TIMES OF MASSES AND INTENTIONS

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THE DIOCESAN FORMATION FOR MISSION TEAM

The Team is offering two courses: the diocesan Training for Parish Workshop and the Essential Training for Catechists.  The aim of both courses is to equip you to be convincing and passionate proclaimers of the Word of God, of the Good News of Jesus Christ, as readers or catechists. 

Both courses are held online, open to everyone. You don't have to be a parish reader or catechists to sign up. 

PRAYER TREE

Please help us decorate our Prayer Tree in the Narthex.  Each leaf and blossom represents a prayer for someone, friend, family member or intention. 

Prayers and Intentions can also be entered in the Parish Book of Prayer Intentions.

KEEPING YOU SAFE

Please remember that we still have to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth, observe social distancing, leave two spare seats between you and the next person or family, and avoid mingling inside or outside the Church.  This applies to you even if you have received the vaccine.

We will only be able to welcome around 45 people to each Mass to maintain social distancing for everyone’s safety and protection. People will be welcomed on a first come first served basis so you are advised to arrive early.  If the pre-determined capacity is reached, Stewards will be unable to allow others to enter the building, until someone else exits the church.

Please consider attending a weekday Mass if you can, to free up space for those who can only attend on a Saturday or Sunday.  The Sunday Obligation remains suspended.  There is plenty of room in the Church at the weekday 09:30 Masses.

THE NEWSLETTER NEEDS YOU!

We are happy to share news and information about our Parish in the Newsletter but we need one key ingredient – your input!

Please let us know if there is any news and information you would like to share.

ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR CATECHISTS

The training is not exclusive to catechists, but is open to everyone who seeks to understand how to proclaim the faith more effectively to children, young people and adults. There are 5 weekly sessions on Monday evenings, starting on Monday 19th April at 7.00 pm. 

More information on the Readers’ Workshop and sign up is available at https://www.pffm.org.uk/catechists

RED MISSION BOXES

The missionary outreach of the Church continues even during a pandemic. 

Please bring your Red Mission Boxes to Church so that your donations can be sent to the Missions.

A copy of the latest edition of the magazine Mission Today is available on the table in the Narthex.

 

CAFOD’s FAMILY FAST DAY

We have received the following message from CAFOD:

Thank you for your generous donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day during Lent. We featured Marian and her son Svondo in Zimbabwe in Lent 2018.

The community vegetable garden that your donations helped provide is growing well and during the pandemic the family has survived on the vegetables. Your support has also helped to provide soap and handwashing stations in the garden and in family homes.

 

This is just one of many long-term development projects that CAFOD has funded with the money from that Fast Day. Thank you for your steadfast support.

CALLING ALL READERS

We need Readers for all of our Masses at the weekend.  Please contact David May if you are willing to join the Readers’ Rota.

TRAINING FOR PARISH READERS

This next training session is on Saturday 24th April.  This is the second of two workshops and will offer a general introduction to the Bible as well as a set of keys to understand any biblical texts.

More information on the Readers’ Workshop and sign up is available at https://www.pffm.org.uk/readers

You do not need to attend the Workshops in order to read at Our Lady help of Christians.

MASS INTENTIONS

If you would like a Mass offered for your intentions, please write your intention and date you would like on an envelope, enclose your donation and either give it to Fr Peter, Deacon Paul,  a Steward or put it through the door of the Parish House.  Please write your telephone number on the envelope so we can call you if your requested date is already booked.

You can also email your Mass intention to olhc@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

 

PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE

Please consider joining our Parish Facebook group at ‘Our Lady Help of Christians RC Church Farnborough’. 

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