He Ascended into Heaven

During the Ascension Jesus made the priestly gesture of blessing, and the disciples certainly expressed their faith with prostration, they knelt with bowed heads […]: Jesus is the one eternal High Priest who with his Passion passed through death and the tomb and ascended into heaven. He is with God the Father where he intercedes … Read more

Pray for the Dead

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of your departed servants the remission of all their sins, that through pious supplications they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Rejoicing in the Whole of Creation

If you have men and women who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men and women who will deal likewise with their fellow human beings. St Francis of Assisi, d. 1226

The Glorious Birth of the Virgin Mother of God

Today the Virgin is born, tended, and formed and prepared for her role as Mother of God, who is the universal King of the ages. … Therefore, let all creation sing and dance and unite to make worthy contribution to the celebration of this day. … Let everything, mundane things and those above, join in … Read more

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