Welcome Address from the Parish Priest of Saint Joseph's Retford
On behalf of the parishioners of St
Joseph’s, may I take this opportunity to welcome you to our parish and
our parish website. St Joseph’s parish lies at the extreme southeast of
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam. It is a fairly rural parish that
includes almost 40 villages as well as the market town of Retford.
The present church building was 50 years old on 11th
January 2009. It was built to replace a much smaller church building
warmly remembered as the ‘tin tabernacle’. St Joseph’s church
is quite easy to find. It is situated on Babworth Road one of the main
arteries running into Retford from the A1. There is also a parish hall,
a presbytery and the parish school of St Joseph’s
A good Catholic parish should bear
some notable characteristics and qualities. It should be a place of
prayer, a place of fellowship, a place of sanctuary, a place of
forgiveness. It should be a place where family is blessed and
encouraged, where age is respected and honoured. It should be a place
where widows, strangers and orphans are recognised. However it might be
true to say that the first of its many characteristics and qualities
should be as a place of welcome. When you visit our website and most
especially when you visit our parish for any reason we hope that you
will feel very welcome. The welcome that you receive is a
welcome from God.
are a new parishioner please make yourself known and I will arrange to
come and visit. Should you wish to have your house blessed I will be
delighted to do so. It will give us an opportunity to enter your family
details into our parish records.
Our weekly mass schedule is outlined in the following table (see bulletin for
actual times as they vary week to week).