Category Archives: Reflections

Reflections – our thoughts and prayers

150 Years of St Mary of the Angels Parish

St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church Worthing2015 is the 50th Anniversary of this Diocese and the 150th Anniversary of our Parish

All parishioners are asked to pray for our church, for the preparation for the Jubilee and to ask Jesus to reveal what they can do to help in the celebrations. This prayer has been written for our parish to support and help us as we prepare over the coming year.

Jubilee Prayer

What we celebrate, O God, in the life of this church is yours not ours.
Yours its strength and hope, Yours its faith and its action.
In this Jubilee Year we give thanks for the past and ask you to send your Spirit upon us to rejuvenate us for the future.

Take the strength and weakness of this church, and let both bring its people nearer to you.

Take the excitement and the routine of this church and let both be means by which your work is done.

Now in worship we offer you your own.
Christ be praised!

St Mary of the Angels, pray for us.

Congratulations to our First Holy Communion Children

first holy communion 2014

Congratulations to all the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion in 2014.

The children were present in a special Mass on 29 June and afterwards they were invited to release a balloon carrying a message of peace.

Last year one of the balloons reached France and the finder responded to the church.

This year all the balloons headed south, carried by a brisk breeze – so maybe one or more will reach France again this year!

Please continue to pray for the children and their families

Also great thanks to all who were involved in leading and running the First Holy Communion program.


Justice and Peace Advent Reflection

As a contribution to our Advent preparations the Justice & Peace group will be putting an Advent Reflection sheet of facts, prayers, information & action ideas in with the new sletter for the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.

Please take time to read them as each week will have a different theme for you to reflect, pray and act on. These sheets have been prepared by the Shrewsbury J&P Commission.

More copies of the Meaning of Christmas for non-bel ievers are available.

Prisons Week 17-23 November

Prisons Week 17th-23rd November 2013 Stand In The Light

The light of the Lord touches all those who call upon his name and turn towards him.

Sometimes that’s all we manage to find the will to do – to turn, to lift our eyes to his light in love and longing.

This Prisons Week we pray for all those affected by prison and who carry heavy burdens of responsibility or loss, that they might turn to the Lord and find restoration and wholeness in him.

LIVE SIMPLY – Tip of the Week

Child's Play If you and your friends have children of a similar age, why not consider swapping a couple of their toys, for a month or more?

It will give your children some great new things to play with, at no extra cost to you or the planet. An added bonus is they'll probably enjoy their own toys much more when they get them back. Provided by Friends of the Earth