Welcome to St Joseph’s Parish
We offer you a very warm welcome to the Parish of St. Joseph. The Parish Church is located in 39 East Street in the centre of St Neots. Our Parish includes all of St Neots and some of the surrounding villages. The parish of St Joseph is a lively community of about 500 Catholics around St Neots area.
The Catholic Church is a diverse community of people who share the same faith: of all nations and ages, whether living as family or alone, we are all equally valued members of the Church with gifts to offer to build up the Catholic community in the St. Neots area.
If you want to meet new people just drop in for a chat during office hours when there is always someone around to assist you.
This web page will give you a sense of what we are doing and necessary information that you may require.
Please feel free to approach the parish priest or members of the pastoral council to see how we can help you feel part of ‘our parish family’ as soon as possible, It’s not necessary that someone should have to serve a traineeship here to feel part of our Parish family!! You are very welcome to our Parish.
May God bless you and your family.
Rev Fr Antony Arockiam
The Parish Priest
Friday of the Fifth week of Easter
My heart is steadfast, O God; my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and chant praise.
Awake, O my soul; awake, lyre and harp!
I will wake the dawn.
I will give thanks to you among the peoples, O LORD,
I will chant your praise among the nations.
For your mercy towers to the heavens,
and your faithfulness to the skies.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
above all the earth be your glory!
Copyright © Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, USCCB
The more we are united to our neighbor, the more we are united to God. So that you can understand the meaning of this saying I'm going to give you an image taken from the Fathers: imagine a circle drawn on the ground, that is to say a line drawn into a round shape with a compass, having a centre. We refer to the middle of the circle as being the exact centre. Now give your attention to what I am saying. Imagine that this circle is the world, its centre is God and each radius represents different ways or kinds of lifestyle. When the saints, desiring to draw near to God, move towards the middle of the circle, then to the degree to which they penetrate further into its interior they draw closer to each other even as they draw closer to God. The closer they draw to God, the closer they draw to each other; and the closer they draw to each other, the closer they draw to God.
From this you will understand that the same thing applies conversely when we turn away from God to withdraw outside the circle: then it becomes obvious that, the more we withdraw from God, the more we withdraw from each other, and the more we withdraw from each other, the more we also withdraw from God.
Such is the nature of charity. To the extent that we stand outside and do not love God, to the same extent each one of us stands apart with regard to their neighbor. But if we love God, then insofar as we come closer to God through our love for him, we also participate in love of neighbor to the same extent. And insofar as we are united to our neighbor we are equally so to God.