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19th March 2023 Fourth Sunday of Lent
There is a famous painting by the English artist William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) of Jesus knocking at a door with a lantern in his hand. It is entitled “The Light of the World”. I was reminded of it when I read today’s Gospel. Jesus comes to each of us many times in a very special way e.g. Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation etc. etc. and daily when we turn to him. Does it change us? Yes indeed, but we must respond also. Today’s Gospel is a commentary on Jesus meeting a blind man. The man was born blind, the traditional explanation at the time was that this affliction was caused by the sin of his parents. They were being punished by God for wrongdoing and looking after their child for as long as he depended upon them was their punishment. Jesus cured him and there followed a conversation which makes it abundantly clear that the traditional explanation was wrong. He was cured but the Jewish establishment would not accept it. Culture and ingrained ideas are very hard to change!
Do we accept things at face value or as culture demands? Are we searching for Jesus in our lives? The good news is that people accept miracles and good things happening that cannot be explained except by the intervention of Christ. Let us pray that we may see in others their potential and pray for them.
Card Readers - You will receive an easy-to-understand introduction to the contactless giving points at either side of the central glass doors in the church porch. In the age of people using cards for payment in shops etc., all will become clear in time.
Food Bank - Your gifts to the food bank never cease to amaze. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
Cake Sale - Mary Hirst would like to say THANK YOU to all who supported her cake sale last Sunday. It raised £200 approx. for HCPT.
Volunteers Fair 22nd and 23rd April - If you run a group with the parish that needs extra helpers, then the volunteers fair is here to help! Prior to the event, we will be running a series of adverts showing the help that is needed. If you would like to be involved, please let me know. Thanks Sarah - email@example.com
Parish Teams – Please note that the Lord calls all. As such, have a word with your friends and form a team of 3 or 4 to do one of the many tasks at weekend masses. It seems to me that this is the only way of building up the community: Training will be given. Do not be afraid.
Finally: Plan well ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
God Bless you all,
Sat 18th Mar 6.00pm Grzegorz Okrasa RIP (Yola)
Sun 19th Mar 8.30am May Healey RIP (Chris Sadler)
10.30am Vinny Lamport (Ill)
5.30pm Kathleen Doran
Mon 20th Mar 7.30pm Liturgy and Eucharist
Tue 21st Mar 10.00am Tim Veit (ill) (Mary Curd)
Wed 22nd Mar 10.00am Ben D’Rozario RIP (Audine & Ezie)
Thu 23rd Mar 10.00am P.C. Matthew RIP (5th anniv.) (Reji)
1.15pm Lent Small Group in the Parish Room
Fri 24th Mar 10.00am All preparing for marriage
7.30pm Stations of the Cross
Sat 25th Mar THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
6.00pm Zenobia Kaczorowska RIP (Kasia)
Sun 26th Mar 8.30am Bertha & Josef Loher & Deceased family members (Martha & family)
10.30am All Parishioners
5.30pm Confirmation Election mass (For candidates, parents, families & catechists)
Retiring Collections 2023
From the weekend of 1st/2nd April onwards, we will be returning to having a retiring collection for charities on an approximately fortnightly basis.
The retiring collections for April are:
1st/2nd April – Third World and Charities
7th April (Good Friday) – Collection for the Holy Places of Palestine
8th/9th April – Easter gift to Fr John
Palm Sunday (1st/2nd April) & Easter
If you’re able to help as a welcomer, coordinator, reader or eucharistic minister at any of the Palm Sunday masses and the Masses over Easter then please write your name on the sign-up sheets in the church porch. Thank you for your help.
Weekend Mass Rotas
Rotas for April-June have been emailed to all welcomers, co-ordinators, readers and special ministers. If you volunteer for these ministries and for any reason have not received the rota then please email Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org A huge thanks to everyone who helps at Mass.
Collections for Weekend 11th/12th March 2023
Offertory Collection £565.33
Gift Aid Collection £50.00
Standing Orders (Weekly Average) £1192.00
Please pray for all those who have died recently:
Eileen Farrell, Zenobia Kaczorowska, Angela Lewis, Tommy Portelli, Crystal Roman,
May they rest in peace.
Please pray for all those who are sick at this time:
Marie Bellizzi, Margaret Bishop, Maureen Bowers, Veronica Brown, Bill Cable, Ryan Cauley, Anthony Cheah, Eileen Cookson, Paul Dann, Maggie Duncan, Belen Dunlop, Gary Elliott, Leo Gibson, Eric Hart, Mary Higton, Fr Alex Hill, Irene Hole, Jim Hollis, Ginny Jardine, Ian Joseph, Georgia Mackinlay, Luz Martin, Miriam McDonnell, Helen McLachlan, Eric Miller, Joyce Monserrat, Maura Morris, Andrei Penkov, Wilson Rabanos, Aurora Ramirez, Joseph Rapa, Donal Reidy, Moira Sced, Sherry Small, Ralph and Pauline Smith, Godelieve Vandersloten, Frank Worsford, Deborah Wright and all those named on the noticeboard in Our Lady’s Shrine.
May they find consolation in their suffering.
Alton Day of Renewal Prayer Requests
We will pray for anyone feeling isolated, anxious, depressed, or physically ill. We will help you draw close to the love of Jesus, who said “come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest”. On weekdays 10.00am-4.00pm tel 07579 824523. Full details at www.altonrenewal.com/prayer_request
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The Church is located at 111 Portsmouth Road, Frimley, GU16 7AA. It is on the opposite side of the A325 Portsmouth Road to Frimley Park Hospital. When facing Frimley Park Hospital, the Church is behind you to the left.
SVP Camberley and Frimley is very active in the community
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