The end of a pilgrimage

Earlier this summer Tim set out on a 200 mile walk to Santiago in Spain.  A medical problem meant he had to return home half-way through, but he was able to return and reach his destination. Read about it here. 

2016 Tim completes his pilgrimage (372.1 KiB)

The Pope’s prayer intentions for August

That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbour.

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Church

We are in Woodside, in north Aberdeen. Whether you are new to the area, or just passing, we welcome you.  Do join us at Mass if you can.

Download our latest bulletin from the left-hand column. It includes this week’s Mass times.
On the right is a list of local and parish events and retreats – click any of them for more details.

Please scroll down to see the most recent articles.

Is a walking pilgrimage right for you?

For various reasons people think they could not embark on a walking pilgrimage such as the Camino de Santiago.  Before heading back to complete his own camino Tim reflected on some of the people he had met while on pilgrimage previously in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

A message for Sea Sunday from the Vatican

Seated comfortably on the sofa in our living room, we find it difficult to understand how much our daily life is depending on the maritime industry and the sea. If we look around in the places where we live and work, we realize Read the rest of this entry »

Pastoral letter on the referendum

Bishop Hugh’s Pastoral letter is available to download in English or Polish Read the rest of this entry »

A pilgrimage to Santiago

Tim, from St Joseph’s, is walking to Santiago in Spain, carrying prayers and prayer intentions from people in the parish to pray on his journey. These will be left with the chaplaincy in Santiago and offered daily until the end of November. Read more here: 

2016 Tim On The Camino Primitivo (214.2 KiB)

Why walk to Santiago

El Camino es la meta – the Way is the goal.  El Camino is Spanish for “the way”. El Camino de Santiago is “the way to Santiago”.  Read here, to find out why people embark on a lengthy walking pilgrimage. 

2016 Why People Walk A Camino (203.3 KiB)

The Year of Mercy – a time for Pilgrimage

At the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Doors in Cathedrals and designated churches throughout the world opened to pilgrims. Read here to find out about a pilgrimage route to Santiago in Spain.

2016 The Way Is The Goal (301.4 KiB)

Power of Grace Retreat

Young people from St Joseph’s travelled by train to the 1-day retreat at Greyfriars Convent in Elgin.

There are a few photos here

01 Young people at Grey Friars

01 Young people at Grey Friars
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1st Holy Communion 2016

We had 10 children celebrating first Holy Communion at a Mass on Saturday 28th May.

Here is a selection of photos taken on the day.

1605-2a order of service

1605-2a order of service
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Order of service

World communications day – 8th May

This year’s Communications Sunday message is addressed to us during the Holy Year of Mercy and in his theme, Pope Francis invites us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pope’s aid initiative

Pope Francis asks us to support his humanitarian aid initiative on behalf of Ukraine. Read the rest of this entry »

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