The Messenger 16th April 2021

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We are thrilled that our churches
are now open for public worship.

During stage 3 of the exit from lockdown there is no limit on the number of people who can be in the church, but we are asked to keep records of the name and phone number of everyone who attends when there are more than 100 people present. This is relevant for all Saturday vigil Masses and all Sunday Masses.

To help prevent a queue forming as everyone arrives for Mass, if you are able please register your intention to attend Mass, giving your name and phone number, in advance. You can do this using the buttons below.

You do not have to register in advance if you don’t want to. If you do not, it is essential that you fill out your name and contact details on a yellow piece of paper provided by the welcomers when you arrive.

4th Sunday of Easter

Saturday 24th April 6pm Vigil Mass Delancey Register
Sunday 25th April 8am Mass St Joseph’s Register
  9:15am Mass Delancey Register
  10:30am Mass St Joseph’s Register
  6pm Mass Notre Dame Register

Diocese of Portsmouth
Bishop Philip Egan
Eighth Bishop of Portsmouth

Dean and Parish Priest:
Fr Christopher Rutledge (Day off Tuesday)

Assistant Priests:
Fr Gaston Afah (Day off Thursday)
Fr Inna Reddy Gade (Day off Friday)

Alderney Priest:
Canon Michael Hore

Priest in Retirement:
Canon Gerard Hetherington KCHS

Rev Mark Leightley


St Joseph & St Mary
La Couperderie, St Peter Port [Map]

Notre Dame Du Rosaire
Burnt Lane, St Peter Port [Map]

Our Lady Star of the Sea
Rue des Monts, St Sampsons [Map]

St Anne & St Mary Magdalen
Braye Road, Alderney

Parish Office

Ampthill House, Cordier Hill, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1JH
Telephone Number: 01481 720196
Office hours: 9.30am—1.30pm weekdays.
Secretary: Mrs Yvonne Priaulx
Assistant Secretary: Mrs Elaine McKay

Safeguarding Officers

St Joseph: Bridget Cowens:
(01481) 701398 : 07781 467591

Our Lady Star of the Sea: Paul Robilliard
07781 107685

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Tom Saddington
Tel: 07781 129310

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Notre Dame Tuesday Mass 6pm

Tuesday 20th April 2021

Recordings of Mass and other services:

CAFOD - Family Fast Day
CAFOD – Family Fast Day

Thank you for your generous donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day during Lent. We featured Marian and her son Svondo in Zimbabwe in Lent 2018. The community vegetable garden that your donations helped provide is growing well and during the pandemic the family has survived on the vegetables. Your support has also helped to provide soap and hand washing stations in the garden and in family homes. This is just one of many long-term development projects that CAFOD has funded with the money from that Fast Day. Thank you for your steadfast support.

Laudatio Si - Real Nappy Week - Starts on 26th April
Laudatio Si – Real Nappy Week – Starts on 26th April

Young Guernsey Catholic Mums in the Real Nappy Network aim to publicise how green and environmentally friendly real nappies are and how easy to use.

To find out more see them on Facebook / E-mail: / Tel: Jenny Langlois – 07781 409808.

Stations of the Cross - 31st May - 11:00am - Little Chapel
Stations of the Cross – 31st May – 11:00am – Little Chapel

The Catenians invite you to join them for Stations of the Cross in the grounds of The Little Chapel, Les Vauxbelets on Monday 31st May 2021 at 11.00am the Feast Day of The Visitation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sacrament of Confirmation Mass - 23rd May - 3:00pm - St Joseph's Church
Sacrament of Confirmation Mass – 23rd May – 3:00pm – St Joseph’s Church

The Confirmation Mass will take place on Pentecost Sunday 23rd May at 3:00pm at St Joseph’s.

Please pray for our young people who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, that they may give witness to Christ by lives built on faith and love. Pray also for their parents
and sponsors, that by word and example they may always witness to the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Rotas - Readers - Our Lady Star of the Sea
Rotas – Readers – Our Lady Star of the Sea

Readers rotas for the period 2nd May – 29th August are now in the porch of Our Lady Star of the Sea for readers to collect.

Thank You
Thank You

Fr Chris and the Priests wish to express their heartfelt thanks for the Easter offerings and gifts received. Also grateful thanks to all who prepared for the Easter Services – the music groups, singers those who keep our churches clean, the flower arrangers, the welcomers, the readers, the altar servers, the Eucharistic Ministers, and many more who are involved in one way or another. You are all very much appreciated.

UCM - 13th April - 7:30pm - Les Cotils
UCM – 13th April – 7:30pm – Les Cotils

UCM AGM meeting will take pace Tuesday 13th April 7.30pm at Les Cotils


I have received three boxes this year, the total approximately £100. I appreciate the many difficulties people have been through but the Missions still depend on us for support. I know how generous you have been in recent years. Please see what you can do to bolster the above figure by leaving your contribution either with one of the Priests in the Sacristy or in the Parish Office.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Richard.

Le Platon 100 Club Lottery – March
Le Platon 100 Club Lottery – March

Le Platon 100 Club Lottery winners for March

First Prize £100 – 27

Second Prize £50 – 16

Third Prize £25 – 45

Anyone wishing to join in the monthly draw please call 722461

Coffee Mornings / Help Needed
Coffee Mornings / Help Needed

Coffee Mornings 

Coffees and teas after the 8.00am and 10:30 mass on Sunday will remain on hold until restrictions have been suitably relaxed. Unfortunately, this is a result of necessary restrictions and strict
cleaning requirements demanded by the States Education department arising from covid. Hopefully we will be able to offer teas & coffees again soon.

Helpers Needed (after 10.30am Mass)

We are keen to hear from any potential new helpers join our rota. If you have enjoyed these coffee mornings in the past, why not volunteer to help when they return? There is a rota of helpers, meaning that you would be ‘on duty’ approx once in every 4/5 weeks. If you are interested, please contact Gaby Betley on Thank you.

Little Chapel
Little Chapel

The Little Chapel will be open for prayer and reflection throughout the Easter period. In the lower chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows there will be 14 candles in memory of the 14 islanders
lost to COVID and the outdoor Stations will as always be available for individuals to make their own Way of the Cross (starting from the Clockmakers).

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - 12th April - 7:00pm - Delancey
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – 12th April – 7:00pm – Delancey

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group will be meeting on Monday 12th April for Praise, Bible sharing and Prayer.

As the parish rooms at St. Joseph’s are not available we will meet in the upstairs room at Delancey.

Refreshments from 7:00pm and the Prayer Group starts at 7:30pm.

For further information please contact – Judy 245197 / Frank 264632

Everyone is welcome!

Rotas - Eucharistic Ministers & Readers - St Joseph's 
Rotas – Eucharistic Ministers & Readers – St Joseph’s 

Rotas for the period 28th March – 16th May 2021 are available for collection from the folder on the table outside of the Sacristy.
If you are unable to attend on the dates your name appears please call someone on the list to stand in for you.

If you know that you will be unavailable for any dates during the period covered by the next rota please inform the below contacts as soon as possible as the rotas have to be prepared well in advance and it can save needing too many last-minute changes or lack of available Ministers on the day.

Anne Le Tocq (Readers) – Tel: 264815 / E-mail:

Marie Maclure (Eucharistic Ministers) – Tel: 235251 / E-mail:

CAFOD Walk for Water Lenten Challenge
CAFOD Walk for Water Lenten Challenge

The final outcome: Grateful thanks to family, friends, colleagues and parishioners for supporting my CAFOD fundraising efforts throughout Lent.

Your messages of support and generous donations helped raise an amazing £2,280 (original target £200) and I walked 401,518 steps.

A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Wishing you an Easter full of joy and peace. Helen Shepherd

Orbital Youth Festival - 14th Aug - 18th Aug - Rue Maingy
Orbital Youth Festival – 14th Aug – 18th Aug – Rue Maingy

Orbital Youth Festival on Saturday 14th August–Wednesday 18th August at Rue Maingy.

For young people currently in school years 7-13.

Contact Tom for more details – Tel: 07781 129310 / E-mail: