Youth Alpha: A New Youth Group for the Worthing Parishes

Youth AlphaStarting on Sunday May 13th, there will be a new youth group open to anybody in Year 7, 8, 9 or the last term of Year 6. It’s being run on behalf of all the Worthing Parishes, with the involvement of the Diocese, and will be held in ‘The Barn’ at English Martyrs Church, Goring. It will run roughly every fortnight, on Sunday evenings, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

For the first few months, the group will follow the popular ‘Youth Alpha’ course. It’s open to anyone in the age range, no matter where (or if) they go to Church.

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Parish Membership of Worthing Dementia Action

Our Parish of St. Mary of the Angels is joining the WDAA as a ‘Group Friend’. Part of joining requires parishioners to attend an Awareness Session provided by lead DAA members. Therefore please note the WDAA is giving us TWO separate sessions (each approx.40 mins.) on Friday May 4th after Mass at 10.35am in the church, and Sunday May 6th after Mass at 11.30am in the church. Kindly note that it is hoped and requested, please, that as many parishioners as possible will attend one of these sessions. Father Terry will remind us all closer to the time of the dates and importance.

Obviously, our membership of WDAA is also part of our drive to become an AMAZING Parish.

For more information about WDAA please look online:


God Exists!

Faith in the resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being; the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered … God exists: that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.

Pope Benedict XVI


Brighton Marathon 2018

Anna Henderson-Smith is preparing to tackle the 26.2 mile run to raise money for Cancer Research UK and she requests our support. No doubt, we all know someone affected by this illness. Please donate to her web-page to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile charity. No donation is too small; please give as much as you can. Your help is very much appreciated. Go to:

Thank you.


Glorying in the Cross

The Cross is the word through which God has responded to evil in the world. Sometimes it may seem as though God does not react to evil, as if he is silent. And yet, God has spoken, he has replied, and his answer is the Cross of Christ: a word which is love, mercy, forgiveness. It is also reveals a judgment, namely that God, in judging us, loves us. Remember this: God, in judging us, loves us. If I embrace his love then I am saved, if I refuse it, then I am condemned, not by him, but my own self, because God never condemns, he only loves and saves.

Pope Francis, 2013 Way of the Cross, Rome


Holy Week – The Sacred Triduum

Lent 2018HOLY THURSDAY (29th March):


GOOD FRIDAY (30th March):

  • Children’s Way of the Cross at 10.30am
  • Ecumenical Walk of Witness: gather 11.30am at Salvation Army (Crescent Road)

EASTER VIGIL (31st March):

  • FIRST MASS OF EASTER at 8.30pm


  • MASSES at 8.30am and 10.30am (NO 5.30pm Mass Easter Day)

Confessions available every day after Masses and at the Parish Reconciliation Service on Wednesday 21st March at 7.00pm (when various visiting priests will be available)