mass intentions & Sunday readings
The readings for this Sunday at mass can be found at www.cpg.church/readings
PRAYER & LITURGY
Have your children/grandchildren outgrown their Nativity costumes? Could you run-up a costume at home? The Children’s Liturgy group at St. Joseph’s are looking for costumes for this year’s 6pm Christmas Eve mass. Please contact Judith Vickers at email@example.com if you can help.
CPG Mission Fair St Pius Hall 7/8th December:
Parish groups who sponsor or undertake outreach activity will be displaying their activities after each Mass. Come and enjoy refreshments while viewing the range of outreach that your parish is involved in. Meet the volunteers and hear about the work they perform.
Project Peru – helping to put Christ in Christmas Christmas Cake Raffle - try to win a lovely cake weighing approx. 6kgs and help impoverished children in Peru. Tickets £1 each on sale after mass weekend 7 and 8 December. Draw takes place 10 December. Find out about the exceptional work of Project Peru at https://projectperu.org.u
HCPT Christmas Trees
Group 2 of the Children’s Lourdes Pilgrimage will be selling high quality non-drop Christmas trees at St Joseph's and St Pius on Saturday 7th December from 10am - 3pm to raise money for their Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes.
St Joseph’s Shop news
Christmas cards and gifts are now available from the Traidcraft/Repository shop. Please support Catholic charities by buying religious cards – more stock coming over the next couple of weeks. Count down the days to the birth of Jesus with a religious Advent calendar or candle.
Instead of a single Traidcraft Christmas event at St Joseph’s this year there will be a stall in the porch on a number of Sundays. You will still be able to purchase your Traidcraft and other Charity cards as well as gifts, festive food items, cribs, candles, angels and more in the St Joseph’s Church shop in the Church porch. We look forward to seeing you in the shop which is open after all Sunday Masses.
Children’s Liturgy Gift Appeal Christmas 2019
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 Lunch 25th December
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tuesday Club
The next lunch in St Joseph's hall on Tuesday 19th November at 12:30pm followed by a talk from Sr Oneng. The cost is £4 and everyone is welcome. They will also be taking bookings for their Christmas lunch on 10th December at the meeting on 19th November. If you would like to come to the Christmas lunch but will be unable to attend the meeting, please contact Alistair on 07721 840 227 as soon as possible. Bookings for the Christmas lunch will close by the end of November.
Christmas Card – Charitable Donations
Mary Lawrence invites the parishioners of St. Mary's to make a donation of £5 to the S.V.P. instead of giving out Christmas cards to all their friends at church. Names will be placed on the board in porch detailing those who have donated thus enabling the S.V.P. to provide help to the poor and needy in the community. Please see Mary if you would like to be part of this project
finance & ADMINISTRATION
St. Joseph’s School - Teaching Assistant – Part Time
We are seeking a dedicated and caring teaching assistants one in year 5 and one in year 6 from January 2020. The details and application forms please apply by contacting the school office for an application form or download from www.stjosephsguildford.com
Or email to email@example.com
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