Our diocese has a well-established Network with many trained and experienced spiritual directors. These individuals are available to accompany people on their faith
journey. If you would like more information on spiritual guidance, or the Network, please visit the website www.abdiocese.org.uk
The next one is one Thursday 16th May: refreshments from 6.30pm. From 7.00pm: prayer, talks, Adoration, confessions.
All men welcome.
ST RAPHAEL CLUB for 8 – 18s. This popular club next meets on Saturday 18th May in the Parish Centre, 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
Please note that the club will, from now on, finish at 5.00pm. All welcome.
Our parish International Mass, followed by a shared international lunch in Sion Senior School hall, will take place on Sunday 12th May at 10.30am. We invite parishioners to come dressed in their national costume and to bring with them, to the hall, a dish of food to share. People who could kindly help to set up in Sion hall, please contact Mary Murphy or Teresa Corkery. Thank you.
As he said to the terrified Apostles on the wind-swept sea, Christ says once more to the men and women of our time: “Take heart, it is I; have no fear!”
(Mk 6:50). If he is with us, why should we fear? However dark the horizon of humanity may seem, today we celebrate the radiant triumph of Easter joy. If a contrary wind slows the march of peoples, if the sea of history is tossed by storms, let no one yield to dismay and lack of trust! Christ is risen; Christ is alive in our midst; truly present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, he offers himself as the Bread of salvation, Bread for the poor, the Food of wayfarers.
Pope John Paul II, 2003
Holy Week, the Sacred Truduum
Holy Thursday (18th April)
- Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm
- Following Mass, watching with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to 12am
Good Friday (19th April)
- Children’s Way of the Cross at 10:30am
- Ecumenical Walk of Witness: gather 11.30am at Salvation Army, Crescent Road.
- Solemnity of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm
Easter Vigil (Saturday 20th April)
- First Mass of Easter at 8:30pm
Easter Day (Sunday 21st April)
- Easter Mass at 8:30am
- Easter Mass at 10:30am
- Remember there will not be a Sunday Mass at 5:30pm
REMAINING DEANERY LENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES
- Palm Sunday 14th April, High Salvington (St Michael), 3.00pm
- Monday 15th April, Littlehampton (St Catherine), 7.30pm
- Wednesday 17th April, Rustington (St Joseph), 10.30am
If you wish to contribute greenery or flowers (white, yellow or purple), please bring to the church on Holy Thursday (18th April) by 10.00am.
Thank you so much. Our church will look amazing for Easter!
This annual Mass, at which the Bishop blesses the oils for the celebration of the sacraments throughout the year, takes place, as always, on the Wednesday of Holy Week at Arundel Cathedral. The Mass is at 6.00pm. All are welcome.
Please note that our parish Mass that day is at the earlier time of 10.00am.