mass intentions & Sunday readings
PRAYER & LITURGY
May They Rest in Peace
Please pray for the parishioners who have died recently and their families who mourn:
Joan Connelly – Funeral on Wednesday 20th February at 10.00am at St Joseph’s
Going into Hospital?
We have four hospitals in our parish. Please remember that with GDPR the Hospitals are no longer giving our priests a list of those Catholics admitted as inpatients. If you are well enough you can request to see a Catholic priest via the nurse/ward sister. However, next of kin should also request a priest when necessary if the patient is unable to in anyway. Our priests do rely on being
informed by yourself or family members, to be able to care for them. In emergency and in the Royal Surrey, you can request that a Catholic priest be called by the ward staff.
Readers at Mass
There is a Day of Reflection for Readers – Led by Bishop Richard on Saturday 9th February at St Dunstan’s Church Woking from 11am – 4pm , Booking is essential, please contact ruth on 01293 651164 or email email@example.com
There will be two further opportunities for ALL Readers in our Parish of Guildford, new and existing, to attend a refresher session to polish up the important ministry of proclaiming the Word of God during Mass. It is intended to be informative, helpful and enjoyable. None of us can say that we cannot be even better or don’t need the help of an honest opinion (in confidence) as to how we come across.
We are excited to announce that we are running two 5-week parenting courses after the spring half-term. The course is for is for parents, step-parents, prospective parents or carers. It is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background. The Parenting Children Course was developed by the creators of the Marriage Course and founders of the Alpha Course.
These courses are a great opportunity to meet others in the parish and share experiences in this most important job! We'd love to see you at one of the parenting courses. To sign up for either or both please visit: www.CPG.church/parenting
The Parenting Children Course is taking place on Mondays, 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start, St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall for those with children aged 0-10 years. This course will be facilitated by Aseel the CYF coordinator and Jola Martis. Jola is a parishioner, a parent and a qualified play therapist, with a background in psychology. Sign up here
Start date: Monday 25th February, 7.30pm
The Parenting Teenagers Course is taking place on Tuesdays, 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start, St Joseph's Catholic Church Hallfor those with teenagers aged 11-18 years. The course will be facilitated by Aseel. She is a parent to two children, one of whom is a pre-teen, and have over 10 years experience working with teenagers in the parish. Sign up here
Start date: Tuesday 26th February, 7.30pm
Fairtrade Fortnight event on Friday 8 March
The Fairtrade Foundation will be providing the principal speaker at the annual Fairtrade Fortnight event which is taking place this year at 7.30 on Friday 8 March in St Pius Hall. All are welcome. Further details of the theme will be announced in due course. As in previous years, the evening will include some refreshment and sale of a range of Fair Trade craft and other goods, including olive oil and other items from Palestine.
St. Patrick's Night
St. Mary's Hall on 16th March Time 7.30 p.m. to 11. 30 p.m. Price: £15 per ticket to include a two course meal and music. The Bar will be available.
Send prison – Gifts for Children
We have received the following message: I would like to say a huge Thank you for the kind donation from your Parish. We wrapped and gave out over a 100 presents for the children that visited HMP Send over the Christmas period. We wouldn't be able to provide this service without the generosity of our supporters.
Concert in aid of the Number 5 Project.
SATURDAY MARCH 2. The internationally-acclaimed pianist Warren Mailley-Smith has agreed to perform another concert at St Joseph’s Church in aid of The Number Five Project for the homeless of Guildford. Warren will treat us to the “Waldstein” and “Appassionata” Beethoven sonatas, together with some well-known pieces by Liszt, Gershwin, Chopin and Gottschalk. Tickets priced at £12 for adults; £5 for children and students are available from the Guildford Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444 334; online at www.visitguildford.com and from John Kain on 079 5728 2857.
We are on Songs of Praise
Well, not all of us - just a few. Two members of our Guildford Marriage Preparation Team and some attending couples have been interviewed by the BBC and appeared on
BBC 1 Songs of Praise check out the clip here
11am Mass refreshments - St Joseph
Help required to serve coffee after 11 am Mass on Sundays. Only 2 duties per term. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CPG Justice & Peace Group monthly meeting
The CPG Justice & Peace Group is meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday 5 February in the Quiet Room at St Pius Church. All are welcome.
Missio Red Boxes
Many thanks to all red boxholders. In the last quarter of 2018 the total collected came to £638. Adding the Gift Aid tax credit, the total will come to £754. That is very impressive, particularly as small change is less easily obtained, with the increased use of contactless payment cards. If anyone still has a red box to be emptied, or if anyone would like to have a red box at home to collect small change for this good work, please contact me or the Parish Office. My contact details are email@example.com or 01483 300 807. Stephen Arthur
Traidcraft at St. Mary's
Save the date 23/24th February for next Traidcraft sale. If you wish to see different items for sale, could you please let us know. Traidcraft do gifts, greetings cards and other foodstuffs.
Look forward to seeing you after 7pm Mass Saturday or after 11am Mass Sunday.
finance & adminsitration
Over the last two weekend of February and the first weekend in March there will be an opportunity at each of the Masses to update the Parish on the current financial situation and to ask for help. Thank you in advance for your support
To book Mass Intentions, please use the envelopes provided at the back of the church; if you wish to book an specific date please make your request through the form below or ring the Parish Office