Welcome to St Joseph's Parish Community Leicester

Our Catholic parish of St. Joseph's began in 1938 when people gathered  for  the celebration of mass on Christmas eve in a converted stable.   There have been three churches on this site.  The temporary second church was built in the 1950's with the intention of its becoming a parish hall  when the third and present church was built in 1968.  There are around  700 homes in the parish which is served by two churches - St Joseph's and Our Lady of the Rosary . . . . read more.

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28th August 2016 : 22nd Sunday of Year C

For this week's parish information check our weekly newsletter

This Week at St Joseph's  -  reminders!

Bank Holiday Mass is at 10.00 am on Monday morning

St Joseph's Table  OPEN 10.30 am - 3.30 pm on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY

Watermead Shop OPEN 10.30 am - 3.30 pm on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY

Congratulations to St Joseph's Table team who this week received the following:


St Joseph's Table

OPEN Tuesdays & Wednesdays

10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Hot and Cold food available

freshly made to order

Rate them on Trip Adviser and visit their Facebook page

On World Communications Sunday (8th May) we launched our proposal for Parish Television!

Click on the box below to read more - and see also the information in our previous weeks' newsletters



"Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love)

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world.

  For a brief summary see Fr John's letter in the parish newsletter and the following links for more information

The full (272 page) document

Fr James Martin's summary (referred to in Fr John's letter)

Catholic Church in England and Wales information with download guides to the document

Video links and more on the parish Facebook page

The "Year of Mercy" continues . . . .

Here in St Joseph's Parish our designated Doors of Mercy are

(1) The Inner Porch Doors
(2) The Door of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

The Inner Porch Door

Please say a prayer each time you pass through the doors 

Visit our Diocesan website for diocesan information about the the Holy Year of Mercy

Click on the above to find out more - a new bible course for The Year of Mercy

Completed questionnaires can be put in the box at the back of church next mass you attend
or scanned and emailed to us.

Click here for Parish Registration Form

Keep up-to-date with parish news on our parish Facebook group - just click on link and request to join

St Joseph's Community - click on pictures for info
  • St Joseph's Church

    St. Joseph's Church (above) seats about 400 people and is situated at a  busy ring-road junction on the eastern outskirts of the city.  Directions

  • The Rosary Church

    Our Lady of the Rosary Church is on the Netherhall Estate and seats about 150.

  • St Joseph's Children's Liturgy

    Christmas 2005 the children of the parish received a special present - their own website.  "Frankie" (pictured), Paul's guide dog, is the mascot of the children's site and helps guide the children around their site. Click on Frankie to read more.

  • St Joseph's School

    Children who attend our parish go to various schools but St Joseph's is our local Catholic primary school. Click on the picture to visit the school.

  • St Paul's School

    St Paul's is the Catholic secondary school many of our young people go to, along with children from neighbouring villages and towns. Click to visit the school website.

  • Heavens Road FM

    Listen to internet-based Catholic Radio Station.

  • St Joseph's Convent

    Next door to our church is St. Joseph's Convent. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace came to the parish in August of 1961 ..... read more

  • The Watermead Apostolate

    came to St Joseph's in 2001 having started at St Theresa's Parish, Birstall, in 1992. Click on picture for shop opening times, information about the apostolate and links to their website ......

  • Prayer Calendar

                                 Prayers and reflections for all occasions.

  • Nottingham Diocese

    St Joseph's is part of the Catholic diocese of Nottingham.


    'Catholic Aid for Overseas Development', the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.


    The Pope's official charity for overseas mission.

  • Independent Catholic News

    Catholic News from around the world. Click to read.

  • Catholic Directory

    For addresses of other Catholic Churches in the country

Activities at St Joseph's

For Further information tel. 0116 2415159

Visit our Children's own website

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