The Messenger 18th June 2021

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Services this week

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Saturday 12th June 10am Mass St Joseph’s
  6pm Vigil Mass Delancey
Sunday 13th June 8am Mass St Joseph’s
  9:15am Mass Delancey
  10:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  12 noon Baptism: Elijah Jude Herbert St Joseph’s
  4:30pm Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction St Joseph’s
  6pm Mass Notre Dame
Monday 14th June 7:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  12 noon Mass Delancey
  6pm Mass St Joseph’s
Tuesday 15th June 9:30am Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after till 10.30am St Joseph’s
  6pm Mass Notre Dame
Wednesday 16th June 7:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  12:05pm Mass Notre Dame
  6pm Mass St Joseph’s
  7pm Exposition, Rosary & Benediction for Vocations St Joseph’s
Thursday 17th June NO 9:30am MASSS TODAY
NO EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TODAY
St Joseph’s
  11am Requiem Mass: Julia Coquelin St Joseph’s
  6pm Mass Delancey
Friday 18th June 7:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  11am Mass Le Platon
  NO 6pm MASS TONIGHT St Joseph’s
Saturday 19th June 10am Mass St Joseph’s
  6pm Vigil Mass Delancey
Sunday 19th June 8am Mass St Joseph’s
  9:15am Mass Delancey
  10:30am Mass St Joseph’s
  4:30pm Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction 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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7:30am Mass on Friday of week 11 in Ordinary Time

Friday 18th June 2021

Recordings of Mass and other services:

Canon Michael Hore
Canon Michael Hore

We give thanks for Canon Michael and his long years of priesthood who has served at various parishes in our Diocese and is fondly remembered here in Guernsey and latterly Alderney. Canon Michael is retiring this week and we wish him a happy Blessed Retirement. Fr Chris.

Save The Date
Save The Date

Last year Father Chris celebrated his Silver Jubilee. Sadly due to lockdown, celebrations were restricted to just a few people behind locked Church doors. The parish would like to acknowledge his Silver Jubilee (+ one year!) with a Mass of thanksgiving at St Joseph’s on July 22nd at 7:00pm, followed by a tea party in the hall afterwards. Details to follow but meanwhile do keep the date free for us all to come together for what will be a very special parish occasion.

Tumaini Charity Variety Concert - 19th June - 7:15pm - Spurgeon Baptist Church
Tumaini Charity Variety Concert – 19th June – 7:15pm – Spurgeon Baptist Church

Tumaini Charity Variety Concert on Friday 19th June at 7:15pm at Spurgeon Baptist Church, North Clifton. Free Admission. Refreshments served – Generous donations appreciated. For more info contact Vic Richer on 722004 / vic.richer@gamil.com

Mary's Meals - 3rd July - 7:00pm - St Martins Parish Hall
Mary’s Meals – 3rd July – 7:00pm – St Martins Parish Hall

Bingo & Dinner night Saturday 3rd July at 7:00pm at St Martins Parish Hall. Ticket price: £15 per person; Included: *2 course meal buffet style *1 drink (tea/coffe or juice) *1 bingo card. Additional drinks and bingo cards can be purchased at £1 each. To book please call / text Gloria Dekker 07781 412352 or Mary De Garis on 07781 122175. Or follow the link below to donate. Please add a description of ‘bingo night’ and how many tickets https://giving.marysmeals.org/en_gb/projects/glow-guernsey-friends-of-marys-meals-uk. Raising much needed funds for our sponsored school in Malawi.

Blanchelande College
Blanchelande College

For the first time in many decades Catholic families now have access to full Catholic educational provision from 2½ – 18 for both boys and girls. Blanchelande College offers an outstanding independent education in beautiful surroundings and characterful, well-equipped buildings. For more information or to arrange a visit, please visit www.blanchelande.sch.gg or contact Sonia Hollowell  (hollowells@blanchelande.sch.gg / 232744)

MISSIO
MISSIO

Compared with June 2019 our takings are some £500 down. Please ensure that your RED BOX is in a prominent position in the home and “ Fed Regularly”! Thank you so much for your continued support in what are still difficult times for so many. Richard

Corpus Christi Procession – 6th June – 10:30am – St Joseph’s Church
Corpus Christi Procession – 6th June – 10:30am – St Joseph’s Church

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

Sunday 6th June at 10:30am in St Joseph’s Church. The procession for The Solemnity of Corpus Christi will take place after the 10.30am Mass. Please follow the clergy and altar servers from the Church to Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at Ampthill House. Teas & coffees will be served in the Parish Room after the procession. All welcome to join us. Until we have a passionate love for Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, we shall accomplish nothing. St Peter Julian Eymard

PETALS

Please bring along biodegradable petals for the Corpus Christi Procession. The petals can be brought in bags or baskets. Please leave them at the back of the Church. They will be decanted and handed out.

June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the feast itself falling on the Friday after Corpus Christi, this year Friday 11th June. Here’s a prayer to say each day… O loving Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, you move hearts that are harder than rock, you melt spirits that are colder than ice, and you reach souls that are more impenetrable than diamonds. Touch my heart with your sacred wounds and permeate my soul with your precious Blood. Lord Jesus, let my heart never rest until it finds you, who are its centre, its love, and its happiness. By the wound in your heart, pardon the sins that I have committed whether out of malice or out of evil desires. Place my weak heart in your own divine Heart, continually under your protection and guidance, so that I may persevere in doing good and in fleeing evil until my last breath. Heart of Jesus, save me. Heart of my Creator perfect me. Heart of my Saviour deliver me. Heart of my Judge forgive me. Heart of Father govern me. Heart of my Spouse love me. Heart of my Master teach me. Heart of my King crown me. Heart of my Benefactor enrich me. Heart of my Pastor defend me. Heart of my Friend embrace me. Heart of my infant Jesus, draw me. Heart of Jesus, I greet you in all your states. Give yourself to me. Amen

CAFOD
CAFOD

Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 hand washing hygiene stations in communities to support hand washing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide. For more information visit our facebook page (1) CAFOD in Portsmouth | Facebook. CAFOD Portsmouth Blog | Updates from CAFOD in the Portsmouth Diocese (wordpress.com) and twitter @CAFODPortsmouth

UCM - 8th June - 7:30pm - St Joseph's Parish Room
UCM – 8th June – 7:30pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

UCM meeting on Tuesday 8th June at 7:30pm in the Parish Room.
Cooking with Chef Ron (home comforts). Raffle.

Allegro Choir - 13th June - 10:30am - St Joseph's Parish Room
Allegro Choir – 13th June – 10:30am – St Joseph’s Parish Room

Allegro family choir all welcome. Practice for Fathers Day mass will be on Sunday 13th June after 10.30am mass in St Joseph’s Parish Room. Please come along and bring an instrument or bring a friend.
Contact Marie on 07781422558 if interested or just turn up you would be most welcome.

Laudato Si
Laudato Si

Sunday 26th June our parish has been invited to join in a beach clean with The Clean Earth Trust. This will be such a good opportunity to show our environmental credentials in what is always a useful and enjoyable event for all. More details to follow.

Chaplaincy Team
Chaplaincy Team

As part of our Trinity Sunday celebrations we are celebrating our formal agreement with the Princess Elizabeth Hospital as members of the Chaplaincy team. Two new lay chaplains were commissioned by Rev Tim Barker Anglican Dean two weeks ago and this Sunday in my Capacity as Catholic Dean of the Bailiwick I will be formally commissioning Fr Gaston and Fr Inna and reaffirming Deacon Mark’s commission. This will be at St Joseph and St Mary at 4:30pm during Sunday Vespers and Benediction. Rev Linda Le Vasseur lead Chaplain at the hospital will be with us and will say a few words about the role of Hospital Chaplain. The two lay Chaplains will be in attendance and Rev Tim Barker Anglican Dean has also been invited. You are all warmly welcome to join us.

Corpus Christi Procession - 6th June - 10:30am - St Joseph’s Church
Corpus Christi Procession – 6th June – 10:30am – St Joseph’s Church

Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday 6th June at 10:30am in St Joseph’s Church. The procession for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi will take place after the 10:30am Mass. Please follow the clergy and altar servers from the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at Ampthill House. Teas & coffees will be served in the Parish Room after the procession. All welcome to join us.

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, led by Deacon Mark, 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.

Prayer - Holy Land & Peace of Jerusalem - 6th June
Prayer – Holy Land & Peace of Jerusalem – 6th June

Prayer for all peoples of the Holy Land and the Peace of Jerusalem on Sunday 6th June.
Contact Maud for time and venue telephone 729445.

Laudato Si
Laudato Si

Monty Don, well known TV gardener, suggested “No Mow May” and we hope all the bees and insects have benefitted from the wonderful opportunities for pollination offered by our uncut lawns and from our beautiful roadside hedges and cliff paths that have shown such exuberant growth of wild flowers this month. How blessed we are! Find out more about Guernsey’s Pollinator Project on Facebook and La Société Guernesiaise.

Foundation Managers Vacancies
Expired: Foundation Managers Vacancies

We are seeking practicing and committed Catholics to serve on the School Committees of our Catholic Voluntary Schools as Foundation Managers. Foundation Managers are specifically appointed by the Bishop for this vital ministry: to ensure the preservation and development of the school’s Catholic character, to ensure the school is being conducted as a Catholic school and to represent the Bishop’s education policy to the School Com. The duties include: Attending meetings of the School Committee (once a term). Becoming a visible and supportive part of the school community. Being an advocate for our maintained Catholic schools in the wider community. Maintained Catholic schools in Guernsey do not have governing bodies as in England but the role is very similar to that of a Foundation Governor in the rest of the Diocese. Information can be found at www.casoportsmouth.org.uk/governors. The appointment is for four years and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate is required. Training is available during the period of service. For further details and application form, please contact the Headteacher of the school of which you would like to serve as a Foundation Manager.

St Mary & St Michael – E-mail: Headteacher@stmary-tmichael.sch.gg / Tel: 225020

Notre Dame – E-mail: Headteacher@notredame.sch.gg / Tel: 222412

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.

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.

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