The Messenger 12th April 2024

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - SAFEGUARDING TRAINING TO ALL CHURCH VOLUNTEERS AND ANYONE THAT IS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING
IMPORTANT NOTICE – SAFEGUARDING TRAINING TO ALL CHURCH VOLUNTEERS AND ANYONE THAT IS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

TRAINING EVENT – CHILD PROTECTION AND WORKING WITH ADULTS AT RISK

Julie Minal, the Diocese Safeguarding Training Officer, will be holding this event on Saturday 11th May at 10:00am–4:00pm in St. Joseph’s Parish Room.  This is to receive updated training in relation to safeguarding matters with content being tailored to your roles in ministry.

This is in accordance with the National Safeguarding Standards training which must be completed every 2 years. There will be a mid-morning tea break and lunch at 12:30pm; please bring a packed lunch.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing the Parish Office or Bridget Cowens – Tel: 07781 467591 / E-mail: safeguarding.gueols@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk.

We look forward to meeting you all.

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group Meetings
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group Meetings

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group meet Monday 8th April in the St Magloire Parish Room, St. Joseph’s.

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

For more information please contact Frank on 07781 108394

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS

A gentle reminder – Starting on Monday 15th April at 7:30pm (Tea/Coffee from 7:00pm) just for an hour in St Joseph’s Parish Room. The seminars are a series of 7 sessions aimed at renewing our faith and our understanding of the Holy Spirit and His gifts. Everyone is welcome, even if you have attended these before. If you have questions, or to find out more, come along to the introductory evening on Monday 8th April at 7:30pm (Tea/Coffee from 7:00pm) in St Joseph’s Parish Room.

Coffee Mornings
Coffee Mornings

St Joseph’s Parish Room will be open for coffee/tea, cake and a chat on Wednesday 10th April 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 and meet up with others. Everyone is welcome!

Divine Will Prayer Group Meetings
Divine Will Prayer Group Meetings

The Divine Will Prayer Group will meet on the following days –

Tuesday 9th/23rd April at 8:00pm at Maud’s House

Thursday 11th April after Adoration in St. Joseph’s Parish Room

Wednesday 24th April at 10:45 in St. Joseph’s Parish Room

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart
The Shrine of the Sacred Heart

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Fort Hommet, Vazon, (Perry’s Guide 13 E1 ) will be open every Tuesday & Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm April to October 2024.

Please check the dates on their website sacredheart.org.gg (weather permitting).

Vocations
Vocations

“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.”

If you are considering to be a priest, deacon, sister or brother who proclaims the truth and peace of Jesus Christ, talk to your priest or contact Cn. John Cooke.

E-mail: vocations@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk / Tel: 01329 318 869

Le Platon Lottery Results - March
Le Platon Lottery Results – March

Le Platon results of the March draw –

1st – 74 – £100

2nd – 94 – £50

3rd – 41 – £25

The Liturgy Project
The Liturgy Project

Fr Anthony Fyk Director of Liturgy is delighted to announce that he is organising two training days in 2024 – one for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and one for Readers.

These will be held at St Bede’s Church and Hall in Basingstoke as follows:

Day for EMHC – Saturday 4th May

Day for Readers – Saturday 19th October

Both days will run from 9:30am to 2:30pm and will include some light refreshments.

Please enrol now if you would like to by emailing liturgy@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk. Further information to follow.

Portsmouth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024
Portsmouth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024

Portsmouth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024 on the 22nd July for 4 nights £859pp sharing.

The pilgrimage always includes the key Lourdes experiences. There include Torchlight and Blessed Sacrament processions, International Mass, walking in the footsteps of St Bernadette, visit the Grotto, stations of the cross and responding to Our Lady’s call to bathe in the spring waters.

Furthermore, we take a trip into the mountains, taking in the Hautes-Pyrenees culture and for the brave, a mountain hike!

To get in touch, either send an email to lourdes@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or you can call us on 07780 221686. Posters at back of the three churches.

AED/Defibrillator Training
AED/Defibrillator Training

Some 25 parishioners have already signed up to do the AED training on 6th or 20th April. This is great and thank you, but if you haven’t done so already and wish to undertake this potentially life-saving training opportunity, please email Gerri Cale Gerri.cale@gmail.com without delay. The course on 6th April is full but there are still a few spaces left on 20th April. An email will be sent to all participants to confirm the time and date for their training.