COLLECTIONS: 2nd Collection this weekend - Arundel Cathedral Maintenance Fund
SALVATION ARMY FOOD BANK The Salvation Army thank you very much for the donations of food via the containers in all three churches. They now need tinned vegetables, especially potatoes (not baked beans), & ready meals in a tin.
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER - URGENT HELP
We are in desperate need of Volunteers from our parish to support our church to provide a winter night shelter for people who are homeless. The church will provide a warm place to stay and sleep, supply hot food and washing facilities for up to 10 pre booked people. We will host the shelter on Monday nights from 20th Jan to 17th February. Please support us by volunteering for one evening or more if you are available. You could also help by serving a hot meal or being on standby for illness or unforeseen circumstances. Being homeless can be the effect of several reasons and occur at any time. Support people who are in need during a difficult time and experience extremely cold weather conditions with nowhere to stay. Register to volunteer online by visiting: www.rhtes.org No previous experience is required and relevant training will be provided. To find out more please contact our Venue Coordinator Mario D’Andrea on behalf of Winter Night Shelter on 07941995833 or e-mail [email protected]
GIFT AID - NEW CO-ORDINATOR NEEDED
Our parish receives approx. £40,000 per year in Gift Aid - a scheme whereby the the parish can claim 25% of the Mass offertory collection (and some other donations), made by participating parish members, from the Inland Revenue as re-claimed tax. We are now looking for a successor to Peter Sharples, our current coordinator, who has done sterling work managing the parish system for Gift Aid. If you enjoy figure work, inputting data, and being entertained by folk, and would like to help our parish, or would like to know more please log your interest with the parish office or email [email protected]
SMALL GROUPS - SCRIPTURE STUDY We are running 3 groups for six weeks, beginning:
Mon 4th Nov at 8pm Hosted by Ros & John at 66 Blackborough Rd, Reigate.
Tue 5th Nov at 1pm Hosted by Geraldine at PNL Cafe, at St Joseph's
Thur 7th Nov at 8pm Hosted by James & Julia at 25 Evesham Close, Reigate
FIRST RECONCILIATION PREPARATION
The children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation meet on the 23rd/24th November for session 3 of their programme. Please pray for them & their families.
‘EXPLORE CONFIRMATION: ARE YOU CATHOLIC? Have you thought about being confirmed in the Catholic Church? Following on from last Sunday’s Explore we are offering another explore opportunity and inviting you to come along, have a chat and decide if you’d like to join our Confirmation programme, starting in January 2020, meeting mostly on Sunday afternoons [This is for school Yr 10 or above]. Sunday 24th November 2019 4.00-5.00pm. This meeting will take place in the PNL Centre at St Joseph’s, Redhill. Refreshments available.
UCM - The next meeting of The Union of Catholic Mothers will take place on Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm in the Community Room at St Teresa's. Following the buisiness meeting, members will participate in a 'book exchange'.
ADORATION AND PRAYERS FOR OUR PRIESTS AND FOR VOCATIONS On Wednesday 20th November at 8pm in St Joseph’s Day Chapel. All welcome for this time of quiet prayer and reflection.
CAFOD ‘FAITH IN ACTION’ DAY From Trump to Brexit to climate, politics is everywhere. But when should we pray from the side-lines and when should we roll up our sleeves? The Church here and around the world has a proud history of encouraging Catholics’ political reflection and action. With amazing results! At this CAFOD day, we’ll explore the links between faith and politics. Be inspired by others and CAFOD’s campaigning and work overseas. At St John’s Wonersh, Sat 23rd Nov, 10am- 4pm with lunch included. Book your place at cafod.org.uk/events or 0303 303 3030. Free and open to all.
CALLING YOUNG MUSICIANS AND SINGERS National Youth Sunday is on 24th Nov 2019. Would you like to be involved with the music at the 11am Mass at St Joseph's? Please contact Nicky via the parish office if you can play an instrument, or sing, or just want to be part of the group.
STATUE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM DOWRY TOUR
The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham is undertaking a two year Dowry Tour and will arrive at Arundel Cathedral on Thursday 28th of November for a three day visit. The tour is being jointly organised by the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom. For more information visit http://dowrytour.org.uk/ or E: [email protected]
ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION ‘OUR LADY, OUR FELLOW DISCIPLE' You are invited to join us at our Advent Recollection Day on Saturday 30th November 2019 from 10.30am - 4pm at the Dominican Missionary Sisters' Convent 4 Gossops Green Lane, Gossops Green, Crawley RH11 8BJ. The Speaker will be Rev Dom Stephen Ortiger OSB. A Day of Advent Recollection in spiritual preparation for Christmas. Cost £5. Please bring a packed lunch. All Welcome
ST JOSEPH’S PRE-SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR Please join us for the St Joseph’s Pre-School Christmas Fair on Sun 1st Dec, 12noon - 2.30pm in the PNL Centre at St Joseph’s Church, after 11am Mass. There will be external stall holders, arts and crafts for the children, raffles, tombolas, Santa, bacon/sausage sandwiches, mulled wine/Irish coffees. Do please, come and join us to help raise money for Pre-School!
PARISH SUNDAY LUNCH Thank you to all those involved in last Sunday’s Parish Lunch. A great time was had by all. Our next Parish Lunch will be on Sunday 8th December and will be hosted by our Keralan Community.
‘IGNITE’: Teenagers’ Retreat (school years 7-9) 6th-8th December £84 per person Ignite retreats are faith filled, fun packed weekends for teenagers held at Worth Abbey. The weekends are all about exploring faith, getting to know God better whilst 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 myself (Jess) a member of The Wellspring Community in collaboration with Worth Abbey. Please contact us at worth.co.uk/contact or call (01342) 710318. or call 01342 710318.
DEANERY SCHOOL OF PRAYER
Sat 7th & Sun 8th Dec at St Michael’s, Ashtead If you would like to learn new forms of prayer, then this weekend is for you. Led by a Jesuit priest. Please bring a packed lunch each day. Further Information from [email protected]
or tel 01293 651157.
ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ADMISSIONS If you are applying for your child to attend St Joseph’s school in Sept 2020 please note that there will be two dates in early January when Fr Tony will sign the supplementary forms.
HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY ADMIN VOLUNTEER Could you be a volunteer admin for the chaplaincy department - he or she will help with data entry, receiving and making calls, forwarding the referrals to the chaplains and enjoying the good working spirit at East Surrey Hospital. Any interested person can contact Revd Stanley Njoka on 01737 231626.
ANY SPARE RELIGIOUS OBJECTS OR BOOKS? Please hand them in after any Mass or bring them along to the parish office and we will then share them with families who come to the school signings, to help nurture the faith in the home.
EASTER PROJECT - CAN YOU HELP Can you help one Monday per month from 11am-2pm at St Teresa's Church Hall or homecook? We urgently need servers, welcomers, food preparers who could join one of our weekly teams. If you could spare 3 hours per month to help please phone Jane on 01737 762446 for more information.
PNL CHILDREN’S LITURGY TEAM Please consider volunteering for this team. If you would like to help please call the parish office 01737761017.
DO YOU SHOP ONLINE? AND WISH TO HELP PNL? If you shop online at no cost to you a small donation can be made to the parish for each purchase you make! All you need do is enter your details by going to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pnl and clicking ‘Support us for free’. Then, when shopping online, you will be asked if you want to claim a donation for PNL. Click ‘Claim Donation’ and a small percentage of what you spend will be sent to our Parish Development Fund. So, please get clicking. Thank you.
PARKING AT MOAT HOUSE SURGERY CAR PARK Please be aware that no one should park in Moat House Surgery Car Park opposite St Teresa’s Monday - Friday between 7.30am and 7.00pm - Saturday between 8am - 11.30am. At other times we are allowed to park by kind consideration of the Moat House Surgery.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP We meet in St Joseph’s Church every Monday at 7pm. We Pray the Rosary with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Please feel free jo join us on Mondays at 7pm.
GET TOGETHER GROUP FOR ADULTS We meet in the Café at St Joseph’s every Saturday between 3pm and 5pm. We enjoy each other's company and have fun. All welcome.
ST JOHN'S SEMINARY NEEDS YOUR HELP St John's Seminary has been involved in the formation of priests for England and Wales for over 125 years. It is now in need of help to refurbish and redecorate 30 of its bedrooms which have had little or no upgrading in over 40 years. The Seminary operates on a very tight budget and has no available funds to finance this much needed work which will cost about £2000 per room. If you can help in any way, please send a cheque made payable to St John's Seminary to: Mgr Gerry Ewing (Vice-Rector), St John's Seminary, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0QX.
VINCENTIAN VOLUNTEER Aged 18-35 with a year to spare to live in a faith-filled community and make a difference serving the needy in our society? Then visit www.vincentianvolunteers.org.uk