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 THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH 28th December 2014 Cycle B Year 1 We gather to worship God in union with Francis I, Our Pope. Saturday 27th December 9.30am Eucharistic Service 6.00pm Mass: Charles Walsh RIP (anniv) th Sunday 28 THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, December MARY & JOSEPH 9.15am Mass: Mrs Joan Callagher RIP 11.15am Mass: Jan Baptiste & Marguerite Faure RIP NO EVENING MASS THIS WEEK th Monday 29 December 10.00am Eucharistic Service th Tuesday 30 December 8.00pm Eucharistic Service Wednesday 31st December NEW YEARS EVE 9.30am Eucharistic Service Thursday 1st January 2015 NEW YEARS DAY 9.30am Eucharistic Service Friday 2nd January 9.30am Eucharistic Service rd Saturday 3 January 9.30am Eucharistic Service 6.00pm Mass: In Thanksgiving and safe return. Fernandes Family. th Sunday 4 January THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD 9.15am Mass: Katerina Parr In Thanksgiving 11.15am Mass: Fr Paul Connor CJ RIP 6.00pm Mass: Joe Walsh RIP Thank you very much for your generosity last week. Transformation Project standing orders average £233pw. Mass attendance: Saturday Vigil 6pm= 132; Sunday 9.15am = 200 Sunday 11.15am = 212; 6pm = 230 Total: 774: 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 will be closed from 12.30 Friday 19th December to Tuesday 6th January Emergency contact: St Josephs, Guildford 01483 562704 email: [email protected] 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 GROUPS this newsletter can be scanned with a PARISH smartphone or iPhone and will automatically download the parish website. CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP: Mondays 10.30-11.15am in the Centre Foyer. No group until Monday 5th January 2015. 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. : No meetings till Thursday 8th January 2015 in the Foyer at 8pm. 2015 information online at stjoanlits.webstarts.com/2015. MOTHERS PRAYERS: Fridays after 9.30am Mass in the Centre Foyer. No meetings till Friday 9th January2015. 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. Toddlers return on the 6th January 2015. ST JOAN’S YOUTH CLUB: Fridays 7.00-9.00pm Year 7’s and above .Youth Club returns on Friday 16th January. Further details please 'phone 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 Club 12th January 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 Mrs Phil Keough, IIona Main, Terry Taylor, Mary Tracey, Mary Lynch, Lydia Quicke, Clare Caillard, Mary Myers For Elisabeth Miles RIP who died recently. And for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time Charles Walsh, Bill Johnson, Margaret Cahill, Violet Burbridge, Merthie England, Francis Peyton, Irene Wilton, Desmond Furlong PARISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE & CHRISTINGLE Thank you to all those who organised and took part in such a lovely Carol Service last Sunday. Special thanks to Ellie and Vicki. "Strength to Strength" A 6-week DVD course to help you strengthen your prayer life. This is the latest in the excellent series of CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) programmes made by David Payne with inspiring speakers and practical guidance. Wednesday evenings 7th January to 11th February 8.00-9.30pm in the Parish Centre. No booking needed. No charge: voluntary donations, and there is a £5 course book. Christmas Message Dear Parishioners as we gather together for Christmas 2014 we are very grateful for our families and our friends. We will eat and drink together and spend time together for fun and to relax. We celebrate the birth of Jesus our Saviour. He has come into the world to lead us through our daily lives to be with Him in heaven. May the Divine Infant Jesus bless you and all your families and friends this Christmas Day. God bless you. Fr Niven PARISH NEWS FOLK AND 60’s EVENING in St Joan's Centre with home-grown talent "Hidden Gem". Saturday 17th January 2015 8.00pm -10.30pm. Free entry. Cash Bar and nibbles. (N.B. No meal.) Raffle and Donations towards Transformation Fund and Apostleship of the Sea. Information from Alastair (01252) 714809. LADIES SKITTLES EVENING Thursday 22nd January 2015 7.30pm for 8pm start at The Jolly Farmer, Blacknest GU34 4QD. Sign up sheets will be in the church porch in the new Year. Basket meals/ploughmans will be available to order. PARENTS please be aware any fundraising requests must come through the Parish Office to avoid a clash of dates and disappointment [email protected] 01252 716711. May the Lord grant them all a place in His Kingdom THE ARUNDEL AND BRIGHTON DIOCESAN TRUST IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 252878 WISHING YOU ALL A HOLY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR CHILDREN OF ST JOAN OF ARC 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 in the New Year. 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 .
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