Remembrance Concert on the 11th November starting at 2:30pm at St Saviour’s Church. This is with the ever popular Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir. The programme will be tailored around Remembrance and the church, as usual, will be filled with loads of Poppies. Tea and cake in the interval and retiring collection. Refreshments are being made by choir members and their wives/partners. Ravenscroft, as our sponsors, will also be involved funding some of the refreshment side, for which we are immensely grateful. In the side chapel, (as well as, of course, the fabulous Cenotaph made by the Sunday School out of Lego) there will be a display retelling the sinking of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne in 1943. Details of that operation and the funeral on 17th November 1943 at the Foulon Cemetery of 19 ratings will be on display. This is the 80th anniversary of the event.
Come and join us for a monthly social meeting held on the third Tuesday of each month (21st November being the next meeting), at 7:30pm at Castle Douzaine Room – Guest speaker including a 30 minute special exercise session for arthritis sufferers with Donna Rogan. Tea, biscuits & a raffle. All arthritis sufferers, friends and supporters are welcome to attend. December—Christmas Dinner at Les Cotils.
Steve Mauger BEM, of the Guernsey Fairtrade Steering Group, sadly will not be able to supply The Real Advent Calendars this year due to the high costs of freight to Guernsey. Steve has provided us with the following websites currently offering the calendars, but not sure if they deliver to Guernsey or at what cost:
Real Advent Calendar
WINGS (World In Need Group) CAFOD has started an appeal to help those affected by the Israeli/Palestine Crisis. WINGS has sent a donation of £564 on behalf of the Parish. Thank you all for your continued support and especially your prayers. CAFOD says Our partner, Caritas Jerusalem, who have about 100 staff in Gaza, said: “Most of our employees have been forced to leave their homes. Some have sought refuge in the Holy Family Compound in Gaza City, others in UNRWA schools and some in the homes of relatives and friends. Several of our employees’ houses have been completely demolished. They’re in shock, confused and perplexed. They don’t have electricity and the internet is sporadic.” CAFOD has worked for many years in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) with partners who are Christian, Jewish, Muslim and secular and we join Pope Francis’ urgent call for peace and an end to the violence. Please go to the CAFOD website Cafod.org.uk for more information and donations.
Rosary for the beatification of Edel Quinn (Legion of Mary) on Sunday 29th October at 2:00pm in St Joseph’s.
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group will be having an evening of ‘Adoration’ on Monday 30th October from 7:30pm-9:00pm and also on the 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. This will take place in St Josephs Parish Room. Tea/Coffee will be available from 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for these ‘Adoration’ evenings, even if you do not normally come to the prayer group
Prayers for all the peoples of the Middle East and the peace of Jerusalem on Sunday 5th November.
Contact Maud for time & venue – Tel: 729445.
Christmas Parish Lunch on Sunday 3rd December at 12:30pm for 1:00pm at Les Rocquettes Hotel.
Three course £28.95; Children 12 and under £15. Booking forms (Gold Paper) are now available at the back of Church or on the website.
Booking forms to be returned no later than 27th November. Donations of raffle prizes gratefully accepted and can be left at the Parish office.
Eucharistic Ministers & Readers rotas for St Josephs for the period 5th November – 24th December are now available for collection just inside the Sacristy can also be viewed on our website.
Please wait until the end of Mass before collecting the rota.
Annual Remembrance Tea Party on Thursday 9th November at 3:00pm at St Saviour’s Church with the Chelsea Pensioners and see their Poppy Display.
For further information please contact Diana Arundale at St Saviour’s Church Office.