The Messenger 26th November 2021

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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.