Rest in Peace
For those that have recently died
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.
Reconciliation Family Day
The CYF team invites families with children old enough to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation to the Reconciliation Family Day on Saturday 21st March, St Joseph’s Church Hall. Pop in anytime from 9.30am-4.30pm. The hall is transformed, with activity stations to help your family to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The God who Speaks
To assist our reading of Matthew’s Gospel there are copies available in the Porches. Do please take a copy and read a Chapter a day (circa 10 mins). Cost is £1.50 but a donation is fine. The Bishops of England and Wales have produced a brochure called ‘The God who Speaks’ It was available in the churches a few weeks ago and you may have seen it: there are some left. A pdf version of this document is available on the parish website at www.cpg.church then follow the God who Speaks link.
Parish Film Night Friday 3rd April at St Pius X
The 1994 BBC semi-staged performance of J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion directed by Jonathan Miller will be shown at St Pius Hall at 7.00 pm on Friday 3rd April. Sung in German with sub-titles, in two parts of 63 and 93 minutes. Hot-cross buns etc provided during a short interval. Sign up Here
St. Patrick's Night
14th March in St Mary’s Hall A Two course meal and live music with a Ukulele Band, dancing sing-along, raffle and fully licensed bar.
£15 each inc two-course meal
The funds raised are going to the Sarcoma Cancer Charity.
Sign up here for more details about the tickets
Refugee Support Fund Quiz Night / Supper
In aid of the crisis in Syria This RSF fundraiser event at St Pius on Saturday 28th March at 7pm is for the CAFOD emergency appeal for Syria. Vegetarian option available if pre -ordered. To book email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 826124 by Tuesday March 25th. Bring your own refreshments.
Baby and Toddler Groups
We have three groups that meet on: Mondays 10-11.30am in St Joseph’s Hall, Tuesdays 10-11.30am in St Pius X Hall and Fridays, 9.45-11.15am. These groups are run by Parish volunteers and hope to show God’s love in action week in, week out. They provide a welcoming space for anybody who cares for children in our parish and local community. They encourage friendship and support to families at this important time of life. We always need more volunteers for this vital ministry. Find out more and contact us: www.cpg.church/baby.html
Flu, Colds & Coronavirus
With the news of a case of the coronavirus within this Deanery, Bishop Richard has recommended that Communion under both Kinds be withdrawn until further notice. It is important to remember that we receive the Lord whole and entire under one species.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must make us of sanitising hand gel before distributing Holy Communion.
The Sign of Peace is now to be given without physical contact during this time.
A hand sanitiser and supplies for each church porch are ‘on their way’ from the suppliers. Meanwhile people are encouraged to carry a small dispenser of hand gel and use it as they enter the church.
In this parish we are also discontinuing the practice of putting hosts in the Ciborium before Mass.
We will continue to monitor the Bishops Conference Website and follow their advice.
If you find yourself at home and in need of spiritual or practical support please do not hesitate to phone the presbytery (01483 526704) – we can also give you details of the live-link to Masses at St. Joseph’s during this time.