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Parish Reconciliation Service - 17th Dec - 7.00pm - St Joseph’s Church
Parish Reconciliation Service – 17th Dec – 7.00pm – St Joseph’s Church

The Parish Reconciliation Service will take place on Tuesday 17th December at 7.00pm at St Joseph’s Church.

Would you please make every effort to come to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a means of preparing yourself for Christmas.

UCM Christmas Party - 10th Dec - 7:30pm - St Joseph's Parish Hall
UCM Christmas Party – 10th Dec – 7:30pm – St Joseph’s Parish Hall

UCM Christmas Party on Tuesday 10th December at 7:30pm in St Joseph’s Parish Hall.

The Scottish dancers will be coming.

All members and friends welcome.

Please bring a small plate of food. Also a small gift/donation for Guernsey Welfare.

Mother’s Prayers - 9th Dec - 4:00pm
Mother’s Prayers – 9th Dec – 4:00pm

Mother’s Prayers – Monday 9th December at 4:00pm

Please contact Christine for details christineguernsey2014@gmail.com or 259995.

Christmas Nativity - 9th Dec - 9:30am - St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary School
Christmas Nativity – 9th Dec – 9:30am – St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary School

The staff and children of St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary School would like to invite the retired members of the parish community to
their Christmas Nativity rehearsals on Monday 9th December 2019 at 9.30am followed by tea and cakes.

RSVP 245020 or office@stmarystmichael.sch.gg

Annual Charity Jam Sale - Wayaya - 15th Dec - After 9:30am Mass - Our Lady Star of the Sea
Annual Charity Jam Sale – Wayaya – 15th Dec – After 9:30am Mass – Our Lady Star of the Sea

The Annual Charity Jam Sale in aid of Wayaya will take place on Sunday 15th December after the 9:30am Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

Several varieties to choose from, some of which you won’t find in the shops.

Free tasters available. Please come and try ‘n buy!

Christmas Eve Family Mass - Help Needed
Christmas Eve Family Mass – Help Needed

This Mass is by far the largest attended service of the year. We urgently need parishioners to welcome those attending, usher and to help take the collection etc. Please consider this act of service and if you feel able to help contact Lucy on 07781 132362 or the parish office as soon as possible.

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Could you help people to park their cars at the 5:00pm Mass. We are seeking six adults to help ensure the safe parking of those attending. Please consider these acts of service and if you feel able to help contact Deacon Mark 07781- 416176 or the Parish Office as soon as possible.

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Any child or adult that would like to join the Allegro choir on Christmas Eve please come along to our next choir practice on Sunday 8th December.
The practice will be after 10.30am mass at St Joseph’s in the Youth Room. If you play an instrument please bring it along. You can contact Marie Banton (mariebanton22@gmail.com) for more information. Remember St Augustine said “to sing is to pray twice.” Come join us and make this the most joyous of occasions. Many thanks for your continued support.

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Christmas Eve – 5 Eucharistic ministers are needed for the Family Mass and 5 Eucharistic ministers for the midnight Mass.
Christmas Day – 5 Eucharistic ministers are needed for the 10:30am Mass.

If you are a Eucharistic Minister and know you are going to one of these services please can you contact Marie Maclure (mtmaclure@cwgsy.net) as soon as possible so the rota can be prepared.

Thank You!
Thank You!

Christmas Parish Lunch

Thank you to all who donated the many lovely raffle prizes—the proceeds of £250 will be donated to the ‘Little Chapel Fund’.

A very big thanks to Eileen Baird who organised the whole event.

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Mince Pies

A big thank you to all who so generously brought along delicious mince pies for our Advent service.

They were greatly appreciated and very much enjoyed by all.

 

Rotas - Eucharistic Ministers & Readers - St Joseph's Church 
Rotas – Eucharistic Ministers & Readers – St Joseph’s Church 

Rotas for the period 15th December 2019 – 2nd February 2020 are available for collection from the folder on the table outside of the Sacristy. If you are unable to attend on the dates your name appears please call someone on the list to stand in for you.

We appreciate that unforeseen events/illness happen but if you know that you will be unavailable for any dates during the period covered by the next rota please inform the below contacts as soon as possible as the rotas have to be prepared well in advance and it can save needing too many last-minute changes or lack of available Ministers on the day.

Anne Le Tocq (Readers) – Tel: 264815 / E-mail: annesilversprings@cwgsy.net

Marie Maclure (Eucharistic Ministers) – Tel 235251 / E-mail: mtmaclure@cwgsy.net

Guernsey Welfare Christmas Collection
Guernsey Welfare Christmas Collection

As it is coming up to Christmas items such as boxes/tubs of chocolates, Selection boxes, Christmas biscuits, crisps, Twiglets, bottles of Shloer, packets of stuffing mix, pickles & sauces etc could be included.

We also give our clients vouchers for food and/or heating costs – if anyone would like to provide a financial donation, please visit our website www.guernseywelfare.com or 07839 724300.

Thank you so much for your support it really is appreciated by many.

Guernsey Caring for Ex-Offenders - Craft Sale - 9th Dec - 2:00pm-4:00pm - Town Church
Guernsey Caring for Ex-Offenders – Craft Sale – 9th Dec – 2:00pm-4:00pm – Town Church

Guernsey Caring for Ex-Offenders

Coffee, Cake & Craft

Monday 9th December 2019 at 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Town Church, St Peter Port

Come and enjoy a coffee or tea with cake, whilst browsing our wonderful selection of handmade crafts.

All proceeds will help fund the continuing weekly craft sessions we offer to ex-offenders.