Ministers of Holy Communion This is a vital ministry helping with distribution of Communion in Church and bringing the Eucharist to the sick at home, nursing homes and housebound in their own homes.
Co-ordinator:
Sheila Thompsom
Ministers of the Word In proclaiming the word of God from Sacred Scripture, readers exercise their responsibility in mediating the presence of Christ. God speaks to the assembly through them,.
Co-ordinator:
Sheila Malone
Altar Servers Help serve the altar at Mass and other services
Co-ordinator:
Deacon Peter
Apparators Those who welcome people, distribute Missalettes, hymn books, newsletter and organise collections.
Contact:
John Isaac
Little Church Providing children with a liturgy of the word suited to their age and ability with language and symbols relating to their experiences will lead them to a meaningful celebration which they enjoy. The children leave mass after the introduction and return when the Eucharistic liturgy begins
Contact:
Pam Ainslie
Vocal and Musical Accompaniment

The role of choirs in the Catholic Church is to augment the singing of the assembly, to lead the people in sung prayer and to enhance that song with the addition of musical elaboration.

 
 
Contacts:

Senior Choir

 

St Joseph's Singers

Louise McNulty

Musicians

Peter Graham
Flowers Flowers on the altar in the church provide a visual enrichment to worship. To praise and thank God for the beauty of Nature.
Contact:
 
Sacristan Sacristan ensures that all things necessary for worship are always available. Carole is assisted by a team who launder and repair the altar linen.
Contact:
Carole Wise
Catechists The role of a Catholic Catechist is to catechise (teach) the Faith of the Catholic Church.
Contact:
Carole Wise
Piety Stall Una stocks a wide range of cards and gifts for most occasions and will try to order anything not normally stocked on request.
Contact:
Una Duffy
Church Cleaners There is a wonderful group of men and women who clean the church on a weekly basis. They do an outstanding job in making the church look beautiful for Sunday and daily masses.
Contact:
Marie Grunnill
Candle Stick Cleaners We light candles while praying for our intention or offering our thanks, the flame is left burning as a sign of our prayers. So it’s important that the sticks are clean and free from wax build up not only out of respect but for safety.
Contact:
Fran Telford
St Joseph’s 500 Club Raises funds for the church and school with weekly monetary prize for members.
Contact:
Ron Ainslie
Parish Safeguarding Representative The Parish Safeguarding Representative is responsible for: making sure the Parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults; promoting good and safe practice, including what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour
Contact:
Carmel Calvert
Church Maintenance From replacing a light bulb to a leaking roof Bert keeps a watchful eye on the fabric of our church building.
Contact:
Bert Grunnill
Gardeners Our parish garden are maintained by a dedicated group of gardeners who make sure that the gardens compliment our beautiful church.
Contact:
David Adams
Liturgy Group The group reflect on liturgical celebrations and aim to promote full participation in the liturgy in the parish.
Contact:
Deacon Peter
RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the rite through which adults are received into the Catholic Church.
Contact:
Deacon Peter
Cursillos in Christianity Is part of an international Church Movement approved by Pope Paul VI which is committed to the formation of ordinary people to be authentic Christian witnesses, empowering them to influence their own environments with the message of the Gospel, through weekend courses and/or the sharing together in small faith support groups.
Contact:
Bernadette Ross
Knights of St Columba A lay order of catholic men, pledged to support the Church and clergy.
Contacts:
Bert Grunnill
Billy Birch
APF Missio is the Church's foremost mission support charity, raising awareness and funds for its missionary and pastoral work worldwide.
Contact:
Angela Divine
Women’s World Day of Prayer Ecumenical service compiled by Christian women in a different part of the world each year, and hosted, in turn, by ourselves at St. Joseph's, and our Christian neighbours of the other churches in our area.
Contact:
Kate Flynn
Cafod Soup Lunch Group On the first Friday of each month there is a soup lunch in the hall with all proceeds going to Cafod.
Contacts:
Marie Louise & John Isaac
Bolivia Our Parish supports a children’s cancer hospital in Bolivia, we pay for vital units of blood every month.
Contact:
Fr Roger Clarke
Walsingham Group A group of our parishioners make the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham every year
Contacts:
Ken Power
Bert Grunnill
Christian Aid Christian Aid is an international development charity. working with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty
Contact:
Carmel Calvert
Churches Together Here in Upton, St Joseph’s and St Mary’s form part of the ecumenical organisation of Christian churches in England
Contact:
Bert Grunnill
Apostleship of the Sea A number of our parishioners and their friends have knitted in excess of 2000 woolly hats to-date for seafarers of all nations. This is an ongoing project and new knitters are always welcome.
Contact:
Jackie Scanlon
Foodbank Relying on food donations to feed local people in crisis
Contact:
Bert Grunnill
Walking Group Most Fridays the group do a walk somewhere in the Wirral. Details of the walks are displayed on the notice board at the back of church.
Contact:
Lucienne Francis
Parish Hall Our Parish Hall is an important facility and is used for parish, community and social occasions.
Contact:
Carole Wise
Indian Community The Indian community take an active part in our parish life but also have a number of activities geared to their own culture. They welcome anybody wishing to attend.
Contact:
Jinoy Thomas

 

Parish Administration

Parish Accounts
Ron Ainslie
Gift Aid (Covenants)
Kevin Powell
Parish Newsletter
John Isaac
Collection Counters
Ron Ainslie
Finance Committee
Fr Lucas Ngwa
Webmaster & Parish Records
Francis Murphy
Health and Safety
Bert Grunnill

 

     Pennies Make Pounds - Penny jar at the back of church