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

St Joseph's
Pasture Road
Goole, DN14 6DP

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Sacred Heart
Buttfield Road,
Howden, DN14 7DW

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11th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

Sunday 13th   June 2021



Please pray for them.
Damian Ainsbough, Anna Barszcz, Margaret Brodigan, Christopher Brown, Jean de Bosch, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, Anne Hayward, Dorohy Kershaw, Anthony Margrave, Alma McHugh, Bernad Rook, Ken Rumney, Timmy Ryan, Margaret Scott, Kevin and Catherine Thornton 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.


The NHS Track and Trace app has launched and you will find in our church the QR code to ‘check in’ at the entrance of the church. It's very straight forward and takes seconds to check in using the app. 

Simply download the app from the Android or iPhone app stores, depending on your Smartphone, enter the first part of your postcode and the app is set up. Then on the app click on ‘venue check in’ and line up the QR code with the box on your screen. 

If you use the app to ‘check in’ this takes the place of our own register although we will still have the register for those who do not have access to the app.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Goole is in need of 2 Foundation Governors to serve on the council which oversees the work of the school. The term of office is for 4 years. The commitment is approximately 2 hours of your time every 2 months. Currently we are meeting via video link but hope to be back in school soon. We also ask that you make a personal visit to school to observe some aspect of school life possibly 3 times a year if you can. More details are available from myself or from cthomas@bkcat.co.uk 

PREPARATION FOR SACRAMENTS St Joseph’s has a large number of children, 60 approximately waiting to prepare for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The children have a number of well-planned resources to help them and their families to prepare for these Sacraments. However, we need more volunteers to help us welcome and organise the groups and encourage them during the sessions. The sessions are about 90 minutes including setting up and tidying away. Lots of support will be on offer to you from myself. If you would consider joining the rota so that we had volunteers available for a minimum 2 sessions in each of the programmes it would ease the burden on the existing small group of catechists. More details from Catherine Murphy at cmw1955@btinternet.com.  


We have some wonderful news for you. Our target of £25,000 has been reached. Now £25,152.90) It is all thanks to your generous support by way of your donations of money, giving time to bake on coffee mornings, buying the Roof’us slates, doing the weekly Numbers Up game buying tickets for and donating prizes to the raffles. Special thanks to the fund-raising team for all their hard work, effort and enthusiasm.
We still, of course, need you to continue in this way, as in addition to what we previously intended doing, we have had to add extensive floor repairs, stone work and stain glass window refurbishment, full decorating throughout, improving disabled access, the WC and new kitchen facilities, new heating system… Yes, it does seem like an endless task, but it is a very worthwhil e cause and our duty to restore and maintain such a beautiful church building for future generations to come.
We also have to prove to the grant awarding bodies, as well as to the Diocese, that we are active parishioners and care enough to raise our share of the upkeep costs.
If anyone wishes to make a cheque donation towards our refurbishment please make it payable to: The Sacred Heart Refurbishment Fund. Thank you.