St Joan of Arc, Farnham Fr Niven Richardson 19 Tilford Road, Farnham, GU9 8DJ Tel: 01252 716711 Parish Office email: [email protected] Website: www.stjoanofarcfarnham.co.uk SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 18th January 2015 Psalter Week 2 Cycle B Year 1 We gather to worship God in union with Francis I, Our Pope. Saturday 17th January 2015 9.30am Mass: Mary Sollom RIP (anniv) Confession & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.45am Baptism: Hugo Edworthy 5.30pm Confession 6.00pm Mass: Bridget Kelly RIP th Sunday 18 January SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 9.15am Mass: People of the Parish 11.15am Mass: Vera Arathoon RIP (anniv) 6.00pm Mass: : In Thanksgiving Matias & Janeth Oliva Monday 19th January 10.00am Eucharistic Service Tuesday 20th January 7.25pm Rosary: 8.00pm Mass: Intentions of Brian & Anne Wagstaff Wednesday 21st January 3.30pm Mass: Harry & Edward RIP Thursday 22nd January 11.00am Requiem Mass: Bridget Kelly RIP Friday 23rd January 9.30am Mass: Intentions of Brian & Anne Wagstaff Saturday 24th January 9.30am Mass: Sally Ann Bromley RIP Confession & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 5.30pm Confession 6.00pm Mass: John Davies RIP Sunday 25th January THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 9.15am Mass: People of the Parish Baptism: Hugo Benedict Rice 11.15am Mass: Sidney Sackwood RIP 6.00pm Mass: Desmond Matthews RIP (anniv) Thank you very much for your generosity. £2871.48 (£1726.48 £1,145 standing orders) Transformation Project standing orders average £233pw. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children thanks you for your very generous donations during the White Flower Appeal last weekend. They amounted to £967.26. nd st 2 Collection 31stJan/1 Feb: The Catholic Education Service. th th Mass attendance: 10 11 January: Saturday Vigil 6pm= 147; Sunday 9.15am = 250; Sunday 11.15am = 177; 6pm = 296; Total: = 870 Fridays are a day of Penance and abstinence from eating meat. ST JOAN’S PARISH OFFICE Parish Office & Centre Bookings 01252 716711 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] The Parish Office is open from 9.30-12.30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings. ARC BAND MUSIC NIGHT Saturday 28th February 8pm till late in the Parish Centre Tickets £5 will be on sale after Mass or from the Parish Office from 3rd February. All funds for the Transformation Fund WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS/PARISH MAGAZINE: Please send articles to [email protected] PUBLICITY: Tony Tunstall Tel:703219 email:[email protected] WEBSITE: Contact Mary Nolan at [email protected] with any changes/updates to the website. ARCAID: Funding small charitable projects overseas. If you have a project you would like us to consider, please contact Jenifer Davis Tel: 794369. GIFT AID CONTACT: Gerry O’Donnell [email protected] Tel: 724169 RADIO STATION www.heavensroadfm.net Sisters of the Holy Spirit: Sr Sujata, Sr Dolorina, Sr Simone, Sr Krystyna Tel: 722329 St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School: Head - Mrs A.Gunn Tel: 716307 All Hallows Catholic School & 6th Form College: Head – Mrs E. Lutzeier Tel: 319211 The e-logo at the top of column 1 of this newsletter can be scanned with a smartphone or iPhone and will automatically download the parish website. PARISH GROUPS CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP: Mondays 10.30-11.15am in the Centre Foyer. ROSARY GROUP: Meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.25pm in St Joan’s Church. LIFE IN THE SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP: Thursdays 8pm in the Centre Foyer. 2015 information online at stjoanlits.webstarts.com/2015. MOTHERS PRAYERS: Fridays after 9.30am Mass in the Centre Foyer. PRAYER MINISTRY takes place on the 2nd Sunday of every month in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after Sunday Masses. PARENT TODDLER GROUP: Tuesdays 9.00-11.30am in the Centre, during term time. ST JOAN’S YOUTH CLUB: Fridays 7.00-9.00pm Year 7’s and above Friday 23rd January Kung-Fu activity Farnham Sports Centre. Further details please call Clive 07980177601 or Vince 733876 email:[email protected] THE SECOND MONDAY CLUB (2:2 Club) Second Monday of the month 2pm - 4pm in the Centre. All retirees welcome. Games, chat, songs and tea. Next one 9th February 2015 Everyone is warmly welcome to attend these groups. . Let us pray for those in our families who are unwell at this time and especially for MEN’S GROUP EVENING on Wednesday 21 January (8PM) at the Bishop’s Table, West St, Farnham to get together, but also to find practical solutions for helping each other and the parish in the power of the Holy Spirit. We will be joined on this occasion by Father Niven to discuss defending our faith in the workplace. nd LADIES SKITTLES EVENING Thursday 22 January 7.30pm for 8pm start at The Jolly Farmer, Blacknest GU34 4QD. Sign up sheets are in in the church porch. Basket meals/ploughmans will be available to order. TALK ABOUT THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO Come and join me if you are interested in hearing a parishioner’s experience of walking 500 miles, and if you would like to see projector images of the sights (and sites) along the way. The Pilgrimage from St.Jean Pied-de-Port (in France) to Santiago de Compostela (in N.W. Spain) is called the St James Way aka the Camino de Santiago. The talk with projector images is on MONDAY. 26 JANUARY 2015 at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Tea, coffee & biscuits available from 7.00p.m.-7.30p.m.I would request that, if possible, all who attend pay £2-£3 per person for the Transformation Project Fund. PARISH WALKING GROUP – the next walk will be on Thursday th 29 January starting at 10.00am from the church car park – please see the poster in the porch for more details.” THE HORSES - The Parish Gold Cup and Fundraisers' Horse of the Year. Thank you to everyone who supported. The gross amount raised was £1810 - (£190 short of expections as the Gold Cup failed to sell out!) After paying £400 in prizes we paid a net amount of £1410 to the Transformation Fund.Congratulations to the prizewinners - Grace Kennedy, Crowley Family and Chloe Todd (Gold Cup) and Eleanor Scully (Fundraisers). Much gratitude too to the generous people who lent a hand. THANK YOU to Voices Together for Christmas Concert Donation £100. st We pray for the recently deceased nd Bridget Kelly RIP whose Requiem will be on Thursday 22 January at 11am. For Elizabeth Gude RIP whose Requiem will be at 10am Friday th 6 February For John Balding RIP who has recently died And for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time Mary Sollom, Vera Arathoon, Elsie Bell, Alexandra Burchett, Joan Bailey, Terence Melody, Annette Napier, George Hurdle, Timothy Gibson, Helen Gale CHRISTMAS THANK YOU Dear Parishioners once more thank you too everyone who made the Church look so beautiful for Christmas and to all who participated. May I thank those of you who kindly contributed to the Christmas collection. Thank you very much for your cards and gifts too. Everything you gave I really appreciate. God bless you. Fr Niven "Strength to Strength" Weekly course to help you strengthen your prayer life. With inspiring speakers on DVD and practical guidance.Wednesday evenings until 11th February 8.00-9.30pm in the Parish Centre. No booking needed. No charge: voluntary donations.Don't worry if you miss any sessions - catch up with the £5course book. TH WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SUNDAY 18 TO SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY This year’s theme “The Well is Deep” comes from the churches of Brazil and invites us to acknowledge that diversity is part of God’s design and we should approach one another in trust and see the face of God in all men th and women. United Service, Sunday 18 January, 4pm, St Mark’s Church, Alma Lane, Upper Hale. Daily Prayer meetings – please see details in the church porch. th LUNCH IN AID OF EBOLA CRISIS. Soup, cake and coffee in th Parish Centre. All welcome. After 11.30am Mass on Friday 30 January. Please come and support. DIOCESE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 31 July – 6th AugustTHANK YOU to Eileen & Tony Burke for being our Parish coordinators for the annual Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage for the past few years.Please contact the Parish Office or Fr Niven if you would consider being the next co-ordinators for our Parish. Agnes Tunstall, Brian Wagstaff, Mrs Phil Keough, IIona Main, Terry Taylor, Mary Tracey, Mary Lynch, Lydia Quicke, Clare Caillard, Mary Myers May the Lord grant them all a place in His Kingdom PARISH NEWS & EVENTS Homily Summary – Baptism of the Lord Baptism in water brings the Holy Spirit to live in us. Jesus brought a new Baptism. Not just water but God the Holy Spirit to live in us. Let us all find out the date of our Baptism – and celebrate that day as the first day the Holy Spirit came to live within us. By remembering the Holy Spirit within us to guide us we will be living our Baptism. Are you a video projector expert? We are looking at improving the projector in the Parish Centre. If anyone in the Parish has specialist knowledge, please contact Alastair on 714809 VOCATIONS MATTER 18 January: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time "There is the Lamb of God". John the Baptist understands what we, too, instinctively know: that the Jesus is the Messiah, the Lamb of God come to take our sins upon himself and grant us freedom and eternal life. The Jesus of Nazareth about whom John speaks is the same Jesus whom we frequently receive in Holy Communion. This Jesus is the one who unties the knots of our complex and confused lives and leads us to discover the wonder for which we are created. THE ARUNDEL AND BRIGHTON DIOCESAN TRUST IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 252878 GOLDEN JUBILEE FESTIVAL 5 July 2015 The Diocese celebrates 50 years of existence in 2015. There is to be a major event at Brighton & Hove Football Ground, the Amex Stadium in Falmer. Fantastic speakers, family activities, entertainment and Mass of Thanksgiving. For more details email [email protected] SIGN UP SHEETS in Church Porch for coach travel from Farnham. PROCLAIM ’15 In 2015 the Church in our land is asking us all to be involved in Proclaim ’15. This is a new initiative to support and to enthuse us to share our faith in Christ with other people. This Proclaim ’15 is inspired by Pope Francis to the Church called ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ (Evangelii Gaudium) There are three sessions for small groups. Session 1 Meeting Jesus: The only one who can save me. Session 2: Learning to be a Missionary Disciple: Sitting at the feet of Jesus. Session 3 Jesus is Alive: Go and tell my brothers and sisters. CHILDREN OF ST JOAN OF ARC ALL PRE-SCHOOLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES are invited to: AFTER MASS PLAYGROUP IN THE CENTRE after 9.15am Sunday 1st February. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2015 Thank you for all those who have registered their child for the First Holy Communion Programme. Further details will be issued shortly. YOUTH OF ST JOAN OF ARC CONFIRMATION EXPERIENCE 2015 Please sit in pews allocated for you at the front of the church on Sunday evenings. Please check your emails for updates. Please collect a prayer card from Fr Niven at the end of Mass. .
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