The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist

 

 

Welcome

 

Situated in Andover in the county of Hampshire, UK, the parish is in the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth. With other parishes in Basingstoke, Tadley and Hook, it forms the North West Hampshire Pastoral Area.

 

Charity Number: 246871

 

 

 

There are many churches who are screening live Masses on their websites.

Please click on the link to the Diocese of Portsmouth (on the right hand side of your screen) and you will find a list of Masses that are being celebrated by Bishop Philip in his private chapel.

You can also visit the website of St Bede's Church, where you will find a link to live Mass screening.

The website: www.churchservices.tv  will give to a link to watch Mass in any Catholic Church in the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland,

 You can also visit www.farleighschool.com and follow the link for 'Day to Day' from the drop down menu, then click on the link for Mass.

 

Instead of receiving Jesus in physical form, make this Spiritual Communion instead:

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Amen.

Parish Newsletter

This newsletter contains all the information needed regarding opening for public Masses in Andover and Whitchurch.

Ninetenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Andove
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Feast of the Assumption - Andover.pdf
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Worship

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IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES 

 

The First Confession Service for Group A on Saturday 21st March at 4.00pm has now been moved

to Saturday 29th August at 4.00pm

The First Confession Service for Group B on Saturday 28th March at 4.00pm has now been moved

to Saturday 5th September at 4.00pm.

 

At both Reconciliation Services, each child should be accompanied by only one parent.

If there are two children from a family, then two parents may come.

 

 

For First Holy Communion we plan to divide the children into four groups and hold four simplified Masses.

Letters are being sent out on Monday 20th along with an email detailing all the information.

A list of the children in each of the groups will also be sent out to parents.

 

Group A (children not at St John the Baptist Primary School) is divided into two groups alphabetically.

The Masses will be on Saturday 12th September, the first group at 10.30am and the second group at 12 noon.

Group B (children at St John the Baptist Primary School) is divided into two groups alphabetically.

 

The Masses will be on Saturday 19th September, the first group at 10.30am and the second group at 12 noon.

 

 

Parishioner Registration Form (Census Form)

If you haven't registered with the Parish Office, then please find below a Parishioner Registration Form in the 'new' format. Completed forms need to be sent to the Parish Office.

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