of Masses throughout the day in England & Ireland
Explore life, faith & meaning
Starts Wednesday 3rd March.
Hosted by St. Joan of Arc RC Church Farnham.
TASTER VIDEO HERE
ENROL by February 28th by emailing Aidan Todd email@example.com
full details click here
Join INVITED 2021,
our diocesan mission
starting Monday 22nd February.
or click here for details
to join the journey together as a Diocese through a season of
Listen to the Worship Song
This worship song has been specially commissioned for the mission,
and has been composed and recorded by One Hope Project, a wonderful
Catholic Worship Band. You can find the INVITED
THEME ON YOUTUBE. You will see that we have also created
an accompanying video to really engage the senses,
God loves you. He has great plans for you. He wants to accompany
you through all the highs and
lows of your life.
An OPEN CLOISTER OnLine WEEKEND AT
"The Lent Journey"
Scheduled for 26/27/28 February,
5 talks by Worth Monks. Bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org. Click
here for poster,
ANNOUNCEMENT to PILGRAMS
GOING TO LOURDES
Arundel and Brighton diocese have announced
that they will run a pared down trip to Lourdes this year. Click
here for trip details.
The 2nd collection this weekend is for the
Lourdes trip and envelopes are in the porch to collect if required.
Please give generously.
here to READ MORE
If you are unable to use the
online system, you can email Cecilia to book a place. email@example.com
You can still turn up to Church
without an online booking on any day where there is a scheduled
Mass and be seated if the designated places (currently
only 16 places) have not all been filled.
If you are NEW
to the parish or your family details have changed, please complete
Bishop Richardís Refugee
Funds are low and any financial support
would be gratefully received.
HERE FOR The latest copy of the Bishop Richard's Refugee
Crisis Newsletter is now available on the diocesan website
2021 THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
& FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING
The Church is open for daily masses
(closed on Mondays)
Sunday Masses are as follows:
Saturday Vigil 5pm
Children’s Mass 9.15am
(priority for parents and children from babies to Year 6)
Morning Mass 11.15am
Youth Mass 5pm
(priority for parents and their young people,
year 7 and above)
per bench. Under guidelines please
provide your own mask,
gloves and wipes to sanitise any area you have
touched and sat within the Church.
REMEMBER THE CHURCH IS VERY COLD
DRESS AS FOR OUTSIDE EVENTS
Those in the shielding group should
remain at home.
Everyone will be remembered at Mass.
here to sign up for Mass
here for St Joan's Newsletter
for week of February 28th
Lent is a 40-day fast — a reference to
the time Jesus spent being tempted in the desert. It’s a
time when we can prepare our hearts for the remembrance of Christ’s
Our observance of Lent culminates in the solemn celebrations of
Holy Week when on Palm Sunday we follow Christ from his triumphant
entrance into Jerusalem to the foot of the Cross as sorrowful
bystanders to His Passion, before rolling back the stone of the
empty tomb and the joy of the Resurrection.
The six-week period, excluding Sundays, is dedicated to prayer,
fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for this great celebration
of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum.
Lord God, With all our hearts we beseech you:
have mercy on your people; spare your people; strengthen all people
in the struggle against the havoc of this pandemic.
Lord our God, without you we are so weak and
our courage so limited. Give us your strength; give us your love;
give us wisdom and skill to continue this fight. Spare your people,
O Lord we pray.
Comfort those who mourn and gather into your
kingdom all who have died. We make this prayer through Christ
our Lord, who died and rose to life, who lives and reigns with
you, for ever and ever. Amen
- St Joan of Arc Finances -
Thank you very much
Thank you to everyone who has supported
our parish so well during these challenging times. The financial
support you are giving is outstanding and details of our year
end finances follow but firstly I would like to put donating money
within the wider context of Stewardship.
In recent months so many of you
have been a shining example of the Stewardship that is one of
the primary ways Christ calls us to live our life. He reminds
us that all we have and all we are is a gift from God Himself.
Our gifts include many things; our faith, our friends and family,
our skills, possessions, our community, our parish, and the gift
of life itself. He asks us to approach our gifts gratefully, responsibly,
accountably, to share them appropriately in our community and
parish. Renewing your personal commitment to the Faith through
giving is an important part of your personal spiritual growth
Each one of us is blessed with a
unique portion of Time, Talent and Treasure. God calls us to use
and share these blessings with others, including our parish. You
could share your Time by praying and engaging with your parish
online. You could share your Talent by volunteering your skills.
You could share your Treasure by donating. The amount of Time,
Talent or Treasure should suit your circumstances.
Recently I have seen many examples
of people helping and serving others and I know what I have seen
is only a very small example of what is going on. Well done.
here to read a parish financial update with the figures.
If you have any questions or comments
please address them to our chair of finance, Jim, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again and God bless
Parish Mission Statement
I want you to be happy,
Always happy in the Lord.
I repeat what I want
is your happiness.
here for the Daily Readings in today's Mass.
Sunday, February 28th
Our second reading today gives us the very core of Christian spirituality.
St. Paul writes this - “With God on our side who can be
What encouraging words. Who wouldn’t want
to be a Christian with this great teaching, God is on our side
- meaning God is pro you and pro me and pro everyone!
St Paul continues speaking of Jesus - “He
not only died for us - He rose from the dead, and there at God’s
right hand He stands and pleads for us.” For us...,
For us ...All of the events of Jesus’ life,
death and resurrection and now in Heaven are For us...
This reminds us of the Eucharistic Prayer at
Mass which repeats the words of Jesus at the Last Supper My Body
My Blood For You.
Let us connect this to the opening prayer of
Mass on this 2nd Sunday of Lent which says -
“O God...we pray to nourish us inwardly
by your word...we may rejoice...”
God is for us because He is with us, He is within
us. Christianity is an inward experience of Christ being in us.
Our Spirituality is not just about the external events and happenings
of Christianity and the liturgy it is about the interior life
as the saints speak about. God’s grace is not only for me
but is in me.
This brings us to rejoice that God is so close
to us and is
always for us.
Lord, you are within. Let me enjoy Your presence
in my soul, every day. Amen.
Lord Jesus I cannot receive you Sacramentally
at this time
but I ask you to come into my heart and soul to be with me.
May your loving Presence in me bring your love to all
through my words and actions, Amen.
For full details about St Joan of Arc's own overseas charity,
Arcaid 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,
Funds are low and any financial support
would be gratefully received.
Heaven’s Road Catholic
is an online radio broadcasting features like prayers, interviews
and music to appeal to a Catholic audience – they also have
many podcasts and broadcast over 40 daily live Masses from 15
churches in England and Ireland from their website.
An excellent Catholic radio broadcasting 24/7. Has traditional
prayers, including Rosary, Angelus and prayers for the sick, plus
lots of feature programmes and music. Also has many links on the
website to podcasts etc, and about 40 live Masses a day from webcams
in UK and Ireland. If anyone has a spare shilling to give away,
the Radio is reliant upon donations - a very worthwhile cause.
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