Notes from Fr. Claro

3rd Sunday of Lent
3rd March 2024

MARCH 2024

4  March Monday 11:15am funeral service of Pauline Ann Howard (resident of COXWELL HALL Nursing Home) at Kingsdown Crematorium Swindon.

6 March Wednesday 7pm Pastoral Area Meeting in Wantage, St John Vianney parish hall.

10 March 10am Mass, Mothering SUNDAY, Tribute to all mothers, especially the Single Mothers, Asylum Seekers, Food, Tea & Coffee at the Hall afterwards

17 March 10am Sunday Mass, Feast of St. Patrick, Tribute to all Irish missionaries, Irish food at the hall after the Mass

19 March Tuesday Feast of St. Joseph 11am Mass (Faringdon)

CONFESSIONS & Station of the Cross 11am Every Friday of Lent with Tony Fecher.

Parish walk (for CAFOD). This year it is in aid of Liberian fisherman to buy life jackets and epirbs etc. Pro-posed date is March 16th. c/o JP Crilly


PALM SUNDAY BLESSED HUGH CHURCH – 9.15am PROCESSION for United Reformed Church to the Market Square, then Mass at the Church (Blessed Hugh of Faringdon).

PALM SUNDAY (BUCKLAND) St. George Church, Buckland Road, Buckland, SN7 8QW – 10.15am Assemble at St. George, then procession to St. Mary (CoE) for an Ecumenical Service (not a Catholic Mass).

CHRISM MASS will be at 11am on Tuesday 26th March in the Cathedral in Portsmouth.

HOLY THURSDAY The Last Supper Mass and Washing of the Feet 6pm 28 March (Faringdon).

GOOD FRIDAY 11am Station of the Cross (Faringdon) 29th March.
3pm Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

EASTER VIGIL  8pm Saturday 30th March (Faringdon)


EASTER SUNDAY MASS 31st March 10am (Faringdon)

Those who want to have confessions or home visit, please email Fr. Claro at

Take note that we have an office email, for inquiries about baptism, first holy communion, confirmation, marriage and other parish matters.

CONFIRMATION DATE: Saturday 11 of May at St John Cathedral in Portsmouth

First Holy Communion: Feast of Corpus Christi Sunday 2nd of June 2024

Day for EMHC (Extraordinary Minister for Holy Communion) 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Saturday 4th May at St Bede’s Church and Hall in Basingstoke Popley Way, Basingstoke RG24 9DX

Day for Readers – Saturday 19th October 9.30 am – 2.30 pm at St Bede’s Church and Hall in Basingstoke Popley Way, Basingstoke RG24 9DX

ATTENTION GIFT AIDERS. The Charity number of the Diocese has changed, you need to fill up an updated form to claim for Gift Aid from the HRMC. See Nerisa in the church to get and submit the forms.


Pilgrimage to Poland & the Divine Mercy, 7th – 14th May 2024, Chaplain to the group: Fr. Claro Conde. Contact 01793 881166/ 020 3720 0450,


18th – 21st Jun 2024 contact ALL Saints Travel Contact 01793 881166/ 020 3720 0450,

OPEN KITCHEN at BLESSED HUGH CHURCH HALL 12noon – 2pm March 8th & 22nd .


Obligatory Collection for Clergy Assistance Fund next weekend (10th March).

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