Friday 9th October 2020

Our Invitation to join in unity with God

At different times throughout our lives, we and our children will receive various invitations – some more important than others. However, the most important invitation is the one that is offered to us in the Gospel this coming Sunday. Throughout the Bible the joyful images of weddings are often used to describe how much God loves us. When Jesus told this story he was thinking of the Chosen People,
the people of Israel, but many of their leaders did not respond to God’s invitation when Jesus came. God’s invitation is not just for certain people but for all of us, regardless of our past or present situation. God’s banquet starts here on earth and continues right into heaven. 
October is the month in which Pope Francis asks every member of the Catholic community around the world to recognise themselves as a missionary disciple, working and praying together to share the joy peace, hope and love of God with everyone, everywhere. For further information please visit the Mission Togther website:


Dudley for The Love of Scrubs

For the Love of Scrubs are a local community group. During the course of the Coronavirus pandemic, they provided local schools, including St. Joseph's,  with heart pairs, isolation gowns or hand sanitiser. They also produce hand made items for the local community, made by the local community. In total, they have produced and distributed over 35,000 items which have been given back to our community. This includes over 2500 scrubs for the NHS, dementia items for care homes throughout the borough, teddies given to every child admitted to RHH, New Cross, Sandwell and City hospitals. They are now making Christmas presents for the vulnerable and those living with poverty. We are asking members of our school community to help this wonderful cause.  For further details please contact look at the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the home page of the website.  Thank you for your continued support for those in need.

Latest guidance on what to do if you or your child has symptoms of Coronavirus

Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus.

Primary and Secondary School Admissions 2021/22

A reminder for parents of Year 6 children, Secondary School admissions for 2021/22 are open from 1st September - 31st October 2020.

Primary School Admissions for September 2021 Intake are open from 1st 0ctober 2020 - 15th January 2021.

Please contact the school office for a supplementary form to support your child's 2021 Primary application.

Feast Day of St. Luke

Children in St. Luke's House are allowed to wear their own clothes, including their house colour green, on Friday 16th October.  St. Luke's Feast Day falls on Sunday 18th October this year.

Academy Committee Vacancies at Hagley Catholic High School

Hagley Catholic High School have three vacancies on our Academy Committee (Governing Body), two Foundation Representatives and one Parent Representative. We are looking to welcome members of our schools and parish communities to support us in the vital role of school governance. This is a purely voluntary role and typically involves 6 meetings a year (one each half term) plus being linked to a department or area of school life for support, monitoring and evaluation. Parent Representatives are not required to be practising Catholics but Foundation Representatives would be, and more details can be found about this here We are keen to welcome members of the community who might have experience in any of the following areas; financial and business management, legal services and HR. Interested parties can contact Stella Batson (Clerk to the Academy Committee) on for information and applications, or Mr James Hodgson (Principal) on for an informal conversation about the vacancies and the role.

Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have just launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, children and young people who require urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please don't suffer in silence.  If you are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during these uncertain times, then pick up the phone and speak to one of the specialist mental health professionals who will be able to support you.  Further details and contact information can be found on the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the school website.  

Prayer of the Week - Wednesday Word

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to remember that every moment of the day you
are inviting us into your love, to share in your happiness and peace. Amen.


Virtues Focus - Curious and Active

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

Pope's Intention for October

The Laity's Mission in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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