St Joseph's, St Mary's, St Edward's & St Pius X Christmas Mass Times
24th Dec (Christmas Eve) 6pm St Joseph's - Very Popular Family Mass with a Children's orchestra and children's nativity 6pm St Pius X - Very Popular Family Mass with children nativity 6pm St Mary's - Mass 9pm St Edward's - Midnight Mass 9pm St Pius X- Midnight Mass (inc carrols from 8.45pm 11.30pm St Joseph's - Midnight Mass (inc carols from 11.15pm) 11.30pm St Mary's- Traditional Midnight Mass with Carols
25th Dec (Christmas Day) 8am St Joseph's - A Mass with carols 9am St Edward's 9.30am St Pius X - A popular Organ and choir led Mass with carols 11am St Mary's - A Sung Mass, with music lead by a piano 11am St Joseph's - A popular Organ choir led Mass with carols
st stephens day (26th Dec)
St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) Mass for Servers 10am at St Pius X for all servers including those who will be enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen and receive certificates of Merit along with a presentation of a Silver Medal for 10 years’ service. Please bring your albs, cords & medals.
epiphany (5th Jan)
Thank You! The Parish Clergy would like to invite all those who minister or volunteer in any way to join them for festive afternoon Tea on the Feast of the Epiphany – Sunday 5th January from 3pm till 5pm in St. Joseph’s Hall. The Clergy Team will be hosting this as a sincere thank you for all you do. Please put the date in your diary.
Chalk Marking On the Feast of the Epiphany, there is a tradition of the family gathering to ask God’s blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows. A traditional way of doing this is to use chalk to write above the home’s entrance. It can also be written somewhere inside the home. +20 C M B 20+ The letters C, M, B have two meanings: • They are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. • They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross and 20-20 is the year.
Reconciliation – Dawn to Dusk On Saturday December 21st there will be the opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance from 9am to 5pm at St Joseph's with priests from the Team and the Deanery available throughout the day. Please make a note in your diary to use this important opportunity to prepare for Christ’s Coming.
Children’s Liturgy Gift Prison Appeal Christmas In support of the Children of Female Prisoners at Send we ask for your help to provide a Christmas present for about 100 children who won’t see their mothers on Christmas day, but who will attend events organised by the prison during December. If you can definitely commit to buying a present (value between £10.00 and £15.00), please take one of the tags at the back of the church after Mass and buy as appropriate. Each tag represents a particular child and notes gender and age. Please note that we have been asked by Send to provide Vouchers for all children over the age of 8 e.g. Argos, Amazon, Accessorize, iTunes, Game etc. Please do NOT wrap the present, but attach the tag to it and leave it at the back of the church before Mass up until the 15th December (during the week gifts may be left at the Presbytery).
Free Christmas Day Lunch For the seniors, students and all those who would like to celebrate Christmas together. All are welcome. St Joseph’s Church Hall, 12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ arrive 13:00pm for lunch at 13:30pm If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Marta 07855 846957 email@example.com Alternatively, if you have a car and can volunteer to pick up or drop off and spare just an hour of your time on Christmas day that would also be very welcome.
St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) Mass for Servers 10am at St Pius X for all servers including those who will be enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen and receive certificates of Merit along with a presentation of a Silver Medal for 10 years’ service. Please bring your Albs , cords & medals.
St Marys Brass and Silver Polishing Thursday, 19th December brass and silver polishing in the hall at St Mary's after 9.15 am Mass. Coffee tea and biscuits avliable
St Mary's Church Cleaning Friday 20th December cleaning St Mary's for Christmas after 10am Mass. Many hands make light work so come and help if you can.
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Christmas Offertory Collection
The Christmas Offertory Collection is, by tradition, a personal gift to the Priests and forms a substantial part of their annual income. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church if you wish to Gift Aid your donation.
The Catholic Parish of Guildford
Church of St Mary: 157 Aldershot Road, Guildford, GU2 8BP Church of St Joseph: 12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ Church of St Edward: Sutton Park, Guildford, GU4 7QN Church of St Pius x: Laustan Close, Guildford, GU1 2TS