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RCIA Candidates - Welcome to Our Community
RCIA Candidates – Welcome to Our Community

Following a long period of learning, reflection and discernment we warmly welcome all the candidates into Full Communion of the Church and our Catholic community.

We wish each one every blessing of the risen Christ.

 

The Little Chapel Flower Festival - 21st April
The Little Chapel Flower Festival – 21st April

The Little Chapel Flower Festival (sponsored by Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society)

Live entertainment on Easter Sunday Afternoon

Daily opening 9.00am – 6.30pm

Free entry but donations welcome.

 

Divine Mercy Sunday – 28th April – 3:00pm – St Josephs
Divine Mercy Sunday – 28th April – 3:00pm – St Josephs

All are warmly invited to attend the Divine Mercy Devotions on Sunday 28th April at 3:00pm in St. Joseph’s Church

Marriage Encounter Weekend - 24th-26th May - Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham
Marriage Encounter Weekend – 24th-26th May – Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham

Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham, near Fareham is hosting a Marriage Encounter Weekend from 24th – 26th May. The weekend is an opportunity for married couples of any age to deepen and enrich their relationship.

This is not marriage counselling or crisis solving but a residential weekend away from the distractions of daily life which many thousands of couples in this country have found to be the best thing they did since getting married.

Interested? Please go to https://wwme.org.uk/marriage-enrichment/#about or phone 02380 275401.

 

Shrine of the Sacred Heart - 4th May - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Shrine of the Sacred Heart – 4th May – 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart at Fort Hommet, Vazon will next be open on Saturday 4th May from 2.00pm – 4.00pm (weather permitting).

 

Retiring Collection - WINGS
Retiring Collection – WINGS

The retiring collection next weekend is for WINGS. You may remember we were able to support the little Catholic hospital of Christ the King in Tanzania after schoolchildren were killed and injured by a hand grenade. The Tumaini fund has asked if we can help the hospital again as they are struggling to keep the building and equipment in good order. So the WINGS collection will go to them this time.

Also, a big thank you from Fr Kieran of the Don Bosco Missions for your generous donation last time. He says the £806 will be used in its entirety for their work with young people in Liberia and Sierra Leone. His letter was so positive with good news of the Salesians work. He promised his prayers for us and asked us to remember them.

 

Easter Mass Times
Easter Mass Times

Holy Thursday:

9.30am – St Joseph’s – Morning Prayer followed by Confessions

7.00pm – St Joseph’s – Mass of the Lord’s Supper / Adoration until 11.00pm ending with Night Prayer

Good Friday:

9.30am – St Joseph’s – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

10.00am – Our Lady Star of the Sea – Stations of the Cross

3.00pm – St Joseph’s / Our Lady Star of the Sea – Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

7.00pm – St Joseph’s –  Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:

10.00am – St Joseph’s – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

8.00pm – St Joseph’s – Solemn Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter

 

Cakes Wanted - Canon Hetherington’s Thanksgiving Mass
Cakes Wanted – Canon Hetherington’s Thanksgiving Mass

Could you bake a cake for our refreshments following Canon Hetherington’s Thanksgiving Mass?

If so please confirm you are able to with The Parish Office – Tel: 720196 or Sandy Leightley – Tel: 07781 193673

Cakes to be left at the Parish Office on Tuesday 23rd 9.30 am -1.30pm or in the Parish Hall that evening before Mass.

 

Lenten Almsgiving – Bamenda Appeal
Lenten Almsgiving – Bamenda Appeal

Don’t forget to return your envelope with your almsgiving offerings this weekend or on Holy Thursday. Your offerings will support our brothers and sisters in Bamenda who are homeless, hungry, thirsty and naked having fled their homes because of violence and conflict.

Whatsoever we do for the least of our brothers, we do in Christ’s name.

 

 

Divine Mercy Sunday - 28th April - 3:00pm - St Josephs
Divine Mercy Sunday – 28th April – 3:00pm – St Josephs

Parishioners are reminded that Divine Mercy Sunday is the Sunday after Easter (28th April)

You are all warmly invited to attend the Divine Mercy Devotions at St. Joseph’s at 3.00pm