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Message from Fr Niven

Dear Parishioners

We are constantly being updated about what our response to this virus should be.
For now let us really live St. Paul’s phrase we hear so many times in his letters in the New Testament to be ‘in Christ’.
We are all connected in Him and through Him with each other.
Lord Jesus you promised us that You would be with us to the end of time.
You are with us now.
We pray for ourselves, our families, our friends, our fellow parishioners and for all people at this time.

May the God of love bless us all. Amen.

Fr Niven


Dear Parishioners who by choice or by instruction are living alone or with others in your family home or in a care or nursing or residential home do remember that Jesus often said to His disciples 'let us go away to some lonely place'. He said this because it is not healthy to constantly be in the busyness of the city. Let us try to use this time as an awareness-of-the-Lord time. He who loves us is with us. Remember Him. Remember Him as loving you and being with you. Pray for your families and friends and for all who need our prayers at this time. Our Masses and prayers are offered for everyone in isolation.

Letter to parishes from Bishop Richard, 12 March 2020 with Covid-19 virus advice:

Following the recent guidance issued via the Deans in the response to the Covid-19 virus, in order to reduce possible transmission, I hereby direct that the following special pastoral measures are to be implemented across the Diocese until further notice: Main points are as follows:

The sign of peace is to be suspended at Mass.

• Holy Communion from the chalice shall cease to be offered to the lay faithful.

• Those who choose to receive Holy Communion on the tongue should be encouraged to receive on the hand instead.

• Holy water stoups in churches and chapels are to be emptied.

• Churches and chapels that are open daily for private prayer should continue to remain open. Care should be given to ensuring that surfaces ... are regularly sanitised throughout the day.

• Ministers should wash and also sanitise their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion. Shared towels should not be used in toilet areas or the sacristy.

• Shared hymnbooks and Mass books should cease to be used. Single-use Mass sheets may be used; though these should be disposed of immediately after use.

• All catering in parish halls is to cease. This includes ... any catering for groups that may be hiring parish halls.

For a full copy of this letter CLICK HERE.


Parish Diary- All Events are
CANCELLED until further notice
Sept. 24th 2019 onwards 7.30pm after 7pm Mass St. Joan's RCIA. "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" basically means becoming a member of the Catholic Church. So, if you are a member of any denomination or if you are not baptised and you wish to explore the faith of the Catholic Church and be received into full Communion with the Catholic Church come along on Tuesday evenings. If you are interested please complete a form in the church porch and place in the envelope provided.
Selected Weeks between 3rd Feb. and 24th August   St. Joan's Centre Epic: A Journey Through Church History. This will teach us about Conversion and Councils, Missionaries and The Emperor, Crusaders and Scholars, Weak Leaders and Schism, Protestors and Defenders, The Catholic Reformation, Revolutions and Modernism, A World at War, The New Springtime and The Threshold of Hope. The course consists of 20 evenings during the weeks listed on the notice board. Click here for dates and contact details.
The facilitator for the course is Dorothy McIntosh. A full complement for the course has now been reached.
It is not possible for anyone else to join this course.
March 13th 7 to 9pm School Hall Youth Club. Indoor Games. CANCELLED
March 26th 9.30am St. Joan's Car Park

Wintershall Parish Walk. Pray the Stations of the Cross in the beautiful Wintershall Estate.


March 29th 7pm St. Joan's Centre Alpha 2020 CANCELLED
March 31st 7.30pm Bengal Lounge, 1 the Street, Wrecclesham Curry Night for Farnham Assist. Please do invite your friends and family and come along for a delicious meal which includes: Starter, main, shared rice, side and naan. Drinks can be purchased separately at the bar.
£20 per person. Contact us on 01252 717710 to book your place.
April 11th 12 noon & 2.30pm Guildford High Street The Passion of Jesus. For details, click here.
April 13th 2pm St. Joan's Centre Second Monday Club. All retiree’s welcome games, chat, songs and tea. CANCELLED
May 31st   St. Joan's Centre Parish Family Day. Watch this space

Parent and Preschool Children's Group

This group meets on Tuesdays in the morning in St. Joan's Centre 9.00-11.00 am, during term time. Pre-school children and their parents are all welcome to this friendly group.

The Group is for parents with children 0-5 years or those with bumps. We find the parents enjoy it as much as the children. Refreshments and a simple prepared activity are available. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

If you have any questions please contact Kamilla Puccinni.

Notice boards

To keep the notice boards tidy, please hand in at the Parish Office all notices, leaflets and posters that you would like to be put up. Please do not put up notices without prior approval.

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