The Women’s Breakfast will be changing this year! Instead of the monthly meetings, there will be a twice-yearly Day for Women. Further details will follow …
Thanks are offered to all who have supported the breakfasts over the last four years.
With my love and prayers, Jane-Anne Casey.
INDIAN CURRY LUNCH Parish Centre, Sunday 28th January, 12noon to 1.30pm. The proceeds to be shared between church funds & the Kanji Project (thekanjiproject.org.uk) which was our Parish Project a few years ago. Tickets in advance are £10, or what you can afford. If you can’t stay, why not order a take-a-way at £7? For tickets, please email email@example.com or add your name to the sheet at the car park entrance to the church.
THE MASS AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE ‘Altaration’ is a six-week course starting on Thursday 18th January at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s Hall, Worthing. Through a unique
learning experience, you will come to see the Mass and the priesthood in a dramatically new way. All are welcome.
It would be helpful for ordering course materials if you could contact Mary Gilbert on 506599 to confirm if you would like to attend.
We are looking for more volunteer parishioners for our cleaning teams. For about 1 1/2 hours every four weeks, help is needed with basic cleaning: to vacuum, clean glass doors, remove candle wax from carpets, dust, wash shelves and side altars, for example. If you are fit and can give some time, our need is for the Wednesday (about 10.00am) and Friday (about 10.45am) teams.
That is just once every four weeks!
Please call Teresa Turner on 01903 211396.
CHILDREN’S NEW YEAR PARTY, SUNDAY 21st JANUARY 3.00pm – 5.00pm All children aged 3–11 years are invited to our parish party in St Mary’s School Hall. Food, fun and
games for everyone – and Fr Chris, our ‘Disco King’, will be there playing his music. If your children would like to join us, please sign ONE of the CHILDREN’S PARTY LISTS at each of the
church entrances, or see Mary Murphy or Theresa Corkery to sign up. Don’t miss out!
It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.
(St Pio of Pietrelcina, 1887 – 1968)
There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have
given it to us.
(St John Vianney, 1786 – 1859)
Today the Magi gaze in deep wonder at what they see: heaven on earth, earth in heaven, man in God, God in man, one whom the whole universe cannot contain now enclosed in a tiny body.
As they look, they believe and do not question, as their symbolic gifts bear witness: incense for God, gold for a king, myrrh for one who is to die.
St Peter Chrysologus (406 – 450)
we thank you for gathering us together
and for calling us to serve as your disciples.
You have charged us through your Son Jesus
with the great mission of evangelising and of witnessing your love to the world.
Send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we discern your will
for the spiritual renewal of our parish.
Give us strength, courage, and clear vision as we use our gifts to serve you.
We entrust our parish family to the care of St Mary of the Angels, our Mother,
and ask for her intercession as we strive to bear witness to the Gospel
and build an AMAZING parish.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics, and promised to abandon it. Now we need you to tell them not to U-turn on their promise. Please urge them to drop their policy by visiting: catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap
At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.
(St Teresa of Calcutta, 1910 – 1997)