28th October, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,

       Bartimaeus was a real person that called on Jesus to help him. He was blind but it was not always so. When Jesus asked him what do you want from him? He answered “Master that I may see again.”   For whatever reason he had lost his sight, but was well aware what a tragedy that was because he could see before.  What a strong metaphor this is for us as individuals, but also as a community. One of the very evident changes in the society and world we now occupy is an evident lack of respect in word and deed by leaders, thus giving permission by proxy to anybody to speak ill of another because of race, creed or values. Where is decency? Oh, what blindness!

 

Kerala Appeal. Thank you for your support, it now exceeds £1000. Any orange envelops out there please?

 

After plucking up the courage, Sid proposed to Jane and immediately reminded her: “You know Jane, I’ve been asked to marry dozens of times.”  Astonished, Jane replied: “By whom?”  “My parents” he replied

Thank you & God Bless you all,

Fr John

Help required in the Parish

Last week’s response was good – thank you.  But we need more.  The areas that could do with your time are: Respond via the envelope on the porch table with Name: and contact number or email.

1)      Children Crèche: Sun 10:30 only

2)      Proclaim volunteers needed to operate the presentation screens at the 6.00pm and 10.30am masses.

 

Events this Week:

Wed 31st October 5.30 – 7.30pm Church Hall Light Party (See notice over)

Thursday 1st November All Saints Day: Masses 9.30 am, 7.30pm

Friday 2nd November All Souls Day Masses 9.30 am, 7.30pm

Saturday 3rd November “In Flanders Fields” Concert at St. Joseph’s Church, Eastgate Gardens, Guildford. In aid of SSAFA (see noticeboard)

Events to Plan for by Date:

November 5-10th          Meditation in words and Music to mark 100th Anniversary of WW1 Armistice. See the “Armistice Pilgrimage” notice in the porch.

November 7th               Bishop Richard explains the Deanery Plan at St. Dunstan’s, Woking. Open to all. See the blue sign-up sheet in the porch.

November 11th             Remembrance Sunday. Prayers at St. Peter’s Cemetery at 3pm

November 17th             Day of Reflection with Bishop Richard for Eucharistic Ministers at Weybridge Church from 11am-4pm..  If you can possibly go, please do and either register yourself or inform Helen as well as signing up on the pink sheet in the porch.

November 25th             World Youth Day 10:30am Mass. Come dressed up in something that makes a statement. I would like as many children as possible to join in the music. Please sign the list at the back of the church.

Calling all who are not afraid of IT:

An opportunity has presented itself for people of any age to operate the church screens during the 6pm Mass on Saturday and 10.30am Mass on Sundays. Develop an additional skill for free; training and support will be given. Ask what is involved etc. We operate a rota system that is flexible so that nobody feels it is a burden. Call the office or email Helen at the office. 


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