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APF – ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH Lara Periera – 01483-756278 – email: laraspereira23[AT]gmail.com Collects money for the Missions via ‘red boxes’ principally retained in parishioners’ homes. New homes for a ‘red box’ and promoters, to empty a few twice a year, always welcome.
BAPTISM For more information, click here Deacon Russell Young – (07807 765417) email: russell.young[AT]abdiocese.org.uk
The celebration of Baptism is on the Second Sunday of the month at 12 noon (and if necessary at 1.45pm) or, by prior agreement, occasionally at a Sunday Mass. It is now the practice that parents who wish their child to be baptised attend a preparation course. Details in booklets ‘Information for the Baptism of Children’, available from the leaflet rack in the Narthex.
BEREAVEMENT Contact a member of the clergy
CAFOD Lila Fletcher – (07950 771534) Email – lila.fletcher[AT]gmail.com CAFOD is the Catholic Church’s own charity and raises money to help third world communities to support themselves. If you are interested or would like to help, please contact Lila.
CATENIANS An international faith group for catholic men of all ages and walks of life. It provides opportunities to develop new family friendships and/ or to network among those who also share a common Catholic ethos. Family is key – wives, parents, children or grandchildren can all take part in Circle life. Members meet on the second Thursday of every month at St Dunstan’s and enjoy dinner together in a warm and friendly atmosphere. New members are always welcome. Please see the Woking Circle Website, for further information and contact details – https://wokingcatenians.co.uk
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD Dominique Parsons – email:dominiquemeparsons[AT]gmail.com Children have their own Liturgy of the Word at the 9.00am and 10.30am Sunday Masses. Children from the age of 3 to First Communion age are encouraged to participate in listening and responding to the Gospel. Adults and older teenager helpers would be welcomed for occasional sessions and much help, guidance and material is provided.
CHURCH CLEANING Jackie Clements Our church is always well kept thanks to volunteer cleaners. If you can help on a rota basis, it would be much appreciated.
CONFIRMATION for more details click here Parish Office 01483-760652 Those who are at least 14 years of age on 1st September (Year 10) are eligible to celebrate this Sacrament and are invited to prepare by joining the parish programme, which starts in the Spring Term.
ECUMENICAL/CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WOKING. Mark Potter – (01483 772981) – email: potwok[AT]aol.com Contact for all ecumenical (other churches & faiths) activity and Churches Together in in Woking – the local ecumenical forum through which Christians of different traditions work and pray together in order to share in their work and mission. Ministers and lay representatives of local Churches meet four times a year and events organised include a Good Friday Act of Witness, Lent discussion groups, Lent Lunches and Ecumenical Services during Christian Unity Week. Member Churches also unite to help the wider community (See www.ctiw.org.uk )
FILM CLUB Held at 2.00pm on the third Tuesday of each month, but always check the newsletter as there may be slight variations. For further information contact the parish office (01483-760652).
FINANCE COMMITTEE Joe Dunne – (07740 374477) – email: joedunne[AT]yahoo.com This includes the chairman of the Parish team and meets to advise on, and oversee, the income and expenditure of the parish.
FIRST RECONCILIATION & COMMUNION PREPARATION For more information, click here Mary Smith – contact through the Parish Office; Andrew Cranmer (01483 720840) The programme of preparation begins in the Autumn term. Children will have reached the age of seven by the 31st of August (Year 3 or above at school). Integral to the programme is help for parents who are the educators of their children in ‘the ways of faith’ – a responsibility which can only be shared by catechists.
FUNERAL HOSPITALITY Felicity Grubb – (01483 832628) When possible, we offer light refreshments in the Function Room immediately after a funeral service. New helpers always welcome.
GIFT AID Ian White – (01932 340747) – email: ianwh236[AT]gmail.com All tax-paying parishioners are encouraged to Gift Aid their weekly offertory and retiring collections which are for the benefit of parish funds. This enables the Church to increase the value of these collections by reclaiming tax on their value. Gift Aid donations can be made by standing order or special envelopes can be provided for weekly cash donations for the offertory and such retiring collections. All Gift Aid agreements are confidential. Please contact Ian White if you wish to join the Gift Aid scheme.
LITURGY GROUP Mary Smith – email: mary.smith1872[AT]gmail.com The group, comprising Mass Coordinators, Music Leaders and others meets to discuss the organisation of Sunday masses and other liturgical celebrations.
LIVESIMPLY Sarah Phillips – email: email@example.com LiveSimply is primarily a positive recognition that humanity has the unique calling to be stewards of Creation. For more details, click here.
MUSIC AND CHOIR 9.00am: Kevin Wallace – (01932 351064) – email: kp.hewallace[AT]gmail.com For those who enjoy singing and/or playing an instrument and are willing to attend 9.00am Sunday Mass. We get together from time to time for practice but there is no regular event. If you are interested in joining please speak to Kevin. 10.30am: Claire Dane 01483-800039 – email: claire[AT]dane-online.org St Dunstan’s Choir meets on alternate Wednesdays at 7.30pm at St Dunstan’s Church for practice. For keen singers willing to attend 10.30am Sunday Mass and take part in other parish events. Please contact Claire if you would like to join. 5.30pm: Stephen Byrne – (01483 760181) – email: sbyrne4[AT]sky.com A team of singers and musicians lead the singing. Rehearsals from 5 pm and on various (but minimal) occasions to prepare for liturgical feasts. If you would like more information please call Stephen.
NEEDLES AND CRAFT A pleasant afternoon, knitting, doing crochet and card making, chatting to friends, followed by a cup of tea and cake. Anyone welcome and bring your friends. Contact Vera Thomas 07402 207307
NEW PARISHIONERS If you are new to the parish then please fill in a form, available in the leaflet rack in the Narthex or on the Website (click here), and return it to the Parish Office or Webmaster. You will then be entered on to our parish records and will be invited to the next ‘New Parishioners Evening’.
PARISH MAGAZINE Editor: Michael McGrath firstname.lastname@example.org Published quarterly and available after weekend Masses. Contributions and advertisers always welcome.
RCIA For further information, click here Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Mary Smith (01483 760652) This group meets to help those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Some may wish to join into full communion with the Parish Community.
REPOSITORY Mary McKendry – (01483 771851) The Repository has a good selection of cards, Missals, Bibles and other religious items for sale and is usually open after Mass on Sundays.
SACRISTAN Ena Penny – (01483 763676)
SAFEGUARDING Parish Safeguarding Representative – Alan Blanchard – email: email@example.com or call the Parish Office (01483-760652) The role of the Safeguarding Officer is to work with vulnerable groups to ensure a safe environment for all concerned. It is also the point of contact for all allegations of abuse of children or adults at risk and offers assistance and advice to survivors and victims of abuse. If you have any concerns or would like any information on the Parish Policy for protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults please email Alan, or call the Parish Office (01483-760652), or contact the clergy. Click hereto see the Diocesan Web site.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP) Tony Sims (President) – (07947 714139) The Parish Conference meets on alternate Wednesdays in the Library at 7.30pm. Members visit the elderly, sick, and individuals or families in need; assist with the York Road Project (which aids local homeless); contribute to SVP work for the poor in India, Sudan and a number of other countries, as well as elsewhere in England and Wales