekly information for St Josephs as well as the Mass times and other services in our sister parishes. May God bless you. Fr Andrew Franklin.
From Fr Andy
In our first reading this weekend we see how the prophet Jonah is very different from other prophets. This story is often told as a children’s story but in fact it is more of a parable, telling us something about ourselves and inviting us to a new understanding. In the second reading Paul is reminding us of his desire to save people from any hardships they may encounter. Paul had a strong desire to encourage people to continue the Lords work for the benefit of all believers. In the Gospel from St Mark we see how Jesus begins to invite people to change their way of thinking and to adopt the Good News. Jesus needed companions in order to do this. In the world of 2018 we are Jesus modern day companions. Are we prepared to walk with him and spread the Good News?
I returned from Ireland on Thursday evening after being present for the funeral rites of my good friend Fr Jack Keegan. The funeral Mass was a fitting celebration for the life of a good and faithful servant of the Lord. It is a reminder to all of us to thank God for all those people who have had a positive influence on our lives and also to thank God for those people who on occasion may tell us the things we may not wish to hear!! That is true friendship, God bless, Fr Andy.
Fr Andrew Photographs
Presentation at Christ the King, Coventry, 12 noon Mass 29th October link
Induction as Parish Priest 7pm Friday 3rd November link
Primary School link Secondary School link