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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.