Trusting in the Lord

No one should fear to suffer for the sake of justice; no one should lose confidence in the reward that has been promised. The way to rest is through toil, the way to life is through death. Christ has taken on himself the whole weakness of our lowly human nature. If then we are steadfast … Read more

The Gift of Holy Communion

Every morning during meditation, I prepare myself for the whole day’s struggle. Holy Communion assures me that I will win the victory; and so it is. I fear the day when I do not receive Holy Communion. This bread of the Strong gives me all the strength I need to carry on my mission and … Read more

A Future for our Catholic Community in Worthing?

At the recent meeting with Bishop Richard and Sarah Kilmartin (Diocesan Chief Operating Officer), the following principles were presented to the parish and accepted, across the board, as a legitimate and reasonable way forward: The parishes of Worthing (St Mary of the Angels) and East Worthing/Lancing (St Charles/Holy Family) will be conjoined; the Canonical term … Read more

Making the Sign of the Cross

In all our undertakings — when we enter a place or leave it; before we dress; before we bathe; when we take our meals; when we light the lamps in the evening; before we retire at night; when we sit down to read; before each new task — we trace the Sign of the Cross … Read more

The Rosary in Mary’s Month of May

Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.   St Pio of Pietrelcina … Read more

The Resurrection of Jesus was a Concrete Event

Christ’s resurrection is the strength, the secret, of Christianity. It is not a question of mythology or mere symbolism, but of a concrete event. It is confirmed by sure and convincing proofs. The acceptance of this truth, although the fruit of the Holy Spirit’s grace, rests at the same time on a solid historical base. … Read more

Faith in the Crucified One of Good Friday

Behold, Jesus Christ crucified, who is the only foundation of our hope; He is our mediator and advocate; the victim and sacrifice for our sins. He is goodness and patience itself; His mercy is moved by the tears of sinners, and he never refuses pardon and grace to those who ask it with a truly … Read more

Prayer to Saint Michael

The prayer to St Michael is recommended for use at this time Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down … Read more

Make a Spritual Communion

When participating in Mass online, or at any other appropriate time, do choose to make a good Spiritual Communion: I wish, my Lord, to receive you, with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your Most Holy Mother received you, and with the spirit and fervour of the saints.  Amen.