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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.

St Matthew-21st September

Matthew was a Jew working as a tax-collector for the Romans. He was hated by other Jews who saw all tax-collectors as sinners. Yet Matthew recognised that he was, like all of us, a sinner. He immediately answered Jesus’ call of “Follow me” … and became an Evangelist and one of the founders of Christ’s church.  Do we respond readily to Jesus’ call? What is he asking us to be?

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Thursday 14th September commemorates the finding of the True Cross by St Helena; and the dedication of churches built on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary. Continue reading

To think about in September

There are many different types of “year” in our country.  The tax year starts in April, the calendar year in January, the liturgical year in December and now, in September, we have the beginning of the academic year.  It’s a good time to start studying.  Continue reading

Message for Sea Sunday

In our daily lives, we are surrounded by and use many objects and products that at some stage of their journey towards us have being transported on vessels. Continue reading

St Josephs: First Holy Communion

On Saturday 3rd June 12 young people celebrated the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time. Click to see the group photos. Continue reading

World Communications Day

Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time – a message from Pope Francis 
Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false.

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Lourdes at Easter with the HCPT

Our pilgrimage to Lourdes with HCPT Group 118 Aberdeen was a joyful and exhausting experience for all. There were 9 children and 11 helpers, plus 2 daytime youth helpers. Each child had a named helper whilst the Group leader, group nurse/deputy and chaplain provided support to all. Continue reading

A message from Pope Francis

On this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, I would like to reflect on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling. … A relationship with the Lord entails being sent out into the world as prophets of his word and witnesses of his love. Continue reading

A novena for vocations

As we approach the World day of Prayer for Vocations the Pontifical Scots College has launched a National Novena for Vocations. The 9 daily readings, reflections and prayers are based on the letters of “SHEPHERDS”. Click here to download the novena: Continue reading

Don’t give this up for Lent

Aid to the Church in Need asks us not to give up praying for Syria.
After so many years of fighting you may find it hard to keep caring.  Well, read about Elias. He’s one of the luckier Syrians –  he survived being tied to a cross by Daesh.

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