Taken from Bishop Richards Diocesan Bulletin – Season of Creation

The annual Season of Creation celebration began earlier this month, uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home; it runs to 4th October . While the current pandemic has limited opportunities for people to meet physically, there remain lots of ways you get involved and help safeguard our planet.
The Season of Creation website includes useful videos and resources with a wide-ranging webinar programme.   Journey2030 is a fantastic initiative providing support and resources to churches across our Diocese.   A number of our parishes are already involved in Journey2030, with others following Cafod’s Live Simply programme.

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 13-9-20

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info.on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

Pope Francis urges ‘sharing,’ not ‘plundering’ creation in video message and Patriarch Bartholomew calls to live without destroying the environment The direct link to Pope Francis’s you tube video is;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziryacd5vIw&feature=youtu.be&link_id=2&can_id=d52ea829fce4d00241e058f61ff89fca&source=email-test-6135&email_referrer=email_907170&email_subject=coming-together-now-with-christians-around-the-world

 

Novena of St Francis for a World Under Threat.  During the Season of Creation we’re asked to use Nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun.

This novena is a song of penitence and praise, guiding us to care for the earth and for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, especially the Amazon peoples. They are currently under grave risk from coronavirus, given their fragile situation, often in remote locations far from government services.

Use these video prayers over nine days or at nine moments of personal prayer. Each has four phases: Canticle; Amazon voice; penitential prayer; plea for intercession.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

 

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND DAYS : Monday 14th September, Monday 21st September, Monday 28th September, Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week  Bird Friendly There’s a great range of plants, shrubs and trees that you can grow, to encourage UK birds and provide a valuable source of food. http://www.bto.org/about-birds Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 6-9-20 

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info.on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

Pope Francis urges ‘sharing,’ not ‘plundering’ creation in video message and Patriarch Bartholomew calls to live without destroying the environment The direct link to Pope Francis’s you tube video is;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziryacd5vIw&feature=youtu.be&link_id=2&can_id=d52ea829fce4d00241e058f61ff89fca&source=email-test-6135&email_referrer=email_907170&email_subject=coming-together-now-with-christians-around-the-world

 

Novena of St Francis for a World Under Threat.  During the Season of Creation we’re asked to use Nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun.

This novena is a song of penitence and praise, guiding us to care for the earth and for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, especially the Amazon peoples. They are currently under grave risk from coronavirus, given their fragile situation, often in remote locations far from government services.

Use these video prayers over nine days or at nine moments of personal prayer. Each has four phases: Canticle; Amazon voice; penitential prayer; plea for intercession.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

 

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND DAYS : Monday 14th September, Monday 21st September, Monday 28th September, Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week –By using a re-useable coffee cup, water bottle and shopping bag are three of the main things to cut down on plastic waste

 

The Way Prayer Group Resumes 7th September

The Way Prayer Group will resume in the Lady Chapel this Monday, 7th September starting at 7:30pm until 9pm. After many weeks running the meeting online we are very excited to be coming back to our home! Please come along and join in for Holy Spirit led, scripture, prayers, healing and music.

We will be carefully following safety advice, so bring a face-mask (unless your health situation prevents it) for a socially distanced, pandemic friendly prayer meeting!

For questions please contact stuartpburman@gmail.com.

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 30-8-20

 

 

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info.on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

Novena of St Francis for a World Under Threat.  During the Season of Creation we’re asked to use Nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun.

This novena is a song of penitence and praise, guiding us to care for the earth and for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, especially the Amazon peoples. They are currently under grave risk from coronavirus, given their fragile situation, often in remote locations far from government services.

Use these video prayers over nine days or at nine moments of personal prayer. Each has four phases: Canticle; Amazon voice; penitential prayer; plea for intercession.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

 

New Parish Project’s as mentioned in a previous newsletter we are now supporting two new parish projects, Living Pearl a boys orphanage in Ukraine – who we featured recently – & Aid to the Church in Need Project “Winter Fuel for the Elderly in Syria”.  The following information about the Syrian project

Fuel for the Winter for Families in Aleppo and Damascus – With this project, Sr. Annie wants to help 100 households in Damascus and 250 households in Aleppo. The households are made up of elderly people who no longer have their families around them. In many cases, their children are refugees and cannot afford to send money home to help their parents. Fuel prices have rocketed in Syria and fuel is rationed. The government gives a fuel ration to each household of 200 litres per month, a fraction of the 700 litres an average family needs. Winters are very harsh and yet people can only afford to heat their homes for a short period each day. Sr. Annie wants to give each of these households an extra ration of 200 litres in two batches.

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 23-8-20

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info.on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

Novena of St Francis for a World Under Threat.  During the Season of Creation we’re asked to use Nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun.

This novena is a song of penitence and praise, guiding us to care for the earth and for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, especially the Amazon peoples. They are currently under grave risk from coronavirus, given their fragile situation, often in remote locations far from government services.

Use these video prayers over nine days or at nine moments of personal prayer. Each has four phases: Canticle; Amazon voice; penitential prayer; plea for intercession.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

 

New Parish Project’s as mentioned in a previous newsletter we are now supporting two new parish projects, Living Pearl a boys orphanage in Ukraine – who we featured recently – & Aid to the Church in Need Project “Winter Fuel for the Elderly in Syria”.  The following information about the Syrian project

Fuel for the Winter for Families in Aleppo and Damascus – With this project, Sr. Annie wants to help 100 households in Damascus and 250 households in Aleppo. The households are made up of elderly people who no longer have their families around them. In many cases, their children are refugees and cannot afford to send money home to help their parents. Fuel prices have rocketed in Syria and fuel is rationed. The government gives a fuel ration to each household of 200 litres per month, a fraction of the 700 litres an average family needs. Winters are very harsh and yet people can only afford to heat their homes for a short period each day. Sr. Annie wants to give each of these households an extra ration of 200 litres in two batches.

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – See CAFOD Summer of Hope  https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/School-fundraising/Summer-of-Hope?utm_campaign=11748717_Corporate%20e%20news%2016-08-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Catholic%20Agency%20for%20Overseas%20Development%20%28CAFOD%29&dm_i=12IB,6ZTD9,OOW81L,S6GT3,1

 

St Mary of the Angels is a Fairtrade Church There’s so much we can all do to help tackle the climate crisis. And winning sustainable future for those feeling the worst effects of the climate change despite contributing the least is our priority. Please buy Fairtrade when shopping & see attached short video   https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/64849/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=fbss&fbclid=IwAR1PwGzzfk5GnAVAQzpjaHdM6SlUXC1ePhT7Th4Ue5YEeWNCM2HPNWODCnE

 

 

 

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 16-8-20

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info.on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week  Recycle your inhalers Did you know approx 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year, for asthma and other respiratory conditions? A new recycling scheme has so far kept over 425,000 inhalers out of landfill and saved over 3,000 tonnes of CO2. http://uk.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibility/our-planet/complete-the-cycle?utm_source Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

 

St Mary of the Angels is a Fairtrade Church There’s so much we can all do to help tackle the climate crisis. And winning sustainable future for those feeling the worst effects of the climate change despite contributing the least is our priority. Please buy Fairtrade when shopping & see attached short video   https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/64849/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=fbss&fbclid=IwAR1PwGzzfk5GnAVAQzpjaHdM6SlUXC1ePhT7Th4Ue5YEeWNCM2HPNWODCnE

 

CAFOD’s Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individual at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

 

 

 

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 9-8-20

CAFOD Beirut Emergency Appeal.  A Message from CAFOD Director Christine Allen This disaster has only added to an existing social and economic crisis in Lebanon. Under the strain of coronavirus, hospitals and doctors across the country were already reporting shortages of vital medical supplies and PPE. The explosions in Beirut have put them under even greater strain. Please continue to pray for everyone affected by this terrible incident.

With love and prayers, Christine Allen

Anyone wishing to donate to the Beirut Emergency Appeal through CAFOD please go to https://www.facebook.com/CAFOD/posts/10157852791772945

 

 

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info. on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

 

Pax Christi  last Thurs marked to 75th anniversary of dropping the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.  See this 2min video that compares the cost of nuclear weapons to fighting Coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njd4Ov6Xsp4&list=PLQcTh5AX1PM10G0FH23sAkXm6zmFMBHv9&index=3

 

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week – Take action with the West Sussex Climate Pledge; limit the impact we are having on the environment and help keep our county protected for generations to come https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=west%20sussex%20climate%20pledge&epa=SEARCH_BOX

 

 

CAFOD’s Coronavirus Petition – currently has 6,000 signatures which is higher online than any CAFOD petition before.  Please encourage parishioner’s family & friends to sign as numbers are much lower than when paper petitions are able to be used.  Please share the new short Coronavirus video which also has a space at the end to sign  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns

 

CAFOD Beirut Emergency Appeal

Anyone wishing to donate to the Beirut Emergency Appeal through CAFOD please go to https://www.facebook.com/CAFOD/posts/10157852791772945

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 2-8-20 

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  The Justice & Peace Group will keep everyone informed during the next few weeks, watch this space.

LiveSimply Tip of the Week People are planting tiny urban forests to boost biodiversity and fight climate change see video https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/358698271782485 The idea is simple – take brownfield sites, plant them densely with a wide variety of native seedlings, and let them grow with minimal intervention. The result, according to the method’s proponents, is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more CO2. They generate 100 times more biodiversity Read more: https://bit.ly/31EkqWQ

Fr Silvester An update from Fr Silvester who the parish have supported with collections of shoes & medical supplies “We have not had any deaths as yet but we do not know what is going to happen because there is very little testing going on and the lock down is still on as well. The lock down has now become the main problem as families are finding it harder to feed themselves kids are also missing out a lot on schooling”.

 CAFOD’s Coronavirus Petition – currently has 6,000 signatures which is higher online than any CAFOD petition before.  Please encourage parishioner’s family & friends to sign as numbers are much lower than when paper petitions are able to be used.  Please share the new short Coronavirus video which also has a space at the end to sign  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns