Welcome to our Parish

There are two churches in our parish.

St Joseph's, Goole and Sacred Heart, Howden

Father Nigel Barr lives at 1 Buttfield Road, Howden, DN14 7DW. Tel 01430 430245

Mrs Helen Cooke, Headteacher, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Academy, Goole, Tel: 01405 762607  

St Joseph's,
Pasture Road,
Goole, DN14 6DP

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Sacred Heart,
Buttfield Road,
DN14 7DW

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Sunday 19th May 2024


Mary, Our Lady of Kiev, Mother of God,
we ask you to intercede for the people of Ukraine,
for their government,
and all who suffer as a result of war
Be with them as you stood beside your Son,
suffering on the Cross at Calvary.
Give them strength and courage through faith, hope and justice.
May we, in our turn,
support them to prayer and generosity
that human lives may be saved,
that the injured may be healed,
that the dead may rest in peace,
that there will be peace after war.

SUDAN CRISIS APPEAL 2024 Millions of families in Sudan, forced to flee their homes amid conflict, now face yet another urgent crisis – extreme hunger. Please give to CAFOD’s Sudan Crisis Appeal in church or at cafod.org.uk/sudanappeal. Your donation will help CAFOD’s partners to support more families with food packages and help to get medicines, as well as rebuilding water pipelines so clean water can reach communities who need it. Thank you for your generosity and your prayers. Second Collection for CAFOD this week on Sat 18th May and Sunday 19th May.



Please pray for them.
Damian Ainscough, Anna Barszc, Christopher Brown, Fr Don Clements, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, Anne Hayward, Eileen Hodgson, Dorothy Kershaw, Anthony Margrave, Jean McAndrew, Mirry Redman, Bernard Rook, Ken Rumney, Timmy Ryan, Kevin and Catherine Thornton, Alison Urquhart, Margaret Watson and all those who are ill and would like to remain anonymous.



The letter of St James, Chapter 5, verse 14: “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” If you or anyone you know is ill, either in hospital or at home, and would like to receive the Church’s ministry in anointing and Holy Communion, please let Fr Nigel know and he will come and visit you/your family and friends 

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds  


SUNDAY OFFERINGS. Those of you who wish to give offerings to the parish by Standing Order (if you are not already doing) will need these details: HSBC: 40-27-15 ACCOUNT NO. 31017373 ACCOUNT NAME: DIOCESE OF LEEDS



Tuesday June 4th at 6.30pm at Sacred Heart Fr Richard Ounsworth O.P., Prior and Parish Priest of Holy Cross Priory, Leicester will be speaking and answering your questions on the theme ‘Being a Dominican Friar in today’s world.’ Keep the date in your diaries and you might invite any interested friends and Catholics from neighbouring Parishes. 


NEXT ROSARY CIRCLE after 10am Mass – Tuesday May 28th. The Second Glorious Mystery – The Ascension. Please read in advance the accounts in the Gospels and Acts.  



CAFOD is delighted to invite you to come and be part of The Big Pilgrimage, the local pilgrimage experience, where you decide where you go and how far you walk. Choose whether to walk as part of a group or on your own customizable pilgrimage journey, sign up, and then join us on the day! On Saturday the 22nd June, our doors will be open from 12:00 to 5:00pm at Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4EN offering

  • Hospitality, refreshments, and a warm welcome
  • Space for prayer and reflection.
  • Interactive activities for all ages reflecting CAFOD’s values of justice, hope and peace.
  • A Holy Hour from 4.00 – 5.00pm with music and guided reflection. For those who want to book as part of the group will be offering:
  • A longer range of 5 - 6 miles, lasting approximately 120 – 150 minutes. This option is perfect for experienced walkers or those who love a physical challenge.
  • A shorter circular route of 2 - 3 miles, lasting 60 - 75 minutes. This is a perfect choice for families or those who prefer a gentler experience. Alternatively, feel free to design your own route or just pop in to pray or to say hello.
  • Your journey awaits. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Dom DeBoo – Community Fundraising Team

Q1 How does your garden grow?
A1 Beautifully because of your devotion to it.
St Joseph’s wishes to beg the fruits of your labour – in the form of bulbs or cuttings of plants you are separating. The Parish Garden should reflect its people as we celebrate our Liturgy for Church and School. Seasonal planting will be as ‘Eucharistic’ as possible in its associations but your favourites and advice about them allows all to share your achievements.