St Joseph’s is now open for public Mass for Sundays. The 6 pm Vigil Mass and the 9.15 am morning Mass are now celebrated publicly. The Sunday afternoon Mass will continue to be celebrated privately,
and will be the only Mass for Sunday recorded and posted online. We are also open for Mass on Wednesday a 12 noon. Because of necessary restrictions for social distancing, seating capacity is limited in church. We must also keep a register of people who attend Mass. This is kept securely, with the contact details retained for 21 days for the purposes of possible track and trace enquiries. We thank those parishioners who help steward at each Mass and make it possible for us to have public Mass on Sunday in the week.
Face masks & coverings:
The government has announced that from next Saturday, 8th August, the wearing of face masks will be mandatory in most public indoor venues – this includes places of worship. (See the government document here). Please ensure that when you come from Saturday the 8th of August evening onwards you have a mask or face covering with you. This, like all the other aspects of living with the pandemic, is unfortunate, but we must follow instructions intended to protect everyone’s safety.
New Covid-19 Instructions:
After the latest instructions from the government, the following are the restrictions that apply to us from Monday 28th September:
For Mass in church, we can continue to accommodate as many as the COVID-19 risk assessment allows. Following the government’s instructions, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies.
For funerals this remains up to 30. Please note further limits on the number of attendees are in place at other individual venues to ensure COVID-secure guidelines are met, e.g. Lytham Park Crematorium, where a maximum of 10 mourners are allowed to attend a service in the chapel. The limit for graveside services is 30 people as long as social distancing is observed. Social distancing should be observed during attendance, including getting to and from the grounds. Face coverings must be worn unless exempted. For baptisms, a maximum of 6 people, not including the minister, will be able to attend. For further information on restrictions regarding all other matters, go to https://new.fylde.gov.uk/covid-faq/
Live Streaming of the Mass:
See the ‘Videos’ page here, and you will see recordings of Mass at St Joseph’s
For our Lady of the Assumption, Blackpool go to: https://www.olablackpool.org/ (Recorded).
Holy Family, Freckleton & Warton:
Our Lady Star of the Sea & St Michael, Workington follow: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/christ-the-good-shepherd
For Our Lady of Furness, Barrow follow: https://camsecure.co/httpswebcam/owenbayliss/owenbayliss5.html
Fr. David’s Holy Communion visits to the sick: these will no longer take place, but can only be made on request when someone is very ill.
The Weekly Bulletin will continue to be sent to bulletin subscribers. You can subscribe to receive the bulletin on this page where can also find the last five bulletins.
Additional Resources: you can find the following two resouces by clicking in these links:
St Joseph’s Care: If you, or someone you know is in need, St Joseph’s Care has a helpline and we have volunteers who will be in a position to provide basic support such as shopping. The number is: 07840 112 265 (9am – 7pm daily). We thank those extra volunteers who have given their names and are prepared to provide help for those who need it in these difficult times.
Catholic Voice: A copy of the October Catholic Voice can be found here.
Welcome! This website has been designed to help you find information about activities in the Catholic parish of St Joseph’s in Ansdell, Lytham St Annes. Each week, the News page is refreshed with parish news. The Mass Times & Intentions page is also refreshed weekly with both Mass times (including any weekly changes) and which feasts and intentions are being celebrated each day of the coming week.
We have recently launched an initiative called St. Joseph’s Care. You can find more details here.
We now also have a Facebook page, which you can visit here: Facebook Page.
Whether you are moving into the parish, are passing through or are just curious to know more about us, here you will find a wealth of information about our Catholic Community, our worship of God, and our service to the wider community alongside the other Christian Churches in Ansdell, Fairhaven, Lytham and St. Annes. We hope that you enjoy the site and welcome any feedback you may have!.