|Ministers of Holy Communion
|This is a vital ministry helping with distribution of Communion in Church and bringing the Eucharist to the sick at home, nursing homes and housebound in their own homes.
|Ministers of the Word
|In proclaiming the word of God from Sacred Scripture, readers exercise their responsibility in mediating the presence of Christ. God speaks to the assembly through them,.
|Help serve the altar at Mass and other services
|Those who welcome people, distribute Missalettes, hymn books, newsletter and organise collections.
|Contact: Francis Murphy
|Providing children with a liturgy of the word suited to their age and ability with language and symbols relating to their experiences will lead them to a meaningful celebration which they enjoy. The children leave mass after the introduction and return when the Eucharistic liturgy begins
|Contact: Pam Ainslie
|Vocal and Musical Accompaniment
The role of choirs in the Catholic Church is to augment the singing of the assembly, to lead the people in sung prayer and to enhance that song with the addition of musical elaboration.
Senior ChoirNick Dutton
St Joseph's SingersLouise McNulty
|Flowers on the altar in the church provide a visual enrichment to worship. To praise and thank God for the beauty of Nature.
|Sacristan ensures that all things necessary for worship are always available. Carole is assisted by a team who launder and repair the altar linen.
|The role of a Catholic Catechist is to catechise (teach) the Faith of the Catholic Church.
|Una stocks a wide range of cards and gifts for most occasions and will try to order anything not normally stocked on request.
|There is a wonderful group of men and women who clean the church on a weekly basis. They do an outstanding job in making the church look beautiful for Sunday and daily masses.
|Contact: Marie Grunnill
|Candle Stick Cleaners
|We light candles while praying for our intention or offering our thanks, the flame is left burning as a sign of our prayers. So it’s important that the sticks are clean and free from wax build up not only out of respect but for safety.
|Contact: Fran Telford
|St Joseph’s 500 Club
|Raises funds for the church and school with weekly monetary prize for members.
|Contact: Ron Ainslie
|Parish Safeguarding Representative
|The Parish Safeguarding Representative is responsible for: making sure the Parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults; promoting good and safe practice, including what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour
|Contact: Carmel Calvert
|From replacing a light bulb to a leaking roof Bert keeps a watchful eye on the fabric of our church building.
|Contact: Bert Grunnill
|Our parish garden are maintained by a dedicated group of gardeners who make sure that the gardens compliment our beautiful church.
|Contact: Bert Grunnill
|The group reflect on liturgical celebrations and aim to promote full participation in the liturgy in the parish.
|Contact: Deacon David
|The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the rite through which adults are received into the Catholic Church.
|Contact: Father Lucas
|Cursillos in Christianity
|Is part of an international Church Movement approved by Pope Paul VI which is committed to the formation of ordinary people to be authentic Christian witnesses, empowering them to influence their own environments with the message of the Gospel, through weekend courses and/or the sharing together in small faith support groups.
|Contact: Bernadette Ross
|Knights of St Columba
|A lay order of catholic men, pledged to support the Church and clergy.
|Contacts:Bert GrunnillBilly Birch
|Missio is the Church's foremost mission support charity, raising awareness and funds for its missionary and pastoral work worldwide.
|Contact: Angela Divine
|Women’s World Day of Prayer
|Ecumenical service compiled by Christian women in a different part of the world each year, and hosted, in turn, by ourselves at St. Joseph's, and our Christian neighbours of the other churches in our area.
|Contact: Kate Flynn
|Cafod Soup Lunch Group
|On the first Friday of each month there is a soup lunch in the hall with all proceeds going to Cafod.
|Our Parish supports a children’s cancer hospital in Bolivia, we pay for vital units of blood every month.
|Contact: Fr Roger Clarke
|A group of our parishioners make the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham every year
|Contacts: Ken PowerBert Grunnill
|Christian Aid is an international development charity. working with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty
|Here in Upton, St Joseph’s and St Mary’s form part of the ecumenical organisation of Christian churches in England
|Apostleship of the Sea
|A number of our parishioners and their friends have knitted in excess of 2000 woolly hats to-date for seafarers of all nations. This is an ongoing project and new knitters are always welcome.
|Relying on food donations to feed local people in crisis
|Most Fridays the group do a walk somewhere in the Wirral. Details of the walks are displayed on the notice board at the back of church.
|Our Parish Hall is an important facility and is used for parish, community and social occasions.
|Contact: Carole Wise
|The Indian community take an active part in our parish life but also have a number of activities geared to their own culture. They welcome anybody wishing to attend.
|Contact: Jinoy Thomas