Weekly Parish Newsletter - Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church

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Feb 16, 2014 ... St Joan of Arc, Farnham. Fr Niven Richardson .... through separation, divorce or death of a partner Healing Weekend on 14th to 16th March ...

St Joan of Arc, Farnham

Fr Niven Richardson 19 Tilford Road, Farnham, GU9 8DJ Tel: 01252 716711 Parish Office email: [email protected]/[email protected]

Website: www.stjoanofarcfarnham.co.uk

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT rd 3 December 2017 Cycle B Year II Psalter Week 1 We gather to worship God in union with Francis I, Our Pope and Richard, Our Bishop Saturday 2nd December 9.30am 10.00am No Adoration today FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 5.30pm 6.00pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Sunday 3rd December 9.15am 11.15am 6.00pm Monday 4th December 9.30am Tuesday 5th December 9.30am 7.00pm 7.30pm Wednesday 6th December 9.30am 3.35pm 7.30pm 8.00pm Thursday 7th December 9.15am

Mass: Tom Vickery RIP First Holy Communion Confession No Adoration Confession Mass: Vincent & Gerard O’Brien RIP (anniv) FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Mass: People of the Parish Mass: Christopher & Jean Caillard RIP (anniv) Youth Mass: Intentions of Luke Fernandes Adoration Adoration Mass: Evie Coburn RIP Rosary St Nicholas Adoration Mass: DRF Borelli Family Adoration followed by Healing Service St Ambrose School Mass Y4: DRF Murphy & Crosse Families & Friends Confessions on the hour every hour.

11.00 –9.00pm Friday 8th December The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 9.30am Mass: Angel Prathisan RIP (anniv) Saturday 9th December 9.30am Mass: Bill & Betty Johnson RIP 10.00am Confession & Adoration 12.00 noon Wedding: Joe Dewar & Emilia Hale SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 5.30pm Confession 6.00pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Mass: Peter Shannon RIP & Auntie Umm Shannon RIP Sunday 10th December SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 9.15am Mass: Peter Davis RIP (anniv) 11.15am Mass: Angela Calway RIP (anniv) 6.00pm

ST JOAN’S PARISH OFFICE Parish Office & Centre Bookings 01252 716711 Press 1: For Fr Niven’s PA – Patsy Email: [email protected] Press 2: For the Parish Secretary – Cecilia Email: [email protected] - if you require an appointment with Fr Niven; Baptisms; Mass Intentions; Weekly Newsletter/Arc Magazine. Press 3: For Centre Hire – Julie Email: [email protected] WEEKLY NEWSLETTER/PARISH MAGAZINE: Please send articles to Cecilia at [email protected] by Tuesday morning. WEBSITE: Mary Nolan: [email protected] with any website changes. ARCAID: Funding small charitable projects overseas. If you have a project you would like us to consider, contact Mariola: [email protected] JUSTICE & PEACE: Jo Ellis Tel:07932609957: [email protected] GIFT AID: Gerry O’Donnell Tel: 724169 [email protected] APF MISSIO RED BOXES: Sallie Wheater Tel: 710930 SAFEGUARDING/DBS: Marie O’Donnell Tel: 724169 200 CLUB: Liz Owen Tel: 722765 WEDDING ARRANGEMENTS: To all who are planning weddings at St Joan of Arc contact the Church first before your Reception venue. RADIO STATION: www.heavensroadfm.net ST POLYCARP’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: Head: Mrs A. Gunn Tel: 716307 ALL HALLOWS CATHOLIC SCHOOL & 6TH FORM COLLEGE: Head: Mr P. Doyle Tel: 319211

PARISH GROUPS CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP: Mondays 10.30-11.15am in the Centre Foyer. ROSARY GROUP: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month in St Joan’s Church at 7.30pm. 5th & 19th December. LIFE IN THE SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP: Full information online at stjoanlits.webstarts.com Wednesdays 8pm in the Centre. MOTHERS PRAYERS: Fridays after 9.30am Mass in the Foyer. PRAYER MINISTRY: Takes place on the 2nd Sunday of every month in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after Sunday Masses. 10th December. PARENT TODDLER GROUP: Tuesdays 9.00-11.30am in the Centre, during term time.Christmas Party Tuesday 5th December 9am. ST JOAN’S YOUTH CLUB: Fridays 7.00-9.00pm Year 6,7,8’s and above Further details call Clive: 07980177601/Vince: 733876. Youth Club returns on Friday 12th January in St Joan’s Centre. THE SECOND MONDAY CLUB (2:2 Club) Second Monday of the month in the Centre. All retirees welcome. Games, chat, songs & tea. 11th December. EVERYONE WELCOME TO OUR PARISH GROUPS Let us pray for those in our families who are unwell at this time and especially for: Kathy Henson, Jennifer Barrie, Roopa Jayapal, John Christie, Eileen Mulvin, Anne-Marie Watkins, Percy Bartlett, Anne Gilks, May Rollins, Sara Sundaram, Francis Galliano, Therese Wright, Fergus O’Connor, Barbara Wooster, Carmen Ross, Jurek Ciaglinski, and for all others in our Parish community who are unwell at this time. And for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Vincent O’Brien, Christopher Caillard, Jean Caillard, Angel Prathisan, Gladys Short, James Gimble, Evelyn Pearse, Danny Newell, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Small, Kazimierz Jasinski, Catherine Newton, Dr Joseph Botwin. May the Lord grant them all a place in His Kingdom

Youth Mass: People of the Parish

Thank you very much for your generosity last weekend £2497.73 (£1352.73 collection, £1145.00 standing order). Transformation Project standing orders average £233pw. 2nd Collection: 9th/10th December Christmas Flowers (gift aid) Mass Attendance last weekend:6pm Sunday Vigil: 168 Sunday 9.15am: 196 11.15am: 174 6pm: 201 = 739 FRIDAY IS A DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE FROM EATING MEAT

Catholics come to Mass every Sunday. Catholics pray every day. Catholics do good at every opportunity.

CHURCH SHOP/REPOSITORY – Christmas Cards, Advent calendars, candles and Christmas gifts on sale in the Link.

NEWS/DIARY DATES Request to Parish. We asked the Parish to think about: What parishioners, want from St Joan’s – by the Priest or by lay members of the Parish? • Do you know what is on offer, beyond just weekend Masses? • Are we missing out on things that could make a difference to your involvement in the life of the Parish? • How do we let people in the wider Farnham community know what we do in our Parish? • How can we reach out to local Catholics who do not attend regularly? Short or long, your input will help us shape our Parish and Diocese and is really appreciated. This survey is set up so we can hear from all of you. Many thanks in advance. Email address for this survey: [email protected] MANY THANKS to Anne Connelly & Paul Pike, the entire Christmas Bazaar team and all the helpers that contributed so much to such a wonderful Christmas Bazaar. Many thanks for all the gifts, bottles and cakes that were donated and everyone that came to support it. The sum raised was over £3,200. Well done and thank you.

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th Christmas Day Monday 25th

CHRISTMAS MASSES 3pm Children’s Vigil Mass 6pm Youth Mass Midnight Mass 9.15am 11.15am No Evening Mass

HOMILY SUMMARY – 26th November Christ is the King of the Universe. What is the Universe? It is all of space and all of time and everything space and time contain such as the trillions of galaxies and the stars and the planets, including our planet earth. In the 19th century scientists said that the 5 elements of the universe are Time, force, energy, space and matter. This is exactly what Genesis CH.1v1 tells us. In the beginning (TIME) God (FORCE) created (ENERGY) the heavens (space) and the earth (MATTER’ (Gn.1.1) The Lord of this infinite Universe loves each one of us and waits to be the King of our Hearts. Jesus says in Revelation Ch 3v20 – “Listen, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone opens the door I will come into them” (Rv. 3v20) Christ, King of the Universe. Come to me, be the King of my heart. Amen.

Confessions on the hour, every hour. Thursday 7th December 11am-9pm Light a Candle on the hour, every hour. Thursday 14th December 11am-9pm Tuesday 30th January 2018 11am-8pm Blessing Day, on the hour every hour.

ADVENT HEALING SERVICE. Wednesday 6th December 8.00-9.00pm in St Joans' Church (Adoration from 7.30pm). Jesus says: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Prayer for healing of body, mind, memory and spirit, with individual prayer ministry available. All are welcome. FATHERS PRAYERS: Dads and grandfathers, godfathers and men who are mentors, come along to join us for our next monthly meeting. THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER from 8 to 9pm in the Church. Come along and pray for your children with other men in our parish family.A warm welcome awaits you and a Fathers Prayers prayer book will be given to you too. Any questions email: [email protected] SINGING CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN THE LION AND LAMB COURTYARD on Saturday 16th December 2017 10am-11am, for the Catholic Charity – Mary’s Meals. All parishioners and children Year 6 and above are welcome to join in. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get a carol word sheets and be ready to start on time. PLEASE CONTACT DOROTHY McINTOSH 01420 22434 TO SAY YOU ARE ABLE TO COME. Thank you. CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH for people who would otherwise spend the day on their own and coordinated by Churches Together in Farnham. To book a place please ring Mariola on 716785 or Michael on 712600. For volunteer helpers – helping in the kitchen, serving guests, clearing up afterwards etc –please ring Jo, on 737162. We are especially seeking volunteer drivers because many of the guests are dependent on our providing transport for them. Very many thanks. WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: BISHOP Richard invites families to join him on a pilgrimage to Dublin for the World Meeting of families 22nd 26th August 2018. This event includes; a three day congress exploring themes from Amoris Laetitia. Wonderful international speakers will lead sessions for adults and there are age appropriate activities for children and young people. This is followed by a concert style "Festival of Families" on the Saturday and the event concludes with Sunday Mass concelebrated by Pope Francis.For further details please see flyers in the porch or contact [email protected] th

VIVALDI SINGERS: The Christmas Story through music & readings Saturday 16 December at 5pm. South THE ARUNDEL AND BRIGHTON DIOCESAN TRUST IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 252878 Farnham School . £10 Adult, Under 16’s/Students £5, Under 5’s free www.vivaldisingers.com

THE ARC BAND CHRISTMAS MUSIC EVENING in St Joan’s Centre.Saturday 2nd December 7.30pm Bar & light refreshments. In aid of the Transformation Fund

TODDLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY Please join us this Tuesday 5th December at 9am till 1pm with your little ones. St Polycarp’s Reception year are coming to sing carols and Father Christmas will be joining us. There will be refreshments and food for everyone. Contact Odette 01252 711990 CHRISTMAS PARISH SUNDAY LUNCH 10th December at 12.30pm Price per head £10 Contact: Tony Calway Tel No: 01252 820344 /email [email protected] Last bookings 4th December. LADIES CHRISTMAS BRING A DISH EVENING Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm will take place in St Joan’s Centre. Sign up boards are in the Church Porch. CHRISTMAS CAROLS & CHRISTINGLE SERVICE Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm Followed by Refreshments in the Parish Centre. TRAVELLING CRIB: If you would like to host the Travelling Crib please sign up after the 9.15am Mass this Sunday. Parish office. Families needed to host an overnight stay of our Crib family and thenHOLY pass COMMUNION on to the next person FIRST 2018the following day/evening. Mass every Sunday 9.15am

ST JOAN OF ARC YOUTH CONFIRMATION EXPERIENCE 2018 Confirmation Session (2) 3rd December 4.00pm-5.30pm


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