Holy Week – The Way Online Prayer Group

We proved in our first online prayer meet that praying together online while in isolation is possible!

When we come together in prayer and in worship the Holy Spirit annoints us. We can pray in the power of the Holy Spirit online together for our neighbours, friends, family and anyone who is in need. There are so many in need and, in faith, our prayers for them are always heard. Prayer is a vital weapon in this battle that we find ourselves in.

We next meet online on Monday in Holy Week, 6th April at 8pm GMT/BST.

 

All are welcome. All you need is a computer, mobile device, tablet or even a land land phone. Full details and the access numbers are here: https://www.stmaryoftheangels.org.uk/the-way-prayer-group-goes-digital-for-covid19/

Distance is no object, come and join in and let’s pray together.

Charismatic Prayer Group

Letter from Fr Silvester regarding proceeds from Justice & Peace Coffee Morning

RE: APPRECIATION OF DONATION On the 10th of March 2020, St Faustina Community Health Center in Uganda received a donation of £240 (two hundred and forty pounds). This was given by the parishioners of St Mary of the Angels through the Justice and Peace Group. We are very grateful for the donation which will support the center in its work of bringing critical health care to this community. May the good Lord continue to bless you abundantly. Sincerely yours Fr Silvester K Bukenya Center Chaplain.

New Online Donation Service

During this challenging time, where we are unable to attend Mass together and rely increasingly on the Spiritual Mass in the online services we offer. We’ve introduced an online doation service to enable you to support this online service and all the other important work our Church community does.  The Diocese has launched an online ‘parish offertory support campaign’ so you can make your offertory donation online if you wish.

This online donations service is quick and very simple – however please do remember that this is a Diocesan service and you will need to leave a clear message that your gift is for the parish of St Mary of the Angels otherwise it will not reach this church. For more information on why it is stuctured like this, please read the information further below.

How do I give?

  1. Click the link to the A&B Diocese JustGiving Donate page (green icon below).
  2. Important: Towards the end of the donation process you must leave a message to say your donation is for “St Mary of the Angels, Worthing”. Without this message your donation will not be given to this parish.
  3. Please Gift Aid your donation, if you are eligible as Gift Aid helps our parishes to thrive.
  4. You will be asked by JustGiving whether you would like to share your details with the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. Telling us who you are really helps, as it means we can share details of your donation with your parish.
JustGiving Link
Click icon to be redirected to donate via JustGiving

Data Protection

Your details will be kept private and confidential. We comply with data protection regulation and the fundraising regulator code of practice. We will never sell your data to third parties. We will use your details to administer your gifts, occasionally send you news on the work of the Church, and give you the opportunity to support appeals. You can read our full privacy policy: https://www.dabnet.org/ContentDocuments/842.pdf

Why is it a Diocesan Account?

Our charity’s structure. As we share the same charity number this means we can only have one JustGiving account across the Diocese. A shared ‘offertory support campaign’ is the simplest way to provide an online service for us all. A single Diocesan account also reduces the parish admin required, making it as easy as possible for parishes.

Thank you for your generosity of heart.

Pope Francis composed a prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Online Giving Thank-you

 

 

Weekly Roundup from St Mary of the Angels Justice & Peace Group

Weekly Roundup from St Mary of the Angels Justice & Peace Group. This will continue until the church re-opens Action by Christians Against Torture Easter Greetings Card Campaign Please write a simple card or greeting to individual prisoners around the world saying that you are thinking of him/her and/or urging him/her not to lose hope or words to that effect. A picture postcard is always welcome and cheapest to send. You can include your name and address if you wish but do not mention ACAT or include a religious greeting if so advised, as communication from a foreign organisation can endanger the prisoner and lead to a harsher sentence. For further information & individuals to send to https://www.acatuk.org.uk/copy-of-prayer-vigil-july-2017 then click Easter 2020 Campaign details
18-30? Step into the Gap with CAFOD! We offer one year placements in a Catholic retreat centre or school/university chaplaincy for young adults to gain experience, develop leadership skills and spend a year in the service of others. The programme includes a 3 week visit to CAFOD projects overseas. https://cafod.org.uk/Education/CAFOD-Gap-year LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Soothe coughs naturally For a cheaper and natural alternative to shop-bought cough medicine, soothe sore throats with an infusion of organic honey and lemon in hot water. The honey will relieve irritation and has valuable antimicrobial properties .Read more honey tips & remedies https://www.foe.co.uk/…/fi…/downloads/honey-report-73975.pdf Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk
“Whoever tortures a human being, Whoever abuses a human being, Whoever outrages a human being, Abuses God’s image, And the church takes as its own That cross, that martyrdom.”
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“Whoever tortures a human being, Whoever abuses a human being, Whoever outrages a human being, Abuses God’s image, And the church takes as its own That cross, that martyrdom.”

Dispensation from Easter Duties

In their letter of 18th March 2020, the President and the Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said “in these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed. This is, without doubt, the teaching of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2181).  This pandemic is the ‘serious reason’ why this obligation does not apply at this time.”

Many of the faithful will be aware of their Easter Duties; that is to receive Holy Communion during the Easter Season and by custom, to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation beforehand.  The Code of Canon Law (CIC 920) says each of the faithful is obliged to receive holy communion at least once a year.  This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at another time during the year.  The requirement for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation comes from the need to be in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion (CIC 916).

As it is not possible for the faithful to receive Holy Communion at this time, and into the future, the Bishops of England and Wales have dispensed the Easter Duties for the year 2020.

The Bishops have asked that all should make a Perfect Act of Contrition at this time.  Perfect contrition (or a Contrition of Charity) is true and real sorrow for our sins which is created when we realise the immense love of God for each one of us.  We express this contrition when we realise how we offend God by our sinful words, deeds and omissions in contrast to the immeasurable love and mercy that he continually shows us.

This requires us to be contrite of heart for what we have done, know and be overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God for his children, and to approach this grace with humility and resolution not to sin again.

An Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.  I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.  Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.

Confessions During COVID19 Closure

Confessions are available at the following times (but ONLY in the confession box, please) at St Mary of the Angels:

  • Wednesday 25th March: 6.30pm – 7.20pm
  • Saturday 28th March: 10.40am – 11.15am
  • Wednesday 1st April: 6.50pm – 7.20pm
  • Saturday 4th April: 10.40am – 11.15am
  • Monday 6th April, Tuesday 7th April:  10.40am – 11.15am
  • Wednesday 8th April: 6.30pm – 7.20pm
  • Thursday 9th April (Holy Thursday): 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Friday 10th April (Good Friday): 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Saturday 11th April (Holy Saturday): 10.30am – 11.30am

The Way Prayer Group Continues Online Through COVID19!

Charismatic Prayer Group

The Way Online, Monday’s through COVID19 lockdown, 8pm-9:15pm (GMT)

To access from computer, laptop, mobile device: https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/1262952

If you don’t have a mobile device and want to use you land-line phone, dial from the United Kingdom: 0333 113 0100 & enter the Access code: 126 2952

It is with great sadness that the Coronavirus lock down continues and all our Masses are suspended and we are also unable to meet in the normal way to pray every Monday.

Are we going to let this stop us joining together for prayers? No! The truth is that we need prayer now more than at any other time.

But how can we pray together as a group and remain ‘socially distanced’? Technology can help here. Similar to the online Mass streaming services used to allow us to recieve spiritual communion, the prayer group could be held using an online teleconferencing service.

What does this mean? We attend the prayer group from home using our computer, laptop, tablet or an Android/IoS mobile phone to worship and pray together and everyone can contribute led by the Holy Spirit with scripture, prayer intentions, words of knowledge, prophesy, healings etc. We put the sound through our speakers and turn our microphones on to hear and to contribute to the group.

Will it work? Well I don’t know and I know that the technology will likely get in the way and it might not be easy to get working the first few times round. But we must continue to pray as a group in this time desparate need and just let Jesus do the rest. Remember where we are located or our proximity to each other doesn’t mean anything to Jesus. The fact is that we are turning to him in prayer, in faith and in hope anticipating that He will hear us and He will respond as He always does with abundant blessings and grace. We must remember that in times of darkness His glorious light shines even more brightly!

Who can join in? Anyone, where-ever located, is welcome to join and to worship and to praise Jesus, to offer intentions and to let the abundant grace given by the Holy Spirit bless and reward each of us.

What technology do I need? You will need one of the following:

  • a Windows or a Mac computer or laptop with speakers and a microphone
  • an Android or an IoS mobile phone
  • an Android or an IoS tablet
  • You can even dial-in with a land-line phone at local call rates using the teleconference access numbers. Remember this will lead to a change similar to a local call charge on your telephone bill.

OK that sounds great, but what do I need to do to be ready? You will need to either:

  • For mobile phones/tablets go to your appstore and download the ‘freeconference.com’ app.
  • For computers/laptops go to ‘freeconference.com‘ and select your operating system to download the app for your operating system.
  • For telephones you can call the teleconference number of prayer group and then the Access Code to enter. See the dial-in number and Access code to the left/above.
  • Everyone must click the link to the left/above to download ‘The Way Worship Book’ PDF. All the worship songs and some prayers are in here.

To access the teleconference at 8pm on Monday click the access link https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/1262952 and this will direct you to connect to the group from your device.  

The Way Worship Book PDF: TheWayWorshipBook

Mass Dedications through the COVID19 Suspension

catholic mass onlineThe Parish is celebrating only one Mass each Sunday – at 10.30 am (see this post).

Obviously, any Sunday Masses, other than the 10.30 am Mass, which have been booked already, will not be celebrated. However, a list of all such Masses is being kept and all Masses appearing on that list will be rescheduled, as a matter of priority, on available dates, as soon as matters return to normal. Weekday Masses are not affected as a daily Mass is still celebrated. For the immediate future further Mass bookings are not being accepted. We would ask you, kindly, not to contact the Parish in this respect.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Mass Suspension

Please note public holy Masses are now suspended until further notice following advice from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales.

DURING THIS PERIOD THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS. However, please take time, on Sundays & Holy Days, to pray the Rosary or the Divine Office and to commend to the Lord the situation in which we all find ourselves. 

Private holy Masses, without the presence of a congregation, will be streamed live online at the following times:

  • 10:30am Sunday
  • 10:00am Weekdays (except Wednesday)
  • 7:30pm Wednesdays
  • 10:00am Saturday

In the meantime, this church remains open daily between 8.00am and 5.00pm for private prayer before the Tabernacle, Spiritual Communions, the Rosary, and other personal devotions.  Please do come and light candles, say your prayers, and pray for the world at this time.  Remember, too, to pray for one another, to care for each other and to look after yourself.

CONFESSIONS will be heard each day, except Wednesdays, (only in the Confessional), after the live-streamed Mass.

Spiritual Communion for when Mass cannot be celebrated publically

An announcement from our Priest, Fr Terry Martin on the Coronavirus suspension. 

Personal Consecration to Mary (Online Mass)

dowry of mary consecrationAs announced in the post Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary 2020 England will be re-dedicated as the ‘Dowry of Mary’ on the 29th March this year, with celebrations in every diocese and many parishes across the country. This is an important moment for our country at a time when we increasingly need the prayers of Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham and the Mother of God.

Our parish journey started with Mass on Thursday 20th February with the commencement of our personal dedications to Mary. Many in our Parish have

 

been following the book ‘33 Days to Morning Glory’ by Fr Michael E Gaitely. This Mass concludes our personal consecration, when together (via the live stream from the church) we will Celebrate Mass and say our Personal Consecration prayer.

“When England goes back to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England”.

Pope Leo XIII

dowry of mary personal consecration 33 days to morning glory

Given the directive by the Catholic Church of England and Wales (relating to the Coronavirus/COVID19) the service will be streamed over the internet here.

Important: this will be a private Mass in the church and only available online, so please do not turn up in person at the church.