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.
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