19 Tilford Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8DJ

Prayer Groups

THE PARISH ROSARY GROUP

This group meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in St. Joan of Arc Church. to pray the rosary.

During the months of October and May which are dedicated to Our Lady they meet every Tuesday.

Everyone is warmly welcome.

PRAYER GROUP FOR FATHERS

Pope St John-Paul II's "THEOLOGY OF THE BODY" and the implications for Fatherhood, Manhood and the "Patriarchy", a two-part talk by Fr David Marsden (Sacred Heart Fathers).

Part I: 7.00pm Friday 23rd February in the church.
Part II: 9.30am Saturday 24th February in the Parish Centre (bacon bap + coffee/tea breakfast included).

All men from the age of 18 are Welcome. Make a donation on arrival if you can.
Contact: Antony Johnson at 07824 416 173

Fathers' Tuesday Prayers Zoom meeting with Antony Johnson

Time: 19:30 (London time)

Please email Antony at antonyjohnson@talktalk.net to obtain the Zoom link for this week's meeting.

WEDNESDAY PRAYER GROUP

("LIFE IN THE SPIRIT")

Meets in St Joan's Centre every Wednesday at 8.00pm. Everyone is warmly welcome even if you have never been to a prayer group before.
For full details on the group and the usual meetings click here: Life in the Spirit

For information please email Alastair at alastairemblem@yahoo.co.uk

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

As Catholics, we believe that in the Holy Eucharist (also known as the Blessed Sacrament), Jesus is literally and wholly present—body and blood, soul and divinity—under the appearances of bread and wine. Times of silent prayer of Adoration are a wonderful way of deepening our love of God and our appreciation of all that Jesus has done for us. As he said: "...my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." (John 6:40)

We are hoping to have regular times of Adoration at St Joan's, but meanwhile, keep an eye on the weekly bulletin for details.

ADoRE MONTHLY SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Online mini-retreat morning for spiritual renewal: includes Mass, Adoration, Prophetic sharing, Praise, Testimony, Inspiring talk and discussion.
For details of this year's meetings and zoom link click here: ADoRE Meeting

PRAYER FOR HEALING

ARE YOU ILL, WORRIED OR SEARCHING? Experienced, trained prayer ministers will pray with you on the phone for healing or encouragement. Available one afternoon a month after ADoRE meetings. More information

ALPHA COURSE

Explore life, faith & meaning

There is no date for the next Parish Alpha course at the moment. Watch the Parish newsletter for announcements.

Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space where people have the chance to explore faith and discuss life's big questions.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each videoed talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all over the world, and everyone is welcome. Over 25 million people to date have chosen to sample and then complete the course.

VIEW TASTER VIDEO HERE

Hospitality: You will find it a warm and welcoming experience with friendly people. Why not try it out? Find an Alpha near you or online

The Talks: are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each talk is around twenty minutes long and played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us? The quality of the videos is such that whether you have never heard of Jesus or are a lifelong Christian, you will learn new things to inspire and move you.

Discussion: one of the most important parts of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and discuss in a small group online over Zoom video conferencing. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It is an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open online environment.

How it runs online: participants connect with a Zoom video conference through a link supplied by email. (A learning session will take place before the course for those unfamiliar with Zoom). After an introduction, everyone watches the video together, then breaks out into individual groups for discussion. The whole session is only 75 minutes.

Who? This course is open to anyone over 18. It doesn't matter whether or where you go to church. Non-believers, committed Christians, occasional churchgoers, those who have not been for a while or have doubts, or who have questions about life and faith.