A number of Deanery Penitential Services will be held through next week:
- Monday 26th March St Michael's, Hayling Rise 7pm.
- Tuesday 27th Steyning 11am
- Thursday 29th March Shoreham by Sea 7.30pm
These Posters only advertise the fact of Holy Week – The Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Do feel free to come in and take one of our Holy Week Posters and put it up in your window as a reminder to any passers by of what we as Christians are celebrating in the week leading up to Easter.
Living Water, a faith based socialising group for those aged 18 plus who want to live life in it's fullness.
Next meeting in the Priest's House on Tuesday 27th March at 7:30pm.
A sponsored walk for CAFOD will be held on the 25th March, prior to the Stations of the Cross.
A small group of us will walk from Long Furlong Car Park to the Cissbury area, a distance of about 3 to 4 miles for CAFOD.
Please support us, sponsor forms are in the Social Area and all money raised will be doubled by the Government!
"Giving generously, Spending wisely"
The generosity of our parish, as we have just proved in the CAFOD Fast Day, is a matter of record.
Many parishioners support charities by regular planned giving & responding to appeals. Charities are better than governments at targeting aid at where it can be used most effectively, but they need our support.
Even in our wealthy society there is still relative poverty, the gap between the poorest & the wealthiest sectors continues to widen -The global divide is far wider, and poverty more acute. Do we regularly review and increase our giving to our charities when we can? Do we give up small luxuries to give a little more to those who have no luxuries, and for many, not even the basic essentials of life?
Our organisations- SVP, KSC, J&P & others – reflect our church's outreach to the poor and needy but again depend on our support, not only money but also resources – food for the Night shelter, goods for jumble sales, items for Christmas presents etc. Do we respond to these appeals? Do we attend fundraising events. Do we support Traidcraft or buy fairly traded items in shops? Do we look at how money put into our savings, pensions etc. is used and support ethical investments?
We are all by the way we live part of the injustice to others. but by the way we use our money, our time & talents we can tackle that injustice.
"In relieving our neighbours suffering and meeting our neighbours needs, we are also serving Christ." (The Common Good)