Photos from the UCM event on 14th November 2017.
You may have heard Dr Susan Wilson of the Tumaini Fund on Radio Guernsey talking about the 48 children of a primary school in Kihingi, Tanzania who have been seriously injured by a hand grenade. Survivors are being treated in the local Little Catholic Rulenge Hospital which has few resources to treat them. Tumaini is on the spot, know the needs and has already given some help. The hospital needs sheets, blankets, antiseptic, dressings and antibiotics and some children will need long term treatment like prosthetics. So your donations will go to the Tumaini fund specifically for the Kihingi children and the hospital’s needs. Like the words attributed to St Theresa – “Christ has no body now but yours, no hands no feet on earth but yours.” Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ to the poor children of Kihingi.
Sunday 19th November is the first ‘World Day of the Poor’.
Pope Francis has instituted this new day as a way of inviting us to understand that sharing with those living in poverty “enables us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel”. In his message for the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis asks all of us, whatever our means, to unite in love and in acts of service to one another. He explains: “that it is my wish that … Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.” Please consider how you can create moments of encounter and friendship today.
As a means of practical help there are the Food Banks in our three churches, to which many kind parishioners donate food items each week.
Radio Guernsey ‘Guidelines’
This week will be presented by the Children of Notre Dame and St Mary & St Michael Schools on Monday 20th– Friday 24th November and the Sunday Service (Feast of Christ the King) on 26th November .
Afternoon Tea Party
Saturday 25th November at 3.00-4.30pm at Guernsey Alzheimer’s Centre, Delancey.
The Guernsey Catholic youth & the Parish Befrienders Group extend an invitation to all housebound or elderly to come along!
If you would like to come, or know someone we can invite, please call Viv Thomson on 254969 or Moira Hearne on 251235.
Lifts can be arranged if needed.
To All Parishioners and Volunteers
In keeping with the Portsmouth Diocese Procedures, it is a requirement that all who enter the Sacristies in our three churches, even for the briefest of periods, must sign the Register Book.
In St Joseph’s, the Register Book is situated in the outer area by the sink.
We would appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
Would you be willing to bake a few mince pies for the Parish Advent service on Monday 4th December?
If so please contact Sandy to arrange drop off date – Tel: 01481249776 or 07781 193673
J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio
Guernsey Bach Choir and Orchestra with guest soloists; Conductor Alan Gough.
Saturday 25th November at 8.00pm at St James.
Tickets £14, £12 OAP/students, available from St James booking office – Tel: 711361
Guernsey Welfare Service will be pleased to receive gifts of festive chocolates and biscuits for distribution to their clients this Christmas. These are always gratefully received by clients.
Donations may be left in the food bank bins in our churches.
Financial donations towards fuel vouchers will also be appreciated.
Envelopes for this will be available soon or ring – Guernsey Welfare Service – Tel: 711847.
Would you like to sing in the Parish Schola?
Our preparations for Christmas have just begun and we are searching for new voices to join us (even just for Christmas). Rehearsals take place in St Joseph’s on Tuesday from 7.00-8.00pm.
Contact Luke for more information – Tel: 07781 122199 / E-mail: email@example.com
‘He who sings prays twice.’ St Augustine