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 10.00am
Tuesday – Saturday at 10.00am, preceded by a time of silent prayer and adoration from 9.00am. No mass on Mondays.
On Saturdays, The Rosary is recited at 9.30am, and there is adoration and benediction after the 10.00am Mass for vocations. Confessions are available at 10.30 – 11.00am, & 5.45 – 6.15pm.