mass intentions & Sunday readings
PRAYER & LITURGY
Confirmation 2018-2019 Registration
Confirmation preparation is for young people in school year 10 – details on www.cpg.church which is also the address to register on the Database and to sign up to the Course. The deadline for registration is 30 November 2018. Any questions please contact email@example.com.
Calling all children and young people!
The Guildford Youth Ministry youth clubs are back after the Summer break! GYM-jams is for children in Years 3-6, this meets on a Monday evening 5.30-7.15pm and our first session will be 17 September. jGYM is for young people in Years 7-9, this meets on Fridays 6.00-8.00pm and our first session will be 14 September. GYM is for young people in Years 10 and above, this meets on Fridays 8.00-10.00pm and our first session is 14 September. For GYM we will be following the F-Word series where we discuss topics, all starting with the letter F, relating to life and faith. In GYM-jams and jGYM we will be exploring Christian foundations. If you want to know more please visit https://www.cpg.church/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14th November 7.45pm – 9.30pm St Joseph’s Church Hall, Guildford Are you grateful for your Marriage? If so, please join us for an evening to celebrate Marriage and hear about opportunities for nurturing and growing your marriage commitment and sharing the gift of marriage with others. All Welcome. Free drinks and Nibbles.
Please sign up your partner too, to ensure we can fully cater for you both. Sign Up Here Free drinks and nibbles
Catholic teaching for women
3rd Wednesday each month at 107 Ryde’s Hill Rd, starting Oct 17th. 7.30-8.30pm, with refreshments after. Each talk is a stand alone topic, (eg creationism, Mary, joy), aimed to help our understanding of our faith. For details or lift, tell Lizzie Parkes: 01483 562094 / 07962 204098.
CAP Money Course 2018
CAP Money is a free money management course run over 3 sessions, that will teach you budgeting skills using a simple cash-based system that works. You will learn to get to grips with your finances, budget, and save. Last year over 2100 people nationwide became debt free using CAP money. Our next course at St. Joseph’s Church starts on Wednesday 24th October at 7.30pm. To register please contact David Loveder on 078101 56850, or visit the CAP website at www.capuk.org.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1. To commemorate this significant event, VOX Farnham Chamber Choir – conductor Robert Lewis - is performing “In Flanders Fields”, a concert of music, poetry and readings, plus songs from the era, at St Joseph’s at 7.30 pm on Saturday the 3rd of November. It is in aid of SSAFA (the Sailors, Soldiers & Airmen Families Association) and the Catholic churches of Guildford. Tickets are £12 if pre-purchased (£15 on the night); students and children £5. They are available from the Guildford Tourist Information Centre - tel: 01483 444 334 or John Kain 079 5728 2857 and online at www.visitguildford.com.
Feast of All Saints: Light Party
Sun 28th Oct 3-5pm, St.Joseph's Hall. Children of all ages accompanied by an adult are invited to join our 'Super Saints' party to celebrate the Feast of All Saints. Treats, fun and frolics! Dress as your favourite saint or wear something white or light. No fees, donations welcome. Iif you are coming please contact Agnieszka 07932392612 or email@example.com
Save the Date: The St, Joseph's Annual Traidcraft event will be on Sunday 18th November in St. Joseph's Church Hall after all Masses, selling Fairtrade gifts, Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and much more. All most welcome - there will be refreshments after all Masses.
St. Mary's Tradecraft first weekend was a success: thank you for the support. The next tradecraft stall will be held at St. M’s on 20/21st. October.
Big “0” Party
A shared birthday party for all celebrating Big "O" this year is planned for Friday 9th November at 7:00pm at St. Pius. All are invited. The cost will be shared by the big "O" participants. So if you or your child is celebrating 10,20,30 ...etc and wish to attend the contact Mervyn Burby via firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared Lunch at St Pius X
Please come to the shared lunch on 28th Oct starting at 12 noon. Please bring your lunch and drink to share it with everybody so you can get to know each other.
The Guildford SVP
Heartfelt thanks to you all, who so generously gave to the recent retiring collection. You donated £2 554.66, of which £1 344.56 was gift aided: a total of £2890,80.Your generosity will enable a significant donationt to the SVP working amidst the flood.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes with HCPT
HCPT group 2 are looking to recruit energetic and caring helpers to be part of our enthusiastic experienced team, offering a weeks pilgrimage holiday to children and young people with additional needs. If you are interested please contact Jude: email@example.com
We have 2 spaces for children and young people with additional needs to join our trip this Easter. The trip is free of charge and promises a week of fun and laughter! For more details contact Jude: firstname.lastname@example.org
finance & adminsitration
A Redshirt ‘Thank you’
Last Spring at St Pius we asked for sponsorship for our 6Km swim, to raise funds towards our pilgrimage to Lourdes in July with the diocese. You generously sponsored us, and we were able to take part as part of the ‘Redshirt’ group. The redshirts offer a colourful, loud and uplifting welcome to pilgrims at each of the liturgies and events during the week. It was brilliant to see their smiles of appreciation, and to enjoy getting to know some of the pilgrims. As well as our service to the pilgrims, we had many opportunities to reflect on and grow our own faith, and we became a close group within a short time. We feel so fortunate to have been able to have the redshirt experience and are very grateful to all of you who supported us.
The Word who is Life.
Please make a note in your diaries – Bishop Richard will be coming to the Guildford Deanery on the evening of November 19th to talk about his Vision for the Diocese and invites us to join him in St. joseph’s Hall.
The Nativity at Wintershall
From the 12th to 16th of Dec. A timeless, memorable experience for young and old as we bring the story of Christmas to life for you. BOOK NOW! A PLAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY Book tickets now on our website: www.wintershall-estate.com or by calling 01793 41829
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