Diary
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.
Thursdays - 17th, 24th, 31st Oct. 7th, 14th, 21st Nov 10.30 to 11.45am St. Joan's Centre Strength to Strength. A 6 week DVD and discussion course on prayer. Come and find out more at a meeting in St Joan's Centre either on Sunday 6th October 6.45-7.45pm or Thursday 10th October 10.30 -11.30am (light refreshments provided). Suitable for everyone. Click here for more information.
Sundays - 20th, 27th Oct, 3rd, 10th,17th, 24th Nov 6.45 to 8pm St. Joan's Centre Strength to Strength. A 6 week DVD and discussion course on prayer. Come and find out more at a meeting in St Joan's Centre either on Sunday 6th October 6.45-7.45pm or Thursday 10th October 10.30 -11.30am (light refreshments provided). Suitable for everyone. Click here for more information.
15th Nov. 7 to 9pm School Hall Youth Club. Indoor Games.
22nd Nov 7 to 9pm School Hall Youth Club. Indoor Games.
23rd Nov. 10.45 to 1.30 St. Joan's Centre Christmas Bazaar. We have all the traditional stalls at the Bazaar this year including Tombola, grand raffle, cakes, gifts, bottles, toiletries, and of course our café serving Irish Coffee, mince pies and for the first time double helping bacon rolls! Especially recommended is our Silent Auction where Parishioners may bid for some new or high quality second hand items. Raffle tickets willbe available from the 3rd Nov.
30th Nov. and 1st Dec. 10 to 4pm
11 to 4pm
St. Peter's Catholic High School, Guildford School of Prayer. Are you searching for faith and meaning in life… a chance for some time out of busy lives. Further details on board in porch.
2nd Dec. 8pm St. Joan's Centre ARCAID AGM. The guest speaker will be Barry Huggett OBE, retired headmaster of More House School, Frensham. Barry has close ties with a project in Tanzania founded by a remarkable woman called Mama Lucy - she runs a nursery for 70 deprived children as well as a centre for abused girls. Arcaid funds helped Mama Lucy with essential repairs to the school following torrential rains earlier this year.
6 to 8th Dec.   Worth Abbey, Sussex Ignite Teenage Retreat. For those in school years 7-9. Ignite retreats are faith filled, fun packed weekends for teenagers. The weekends are all about exploring faith and getting to know God better while having lots of fun and getting to know other young Catholics. Expect talks, workshops, prayer, silly activities, games, sports, drama, a space for silence and stillness, yummy food and lots of fun and laughter! The weekends are run by a member of The Wellspring Community in collaboration with Worth Abbey. Contact toc@worth.org.uk . We’re all very excited to see what God has in store for this year’s group! Hope to see you there.
8th Dec 12.30pm St. Joan's Centre Christmas Parish Lunch. £12 per head, Contact melwhytehead@gmail.com
16th Dec. 7.30pm St. Joan's Centre Ladies Christmas Bring-A-Dish Supper. Bring a dish of food and a bottle to share. Sign up sheet will be in the Church porch shortly.
18th to 22nd Dec   Wintershall Estate Nativity Play. For details go to https://www.wintershall.org.uk/our-events
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 noticeboard and detailed here.
The facilitator for the course is Dorothy McIntosh. Please speak to her, or email her dorothy.mcintosh@yahoo.co.uk to arrange payment of £25 for your study-book, and please provide your address, telephone number and email to facilitate contact. These details will be kept private.

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 Sarah Quirke.

Noticeboards

To keep the noticeboards 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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