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…
On Saturday 9th February, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. For details of our live saving work see www.GoodCounselNetwork.com
Youth & Teens Gathering Initiated by Jesus Youth UK. Come and join us to experience the love of Jesus through Holy Rosary, uplifting Praise & Worship, Action Songs, Talk, Heart Touching Testimony, Holy Mass & Adoration (led by Fr Terry Martin). 3.00pm to 8.00pm, on Saturday 23rd February. St. Mary of the Angels. Refreshments will be provided for the participants. For further details please contact: Saiju Thomas: 07753 197656. Jesusyouth.co.uk
A happy and thriving parish like ours needs plenty of readers and Eucharistic Ministers to keep the wheels of the Masses well-oiled. If you would like to be considered for one of these ministries, and there’s nothing preventing you, please email Fr Terry (or give him a hand-written note) and we will be in touch. Readers will be asked, as you will understand, to have a dry-run to ensure that they are comfortable with what’s involved. Don’t be shy! Many thanks.
The only reason for my being killed, is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. I believe that I am telling the truth before I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you all once again – ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ’s example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain.
St Paul Miki (1564 – 1597)
Food and other donations for the parish Soup Kitchen/Worthing Winter Night Shelter are requested urgently please. See notice boards for items required.
Please mark items FAO Heidi Walker. Very many thanks.
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.
On Saturday 2nd February, there will be a choir practice at church starting at 3.00pm. This will be to practice the music for 10th and 24th February. This should take no longer than an hour. If there is a general consensus to start at 2.00 pm, or some other time, please let Al Stepney know.
If it is cold we will practice in the Parish Centre, as its easier to heat.
Music will be notified by 26th January, with YouTube links where possible.