Newsletter - Aldershot Catholic Community

SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)
14TH FEBRUARY /15TH FEBRUARY 2015
(Sunday readings: Year B - Page 137 / Weekday readings: Year 1)
Saturday 14th February
ST. CYRIL & ST. METHODIUS
4.45pm
SM
FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY
Biju’s Mother RIP
SUNDAY 15th February
SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
10.30am
SJ
PARISH MASS
Glenda Thompson RIP
Monday 16th February
Feria
9.30am
10.00am
SJ
SJ
Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Eucharistic Adoration (10am – 12pm)
Tuesday 17th February
Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
9.30am
SJ
Mass
Ralph Owen Lightfoot RIP
Wednesday 18th February
ASH WEDNESDAY
First day of the Season of Lent
9.00am
9.30am
7.00pm
SJ
SJ
SJ
Stations of the Cross
Mass with Imposition of Ashes
Mass with Imposition of Ashes
Ronald Wilshin Int.
Roy Warner, R.I.P.
Thursday 19th February
after Ash Wednesday
9.30am
10.00am
SJ
SJ
Ann Garood RIP
Mass
Eucharistic Adoration (10am – 12pm)
Friday 20th February
after Ash Wednesday
7.00pm
7.30pm
SM
SM
Stations of the Cross
Mass
Saturday 21st February
after Ash Wednesday
4.45pm
SM
FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY
Joy Hewitt RIP
SUNDAY 22nd February
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
10.30am
SJ
PARISH MASS
Deceased Members of the
Kirk Family RIP
g Hilda D’Almeida RIP &
John Baptist D’Almeida RIP
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confession) on Saturdays, 4.00-4.30pm (St Mary’s)
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT on Mondays & Thursdays 10am-12 Noon (St Joseph’s)
ROSARY & DEVOTIONS on Thursdays at 10am (St Joseph’s) and Saturdays at 4pm (St Mary’s)
SUNDAY EVENING MASS: 5.30pm at OUR LADY & ST DOMINIC CHURCH, High View Road, Farnborough GU14 7PT
ALDERSHOT CATHOLIC PARISH COMMUNITY
ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH Queens Road GU11 3JB & ST MARY’S CHURCH Belle Vue Road GU12 4RX
The Presbytery, Queens Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3JB.
Telephone: (01252) 320956 Website: www.aldershot-catholics.org.uk
The Parish Office is normally open on weekday mornings.
Parish Administrator: Mrs Davina Williams
Outside office hours messages can be left on the answerphone or e-mailed to [email protected]
Parish Priest: Father Chris Whelan
Parish Deacon: Rev Antonio D’Mello
07534 017715
[email protected]
Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Mrs Alice Nixon
01252 504495
[email protected]
NOTICES
THANK YOU FOR LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION
Offertory baskets: £754.24 Standing Orders: £306.92
COULD GOD BE CALLING YOU TO HELP THE
EVANGELISATION STRATEGY TEAM?
Do you love Christ and his Church? Do you have a passion
for others to come to know Jesus? Do you have basic skills
in organisation, collaboration and communication? Are you
keen to find new and creative ways to help others discover
Christ and build a relationship with him? You could be just
the person we need for our Pastoral Area’s Evangelisation
Strategy Team! The commitment would be one meeting a
term, in addition to assisting with simple, realistic
evangelistic projects. To find out more, go to
www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/evangelisation-teams. If you
feel God might be calling you to join the team, please
contact Fr Chris, the parish priest, or Fr Simon Thomson,
the Coordinating Pastor.
MARYFIELD CONVENT – CATHOLIC RESIDENTIAL
CARE HOME
London Road, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9LA. Maryfield is a
residential care home that provides care and comfort to
members of all religious denominations. Mass is celebrated
daily in the convent chapel and the sisters and staff provide
continuous quality care, twenty four hours a day, seven
days a week. We presently have vacancies. If you would
like to arrange a visit, or require further information, please
call: 01256 762394.
SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE!
A renewal day for those working with young people.
Saturday 28th February 2015, 11am to 4pm at St. Peter’s
Catholic Primary School, Winchester. Cost £5. Simple lunch
provided. Please contact Will Hince to book on 07780
221686 or [email protected] Please see
poster at back of church.
IGNITE
Join with other young people preparing for Confirmation.
28th March 2015 at Saint George Catholic College,
Southampton. Please contact Will Hince to book on 07780
221686 or [email protected] Please see
poster at back of church.
FLAME 2 - CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL
To be held at Wembley Arena on 7 th March. Tickets are still
available for Flame 2, which will be the largest Catholic
youth event ever held in the UK. Matt Redman will be
leading the music and a range of interesting people will be
speaking, including Cardinal Luis Tagle, recently by the side
of Pope Francis throughout his visit to the Philippines. The
event is open to young people and young adults, Year 10
upwards. For a full programme and booking details, check
out http://www.cymfed.org.uk/flame2
CAFOD & UK AID MATCH FUNDING
Good news! The UK government has promised to match
every pound and penny you give to CAFOD’s Lenten
appeal (from 18 Feb – 17 May) up to the value of £3.5M.
Your donations can be used to help more of our sisters
and brothers deal with the devastating impact of extreme
weather such as storms, droughts and floods. Thank you
for your generous compassion for those living in poverty
and for fasting in solidarity with them on Lent Fast Day
(Friday 27 February 2015).
FOODBANK
We are currently taking in donations of toiletries only.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE 2015
Focus on The Bahamas: ‘Do you know what I have done to
you?’ 10.30am on Friday 6th March at Holy Trinity Church,
Victoria Road, GU11 1SJ. All welcome, men, women and
children! For more information, and to find a local evening
service if you can’t make the morning one, contact Alison
Blenkinsop on 01252 337189 or [email protected]
Please see poster for more details.
SALT EVENT AT CHILWORTH ABBEY – 21ST FEB
10.20am – 4.20pm, speaker David Matthews. Please see
poster at back of church.
ALTON DAY OF RENEWAL – SATURDAY 28th FEB
Please join us for a mini-retreat day (or morning/Afternoon)
of spiritual refreshment and renewal at St. Lucy’s Convent,
Medstead Manor, Medstead, GU34 5LL. Our theme for the
year is Times of Refreshing. 11.00am Rosary; 11.30am
Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,
Shared lunch is at 1.00pm. Praise & Worship starts at
2.00pm, followed by the Talk. Our speaker will be Derek
Williams whose topic will be ‘A Time of Waiting’. There will
be an opportunity to receive prayer for healing. Tea is at
3.30pm and we end about 4pm. For more information
please
see
notice
board
or
website:
www.adore2015.webstarts.com, or telephone Alastair
Emblem on 01252 714809.
KSC ACTIVITIES
This month’s theme for our Spiritual Bouquet of Prayers is
‘When Did I See You Sick’ Farnborough Co are gathering
on Tues 24th Feb to pray the Rosary. Our winners in the
recent Nativity Painting Competition will receive their
rewards at St Bernadette’s School shortly and at St
Joseph’s for the runner-ups; we thank all children for their
splendid efforts. We are now looking for entries to our
Easter Painting Competition which is open to all children
aged 12 to 18 years; so please ask your Catholic senior
school for more details or your local church notice board.
PARISH VISITING
Do you know anyone who is housebound, sick or in hospital
or recovering from an illness who might like a visit from our
parish visiting team? Or would you appreciate a visit
yourself? If so, please leave your name, address and
telephone number with Father Chris and our parish visiting
group will be in touch.
OLD BLANKETS/DUVETS
Do you have any old blankets or duvets lying around at
home? Please consider donating them to Night Shelter for
the homeless, as they are urgently needed. Contact Bridget
and she will collect: 07585 367446. Thank you.
PASSOVER SUPPER
On Wednesday 1st April 2015, (yes, the date is correct) the
Church of The Holy Trinity & Our Lady Fleet are holding a
Passover Supper (Seder) at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall in
Kings Road, Fleet GU51 3RA. This will be an interesting
and enjoyable evening. The Leader will be a member of the
Maidenhead Synagogue. Places for this Supper are limited
so please reserve your ticket - £10 per head – on a first
come first served basis. Please contact Peter Parkinson –
01252 628968 – E-mail: [email protected]
PLEASE PRAY FOR
 Pray for members of the parish who are sick or
housebound, especially Dawn Barhan, Robert Stevens,
Joan Etherington, John Grainger, Carol Pritchard,
Heather Darch, Julie Mulvey, Mary Norris, Breeda
Fisher, Fr. Michael Purbrick, Mina D’Mello, Carol Murray,
Vi Cowan, Angela Murray, Ellen Nutley, Teresa Cleary,
Angela Vickers, Josie May, Deacon David Morgan, Paul
Oakley, Aran Dennis, Annie Bennett, Lorraine Bennett,
Ben Needham, Najet Miley, Marguerite, Sr. Marguerite’s
mother and for all who receive Holy Communion at home
or in hospital.
 Pray for the faithful departed especially Roy Warner,
Audrey McKenna, Mike Kerrigan, Biju’s Mother, Ralph
Owen Lightfoot, Ann Garood, Joy Hewitt, Kirk Family,
Glenda Thompson, Hilda D’Almeida & John Baptist
D’Almeida, Ralph Pedder, Edward Pedder and all whose
anniversaries fall at this time. May they all rest in peace.
 Please pray for an increase in vocations to the
Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life and for all
students, especially Ansel D'Mello and Craig Aburn.