You are very welcome to join one of the following friendly, prayerful groups for Advent:
1) Tuesday 28th November, 2.00pm [4 weeks] at 19, Salisbury Road [Sisters of Mercy]. Please contact Marisa on 539970;
2) Friday 1st December, 8.00pm [4 weeks] at Westcourt Road. Contact Anne on 231014;
3) Monday 4th December, 2.00pm [3 weeks] at Aglaia Road. Contact Roz and Michael on 507167.
There are booklets available from the Parish Shop. Ring one of the above numbers for more information.
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 group meets next on Saturday 16th December, 3.00pm – 5.30pm. All young people aged 8 – 18 are welcome!
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!
The next Evening of Recollection for Men will be held in St Mary of the Angels on Tuesday 5th December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. All men welcome!
ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES IN DECEMBER
- Thursday 14th: Shoreham, 7.30pm
- Friday 15th: East Preston, 6.00pm;
- Sunday 17th: High Salvington, 3.00pm;
- Monday 18th: Littlehampton, 7.30pm;
- Tuesday 19th: Steyning, 10.30am;
- Wednesday 20th: St Mary of the Angels (HERE!), 7.30pm;
- Thursday 21st: Goring, 7.30pm;
- Friday 22nd: East Worthing, 7.30pm.
Look at the set of senseless reasons the enemy gives you for abandoning your prayer: “I have no time” (when you are constantly wasting it!), “This is not for is me”, “My heart dry …”, and so on. Prayer is not a question of what you feel, but of love. And you love when you try hard to say something to the Lord, even though you might not actually say anything.
(St Josemaría Escrivá, 1902 – 1975)
When the Spirit from on high is poured out on us, then will the desert become an orchard and the orchard be as a forest. Right will dwell in the desert and justice abide in the orchard. Justice will bring about peace; right will produce calm and security. (Isaiah 32:15)