They have joined an appeal launched by the
UK Disasters Emergency Committee to help hundreds of thousands
of people fleeing conflict
in the country.
Life for the people of Ukraine has changed completely with homes,
schools, and hospitals destroyed.
Ukraine is the second largest country in
Europe. The United Nations estimate that more than a million
people have fled their homes so far - leaving behind jobs, belongings
and loved ones. They desperately need shelter, food, and water.
Donations to CAFOD will help local experts in Ukraine to provide:
Food, water, healthcare, shelter and clothing You can donate
to CAFOD's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Click
For full details about St Joan of Arc's
own overseas charity, please click here.
If you are able to give a one off donation at this time when
Arcaid has so many requests for aid to very poor communities, please
If you know of any overseas projects
which might benefit from
Arcaid’s help, please contact the
Arcaid chair, Mariola Boyd
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Coffee is served after
Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month at 9:15 and 11:15 in the
Centre. Everyone is warmly welcome.
after the 11am Mass and 5pm Mass every Saturday.
Please provide your own mask and wipes
to sanitise any area you have touched and sat within the Church.
REMEMBER THE CHURCH WINDOWS
ARE ALL OPEN
DRESS AS FOR OUTSIDE EVENTS
Rev. John Morris, Vicar of the Bourne
the Vicar of St. Thomas on the Bourne the
Rev. John Morris leaves today (May 1st).
This will be his last service in Farnham.
He has been a good friend to St. Joan’s and when
he came to Farnham, he spoke at the
Sunday Evening Youth Mass.
We were delighted to welcome him.
The Rev. John Morris’s Ministry, has been to preach to the
people of the Bourne that Jesus is Lord. His preaching announced
that Jesus was not simply a good man or a spiritual leader but
that He was God.
This was the reason he called
people to trust in the Lord because our Lord is God.
We wish the Rev. John Morris every good wish as he leaves Farnham.
We will be the less for his departure.
We keep him and the Bourne parish in our prayers as they now search
for a new Vicar.
Parish Mission Statement
I want you to be happy,
Always happy in the Lord.
I repeat what I want
is your happiness.
In our gospel reading today
Jesus says that He “gives”
us eternal life.
Notice this - that we are Given eternal life
by the Lord.
Jesus is the Saviour. He came to live and to
die and to rise again for our salvation.
We must let the Saviour be the Saviour. Otherwise
we will be guilty of a heresy called Pelagianism in which people
achieve their own salvation by their own means.
It is very important to hear the Lord say to
us that He GIVES us eternal life.
Otherwise we get into a spiral of needing to
do more and more nice things and keep on heading in the direction
of making me the Saviour of myself instead of saying to Jesus
- “I trust in you.”
This is one of the biggest misunderstandings
about Christianity in and outside the Church that exists - that
we need to do a lot of good works to earn a place in heaven.
If we do not hear Jesus say that he has Given
us eternal life as a free gift then we will be constantly returning
to saving ourselves.
Eternal life is a quality of life. It is the
experience of knowing that the Risen Christ is living in me and
is with me. Eternal life is to be enjoyed now here on earth. It
is Given to us freely and this should in turn let us live life
freely and with great spiritual happiness.
Life in the
Spirit Prayer Group
This prayer group
is NOW meeting again in St Joan's Centre EVERY Wednesday at 8pm.
Everyone is warmly welcome even if you have never been to a
prayer group before. For information please email email@example.com
Sunday Lunches: We are hoping to restart Parish Sunday Lunches
and are looking for volunteers to help with cooking and serving
lunch and clearing up afterwards. We would aim to hold a lunch
every 2 months or so. Please consider if you could help and if
so, please email
Nikki Matthews: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mariola Boyd: email@example.com