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.
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!
At the recent meeting about the needs of the diocese, Bishop Richard urged all parishes to consider how they might be preparing for the future. This concerns all of us at St Mary’s. Recently Fr Terry met with the team who heard Bishop Richard’s presentation (Michelle Burman, Jim Corkery, Sue Warburton). Following our discussions, we propose a parish meeting at 2.00pm and 7.30pm, in the church, on Tuesday 30th January. All welcome. At this meeting Fr Terry will present some reflections resulting from our simple parish survey and outlining some of the Bishop’s thoughts. Please speak to any one of us if you would like further information.
- Saturday 23rd December, Vigil Mass of Fourth Sunday of Advent: 6.00pm**
- Sunday 24th December, Fourth Sunday of Advent: 8.30am, 10.30am (no 5:30pm Mass)
- Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve, First Mass of Christmas: 6.00pm
- Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve, ‘Midnight’ Mass: (8.30pm, Carols) 9.00pm
- MONDAY 25th DECEMBER, CHRISTMAS DAY: 8.30am, 10.30am
- Tuesday 26th December, St Stephen: 10.00am
- Wednesday 27th December, St John: 7.30pm
** This additional Mass is to help with fulfilling
both the Sunday obligation and the Christmas Day obligation**
Come to the First Friday of the month Mass, followed by laying-on of hands for healing.
Mass starts at 10:00am followed by prayers and laying on of hands for healing and morning coffee.
The next one, on Friday 1st December at 10.30am, is the BIG one with a special raffle and fund raising for the church repairs. We need, please, items for sale or to raffle at this event; unwanted gifts or other saleable items would be most welcome too, and may be left in the shop. Please mark clearly as ‘COFFEE MORNING’. Thank you.
This Solemnity is celebrated on Friday 8th December and on Saturday 9th December we will have another Rosary Day. Please see the sign-up sheet in the car park entrance if you can watch with the Blessed sacrament for half an hour.
This Solemnity is celebrated on Friday 8th December, and there will bee Masses at 7.30am, 10.00am and 7.30pm. On Saturday 9th December, we will have another Rosary Day. Please see the sign-up sheet in the car park entrance if you can watch with the Blessed sacrament for half an hour.
ST MARY’S SCHOOL ADVENT MASS will take place, on Monday 4th December at 1.45pm, here in the church. All parishioners are especially invited to join us. The children are working hard to put together a beautiful Mass in order to begin the season of Advent well. Do come!