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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                18th April 2010
                                PARISH CLERGY
  Fr Colin Wolczak (Moderator)                                  Fr Aaron Spinelli
    Rev Charles Parker (Deacon)                                Rev John Lamb (Deacon)

12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ
Tel: 01483 562704       Fax: 01483 452206

                   ST MARY’S RYDES HILL
                   Aldershot Road, Guildford, GU2 8BP
                   Tel: 01483 573279

Laustan Close, Merrow, GU1 2TS
Tel: 01483 572605        Fax: 01483 578266

What strikes me when I read the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles is the
boldness of the apostles before all those who wish them to remain silent. Today we
recall an incident before the High Priest who orders Peter to obey him, to desist in
preaching about Christ, the risen Lord. The Sanhedrin is angry that the apostles had not
heeded to his request, they did not obey him but boldly did the opposite. For the
apostles, and Peter in particular, it is only Christ to whom obedience must be given.
Peter with the apostles boldly give a testimony of their faith,
                              “We must obey God rather than men.
                              The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,
                       though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.
                      God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior
                        to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.
                                We are witnesses of these things,
               as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him”.
This boldness, the faith they proclaimed was abhorrent to the High Priest, blasphemous
even. And so for Peter, the spokesman for the apostles, his witness carried certain
danger and the possibility of suffering and death. No doubt he would think back to Jesus’
third post resurrection appearance when Christ warns, the one to whom he entrusts his
flock, of the consequences of following him, the cost of discipleship being suffering and
death. To what extent are we bold in our own proclamation of faith, of truth, of justice?
Are we willing to suffer ridicule or even suffering and death for the Lord? For without
the apostles’ faith we would not today enjoy the fruits of their boldness.      Fr Aaron
                    SCRIPTURE READINGS
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER                                   18th April, 2010
    First Reading       Second Reading                       Gospel
  Acts 5: 27-32. 40-41 Apocalypse 5: 11 – 14             John 21: 1 – 19
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER- Vocations Sunday                 25th April, 2010
  Acts 13:14, 43 – 52 Apocalypse 7: 9, 14 – 17           John 10: 27 - 30

         Fourth Sunday of Easter, on 25th April
                    is Vocations Sunday.
  With the need to pray for priestly vocations, there is also
 the necessity of providing for the training of priests at home
  and abroad to serve the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
             The second collection will be for the
        Education of Future Priests – Gift Aid

                    PARISH OFFICE HOURS
     St Joseph’s                St Mary’s                St Pius X
                            Monday, Tuesday &
Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
                           Thursday 10.00am to        Monday to Friday:
  Tuesday to Friday:                                  10.30am-3.00pm
  9.00am to 1.00pm       Friday: 10.00am - midday
  NEWSLETTER ITEMS: If you would like any items included in the
    Newsletter please send them to the Parish Office by Monday.

Sun 18th
         After 10:30 Mass at St Mary’s: Coffee and Tea in the Hall.
         The Bar is open until 1.00pm
         After 11.00 Mass at St Joseph’s: Coffee and Tea in the Hall
  2.45pm St Mary’s Church: Devotion to the Divine Mercy.
  7.30pm Journey to the Light Concert – At St Joseph’s Church Hall in aid
         of the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund.
Mon 19th
            - - - St Joseph’s Mother and Toddlers resumes on May 10 - - -
Tue 20th
 10.00am St Pius X - Service of the Word
  6.30pm St Mary’s First Holy Communion meeting.
Wed 21st St Mary’s Coffee ‘n Cake after morning Mass in the hall.
   7.30pm St Joseph’s Mission Team Meeting. In the Presbytery.
   7.30pm St Pius X Pastoral Team Meeting
Thu 22nd
          St Mary’s Thursday Club: BINGO Session in the hall
   7.45pm Home Groups meet in Homes - Please refer to General Notices
Fri 23rd
 6pm-8pm jGYM (School Years 6 to 9) At St Joseph’s Church Hall
8pm-10pm GYM (School Years 10 to 13) At St Joseph's Church Hall
   7.45pm St Joseph’s Liturgy Team Meeting. In the Presbytery.
          St Mary’s Bar ~ Open
Sun 25th After 10:30 Mass at St Mary’s: Coffee and Tea in the Hall.
          The Bar is open until 1.00pm
          After 11.00 Mass at St Joseph’s: Coffee and Tea in the Hall
   2.00pm St Pius X Parish Ramble. Meet at Church carpark.
   2.45pm St Mary’s Church: Devotion to the Divine Mercy.
          After 6.30pm Mass at St Joseph’s: Coffee downstairs in Hall
          Hosted by the Home Groups – all welcome.

                        GENERAL NOTICES

Home Groups (also known as cell or fellowship groups) are common in
churches across the world and exist to provide people with an opportunity to
deepen their faith and experience Christian family as a complement to Sunday
Mass. They cover the three Guildford catholic parishes with well over
100 members who serve in the parish and beyond in many ways including running
formation courses such as Alpha and CaFE. The groups meet termly and meetings
are every fortnight in people's homes and follow a common programme. Twice a
term everyone meets together at the church for an evening with an outside
speaker. Meetings include charismatic praise and worship, a talk, discussion, prayer
ministry and refreshments. A term would also include social and prayer events.
For more information contact James & Michele Harrison on 01483 820833.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children will be holding their annual
'CHAIN FOR LIFE' at Sainsbury's roundabout at Burpham near Guildford on
Saturday next 24 April from 11am until 1 pm. At this election time it more
important than ever that we let our prospective MPs realise our concerns about
the 200,000 abortions which take place in England and Wales each year. If you can
spare an hour or two just turn up or ring Terence Nagle [01483 232036] for
more information.

jGYM & GYM starts again on Friday 23rd April at 6pm & 8pm respectively. Aseel
Gilbert (St Joseph's youth coordinator) & the GYM team would like to thank
everyone who came to the jGYM party on Friday 26th March. Just over 60 young
people came along that evening. We would also like to thank all the parents from
the across the three parishes for your continued support.

jDAMASCUS: retreat for young people in School years 6-9 organised by the
GYM team. Friday 30th April - Sunday 2nd May. Scout Adventure Centre in
Gilwell Park, Chingford, Essex. The event programme contains a mix of worship,
scripture brought to life, creative workshops, prayer, organised outdoor activities
& chill time. Cost: £80. We have 23 young people coming so far and we have
limited spaces left. For more information and to download an application form

The Prayer Group is open to all three parishes and everyone is most
welcome. It is a fluid group with usually between 10-15 people. We often go
through a stressful time in our lives - bereavement, relationship problems,
illness , unemployment , the list is endless. The Prayer Group would like to
offer support and prayer at these times. We all need prayer support from time
to time, and Jesus teaches us that when two or more are joined in prayer, that
He will be there too. This is very much the heart of the Prayer Group.
Come when you like, stay as long as you like and leave when you’re ready . God
Bless and we look forward to meeting you. Prayer Group meets at Mark and
Caroline Van Den Berg, 12 Downsway, off Trodds Lane, Guildford GU1 2YA 
458225 from 8.00pm on the following dates: April 28th; May 12th; May 26th;
June 9th; June 23rd; July 7th.

The Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales have produced a pre-election
document – Choosing the Common Good – available at
CAFOD has also produced useful information and top tips to help you lobby your
local candidates on climate justice, tackling poverty and making business work for
the poor. This can be downloaded on

Marriage and Family Life Adviser Required: The Diocesan Pastoral Team
currently has a vacancy for an Adviser specialising in the area of Marriage & Family
Life. Closing date for applications: Mon 26th April. Interviews: 5th May. For further
details: Katrina Avery, Christian Education Centre, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley,
West Sussex RH10 6RP. Tel: 01293 651150. Email:

CAFOD and Christian Aid have organized an Election Hustings on Wed 21st
April 7.30pm at St Saviour’s Church, Woodbridge Road, Guildford.

Churches in Guildford – The 2010 General Election Hustings. Meet the
candidates who want your vote at the next General Election! See what they have to say
about your future. Thursday 22nd April 7.00pm at Millmead Centre, Bury Fields,
Guildford. If you want to submit a question send it to:, deadline 19th
April; questions will be pre-selected. Contact details: Bill Nelson 01252 782666

Churches’ Criminal Justice Forum ‘Young People in the Criminal Justice
System’, Thurs 22 April 12.30 -4pm, Friends’ House, Euston Road, London WC1
2BJ. 020 7366 1000

Celebrating Liturgy with Children on Saturday, 24th April: 10.30am to
3.30pm at St Thomas School Hall, Horseshoe Lane East, Merrow GU1 2SX, is a
day for all those interested in finding out more about, or are involved in,
celebrating liturgy with children. Refreshments will be provided but please
bring a packed lunch. Prior booking is essential as places are limited to 40
participants. More details in a poster or from Barbara Hopper 01293 651156
or 

The Guildford-Freiburg Church Link invite you to a Social Event on Saturday,
19th June: 12.30pm at St Mary the Virgin Church Room, Shalford. The event aims
to give publicity to the Church side of the Link, raise funds (this event is the main
source of income) and have a pleasant time together over buffet lunch,
entertainment and a raffle. Tickets cost £8 and are available from Rev Stanley
Hemming-Clark 568197, Rev David Welbourn 825541, Katie Butcher
573439 or Alison Farara 825955. All are welcome.

The Pax Christi AGM will be on Saturday, 19th June: 10.30 for 10.50am at
Blackfriars (St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY). Come and meet the Pax Christi
Team, learn about their work, share and celebrate with the Pax Christi family
and friends. The guest speak will be Dr Jane Clements, Founder of Forum for
the Discussion of Israel Palestine. Lunch will be at 1.00pm – please bring food
to share – Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Malcolm McMahon. For more
information Pax Christi 0208 203 4884 or
               St Joseph’s Parish Bulletin
          The retiring collections for: Homeless raised £ 423.15
  For The Holy Places raised £ 356.54 and for LIFE raised £ 268.13.
       The Retiring Collection this Sunday will be for Street Angels.
      Gift Aid envelopes are still available at the back of the church.
 APF Boxes - Please return you box to be counted next Sunday. Eileen will be
                       in the porch before all Masses.
Exams ~ There will be exams in the Hall from 8am Monday 19th April, until 2pm
         Friday 23rd April. No one is allowed in the whole complex.

                 St Mary’s Parish Bulletin
            The second collection this week is for Church Flowers
  First Holy Communion meeting for parents and children on Tuesday, 20th
                         April in St Mary’s Hall at 6.30pm
Margaret Powell will be in the office on Thursday afternoons from 1.00 – 3.00pm
to answer any queries on CRB. If you have a CRB form please complete it as
soon as possible and return it to St Mary’s Presbytery.
St Mary’s Lambs Youth Club re-opens on 25th April in the hall from 6-8.00pm
Gift Aid envelopes are still available at the back of the church – please check if
you have not already collected your 2010 supply.         If you are not contributing
through the Gift Aid scheme but would like to, please contact the parish office.

                St Pius X Parish Bulletin
FAIRTRADE: The next sale will be on this weekend. As we operate on a
monthly basis some of you have asked if we can institute an online pre-order system. YES
we can. Let me know what you think. (Michael Combes 532012
Parish Ramble – Sunday, 25th April: A fairly easy 4¾ mile walk south of East
Clandon on the northern slopes of the North Downs. Some spectacular views.
Meet at St Pius X car park at 2.00pm. The leader is Norman Barber 504237.
All Ladies are invited to have lunch at The Parkway on Thursday, 6th May:
12.30pm. If you would like to come please get in touch with Angela Sharpe
570880 or Anne Hoye 562953.
Parish Calendar: If you would like any events included in the May Calendar
please send them to the Parish Office by Wednesday, 28th April.
                     THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
St Pius X      6.00pm    Vigil Mass For David Marshall, RIP             (J & B Magee)

St Mary’s      6.15pm to 6.45pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
               7.00pm      Vigil Mass For Jack and Peg Payne RIP          (P Payne)

    Sun 18th
St Joseph’s    8.00am      Mass For John Douglas Pomeroy RIP
St Pius X      9.30am      Mass For Veronica O’Leary RIP             (P Cleall-Harding)

St Mary’s      10.30am     Mass For Peter and Sarah McNamee RIP         (M Messinger)

St Joseph’s    11.00am     Mass For the intentions of D. Tate-Bell
               5.45pm-6.15pm      Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
St Joseph’s    6.30pm      Mass For the People of the Parish
  Mon 19th
St Mary’s      9.15 am     Mass For the Holy Souls
St Pius X      7.30pm      Mass For Bernard Faulkes, RIP                (T & M Clark)

   Tue 20th
St Joseph’s    9.30am      Mass For Canon George Le Bosquet RIP
RSC Hospital 4.00pm        Mass in the Chapel
  Wed 21st                  St Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
St Mary’s      9.15 am     Mass For Sister Mary McComish RIP
               9.45am-7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
St Joseph’s    10.00am     Novena Mass for the Year of the Priest
  Thu 22nd
St Pius X      10.00am     Mass
    Fri 23rd      Solemnity: St GEORGE, Martyr, Patron of England
St Mary’s      9.15am      Mass For the intention of John and Peggy Brown
               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 10.30am
St Joseph’s    10.00am     Mass For Dawn Patricia Newman RIP
               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 11.00am
    Sat 24th
 St Joseph’s      10.00am          Mass For L. Williamson RIP
       11.00am to 12noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and
                         Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
                  12noon           Baptism of Aaron Lawrence
St Mary’s         3.30pm           Marriage of Carl Etherington and Marta Hopcroft

        FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ Vocations Sunday
St Pius X         6.00pm           Vigil Mass For Oliver Dunne, RIP                         (M Wheeler)

St Mary’s         6.15pm to 6.45pm            Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
                  7.00pm           Vigil Mass For Loretta O’Shaughnessy RIP
    Sun 25th
St Joseph’s       8.00am           Mass For D. Silva RIP
St Pius X         9.30am           Mass For The People of the Parish
                                   Baptism: Sophie Walker
St Mary’s         10.30am          Mass For Margaret Hunt RIP                                 (I&S Hunt)

                  12.15pm          Baptism of Jack David Wall
St Joseph’s       11.00am          Mass For the intentions of Diane Tate-Bell
                  12.30pm          Baptism of Lea Dodd-Savaete
St Joseph’s       6.30pm           Mass For the intentions of Attracta

       The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) is available at:
    St Mary’s every Saturday before Vigil Mass (6.15 pm to 6.45 pm)
      St Pius X first Saturday of the month (5.15 pm to 5.45 pm)
       St Joseph’s every Saturday (11.00 am to 12noon) and also
               third Sunday of the month (5.45 pm to 6.15 pm)
                                     and by appointment

               The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity No. 252878