The Messenger 15th October 2021

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Services this week

Tuesday 19th October9:30am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed SacramentSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm MassNotre Dame
Wednesday 20th October7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 12:05pm MassNotre Dame
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s
 7:00pm Exposition, Rosary & BenedictionSt Joseph’s
Thursday 21st October9:30am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed SacramentSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm MassDelancey
Friday 22nd October7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 11:00am MassLe Platon
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s
 7:30pm RosaryCentre for Peace
Saturday 23rd October10:00am MassSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm Vigil MassDelancey
Sunday 24th October8:00am MassSt Joseph’s
 9:15am MassDelancey
 10:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 4:30am Evening Prayer and BenedictionSt Joseph’s
 5:30pm RosaryNotre Dame
 6:00pm MassNotre Dame
Monday 25th October7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 11:30am RosaryDelancey
 12 noon MassDelancey
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s
Tuesday 26th October9:30am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed SacramentSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm MassNotre 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)

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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9:30am Mass on Tuesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Recordings of Mass and other services:

Parish Soup Sunday - 24th Oct - After 10:30am Mass - Notre Dame School Hall
Parish Soup Sunday – 24th Oct – After 10:30am Mass – Notre Dame School Hall

Laudato Si are holding a Soup Sunday in aid of CAFOD, WAYAYA and BAMENDA in Notre Dame School Hall.

There will be a raffle.

ALL parishioners welcome to try some delicious home made soup and bread!

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - 18th Oct - 7:00pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – 18th Oct – 7:00pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group meet on Monday 18th October in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Tea/Coffee from 7:00pm and the prayer group starts at 7:30pm.

Laudato Si - 20th Oct - 7:00pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
Laudato Si – 20th Oct – 7:00pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

Laudato Si to meet on Wednesday 20th October at 7:00pm in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Eucharistic Ministers - Date for the Diary
Eucharistic Ministers – Date for the Diary

I wish to train some new Eucharistic Ministers for the Parish and hold a refresher course for our existing ministers – so please keep Wednesday 3rd November at 7:15pm free.

The Way of the Nativity - 6th Dec - 7:00pm - Our Lady Star of the Sea
The Way of the Nativity – 6th Dec – 7:00pm – Our Lady Star of the Sea

Please note our annual candlelit Advent service will take place a little later this year on Monday December 6th at 7:00pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - 11th Oct - 7:00pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – 11th Oct – 7:00pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group meet on Monday 11th October in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Tea/Coffee from 7:00pm and the prayer group starts at 7:30pm.

UCM - 12th Oct - 7:30pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
UCM – 12th Oct – 7:30pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

UCM on Tuesday 12th October at 7:30pm in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Christine will demonstrate card making.

Parish Soup Sunday - 24th Oct - After 10:30am Mass
Parish Soup Sunday – 24th Oct – After 10:30am Mass

Parish Soup Sunday in aid of CAFOD on Sunday 24th Oct after 10:30am Mass.

Service of Blessing & Healing - 30th Oct - 2:30pm - Our Lady Star of the Sea
Service of Blessing & Healing – 30th Oct – 2:30pm – Our Lady Star of the Sea

Service of Blessing and Healing on Saturday 30th October at 2:30 pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea. It will be a Service of Healing and Anointings with Holy Oils blessed by Bishop Philip followed by Benediction. Afterwards there will be refreshments in the adjoining Guernsey Alzheimers Centre.

Please let us know if you would like to be anointed and if you require a lift. It would also be helpful to have an idea of numbers. Please contact Viv 254969 or Meg 252401 by 20th October.

Catholic Primary Schools Admissions
Catholic Primary Schools Admissions

Notre Dame du Rosaire and St Mary and St Michael’s Catholic Primary Schools are accepting applications for entry into Reception for September 2022. The period for receipt of registration forms for children starting in Reception in September 2022 runs from 9:00am on Thursday 1st October 2021 until 3:00pm on Friday 18th December 2021.

Please pop into the school office for an application form or look online at: https://www.gov.gg/schooladmissions

Le Platon Lottery Results - Sept
Le Platon Lottery Results – Sept

Le Platon results for the September draw

1st – £100 – 75

2nd – £50 – 30

3rd – £25 – 54

Family Harvest Mass - 17th Oct - 10:30am - St. Joseph's Church
Family Harvest Mass – 17th Oct – 10:30am – St. Joseph’s Church

This year’s Harvest Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, the 17th of October at St. Joseph’s church. The Children’s Liturgy Group would be very grateful for any donations to add to their collection in aid of St. Julian’s House and The Russels Day Centre.

St Julian’s House provides supported accommodation for homeless people as well as offering continuing support to vulnerable adults in the community. St Julian’s House seeks to promote opportunities and support to enable homeless people to return to independent living.

The Russels Day Centre provides a comfortable meeting place for the older members of the community where they can take pleasure in the company of others, enjoy good food and
benefit from the facilities that the centre has to offer. The centre is staffed by volunteers.

Please can you leave any donations for these two charities at the back of the church on the morning of the 17h of October.

Suggested donations:

Tinned/Packet food; pasta; jelly; jam; rice; tea bags; coffee; biscuits; washing powder; shower gel; toothpaste/ toiletries.

The tea bags; coffee; biscuits and sugar will be donated to The Russels Day Centre and all other donations given to St. Julian’s House.

God Bless
The Children’s Liturgy Group

Parish Soup Sunday - 24th Oct - After 10:00am Mass
Parish Soup Sunday – 24th Oct – After 10:00am Mass

Parish Soup Sunday in aid of CAFOD on Sunday 24th October after 10:30am Mass.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion 2022 
Sacrament of First Holy Communion 2022 

Preparation begins on Sunday 14th November 2021. Children taking part in the programme are required to attend eleven sessions in preparation for First Reconciliation and eleven sessions for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Sessions will take place 45 minutes before Mass begins:

Our Lady Star of the Sea – Session begins 8:30am followed by Mass.

St. Joseph’s Church – Session begins 9:45am followed by Mass.

NB Sessions do not take place during the school holidays.

Your commitment:

Regular attendance at Mass and the session preceding Mass.

Your child’s register card to be marked weekly.

Children must remain in church throughout Mass and not attend the Children’s Liturgy Group.

Purchase a pupil workbook (from your school or parish office) £8.

Please ensure your child brings their workbook each week.

Complete weekly tasks with your child.

Enrolment forms are available at the back of Church and through the schools.

Dates For You Diary: 

First Reconciliation Service – Friday 10th June – St. Joseph’s Church

Sacrament of First Holy Communion – Saturday 18th June 2022 – St. Joseph’s Church

Missio
Missio

The good news is that the “Missio Today” magazines have arrived. I am afraid only a limited number. There is an excellent article on pages 16-17. So far this year we are very short of donations. If you have a box that’s nearly full please bring it in for counting. Thank you so much for your continued support. Richard

A life Line for Married Couples
A life Line for Married Couples

‘Retrouvaille’ to date has offered help, hope and support to over 6,000 couples experiencing difficulty within their marriage or who have already divorced or separated. Reconciliation is never too late. There is no group therapy or group work involved and the next on line course commences with a virtual weekend from October 21st/ 24th 2021.

For more details in complete confidence – Call or text 0788 729 6983 or 0797 388 0443

retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com or www.retrouvaille.org.uk

Music at 8:00am Mass
Music at 8:00am Mass

Andrew Warren has sadly had to retire from playing the Organ at 8:00am Mass. We thank him for his great talent! However, he will still be playing at Notre Dame. Luke stepped in to play at 8:00am Mass, but this makes his commitment on a Sunday to three separate services at St Joseph. He and his wife are expecting their first child, so he needs to have more time as a family on a Sunday. He will now play for the 10:30am Mass and at Sung Vespers at 4:30pm, which is still quite a commitment!

So, what to do with 8:00am Mass? During August we had no singing at 8:00am and half the congregation approached me saying how much they enjoyed a quiet Mass and the other half wanting the music back. So as Parish Priest I cannot win. So I offer a compromise. The Church teaches that Parts of the Mass should be sung (Holy Holy: Lamb of God: Gospel Acclamation: The Doxology and Great Amen etc) before Hymns are sung. We will be singing these Parts of the Mass in English. We will try this as a way forward with perhaps a Communion Hymn. However, it is difficult to sing unaccompanied if we don’t all join in, so we all need to do our bit. We will also have some 8:00am Masses as a quiet Mass and I will produce a schedule. Also, if there are any Piano or Organists out there who are hiding their talents – can I ask you consider offering your gifts for the good of the Parish for the 8:00am Mass. Thank you and please be assured of my continuing prayers.

God bless, Fr Chris

Confirmation Preparation
Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation starts in January for young people in Year 8 and above who would like to be confirmed (in Summer 2023), or just want to explore more about their faith.

Contact Tom – Tel: 07781 129310 / E-mail: youth@catholic.org.gg

Prayers
Prayers

Please pray for Nuala Scarisbrick, LIFE co-founder, who has died peacefully aged 82. Nuala and her husband Jack, both faithful Catholics, co-founded LIFE, a pregnancy support charity based on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. LIFE helps more than 60,000 people a year as they face pregnancy or pregnancy loss. Her legacy is tens of thousands of people here today who otherwise would have been aborted.

Please pray for Nuala, Jack, their daughters Emma and Sarah, and the rest of the Scarisbrick family. You can find more information about Nuala and funeral details on the memorial page lifecharity.org.uk/nuala

Deacon Stephen, LIFE, Chief Executive Officer.

Our local LIFE contact is Anne Setters – Tel: 07781 423146

Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr Tom Grufferty invites you to join him on a Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land at 7:30pm on Monday evenings from 6th September to 1st November… All are invited to join a Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land each Monday at 7:30pm for 40 Minutes. To receive all the spiritual benefits it is recommended that all the Pilgrims join in all the sessions, but occasional pilgrims are welcome as well. We will cover all the major sites associated with the life of Jesus with a different presenter each week.

This on-line meeting is open to all by admittance. You are NOT required to register or Log In to the website. If you are new to Fr Tom’s virtual retreats then please email tomgrufferty1@gmail.com beforehand so that the Zoom Host recognises who you are.

You can find out more to join: www.lcsb.uk/pilgrimage

Notre Dame Du Rosaire Primary School
Notre Dame Du Rosaire Primary School

Even though the children have been on their summer holidays, it has been very busy at Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Primary School over the last six weeks. Thanks to our building fund, built up by donations from generous parents and parishioners, we have been able to do a huge amount of work within the school including replacing most of the old windows, re-carpeting areas, refitting the library and setting up a new classroom! Thank you to everyone who donates to this fund as it enables us to create a safe and welcoming environment for the children and staff.

Last term we had the highest number of children in the school on roll ever and want to maintain this. If you have a child due to start school in September 2022, or know of someone whose child has moved to the island, please contact the office for information about registration. We want to keep our Catholics Schools full as our children are the future of the church. If you have any questions or wish to offer support, please email the office on office@notredame.sch.gg. Thank you all again for your continuing support. Mary Robertshaw Headteacher, Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Primary School.

Ad Orientem Mass
Ad Orientem Mass

On the first Friday of each month the Novus Ordo Mass will be celebrated in English ad Orientem. Ad Orientem worship is simply the priest orienting the sacrifice of the Mass towards Jesus Christ in the re-presentation of the Crucifixion, with the Priest and people facing the Lord. There will also be simple tone for the parts of the Mass and tradition hymns.

It is an authorised way to celebrate Holy Mass and remains so. There is a consistent gathering of about 30 people at these Masses and I am pleased to offer it to the parish for those who wish to attend. Everyone is welcome.