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Schedule of Masses throughout the day in England & Ireland



Bishop Richard is celebrating a Memorial Mass for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh RIP at Arundel Cathedral next Friday 7th May at 7pm. You are very welcome to attend the Mass in person, to reserve your place please contact
the Cathedral Office;
E: arundel@abdiocese.org.uk or T: 01903 882297. If you would like to watch the Mass via livestream you can do this on our website.


Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations are free email reflections sent every day of the year. Each meditation features a reflection on a yearly theme, with each week building on previous topics—though you can join at any time! The theme this year is
A Time of Unveiling. Despite the uncertainty and disorder, our present moment is a great opportunity to awaken to deeper transformation, love, and hope. Sign-up here to receive the Meditations.

There is a weekly Saturday morning Zoom-based discussion group to explore the meditations.
If you are interested in joining, please
E: simontierney@gmail.com


ONLINE RETREATS: The Open Cloister @ Worth Abbey

Online retreats are scheduled starting on Saturday 24th April and continuing on every Saturday until those held from
Fri 18th-Sun 20th June.

Click here for a full schedule of the topics covered.

Further information and to book your place online: https://worth.co.uk/retreats/online-retreats
Click here
For enquiries, please email: toc@worth.org.uk



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,
please click here.

Funds are low and any financial support would be gratefully received.


If you are NEW to the parish or your family details have changed, please complete this
registration form.


2021 THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
& SIGNS OF SPRING

No online bookings or emailing for Mass
at the present time.
Places will be given on a first come,
first served basis.

Daily Mass including Saturday at 11am
(Church closed on Mondays)

Due to restricted numbers
11am Mass on Saturday 8th May and
9.15am Mass on Sunday 16th May will be
for First Holy Communion Families Only

Sunday Masses as follows:

Saturday Vigil 5pm

Sunday, Children’s Mass 9.15am
(priority for parents and
children from babies to Year 6)


Sunday, Morning Mass 11.15am

Sunday, Youth Mass 5pm
(priority for parents and their young people,
year 7 and above)

Click here for
St Joan's Newsletter
May 2nd

One household 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.


Pentecost Retreat Weekend -
an individually guided retreat
21st - 23rd May

This retreat will be held at a beautiful country house near Arundel and will take place in prayerful silence. There will be daily meetings with an experienced spiritual director who will help you to listen to what God is saying to you.
Cost: £225 full board, single ensuite rooms.

Quiet Days
26th and 27th May, 10am to 4pm

Spend the day in beautiful surroundings with prayer resources, art and craft materials, gardens, countryside and river walks. This retreat offers a much needed opportunity to recuperate and re-charge after the difficulties and stresses of the past year. Cost £15. Optional spiritual direction sessions on Thursday at an additional cost of £20 (Bring a packed lunch).

Click here for more details or to book,
alternatively telephone Maria;
T: 01903 413606


Pope urges Catholics to pray in May for end to Covid-19 pandemic

Pope Francis invites Catholics and Marian Shrines around the world to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click here for more information


NEW - 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.

Click here for rest of the letter.

If you have any questions or comments please address them to our chair of finance, Jim, at jimandjane.odonnell@btopenworld.com.

Thanks again and God bless

Fr Niven

Click here to read a parish financial update with the figures


Parish Mission Statement

I want you to be happy,
Always happy in the Lord.
I repeat what I want
is your happiness.
PH 4:4-5


DAILY READINGS

Click here for the Daily Readings in today's Mass.


Homily

Friday May 7th

Jesus says in our gospel reading today these words -

“You did not choose me : no, I chose you...”

If you have ever seen children choosing players for the two teams for a game of football, you see the disappointment on the face of those who are chosen last or near the last to join the respective sides of the two team captains.

With God it is not like this. The Lord Himself says that He has chosen us. I have been chosen, I am in, I am important to Him. And the good news is that this is said to everyone, everyone is chosen and is loved by the Lord, there are mo second class choices as everyone is equally loved and chosen.

Let us rejoice in this chosenness that we live in and let it make a real difference to our daily lives that we are so loved and so chosen by God.

Lord, in choosing me and in choosing everyone we should be happy and thankful, may it be so that our hearts are filled with gratitude. Amen.


National Marriage Week
May 10th - May 16th

National Marriage Week takes place next week. Many of us love being married, but too many of us take our marital happiness for granted, we move forward as one day seems to blur into the next and we forget to look at each other and see the joy we share. National Marriage Week is an opportunity to stop, take stock and perhaps invest some time in this most wonderful union.

Click here to download our Marriage Week resources document it's packed with suggestions, inspiration and ideas about how to nurture your marriage, and celebrate this special week. To find out more about Marriage and Family Life in our Diocese visit our website or
contact our Advisor.


CAFOD – Climate Change Petition:

This year, the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil: the ‘COP26’ climate talks in Glasgow in November. As Prime Minister, Boris Johnson must push world leaders to show the ambition we need to keep temperature rises below the disastrous 1.5-degree threshold. This means that all countries must play their part. With the eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the Prime Minister to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at COP26.

Please sign our petition at //cafod.org.uk/reclaim
For those without internet access, petition cards can be ordered from the CAFOD Shop: 0300 011 5680. Thank you.

 

 

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