The Messenger 26th November 2021

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Services this week

Monday 29th November7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 11:30am RosaryDelancey
 12 noon MassDelancey
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s
Tuesday 30th November9:30am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed SacramentSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm MassNotre Dame
Wednesday 1st December7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 12:05pm MassNotre Dame
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s
 7:00pm Exposition, Rosary & BenedictionSt Joseph’s
Thursday 2nd December9:30am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed SacramentSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm MassDelancey
Friday 3rd December7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 11:00am MassLe Platon
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s
 7:30pm RosaryCentre for Peace
Saturday 4th December10:00am MassSt Joseph’s
 6:00pm Vigil MassDelancey
Sunday 5th December8:00am 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 6th December7:30am MassSt Joseph’s
 11:30am RosaryDelancey
 12 noon MassDelancey
 6:00pm MassSt Joseph’s

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: office@catholic.org.gg
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

 

Personal data held by the Parish and the Diocese of Portsmouth is processed in accordance with the Diocese’s Privacy Notice which can be obtained from www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/gdpr or a paper copy may be obtained from the Parish Office (contact details above).

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7:30am Mass on Monday of the 1st week of Advent

Monday 29th November 2021

Recordings of Mass and other services:

Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Mass Times

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Friday 24th December

5:00pm – St Joseph – Christmas Vigil Mass

5:30pm – Notre Dame – Christmas Vigil Mass

8:00pm – Delancey – Mass during the Night

10:00pm – St Joseph – Mass during the Night

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Saturday 25th December

8:00am – Notre Dame – Mass at Dawn (Quiet Mass)

9:15am – Delancey – Mass during the Day

10:30am – St Joseph – Mass during the Day

(No Evening Mass)

THE HOLY FAMILY of JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH

Sunday 26th December

8:00am – Notre Dame

9:15am – Delancey

10:30am – St Joseph

(No Evening Mass)

ST JOHN 

Monday 27th December 

10:00am – St Joseph

THE HOLY INNOCENTS    

Tuesday 28th December

10:00am – St Joseph

ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY

Wednesday 29th December             

10:00am – St Joseph

MASS SCHEDULE AS NORMAL

30th – 31st December

PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE

Monday 20th December at 7:00pm at St Joseph’s Church. Would you please make every effort to come to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a means of preparing yourself for Christmas.

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

The Way of the Nativity By Candlelight – An Advent service of prayer, reflection and readings.

December 6th at 7:00pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

As the world rushes frantically towards Christmas, Christians are called to walk. Our annual service will help us to slow down, reflect the meaning of the Nativity and accompany Christ to the crib. Do try and make time to come along.

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - 29th Nov - 7:00pm - St Joseph’s Parish Room 
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – 29th Nov – 7:00pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room 

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group on Monday 29th November in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

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

Christmas Parish Lunch - 5th Dec - 12:30pm - Les Rocquettes Hotel
Christmas Parish Lunch – 5th Dec – 12:30pm – Les Rocquettes Hotel

Christmas Parish Lunch on Sunday 5th December at Les Rocquettes Hotel from 12:30pm for 1:00pm.

Three course £23.95

Two course £18.50

Children 12 and under £12.

Booking forms (Gold Paper) are now available at the back of Church.

***RAFFLE PRIZES MOST WELCOME***

Le Platon Home - Administration Officer
Le Platon Home – Administration Officer

Le Platon Home is seeking to appoint an Administration Officer. Up to 20hrs per week, hours negotiable, for further information please contact Lucy on 723640 or lucy@leplatonhome.gg

Volunteering Opportunity - Assistance with cleaning of Sacred Vessels
Volunteering Opportunity – Assistance with cleaning of Sacred Vessels

The parish is seeking the services of a parishioner willing to provide voluntary assistance with the cleaning of sacred vessels (chalices, patens, ciboria) and brass items (e.g. thurible, candle holders), at St. Joseph’s, on a weekly basis. If you are interested and willing to serve your Church community in this way please would you contact the Parish Office – Tel. 720196 / E-mail: office@catholic.org.gg

CADOD
CADOD

Like many women around the world, Garmah in Liberia had no legal rights to her home when her husband died. CAFOD worked with local experts to help her and now Garmah and her children live rightfully and happily together in their family home. “I feel safe, my children have a place to rest their head and I can make a garden to feed them and myself. God sent redeemers to fight for my land rights. I am overfilled with joy.” Other examples of our work can be found in our World Gift catalogues or website worldgifts.cafod.org.uk

Rosary - Beatification of Edel Quinn - 28th Nov - 2pm - St Joseph’s Church
Rosary – Beatification of Edel Quinn – 28th Nov – 2pm – St Joseph’s Church

Rosary for the beatification of Edel Quinn (Legion of Mary) will be at 2:00pm on Sunday 28th November in St Joseph’s Church.

Caring for Ex-Offenders
Caring for Ex-Offenders

Caring for Ex-Offenders are taking part in the annual Christmas Tree festival at the Town Church and will be running a Coffee, Cake and Craft sale on Monday 6th December from 10:00am – 2:00pm selling items made in our workshops by the ex-offenders we work with.

School Admissions
School Admissions

There is only one month left to register children for a place at Notre Dame du Rosaire or St Mary & St Michael’s Catholic Primary School to start Reception in 2022.

Pop into the schools to complete an application form, or follow the link below –

https://gov.gg/schooladmissions

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - 22nd Nov - 7:30pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – 22nd Nov – 7:30pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group meet on Monday 22nd November in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Tea/coffee from 7:00pm, prayer group starts at 7.30pm.

Charity Jam Sale - 12th Dec - After 9:15 Mass - Delancey
Charity Jam Sale – 12th Dec – After 9:15 Mass – Delancey

Annual Charity Jam Sale on Sunday 12th December with jam, jelly and chutney sale in aid of Wayaya. The sale will be in the coffee area after the 9:15 Mass at Delancey. Many of our flavours are quite unique and not found in the shops – come, try and buy!

Laudato Si
Laudato Si

Please note that the next Laudato Si’ meeting will be on January 19th at 7:00pm and anyone is welcome to attend. There will be no meeting in December.

Please look on this website to see the Laudato Si’ poster for lots of ideas on how to have a sustainable Christmas.

Le Platon Lottery
Le Platon Lottery

Le Platon results for the October draw –

1st – 88 – £100

2nd – 43 – £50

3rd – 4 – £25

Guernsey Welfare Christmas Collection
Guernsey Welfare Christmas Collection

As it is coming up to Christmas, the following items would be much appreciated as we support families this Christmas –

Christmas tubs & boxes of chocolates and biscuits; crisps, twiglets, cheeselets etc; selection boxes; stocking filler chocolates; bottles of shloer or similar; packets of stuffing mix & gravy granules, pickles & sauces; tinned ham and other meats.

Financial gifts are also welcome towards vouchers for food or heating costs. Please call 07839724300 or visit our website https:/guernseywelfare.com or contact us for our bank details or supply of our “Christmas Fuel Envelopes” A voucher for a teenager would be most welcome– vouchers from Boots, Just Games, New Look or Sports Direct. Thank you so much for your support.

La Couperderie road closed
La Couperderie road closed

La Couperderie via Victoria road will be closed this Sunday, 21st November.

Access to St Joseph’s car park will be from the Grange via the former Eduction building (the barrier will be open).

Christmas Parish Lunch - 5th Dec - 12:30pm - Les Rocquettes Hotel
Christmas Parish Lunch – 5th Dec – 12:30pm – Les Rocquettes Hotel

Christmas Parish Lunch on Sunday 5th December at Les Rocquettes Hotel 12:30pm for 1:00pm.

Three course £23.95 / Two course £18.50 / Children 12 and under £12.

Booking forms (Gold Paper) are now available to download and also at the back of Church.

Christmas lunch booking form

Reception of Holy Communion
Reception of Holy Communion

  • Reception of Holy Communion while wearing a mask
  • Please space yourselves out while walking in procession to receive Communion.
  • Make an Act of Reverence before receiving Holy Communion (Genuflect or bow).
  • While wearing your mask, reply to the words, “The body of Christ”.
  • Lower your Mask, and with outstretched arms make a throne with your hands to receive Our Lord.
  • Step to one side to reverently receive Our Blessed Lord and then replace your mask.
  • We shouldn’t be walking about the Church consuming Our Lord “On the go.”
  • OR if receiving in the mouth, please make it as easy as possible for the priest to place the Body of Christ on your tongue. (The Priest may re-sanitise his hands)
  • Please don’t feel pressurised by the person behind you to hurry up. This is a most intimate moment for each of us.
  • We return to our places to make our Act of Thanksgiving.

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

Sacrament of First Holy Communion 2022 begins this weekend Sunday 14th November 2021. Sessions will take place 45 minutes before Mass begins:

  • 8:30am Our Lady Star of the Sea in the Hall
  • 9:45am St Joseph’s Catholic Church in the Parish Room

Followed by Mass attendance at:

  • 9:15am Our Lady Star of the Sea
  • 10:30am St Joseph’s Catholic Church

Parents are requested to leave children in the Parish Room and wait in church or outside – we are trying to keep numbers down and minimise contact with too many people.

It would be great if children could do a lateral flow test before each session and masks can be worn, but are not mandatory. Sacramental Preparation books can be purchased at a cost of £10. Please send this along with your child on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you. The Sacramental Preparation Team.

Christmas Card Sale
Christmas Card Sale

Christmas cards in aid of Le Platon Home at a greatly reduced price will be on sale after each Sunday mass from Sunday 14th November at £1 a pack or a donation to Le Platon if you prefer.

Mothers Prayer Group - 19th Nov - 10:30am
Mothers Prayer Group – 19th Nov – 10:30am

Mothers Prayer Group on Friday 19th November with tea/coffee at 10:30am (Prayers start at 11:00am). Venue Christine’s house.

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

Tel: 259995 / E-mail: christineguernsey2014@gmail.com

www.mothersprayers.org

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.

The Way of the Nativity on Monday 6th December at 7:00pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

Please note our Annual Candlelit Advent service takes place a little later this year.

CAFOD World Gifts
CAFOD World Gifts

As we rejoice in once again celebrating Christmas with our loved ones, let us spread our joy around the world by having a CAFOD World Gift under the tree. From energy saving stoves to weatherproof crops to emergency shelters, CAFOD’s virtual charity gifts help transform the lives of families living in poverty. Buy online at cafod.org.uk/worldgifts or pick up a catalogue from the back of church.

COVID Precautions
COVID Precautions

Following on from the states announcement on Friday

  • If you are not feeling well or developing any symptoms relating to Covid please do not come to Mass.
  • Lateral Flow testing has been advised twice a week. Please test before attending weekend Mass.
  • The States have asked that we wear masks where there are close crowds and where social distancing is not possible. This applies to weekend Masses.
  • Weekday Masses please spread yourself out in the Church as Masks are not really necessary in small gatherings.
  • At Church please sanitise your hands and feel free to bring your own bottle of hand sanitiser gel to use in Church.
  • All windows and doors will be open and must remain open during Mass and services (Please wear a coat)
  • Children’s Liturgy has been suspended for the time being.
  • Singing in Church has also been suspend for the time being however there will be instrumental music with possibly one or two cantors who may sing.
  • We may have to implement contact tracing (to be advised)

Parish E-mail Address
Parish E-mail Address

Please note that we have a new Parish email address office@catholic.org.gg

Be assured that emails sent to guernsey@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk will still be seen.

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