The Messenger 20th May 2022

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The Compassionate Friend - Retreat - 11th June - 10:00am-2:45pm - Monnaie Chapel
The Compassionate Friend – Retreat – 11th June – 10:00am-2:45pm – Monnaie Chapel

A one day retreat led by Deacon Mark of special interest to those involved in visiting, befriending or involved in caring. On June 11th from 10:00am – 2:45pm at Monnaie Chapel, St Andrews. There are now three places left. If you are interested and would like further details please contact Deacon Mark 07781 416176. Please note he is off Island from 20th May until 22nd May.

Sacrament of Confirmation - 21st May - 11:00am - St Joseph's Church
Sacrament of Confirmation – 21st May – 11:00am – St Joseph’s Church

Saturday 21st May Bishop Philip will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation at 11:00am in St Josephs Church. Please pray for our 18 young parishioners who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, also for all the catechists, family, sponsors and clergy supporting them. Grateful thanks to all the catechists who have carefully prepared the young people over the course of the last year.

St Padre Pio & St Philomena Prayer Group - 26th May - 7:30pm
St Padre Pio & St Philomena Prayer Group – 26th May – 7:30pm

St Padre Pio & St Philomena Prayer Group meet on Thursday 26th May at 7:30pm at the home of Bill & Jenny Trubuil. Please call 07781 425779 if lifts are needed.

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart - 28th May - 2:00pm-4:00pm
The Shrine of the Sacred Heart – 28th May – 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Fort Hommet, Vazon, (Perry’s Guide 13 E1 ) will be open on Saturday 28th May from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (weather permitting).

Rosary - Beatification of Edel Quinn - 29th May - 2:00pm - St Joseph's Church
Rosary – Beatification of Edel Quinn – 29th May – 2:00pm – St Joseph’s Church

Rosary for the beatification of Edel Quinn (Legion of Mary) will be on Sunday 29th May at 2:00pm in St Joseph’s Church.

Children's Liturgy
Children’s Liturgy

It is the intention to start children’s liturgy and we are taking the opportunity to review our procedures. Two of the catechists have attended children’s liturgy course by the Diocese and are fired up to restart. Currently we are reviewing both the safeguarding procedures and teaching resources for Children’s liturgy. The numbers of catechists for children’s liturgy is very small therefore for it to go forward in any meaningful way we need your help. Please contact the Parish office if you feel you could help with this important ministry for our children. Registration forms will soon be available.

Befrienders Tea Party - Thank You
Befrienders Tea Party – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the tea party last Sunday, those who prepared the delicious refreshments, those who gave lifts and to Cathy and Theresa for raising all our spirits with their musical entertainment. For the appreciative guests this had been the first chance to get together for many months and it was a particular joy & blessing that Canon Chris, Father Inna, Deacon Mark and Canon Hetherington came to be with them. People are asking, when is the next one? On Thursday 18th August we will meet again at Les Cotils for a special treat to help us through these hard times. So put this date in your diaries!

Prayer - Peoples of the Middle East & Peace of Jerusalem - 5th June
Prayer – Peoples of the Middle East & Peace of Jerusalem – 5th June

Prayer for all the Peoples of the Middle East & the Peace of Jerusalem on Sunday 5th June.

Please call Maud for time and venue – 729445

Divine Will Prayer Group
Divine Will Prayer Group

Divine Will Prayer Group meet on Thursday 9th June at 12 noon at Notre Dame du Rosaire Church and Tuesday 21st June at 7:00pm at the Centre For Peace.

All welcome -just turn up.

Laudato SI
Laudato SI

Greenpeace has run a project inviting people to count the amount of plastic they throw away this week. If you have taken part you will, like us be horrified at the amount we throw and if we multiply it by street, town, island it must make us make great effort to cut down individually and even more so as an island, and a world community to rid ourselves of being in thrall to it. If we don’t the future looks frightening.