All young people within the age-range are very very welcome indeed!
Friday 8th February in BOGNOR REGIS at 7.30pm, there will be an ENCOUNTER evening at Our Lady of Sorrows for anyone aged 16-35.
ENCOUNTER evenings are a great way to make some friends, have some fun, and explore your faith in a relaxed, welcoming environment. There is food, a brilliant talk, and a powerful time of adoration. New people are especially welcome…
The Men’s Evening of Recollection is Tuesday 12th February. Refreshments from 6.30pm and first talk at 7.00pm.
This year, Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent, falls on March 6th. Now is a good time for us to begin to pray about what it might be that the Lord is asking of us in the holy season:
- what can we deny ourselves?
- How can we more readily be of service to others?
- What work of charity can we consciously embrace?
Easter Sunday is on 21st April.
ST OSCAR ROMERO A talk by Julian Filowchowski (CAFOD) and Sir Peter Bottomley: Chatsmore Catholic High School, Friday 1st February, 7.00pm.
An event not to be missed!
A Funeral Mass for Douglas Topping will be celebrated here at 12 noon on Thursday 7th February. RIP.
Starting Lent 2019
Pray with the Heart
Pray with the Heart is a new course for the Worthing Deanery, designed to help us grow in our relationship with God through the gift of prayer.
Each Monday evening through Lent Pray with the Heart will focus on a different element of prayer, with quality talks from guest speakers.
The course will be held at St Michael’s in High Salvington, Worthing, and guest speakers include Michelle Moran (Sion Community), the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Geoff and Gina Poulter (Former Directors of the Catholic Bible School), David Matthews, and our very own Bishop Richard Moth, Fr Terry Martin and Dermot Casey.
For further information contact Stuart Burman via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Growing our relationship with God through the gift of prayer. Prayer is an encounter of the heart and each of the seven evening sessions focuses on a different element of prayer with talks from guest speakers.
The course is centered around good teaching on prayer, faith and prayer techniques using scripture and the traditions of the church. Group work and open discussions will help participants more deeply explore their response to the teaching.
Participants will be encouraged to practice prayer and the techniques between sessions. The course culminates with a Mass offered for the intentions of the participants, an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and prayer ministry.
Mon 11 Mar 2019
The Kingdom of God is Close at Hand
Prayer is an encounter of the heart and is a response to the love of God poured out for us. An introduction to the ‘who’, ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of prayer.
Mon 18 Mar 2019
A Child of God
Understanding the Love of our Father and growing in hope and trust in Him. “For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God” Romans 8,19.
Mon 25 Mar 2019
Fire! There’s a fire!
‘Supercharge’ your prayers through learning to praying with faith. “Think of your own history when you pray, and there you will find much mercy. This will also increase your awareness that the Lord is ever mindful of you; he never forgets you.” Pope Francis, Gaudete Et Exsultate 153
Mon 1 Apr 2019
Listening to God
Listening to God is transformative and our sacred tradition, inspired by the Holy Spirit, has taught us techniques to help us to listen.
Mon 8 Apr 2019
Called to be a Saint
“The saints are distinguished by a spirit of prayer and a need for communion with God. ” Pope Francis, Gaudete Et Exsultate 147
Mon 15 Apr 2019
The Source and Summit
The Eucharist contains and expresses all forms of prayer: it is “the pure offering” of the whole Body of Christ to the glory of God’s name and, according to the traditions of East and West, it is the “sacrifice of praise.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2643)
Mon 29 Apr 2019
Celebratory Mass and Laying on of Hands
Blessed those whose way is blameless, who walk by the law of the Lord. Blessed those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with all their heart. (Psalm 119:1&2)
Typical Session Plan
7:30pm Prayer and worship
8:25pm Group discussion + tea/coffee and cakes
8:50pm Prayer and blessing
Course venue: St Michael’s Church, 19 Hayling Rise, Worthing, BN13 3AL
A film about St Gemma Galgani will be shown in the Barn, English Martyrs Church, on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm on a big screen; refreshments provided. St Gemma was a 25-year-old Italian saint and mystic who saw her guardian angel and spoke with Jesus and Mary.
On Wednesday 19th December at 2.00pm, the St. Mary’s Friendship Club have invited a guest speaker to tell us about ‘The History of Christmas’. We invite any
parishioners to be with us that afternoon in the Parish Centre. It will be followed by tea and mince pies.
All will be made very welcome, so come and experience an interesting presentation with us.
The next Men’s Evening of Reconciliation is Tuesday 11th December.
Refreshments from 6.30pm, followed by formational talk at 7.00pm, then time for prayer, confession and adoration.