The Messenger 7th May 2021

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Services this week

It is no longer necessary to register your contact details for Mass attendance.

Monday 10th May 7:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  11am Funeral service: Armando Costa St Joseph’s
  12 noon Mass Delancey
  6pm Mass St Joseph’s
Tuesday 11th May 9:30am Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after till 10.30am St Joseph’s
  6pm Mass Notre Dame
Wednesday 12th May 7:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  12:05pm Mass Notre Dame
  5:30pm Vigil Mass of the Ascension of the Lord Notre Dame
Thursday 13th April The Ascension of the Lord
  7am Mass St Joseph’s
  9:30am Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after till 10.30am
(not live streamed)
St Joseph’s
  11am Mass (not live streamed) St Joseph’s
  11am Mass (not live streamed) Delancey
  6pm Mass St Joseph’s
Friday 14th May NO 7:30am MASS TODAY St Joseph’s
  10am Requiem Mass: Ken Finch St Joseph’s
  11am Mass Le Platon
  NO 6pm MASS TODAY St Joseph’s
  8:30pm Mass (Confirmation candidates attending) Notre Dame
Saturday 15th May 10am Mass St Joseph’s
  6pm Vigil Mass Delancey
Sunday 16th May 8am Mass St Joseph’s
  9:15am Mass Delancey
  10:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  4:30pm Sung Evening Prayer St Joseph’s
  6pm Mass Notre Dame

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

Deacon:
Rev Mark Leightley

Churches

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.
Email: guernsey@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
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
Email: youth@catholic.org.gg

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7am Mass on the solemnity of The Ascension of the Lord

Thursday 13th May 2021

Recordings of Mass and other services:

May is the Month of Mary
May is the Month of Mary

In the words of Pope Paul VI, May is “a month which the piety of the faithful has long dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.” And is an opportune
time to let our petitions fly to Our Lady – especially for the needs of the Church and the whole human race – that most urgently require our
Blessed Mother’s intercession. “Give me an army saying the rosary and I will conquer the world” Pope Blessed Pius IX
During this, Our Lady’s special month, you may like to consider taking the opportunity to pray the rosary in the community.
Mondays – 11:30am – Before Mass at Delancey
Wednesdays – 11:45am – Before Mass at Notre Dame / 7:00pm – During Holy Hour at St Joseph’s
Fridays – 7:30pm – Centre for Peace,  Rue de L’Epinel, Forest, GY8 0HL. Perry’s Guide ref: 28C4
Sundays – 5:30pm – Before the Mass at Notre Dame.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA (1917) – Thursday 13th May. Pray for us!

UCM - 11th May - 7:30pm - St Joseph’s Parish Room
UCM – 11th May – 7:30pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

UCM on Tuesday 11th May at 7:30pm in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Instruction on how to use a Defibrillator!

Christian Aid Week - 10th May to 16th May 2021
Christian Aid Week – 10th May to 16th May 2021

The Christian Aid Committee are striving to raise funds for the very apparent need in the marginal areas of our world. People are really suffering where there is little medical aid especially at this time, clean water, and the effects of ongoing climate change. Like all charities we are finding difficult to meet the needs of so many people. Please google Christian Aid.org.uk to see what is being done and what needs to be done to alleviate poverty and to make a donation.
Donations can be sent to our Treasurer: Mr Steve England, BEM, at ‘Lucana’, 7 Glebe Clos, La Neuve Rue, St Peter Port, GY1 1SE. Payment can be made on-line into the Christian Aid Guernsey Branch HSBC Sort Code 40-22-25 Account 04359763
Many thanks in advance. Roger Browning – Chairperson – Tel: 07839 241950 / E-mail: roga.browning@cwgsy.net

GROW - Ecumenical Service of Prayer & Praise - 16th May - 4:00pm
GROW – Ecumenical Service of Prayer & Praise – 16th May – 4:00pm

Ecumenical Service of Prayer & Praise Sunday 16th May at 4:00pm at their vinery in Greenhouse NO 1 – In the Presence of the Bailiff, Mr Richard McMahon and Mrs McMahon. The Service which will give thanks in preparation for the GROW redevelopment project beginning later this year will be led by: Rev Tim Barker, Fr Chris Rutledge, Rev Howard Stringer with music from the Salvation Army. Disabled parking and ‘drop off’ at GROW
with park & ride operating from the College of Further Education from 2;45pm. Guided tours of the site and future plans will take place between 3:00pm-3:45pm & after the service from 4:45pm.

CAFOD - Coronavirus Appeal
CAFOD – Coronavirus Appeal

As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic. CAFOD is holding a special online Mass on Friday 7th May at 6:30pm to pray for the people of India. You can register here: bigmarker.com/cafod/India-Emergency

Access to St Joseph's Hall & Parish Rooms / Notre Dame Church 
Access to St Joseph’s Hall & Parish Rooms / Notre Dame Church 

St Joseph’s Hall & Parish Rooms 

Security and safe guarding at Notre Dame School St. Joseph’s site is paramount. After due consideration with the Diocese and Head teacher at Notre Dame School we have concluded that the school building needs to be more secure. Therefore all Parish meetings and Teas & Coffees will take place in the Parish Room and over spill into the Youth Room. Toilets are located next to the Parish Room. St. Joseph’s Hall will still be available for one off special Parish events.

Notre Dame Church Access 

Likewise as above and following diocesan safeguarding guidelines regarding schools and a conversation with the Head Teacher, the school grounds must be secure during the week. This means no
access through the school to the church. Access to the Church on Sunday evening is permitted and new signage will convey this information. If you should need access through the school during
the weekday to carry flowers through etc, permission should be gained from the school office, and you will be walked through.

Allegro Choir Practice - After 10.30am Mass - 2nd May - St Joseph's Youth Room
Allegro Choir Practice – After 10.30am Mass – 2nd May – St Joseph’s Youth Room

Allegro choir practice after the 10.30am Mass this Sunday 2nd May in St Joseph’s Youth Room.

All welcome, bring an instrument if you want.

Prayers - People of Middle East & Peace of Jerusalem - 2nd May
Prayers – People of Middle East & Peace of Jerusalem – 2nd May

Prayer for all the people of the Middle East & the Peace of Jerusalem on Sunday 2nd May.

Contact Maud for time and venue – Tel: 729445

Liberation Day - 9th May
Liberation Day – 9th May

Fr Chris will be in attendance at the Town Church Service at 11:00am.

May is the Month of Mary
May is the Month of Mary

O Mother of Perpetual Help, Sweetest Mary, I ask you with your divine grace to watch over me, Give me the strength to take one day at a time.

(This prayer can be repeated as often as you feel the need)

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

Please pray for our young people who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday 23rd May at 3:00pm in St Joseph’s Church.

Pray that they may be strengthened through the prayers and encouragement of our parish community. Pray also for their parents and sponsors, that the graces they received at their own Confirmation are renewed and strengthened by the Holy Spirit during this time of preparation.

Radio Guernsey Guidelines - 3rd May - 6:35am & 8:35am
Radio Guernsey Guidelines – 3rd May – 6:35am & 8:35am

Radio Guernsey Guidelines presented this week by Cynthia Cormack from Monday 3rd May on the early morning show (Approx 6.35am and 8.35am)

St Padre Pio & St Philomena Prayer Group - 29th April - 7:30pm
St Padre Pio & St Philomena Prayer Group – 29th April – 7:30pm

St Padre Pio & St Philomena Prayer Group meeting on Thursday 29th April at 7:30pm at Jenny & Bill Trubuil home.

Lift can be arranged please telephone 255163.

Mothers Prayer Group - 30th April - 10:30am
Mothers Prayer Group – 30th April – 10:30am

Mothers Prayer Group on Friday 30th April with tea/coffee at 10:30am and prayers start at 11.00am.

Do take this opportunity to come and pray for your children and grandchildren. No commitment to come every month.

Venue: Christine’s house – Tel: 259995 / E-mail: christineguernsey2014@gmail.com for details.

Website: https://www.mothersprayers.org – If you would like to see some of the prayers we use.

Befrienders Tea Party - 16th May - 3:00pm-4:45pm - St Mary and St Michael’s School Hall
Befrienders Tea Party – 16th May – 3:00pm-4:45pm – St Mary and St Michael’s School Hall

At last we feel it is safe to go ahead with plans for the next Tea Party. Parish befrienders invite all who are housebound or less able to get to Church to meet up with their parish friends for
an afternoon tea with entertainment.

When? On Sunday 16th May from 3:00pm – 4:45pm
Where? In St Mary and St Michael’s School Hall

We do try to send invitations to those we know are housebound and may not see a copy of the ‘The Messenger’ but there may be others. Please spread the word if you know someone who would
like to come and encourage them to get in touch. For catering purposes we need to know numbers.

Please contact: Meg 252401 or Angela 723915 (after 6pm).

Do not hesitate to let us know if you require a lift. In addition to voluntary drivers we have also been given a generous donation to help pay taxi costs. Be assured a warm welcome awaits you.

St Joseph's Church Parking
St Joseph’s Church Parking

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH PARKING 

We are thankful to States Property Services for continuing to allow us the use of the upper car park at Grange House, (former Education building above the slope) – however please note that our use is restricted to Sundays only. The States have begun renting out spaces so therefore we are asked to avoid the 6 spaces clearly marked OPUZ and importantly not to block them.

MONITORING OF OUR CAR PARKS

We are most grateful to André Hervé who has monitored the church car park in La Couperderie over many years. His careful diligence has ensured that the car park is freed up for those
attending church and the school, by legally ticketing those vehicles which clearly have no valid reason to be parked in there. André is now retiring from the role and we seek someone to replace him. This could be a shared role perhaps or a rota of people. If you feel you can help the church in this way or want more information please contact the office in the first instance. Thank you.

World Day Prayer for Vocations 
World Day Prayer for Vocations 

On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for Vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life especially for our diocese.

If you are considering such a vocation contact Fr. John Cooke – E-mail: vocations@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk / Tel: 01329 318 869

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.

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).

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: annesilversprings@cwgsy.net

Marie Maclure (Eucharistic Ministers) – Tel: 235251 / E-mail: mtmaclure@cwgsy.net

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: youth@catholic.org.gg