St Joseph's Catholic Church, Oakham

Help Ukraine

Message from Caritas Diocese of Nottingham - There are few words for the tragedy and barbarism unfolding in Ukraine. There seem to be few actions we can take that match the onslaught faced by its people. Caritas Diocese of Nottingham invite you to join Pope Francis in starting this season of Lent in prayer and fasting for their suffering and for the long labour of peace.

We would also like to offer you two ways to show practical solidarity with the Ukrainian community, here in the Diocese of Nottingham and in their homeland. I invite you to extend your prayer and fasting into an act of practical solidarity.


Organisations in Derby serving the Ukrainian community have come together to launch the #HelpUkraine appeal.  The national launch was hosted by the Ukrainian Parish Church of St Michael the Archangel, near the Arboretum.  It is introduced in the video below by Fr David Senyk, parish priest of communities the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in the area of our diocese.

You are invited to donate to this appeal, which is managed by the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain with the Church's support. It represents the efforts of Ukrainians here in Nottingham Diocese and across the UK, and is the perfect way to show solidarity with our own neighbours, and their efforts for their compatriots, in this crisis.

Donate direct at: Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain Limited Barclays Bank Acc no: 80038237 Sort code: 20-65-89 with reference HelpUkraine

Caritas in UkraineCaritas Ukraine and Caritas-Spes are working on the ground to help about 13.000 people in different parts of the country, and especially in critical areas such as Mariupol, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa. Caritas Internationalis have launched a campaign to support their work, especially for the most vulnerable people, such as the elderly and children in the conflict zones.

Donate on their website: 

Paul for Caritas Diocese of Nottingham







Mass Times

St Joseph's
4.30pm (First Mass of Sunday)
Sunday: 9am until end of February
Sunday: 10.30am (with Children's liturgy) join us for coffee and tea after Mass
Mon: 10am Service of the Word
Wed: 10am (Exposition 9am) join us for coffee and tea after Mass
Thurs: 10am
Friday:10am (Latin Mass 7pm)

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Sat: 11.30am - 12.00am
Sat: 3.30pm - 4.00pm 
Wed: 9.30am – 10.00am

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Sunday:  9am Held at St Joseph's until end of February

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