mass intentions & Sunday readings
The readings for this Sunday at mass can be found at www.cpg.church/readings
PRAYER & LITURGY
Week of Guided Prayer - How does it work?
It offers you the chance to meet each day for 30 minutes with an experienced Prayer Guide, one-to-one. The role of the Prayer Guide is to help you listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart; it is the Holy Spirit who guides us in prayer. A daily, informal and confidential meeting, at a time to suit you, will be agreed with your Prayer Guide. The week starts on Sunday, 9th February 2020 at 4pm prompt - at St Joan of Arc, Farnham, GU9 8DJ. Please don’t miss out, this is for you! So pick up a leaflet/booking form from the back of the church or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can accept those who are housebound, so please let us know if this applies to you or someone you know.
The Adoration in St Mary’s church continues: every Thursday from 10am -5pm all welcome. If you would like to volunteer for a time slot please sign the sheet at the back of church.
At St. Pius on Monday evening there Mass and Adoration – during which the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated until 9pm.
Stations of the Cross & Divine Mercy continue on Fridays from 2.45pm -4pm
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.
Everyone's welcome to a joint meeting of the Homegroups in the new year. Meet our special guests, the Crick family, founders of Manna Ministries, who work with family members of all ages to create ‘musicals with a message’ that tell inspiring stories from a Christian perspective. Find out how the Crick family dedicate their lives to this call and live by faith for all their needs. www.mannaministries.org.uk/crickfamily
Plus, we'll share what the Homegroups have to offer you, along with some great refreshments. Thursday 16 January, 8pm in St Joseph’s Hall.
Help is needed to transport Syrian refugee families living in the area to important appointments (e.g. hospital, dentist). Volunteers are put on a list. When help is needed, everyone on the list is contacted by email. If you respond positively, you will be sent contact details. By being on the list you are not committing to any dates. If you would like to help and go on the list, please email Diane.Peters@cofeguildford.gov.uk
Lego donations for Children Youth and Families
If you have any unwanted lego, CYF would love to give it a new home, to be used at fearless and for prayer stations. Please drop any donations off at the presbytery.
Parish Film Night
Parish Film Night Friday 7th February at 7pm for 7.30pm start Featuring ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ (PG). A true, uplifting story of how a young teenage boy uses his hard won education to save his village in Malawi from famine in the face of climate change. Please book seats in advance at www.cpg.church/film. Bring your own refreshments.
Journey to 2030
At the beginning of Advent Bishop Richard wrote a Pastoral Letter in which he said:
“Christ calls us to live lives of virtue and goodness so that we are prepared for the second coming. This Season of Advent calls us to reflect on the world around us; to see where we have been sleepwalking and failed to realise the impact of our actions. … One particular area in which we must “wake up” and seek conversion is in our attitudes towards our common home. So today I write to you about a very urgent matter about which I think most of us are at least aware, even though we may not yet have made a practical response. This urgent matter is climate change, our ecological crisis and how we care for our planet.” The whole letter can be found at: www.dabnet.org. The accompanying support material can be found at: www.journeyto2030.org. These resources will help shape our response as a parish in 2020.
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
finance & ADMINISTRATION
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