The Messenger 1st March 2024

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Mass Schedules - 2nd/3rd March
Mass Schedules – 2nd/3rd March

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE WEEKEND 2ND/3RD MARCH

Canon Chris will be off Island to attend a Chapter Meeting and Diocesan meetings 1st-7th March. As only Fr Inna will be on Island the following is the schedule.

Mass times for Sundays 2nd/3rd March
6:00pm – Vigil Mass (Saturday) – St Joseph’s
8:00am – Sunday Mass – St Joseph’s
10:30am – Sunday Mass – St Joseph’s

Andrew Warren will play at the Saturday Vigil Mass.

Please note extra parking provision will be available at Vauvert School.

IMPORTANT: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The First Holy Communion classes will be held in St Joseph’s Parish Rooms weekend of 2nd/3rd March.

Saturday evening at 5:15pm and Sunday morning at 9:45am. Children can attend either session.

The Live Simply Tree
The Live Simply Tree

The Live Simply Tree is located beside the confessional box at St. Joseph and on the noticeboards at Notre Dame and Our Lady Star of the Sea.

Please write out your pledge on the sticky note provided before placing it on the tree.

We as a Parish are working towards the CAFOD Live Simply Award!

‘CAFOD Live Simply: Living in Solidarity with the poor’

Rosary - Beatification of Edel Quinn - 25th Feb - 2:00pm - St Joseph’s
Rosary – Beatification of Edel Quinn – 25th Feb – 2:00pm – St Joseph’s

Rosary for the beatification of Edel Quinn (Legion of Mary) will take place on Sunday 25th February at 2:00pm in St Joseph’s.

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group - ‘Adoration’ - 26th Feb - 7:30pm-9:00pm - St Joseph’s Parish Room
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group – ‘Adoration’ – 26th Feb – 7:30pm-9:00pm – St Joseph’s Parish Room

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group are having an evening of ‘Adoration’ on Monday 26th February from 7:30pm-9:00pm in St Joseph’s Parish Room and then on the following last Monday of every month.

This will include some hymns followed by silent ‘Adoration’. Prayer ministry will be available for anyone who would like individual prayer.

Tea/Coffee from 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for these ‘Adoration’ evenings, even if you do not normally come to the prayer group.

Coffee Morning - 27th Feb - 9:30am-11:30am - St Joseph’s Parish Room
Coffee Morning – 27th Feb – 9:30am-11:30am – St Joseph’s Parish Room

St Joseph’s Parish Room will be open for coffee/tea, cake and a chat on Wednesday 27th February and on every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Drop in any time between 9:30am-11:30am.

This is a chance to enjoy a cup of coffee, meet up with others and keep warm in this cold weather! Everyone is welcome!

Sts Padre Pio & Philomena Prayer Group - 29th Feb - 7:30pm
Sts Padre Pio & Philomena Prayer Group – 29th Feb – 7:30pm

Sts Padre Pio & Philomena Prayer Group meet on Thursday 29th February at 7:30pm at Jenny & Bill Trubuil’s Home. Phone 255163 or 07781 425779.

World Day of Prayer - 1st March
World Day of Prayer – 1st March

Friday 1st March is the World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer). Services at St Matthew’s Church, Cobo at 2:00pm and Capelles Methodist Church at 7:00pm. Glen Drake and some of the Delancey Music Group will be playing at the evening service. All welcome. Refreshments will be available after each service.

Laudato Si
Laudato Si

If you are concerned about the problem of plastic use you may be interested in taking part in “The Big Plastic Count” that is taking place nationally from the 11th – 17th March. For more information go to help@thebigplasticcount.com and measure and record your own plastic use and “throwaway” over a week; it’s an island, national and worldwide problem.

Guernsey Welfare
Guernsey Welfare

Are you giving up something for Lent? Would you consider giving something to Guernsey Welfare’s food bank in place of the item you are going without? We would love to receive any of the following: Sugar, Crisps (6 multipack), Jam, Coffee, Marmite or Pasta Sauce or any other food staple you would like to give. Please place items in the tubs provided in our churches. Many thanks from the Guernsey Welfare team.

Bamenda Update
Bamenda Update

Bamenda update on the well for Ntenefor Parish in Bamenda from Liz Dene. As we start Lent 2024, I wanted to give an update on the progress of the well which our Parish is funding from our 2023 Lenten almsgiving. The Bamenda Committee is still waiting on the geological survey report to confirm the proposed site for the well is suitable and to determine how deep to drill to reach the water table. As soon as the report has been received, assuming all is satisfactory, work can start without further delay. Whilst disappointing that the work has yet to start, this part of the year is best for drilling wells in Bamenda. The Committee has also agreed to allocate up to £5,000 to ensure the full costs, including a solar powered pump to draw the water are met.