2015-03-08 3rd Sun Lent B.pub - St. Margaret Mary Church, Park Gate

BAG COLLECTION Last Week
Thank you to our one volunteer (Barry) who
arrived before 7am to help Fr John & Ann with
loading the 804Kg on to the van on Monday morning.
This raised £321.60 from our collection of items!
Next collection in the Autumn (Sun 11th October)
PORTSMOUTH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Information Meeting Fri 27th March 7pm
Sat 16th May at Lakeside, North Harbour
St Margaret Mary would like to submit a team! We
need 20 young people (16 years and under) to take
part in this fun event.
No previous experience
necessary. Please contact Maggie if you would like
more information (tel. 575375).
Please join us for our information meeting on 27th
March at 7pm in the hall. See the website for a flavour
of the fun! www.portsdragonboatfestival.co.uk
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING
Weds 22nd April 6.30-9pm ‘Safeguarding’
in the Church Hall, St Margaret Mary’s.
All Church volunteers with Disclosure and Barring
clearance (ex-CRB) via the Diocese, must attend at
least one training session for their area of clearance
(Children and / or Vulnerable Adults).
Those wishing to attend should book a place with
Soraya Ciccarone, tel: 023 92 836511 or
Email: [email protected]
If you have any queries about your DBS status please
contact our local church Safeguarding Representative,
Christine Millward on 01489-600266 or email:
[email protected]
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MASS FOR SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARIES
The Diocese’s sixth Significant Anniversaries Mass
and Reception will be celebrated at 11am on
Sat 27th June ‘15 at St Bede’s, Basingstoke
for those celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th &
60+ wedding anniversaries in 2015. For an invitation,
please fill out the online form available on
www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk by
clicking ‘Significant Wedding
Anniversaries Mass 2015’ or alternatively
email [email protected]
ST ANTHONY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Lent themed Mass Weds 11th Mar 9.30am
All welcome to join us in the Hall for Mass.
ROSARY - Mondays & Wednesdays at 10.30am
In the Lady Chapel after Mass. All very welcome.
BETHANY PRAYER GROUP Weds 10.30 - 11.45am
Meets in Paray Rm for prayer, reflection & bible study
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursdays 6 - 8pm Silent vigil of adoration
An oasis of peace and prayer. Feel free to pop in.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Fri 21st – Fri 28th Aug ‘15
If you wish to join the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage, please
speak with Fr John or Clare .
Flying from Southampton! We take about 120+
‘Portsmouth Pilgrims’ and we are always looking for
Volunteer Adult helpers, Nurses, Doctors & especially
the Young Helpers to join the Pilgrimage. Without
them, we could not take care of our Assisted Pilgrims
who are at the heart of this Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Please mention the pilgrimage to anyone who would
like to go to Lourdes, but is perhaps worried about
their health or ‘wisdom of years’. All are welcome!
The Catholic Parish of
Our Lady Star of the Sea,
Fareham & Gosport
8THMARCH 2015
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Year: B Weekday: Cycle 1
Prayer of the Church: Psalter Week 3
experience the passion of His love. We should all be
on fire with this message!
FEAST OF ST PATRICK on Tues 17th March.
SUNDAY THOUGHT: ‘You are God’s temple’
Just as Jesus cleared the Temple of all corrupting
influences, He wants to cleanse us. Just as Our Lord
was zealous for His Father’s house, He is zealous for
each of us — for we are all temples of His Holy Spirit.
Jesus is so encouraging & supportive. We know that He
loves each of us unimaginably. However, we can hurt &
we can harm the beautiful temple of our lives when we
allow sin to overtake us and this upsets the Lord now,
just as it did then. But, Jesus’ anger is directed against
our sinful behaviour, not against our hearts. He is
passionate for us. Are we are as passionate for Him?
St. Patrick’s Church Woolston SO19 9BD. You are
invited to Mass & a Concert of Irish Music, Dance and
Poetry at 6pm. All are welcome. You may like to wear
or bring something Irish. Bring food to share
afterwards. Contact: Fr. Claro Conde, 07803 191 502
Let our prayer be that we never cause the Lord to be
angry with us. Let us try to put Jesus first in our lives. If
we do this, we will naturally be doing our very best not to
let sin enter our lives and ‘defile’ the temple of our
hearts or bodies.
CRAFT GROUP Thurs 19th March 2-4pm
If we should fall (and fall we will, as we are human &
weak), let us have the courage and the humility to
confess (testify) to our sins and be reconciled with the
Lord and, through the Church, reconciled with our
neighbour. Don’t sit on anger & resentment as it will
lead you to more hurt & bitterness. Rather lift your PLEASE PRAY FOR THE EVANGELISATION STRATEGY TEAM
hearts to the Lord and your mouth will naturally ring out
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evangelize. We all know people in our communities, our Like ‘Diocese of Portsmouth’ to get all the latest info.
work place, our family & friends and even in our own Twitter @BishopEgan & @PortsmouthRC
Church family who are corrupting their ‘temples’. It’s up Pope Francis @Pontifex:The heart grows hard when it
to us to reach out to them. We can help them to get
does not love. Lord, give us a heart that knows how to
right with God, right with each other, so that they can
love.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE 2016
A 12 Day, all inclusive 3 centred experience
through the Holy Land; Negev, Jerusalem
and Galilee. Fully guided & all fees included.
Travelling Sun. 14th - Fri. 25th Feb 2016.
Brochures are available in the Foyer.
In Paray Room. All very welcome.
ALPHA VISION & TRAINING
Sat 28th March 10am-2pm
at Bishop Challoner School, Basingstoke
A training day with Michael Roche from Alpha in a
Catholic Context. The day includes an intro to Alpha
in a Catholic Context, Principles of Alpha, Intro to
Small Groups and prayer ministry followed by a lunch
and a concluding session on where do we go from
here. All welcome. To book your place, please email
[email protected]
Fr John would be delighted if parishioners would
consider attending this, with a view to helping start
Alpha (in a Catholic context) for our community. Alpha
is an introduction to a relationship with Jesus, for
those who are at a basic enquiry level. It is a great
tool for Evangelisation, that could be a useful method
of outreach and invitation to sharing our faith. Please
let us know if you’d be interested in attending this day.
FAREHAM FOOD BANK
Thank you so much for your support.
Donations welcome of: tinned fish/meat,
tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit/veg/soup, squash,
dried pasta, biscuits, custard, cereals, soap, sugar,
coffee, tea, long life milk, jam, pasta sauce, shampoo,
toothpaste, deodorants, razors, toilet rolls, nappies &
wipes. Please leave donations in the box in the Foyer.
Parish Priest:
Fr John Cooke:
01489 572797
Associate Parish Priests:
Fr Joe Gruszkiewicz:
01329 318869
Fr Peter Glas:
02392 580119
Fr John Chandler
01329 663435
Q.A. Hospital Chaplain
Fr Joe McNerney:
02392 286 408
If you can help with the new Evangelisation Strategy
Team - due to start shortly, I pray you will listen to the
quiet promptings of the Holy Spirit, the calling of your
heart, and have the courage to give it a go. If we, the
Lord’s Church, His disciples here & now, don’t spread
the Gospel message we love, then who will?
Fr John Cooke
EVANGELISATION STRATEGY TEAM:
Could God be calling you to help the Evangelisation
Strategy Team? 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
is one meeting a term, in addition to assisting with
simple, realistic evangelisation projects. Please contact
Fr John Cooke on 01489 572797.
Parish Deacon:
Dcn Langford Vincent:
01329 285617
Parish Staff:
Clare Ryan (PG):
Doug Savege (G):
Maria Owen (L&S):
Daniel Russell (F&P):
01489 572797
02392 580119
01329 664260
01329 318869
Our Church Communities
St Mary’s, Gosport; Sacred Heart, Fareham; St John the Evangelist, Lee-on-the-Solent; St Margaret Mary, Park Gate;
St Columba, Bridgemary; Immaculate Conception, Stubbington; St Philip Howard, Fareham; St Mary’s Anglican Church,
Portchester; The Chapel of St Thomas More, Park Place, Wickham
Parish Website: ww.ourladystarofthesea.info
ST. MARGARET MARY CHURCH
Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish: Fareham & Gosport
Middle Road, Park Gate, Southampton, SO31 7GH
Tel: 01489 572797 Email: [email protected]
Web Site: www.stmm.org.uk Reg. Charity No. 246871
Priest: Rev. John Cooke.
Third Sunday of Lent
Year of Mark (B)
Sun 8th March 2015
THE WEEK AHEAD Diary - at a glance ...
BAPTISM ‘Welcome to God’s Family!’
Sun 8th
Our next preparation sessions
Mondays 11th & 18th May at 7.30pm (Hall)
Application forms with details of preparation sessions
are available in the Foyer. Why not take part while you
are still expecting? One less thing to worry about!
Mon
Tues
Weds
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Sun 15th
4.45pm
5pm
9am
10.30am
11.15am
7.30pm
7.30pm
9.30am
10.30am
8am
10.30am
4pm
6pm
6pm
1.25pm
3pm
7am
8am
10.30am
1.30pm
5pm
6.30am
4.30pm
5pm
SVP meeting - Paray room
Stations of the Cross & Benediction
Lourdes meeting IOW (all day)
Rosary in Lady Chapel
Stations of the Cross
Choir Practice
FHC parents - Reconciliation
Lent themed Mass - St Anthony’s
Bethany Group & Rosary
Mass
Co-ordinating pastors meeting
Visit with Baptism family
Visit with Baptism family
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
St George College Mass
Opening liturgy - 40 Hours devotion
Mass
HMP Winchester
FHC Children’s session
HCPT group 201 prep (Hall)
Confessions
Closing liturgy - 40 Hours devotion
Confirmation session ‘Prayer’ (Hall)
Stations of the Cross & Benediction
NEW FRANCISCAN SISTERS (Bridgemary)
Tues 24th March (Vigil for the Annunciation)
You are all invited to join us at St Mary’s, Gosport, to
welcome the Sisters who will move into Bridgemary
after Easter. We will have Rosary at 6.30pm and
Mass at 7pm. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Philip
and there will be some refreshments in the St Mary’s
Hall afterwards. Please join us and meet our new
community, who we hope will be working across the
Parish, in time.
CHURCH COMMUNITY ALTAR CLOTH - Easter
If any Parishioners would like their family names (living
or dead) embroidered on the Altar cloth, please write
them down using capital letters and hand them to the
Office A donation can be offered for the Church funds.
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
In the Gospel reading, the words of Psalm 69:10 are
applied to Jesus, “Zeal for your house will consume
me.” What can you do, especially during the gracefilled Lenten and Easter seasons, to increase your
own zeal for the things of God, and for God’s people
and his Church?
FIRST EUCHARIST PROGRAMME 2015
We ask for Forgiveness; Reconciliation
Parents Session: Tues 10th Mar 7.30-9pm in the Hall
Children’s session: Sat 14th Mar 10.30am - 12.30pm
First Reconciliation Family Service: Sat 21st March
3pm in the Church and a tea in the Hall afterwards
CONFIRMATION 2016
Session: ‘Prayer’
Sunday, 15th March 4.30 - 6pm in the Hall
LENT SOUP LUNCH Sat 28th March at 12 noon
This year’s annual Lent Soup lunch will be organised
by the S.V.P. and monies raised will go toward their
funds assisting those in need. Please join us in the
Hall for a tasty lunch! If you’d like to donate soup or
help with serving, please contact the Parish office.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY - HOLY WEEK
Good Friday Stations of the Cross/ Easter Sunday
A brief meeting for those who wish to take part on Sun
18th March after 10.15am Mass, with short rehearsals
the following 2 Sundays. Please take a flier ...
FORTY HOURS VIGIL
This Fri 13th March 3pm to Sun 15th March 7am
Continuous adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This
ancient devotion represents the forty hours Jesus
spent in the tomb from Good Friday to His glorious
Resurrection. We are looking for volunteers to sign up
and spend an hour or two with Our Lord. Why not
make this your Lenten retreat?
There will be two night vigils over the Friday
and Saturday nights so we are especially
looking for volunteers for these times. Please
sign up on the lists which will go up shortly in
the Foyer. Or telephone David Walford 01489
481698 for more info. and offers of help.
Refreshments available in the Paray Room.
ADULT JOURNEY IN FAITH - R.C.I.A.
Normally meeting in the Paray Room, the
room on the right as you enter the Foyer.
Tues 10th March. 7.30pm - 9pm - Hall
Theme: ‘Reconciliation’
Our group is an ongoing programme for Adults who
may be considering becoming a Catholic, or would like
to be Confirmed. If you would like to know more
please speak to Suzanne Hogg, Fr. John or Clare.
LENT Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving
CAFOD - Thank you
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursdays from 6 - 8pm
£1,126 was raised for CAFOD.
With UK Aid Match funding, this
means we will have ensured £2,252 can be used to
help more of our sisters and brothers. Thank you for
your generosity.
Sky-Dive sponsorship (also match-funded)
Julianne completed her sky-dive and would like to
collect any pledged sponsorship money. Please see
Julianne or hand the money in via the repository.
PRAYERS PLEASE
For Irene Hollywood, Wyn Harfield, Susan Morris, Margaret & Ces
Smith, Cathy Hutley, James Brown, Julia Taylor, Pat Juke, Leila
Kroon, Marion Scott, Abigail & Siobhan Jefferies, Samantha
Donohoe, Paddie Hughes, Tim Healey, May & Bernard Maginn,
Marion Celand, Alan Dixon, Simon Zasc, Florrie Jones, Eileen
Parsons, Shauna Corr, Danny Watts, Joseph Dolan, Ellen
Notley, Stuart Mercer, Jane Savage, Ernest Anthony, John
Marvao, Pat Cooke, Thomas McCartney, Dennis Allen, Kol
Thelis, Pat Elward, Bob Slater, Polly Stansbridge, Joan Jones,
Frankie Lane, Sue & John Forer & Joseph Tobin. Thank you.
Lent – a season of grace in which we
prepare ourselves to celebrate with profound
joy the death and resurrection of Our Lord,
Jesus Christ. During Lent we are called to
fast, to pray and to give alms.
Stations of the Cross & Benediction Sundays 5pm
Lenten Reflection Evening
Weds 18th March 7 - 8pm
Service of Reconciliation with Confessions
Sun 22nd March 3pm
PARISH S.V.P. GROUP ‘St Vincent de Paul’
Last Saturday of the month 2-4pm
'Vinnies' Drop-in. (Next date 28th March)
Please pop in for a Cuppa, Chat, some time for you
We will either be in the Paray Room or the Hall.
Next Meeting: Sun 8th March 4.45pm, Paray Room
SVP Income and expenditure for the last two years is
displayed on the notice board for your information.
Many thanks for your continued support.
SUNDAY COLLECTION Thank you for your generosity.
Sun 1st March Loose Plate £329.26 Envelopes £288.50
Bankers Orders c.£470 TOTAL
£1,087.76
Last weekend a second collection for the CAFOD £1,126
Next weekend - special collection for Clergy assistance fund
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PHILIP
Evangelisation Strategy Teams
Bishop Philip writes:
“Praying for the Evangelisation Strategy Team. During
Lent, time allowing, Fr John will meet with possible
team members for the Evangelisation Strategy Team.
Please continue to pray during this time, that those
with the gifts and skills to serve on this Team might
come forward, and that the Holy Spirit continues to
guide the process. Thank you.”
To find out more, go to
www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk /evangelisation-teams
LOURDES CAKE SALE Sun 15th March
Helena will be back on ‘Mothering Sunday’ with some
mid-Lent treats in celebration of the day.
Mass Times, Services & Intentions
Third Sun of Lent B
Sun 8th Mar ‘15
Lent - Week 3 of 6
Prayer of the Church Week 3
Dawn Mass
8am
Day Mass
10.15am
Lent Devotions 4.30pm
Evening Mass 6.30pm
For the People of the Parish
Jean Hoyle RIP
Stations Cross & Benediction
Irene Dallimore RIP
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
9.45am
12 noon
9.30am
8am
9.45am
1.25pm
3pm
7pm
9pm
11pm
6am
7am
Sat
9am
10am
12Noon
5pm
6pm
9pm
10pm
5am
Sun 6.30am
Lent
Lent
At St Ant’s
Lent
Lent
At St Georg
Sorry - no service
Mimi Scarr RIP
School Mass - Lent themed
Tony Trigg RIP (Wall)
Ints of Monfort family
School Mass
40 Hours
Opening Liturgy & Benediction
Stations of the Cross
Night Prayer
Tfr to Chapel Reflections at 1am & 4am
Tfr to Church
Mass
For the sick in our Parish
Morning Prayer
Reflection
Angelus & Midday Prayer
Reconcilat’n Confessions in the Lady Chapel
Evening Prayer & Benediction
Night Prayer
Tfr to Chapel Reflections at 1am & 4am
Tfr to Church
40 Hours
Closing Liturgy, Morning Pryr.
Fourth Sun of Lent B
Sun 15th March ‘15
Dawn Mass
8am
Day Mass
10.15am
Lent Devotions 4.30pm
Evening Mass 6.30pm
Lent Week 4 of 6
Prayer of the Church Week 4
Ints. Hayward family
Tony Trigg RIP (Raymont)
Stations Cross & Benediction
For the People of the Parish
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5pm
PPC & Group Reps Chair Mrs Helen Gardner. Tel. 557580
Pastoral Assistant Mrs. Clare Ryan c/o Church Office
Contact tel. 572797 / e-mail: [email protected]
Church Office open: Tues-Thurs 8.30-12.30pm
Safeguarding Co-ordinator Mrs. Christine Millward
Concerns & Advice Tel. 023 9281 6396 (Diocesan Office)
St Anthony’s Primary & Pre-School Office Tel. 579100