Newsletter - Aldershot Catholic Community

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)
31ST JANUARY /1ST FEBRUARY 2015
(Sunday readings: Year B - Page 132 / Weekday readings: Year 1 / Psalter: Week 4)
RETIRING COLLECTION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE THIS WEEKEND
Saturday 31st January
St. John Bosco
4.45pm
SM
FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY
Mr and Mrs Kapitany Int.
SUNDAY 1ST FEBRUARY
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
10.30am
SJ
PARISH MASS
Wazchu Chou
Monday 2nd February
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD IN
THE TEMPLE
9.30am
10.00am
SJ
SJ
Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Eucharistic Adoration (10am – 12pm)
Tuesday 3rd February
St. Blaise
9.30am
SJ
Mass
Richard Gurney RIP
Wednesday 4th February
Feria
9.30am
SJ
Mass
Sheila Barlow Int.
Thursday 5th February
St. Agatha
9.30am
10.00am
SJ
SJ
Ward Family RIP
Mass
Eucharistic Adoration (10am – 12pm)
Friday 6th February
St. Paul Miki & Companions
9.30am
SJ
Mass
Saturday 7th February
Our Lady on Saturday
4.45pm
SM
FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY
Angel Parathisan RIP
SUNDAY 8th February
FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
10.30am
SJ
PARISH MASS
Joy Hewitt RIP
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Biju & Bincy’s Father 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: £726.42. Standing Orders: £306.92
SUNDAY 1ST FEBRUARY – INSTITUTION AS LECTOR
This weekend we welcome Fr Peter Hart as the Principal
Celebrant at the Sunday Mass. Fr Peter is the Parish Priest
of Alton and Director of Formation for the Permanent
Diaconate for the Diocese. During the Mass, on behalf of
Bishop Philip, he will institute Craig Aburn, our Candidate for
the Diaconate to the Ministry of Lector (Reader). This is the
first of two official Church Ministries a man must have
conferred on him before he can be ordained. There will be
a celebration in the Church Hall after the Mass for which
Craig and his family hope many of you will be able to stay.
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.
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.
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE LATEST NEWS!
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with photos, news, and information from around the
Diocese. Go to www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk and add
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Facebook? Like ‘Diocese of Portsmouth’ to get all the latest
info as it happens. You can also follow @BishopEgan and
@PortsmouthRC on Twitter.
FOODBANK
We are now taking in donations of toiletries only.
GIVE BLOOD
Next session is Monday 2nd February 13.00 – 15.30 & 16.30
– 19.00 at Princes Hall.
PAX CHRISTI
Thank you very much for raising £65.06 for Peace Sunday.
SALT EVENT AT CHILWORTH ABBEY – 21ST FEB
10.20am – 4.20pm, speaker David Matthews. Please see
poster at back of church.
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.
LOST RING
Joan Etherington has lost a gold ring with a crown of horns
on it. Please keep an eye out and if found, please return to
Joan or the parish office – thank you.
FRIENDS 1ST
If you’re single and you’re yearning to love and be loved by
another significant other, then you should look to the
services of Friends1st – a very personal introduction service
dedicated to Christians. Hundreds of people have
successfully found a loving companion through them and
you could too. Call them on 0207 305 7006 for an informal
chat or find out more at www.friends1st.co.uk
A DAY WITH MARY
A day of instruction, devotion and intercession based on the
message given at Fatima in 1917. St. John’s Catholic
Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth on Saturday
7th February, 8.45am – 5pm. Please see poster for details.
VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR ROLE
For the Hazeley Heath Project (Hampshire) 3 days a week.
Applications by 6th Feb, interviews on 13th February.
Please contact Catherine Withers on 01252 795632 or
07834 617865.
THE TRIANGLE
The Triangle sale is now in full swing! Lots of genuine
bargains; a great opportunity to buy that good book or
gift you didn't think you needed but at that price, who could
resist! Fairtrade products too! Come and see us before
February 21st, but the earlier the better!
CHAIR - SAFEGUARDING COMMISSION
The Diocese of Portsmouth are current seeking an
independent lay person to fill the above voluntary role.
Term of office is 4 years. Closing date for applications is
Friday 13th Feb. Interview date is Friday 6th March. Please
see notice board 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.
ST JOSEPH'S TODDLER GROUP
Our toddler group meets in St Joseph's Church Hall on
Thursdays in term time, 10.00-11.30am. All welcome. More
information from Nicki Aburn: 07748 415171.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION
Our next preparation session is on Saturday 7th February at
10.30am in St Joseph's Church.
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 Joy Hewitt, Biju
& Bincy’s Father, Angel Parathisan, Richard Gurney,
Ward Family, Anne Garrood, 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.