Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 29-11-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things.There’s 10 items in this series – one each week
Week 10 Take time to pray and give thanks—Spend time every day to pray, to give thanks, and to savor the things that you do have. https://laudatosi.com/watch

 

Send a Christmas message to the brave https://cafod.org.uk/…/Latest…/Messages-to-the-brave Everyday, human rights defenders and environmental activists across the world are risking everything to defend our brothers and sisters and protect our common home.  Let’s not forget them this Christmas send a card of solidarity to the brave either on-line using the link above or by writing a message on a card & send to CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. Cards to CAFOD by 7 December. All online messages will need to be received by 19 December.

 

Aid to the Church in Need – One of our new Parish Projects has many books, cards & gifts available from their on-line shop https://acnuk.org/shop/

 

CAFOD World Gifts – Gifts that change lives & bring happiness.  World Gifts are a range of virtual charity gifts that will delight people you give them to & help transform the lives of families living in poverty.  Order by 16 Dec for free delivery in time for Christmas  https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/

 

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 22-11-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things.There’s 10 items in this series – one each week
Week 8 Take quality time for yourself—Spend a week keeping track of your and your family’s time. Identify if there are places you’re wasting your time that could instead be spent intentionally. And try to take time to be in nature every day.  https://laudatosi.com/watch

 

Send a Christmas message to the brave https://cafod.org.uk/…/Latest…/Messages-to-the-brave Everyday, human rights defenders and environmental activists across the world are risking everything to defend our brothers and sisters and protect our common home.  Let’s not forget them this Christmas send a card of solidarity to the brave either on-line using the link above or by writing a message on a card & send to CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. Cards to CAFOD by 7 December. All online messages will need to be received by 19 December.

 

Red Wednesday 25th November https://acnuk.org/search/?q=red+wednesday  is a day to show solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters suffering persecution throughout the world. Aid to the Church in Need https://acnuk.org/ invites everyone to join the campaign by doing something peaceful and positive: unite in prayer, wear red.  The Wednesday Mass on-line at 7-00pm from this parish will be dedicated to Red Wednesday please wear something red & pray for persecuted Christians around the world, especially those being forcible prevented from celebrating Mass.

 

CAFOD World Gifts – Gifts that change lives & bring happiness.  World Gifts are a range of virtual charity gifts that will delight people you give them to & help transform the lives of families living in poverty.  Order by 16 Dec for free delivery in time for Christmas  https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/

 

 

#RedWednesday Novena – Praying for an end to Christian persecution

Our Novena begins on Tuesday 17 November 2020 and ends on #RedWednesday 25 November. You can join in prayer for the persecuted Church and for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution in our world today. This Novena is based on the Lord’s Prayer.

https://acnuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/RedWednesday-Novena-Praying-for-an-end-to-Christian-Persecution.pdf

The SVP gives help and seeks help

The lockdown has not stopped the SVP offering friendly practical help to whoever needs it.

The Covid pandemic has led to increased loneliness, loss of independence and depression among local people. More people are suffering the results of unemployment and poverty. New problems keep coming. We have been helping local people with food shortage, shopping, telephone support, repairs, medical appointments and more.

The SVP at St Mary of the Angels is part of the St Vincent de Paul Society of England and Wales, more commonly known as the SVP.  The SVP offers friendship and practical help to all without regard to faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation.

The SVP is rising to the challenge of the pandemic.  Will you help? We ask you to refer people to us, pray for our work and to think about what other help you might give. Could you give a donation, give your time as a temporary volunteer, or even become a visiting SVP member?

To ask for SVP help or to offer it please contact

     Sue:  mobile:  07913 873 115 or email: sueelizabethw@hotmail.com or Patrick:  mobile:  07929 080 025

 

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 15-11-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things.There’s 10 items in this series – one each week
Week 7 Nurture your relationships—prioritize your time with family and friends, at the present time this could be difficult, although there’s Zoom social media & the good old telephone. Find free and or inexpensive ways to spend time together like going on walks & playing games but not forgetting social distancing.

Volunteers Needed! EVENING MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED starting on 16-11-20 at Saint Clares Day Center,6-8 Marine Place,Worthing BN11 3DN .Jason Earl from Eats/Cocks Kitchen has offered to cook 50 fresh meals a day along with the Pie n Mash House who are offering their end of day food. This will have to be collected and then distributed. Firstly, to our homeless community from Saint Clares Day Center between 6 and 7pm.This will be a take away service only. What is left will go to our families in need! If you would like to help- please message Worthing Soup Kitchen on FB or call 07984766375.Thank you! Khristina.

 

 

Send a Christmas message to the brave https://cafod.org.uk/…/Latest…/Messages-to-the-brave Every day, human rights defenders and environmental activists across the world are risking everything to defend our brothers and sisters and protect our common home.  Let’s not forget them this Christmas send a card of solidarity to the brave either on-line using the link above or by writing a message on a card & send to CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB

 

Wednesday 25th November is ‘Red Wednesday’, a day to show solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters suffering persecution throughout the world. Aid to the Church in Need https://acnuk.org/ invites everyone to join the campaign by doing something peaceful and positive: unite in prayer, wear red,

prayer for healing

Prayers for Healing Through Lockdown

O LORD, my God, I cried out to you for help and you healed me Psalm 30,3

St Mary of the Angels has a long history of offering prayers for healing, and we can rejoice that time and again our prayers have been heard and the Lord has healed. However due to the continuing COVID19 restrictions we are no longer able to offer this ministry in person in the church. During the COVID19 lockdown through Spring 2020 prayers for healing were offered during the Way prayer group held over Zoom video conferencing and again (as always) our prayers were heard and the Lord healed. There is now a great need for healing; physical, mental and emotional and for our prayers to be answered and this feels more acute than ever, exacerbated by this second national lockdown.

Stuart Burman is offering 1-2-1 prayer ministry over Zoom video conference through the second lockdown. He has led the Way Prayer group for over 12 years and has deep experience in prayers for healing, both in person and via Zoom/video conference. Prayers will be held on Monday evenings at an agreed time with flexibility to suit you. If you, or someone close to you is in need of healing of any kind (physical, emotional or mental) then please contact Stuart via email (stuartpburman@gmail.com). Full instructions as to how to join the Zoom meeting will be shared with you before the prayer meeting. Remember, the prayers and ministry will be confidential and you do not need to be part of the St Mary of the Angels parish to benefit.

“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.  And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14

catholic healing prayer

CAFOD

CAFOD desperately need more Campaign Volunteer Coordinators in Arundel and Brighton Diocese. Please read this https://cafodarundelbrighton.wordpress.com/2020/11/10/my-faith-into-action/  and if you can help contact me. rod.504t@ntlworld.com

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 to hell Satan, and all wicked spirits

who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen.

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.

Managing Numbers at Christmas Masses 2020

Please note the procedures below for maintaining prudent social-distancing and restricted numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Perhaps they won’t be necessary but, for now, we expect that the following needs to be observed:

  1. Admission to Holy Mass for 24th & 25th December will be by ticket only on a first come, first served basis
  2. Applicants please need to state
    • The Sunday/weekday Mass they normally attend
    • Which Christmas Mass they wish to attend
    • How many will be in their party, especially for families

Successful applicants will be notified of individual ticket number(s) allocated and should approach the sacristan at their usual Mass, with a copy of the e-mail confirmation, so as to be given the relevant number of tickets, which will be valid only for the Mass for which people applied.

To apply for a place (or places) at the Mass of your choice, please send an email to jim.corkery@btinternet.com.

Help Needed: We will also need a good number of stewards/welcomers at each of the four Christmas Masses (6.00pm, 9.00pm, 8.30am and 10.30am).  Kindly offer to assist if you can!  Please speak to the sacristan at the Mass you usually attend.