Church Open for Private Prayer

It is expected that the church will be open for private prayer on Sunday 28th June from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Please note there will be some restrictions upon access, such as a one-way system and the need to wash and sanitise hands. These will be communicated closer to the time.

 

Change to Mass times (22-26 June)

Before opening the church for private prayer, it will be thoroughly cleaned. The cleaning will take place all day, each day, from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th (next week). To give the cleaners maximum time in the church, the Masses next week on Monday to Friday will be celebrated (and streamed) at the later time of 6pm each day (returning to 10am on Saturday).

Please join us online for the Masses.

Opening of the Church for Private Prayer

It is good news that the government have given the go-ahead for churches to be open for the purposes (only) of private prayer. As yet, the details are still being worked out and plans need to be discussed before being put in place. Please watch this space for the latest news. We hope to be open, under specially controlled circumstances, within the next two or three weeks.

Thank you for your forbearance and patience.

Jesus is with us always!

In the Sacrament of the altar, there are offered for our contemplation the full depths of the mystery of Christ, the Word and the flesh, the divine glory and his dwelling among men. Before this Sacrament, we are sure that God is “with us”, that in Jesus Christ he assumed all the dimensions of our human nature, except sin, emptying himself of his glory to clothe us with it (cf. ibid., 21-23). The invisible face of Christ, the Son of God, is manifest in his Body and Blood in the simplest and, at the same time, the most exalted way possible in this world.

Pope St John Paul II (Corpus Christ, 2014)

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th June

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th June

 Refugee Week (June 15-21) https://www.jrsuk.net/hardshipfund
JRS UK are thinking about the fast-approaching Refugee Week in June. Ordinarily Refugee Week (June 15-21) would be full of activity, events, advocacy and shows of solidarity alongside our refugee friends. This year, it will inevitably be different, but we will celebrate it all the same. More than any other year we need to be loud about our support for refugees, so that they are reminded of their worth and dignity, and influence change in public and government perceptions.

This week you can read how JRS UK are hoping to grow our work to ensure that our refugee friends are accompanied now, but also the time beyond the coronavirus.
As always they thank everyone for support and prayers for their work

Donate your Sunday roast to help refugees

 

The coronavirus lockdown has halted much of our recreational shopping, travel, gift-giving, coffee purchases, transport costs and restaurant dining. Meanwhile, the situation for our refugee friends is an emergency. Many of them would go hungry, homeless, lonely and unaccounted for if it wasn’t for the generosity of supporters. Could you donate what you have saved over these last few weeks in coffees, your commuting costs or your Sunday roast?

 

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CAFOD We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.  https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1

 

Become a CAFOD Climate Champion: Unique opportunity for young adults aged 18-35  Exciting opportunity for climate action   Tackling the climate crisis, living more sustainable and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith. 

This year-long volunteer opportunity for people aged 18-35 will enable you to gain new skills, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.We need people like you to speak out for change! For further information https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-Champions

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week East less red meat & replace with a plant-based meal at least twice a week, if everyone did this it would save the county 16% carbon

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 7th June

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 individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

CAFOD We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.  https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1

 

Become a CAFOD Climate Champion: Unique opportunity for young adults aged 18-35
Exciting opportunity for climate action
Tackling the climate crisis, living more sustainable and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith.

This year-long volunteer opportunity for people aged 18-35 will enable you to gain new skills, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.

We need people like you to speak out for change! For further information https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-Champions

 

Live simply Tip of the Week . It’s so easy to save plastic waste – and cash – by bringing a packed lunch to work or by taking a picnic on a day out

Come Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, violent wind of God, blow upon us, blow into our hearts and make us breathe forth the tenderness of the Father! Blow upon the Church and impel her to the ends of the earth, so that, brought by you, she may bring nothing other than you. Blow upon our world the soothing warmth of peace and the refreshing cool of hope. Come, Holy Spirit, change us within and renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Pope Francis, Pentecost, 2019

Pray the Rosary with Pope Francis and Bishop Richard this Weekend.

The Pope will lead a rosary for the Covid-19 pandemic this Saturday (30th) at 4.30pm, uniting Marian shrines across the world. Pope Francis will be accompanied in prayer by a doctor, a nurse, someone who has lost a family member to the virus and a patient who has recovered from it, with dozens of rosaries given to people living in areas most affected by the virus. The prayer will be broadcast from the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens here.

People across the country are invited to join the Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally the next day, praying the rosary individually, with their families or as part of an online community. Bishop Richard will be praying the rosary at Arundel Cathedral at 9am. You can pray with him by watching Arundel Cathedral’s live stream.

Justice & Peace Newsletter Items for 30th May to 6th June

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 individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

Fairtrade – St Mary of the Angels is a Fairtrade Church – Join Fairtrade on 4th June as they kick off their new webinar series, FairFocus joined by a range of industry experts, producer networks and influential businesses to tackle critical topics on #COVID19.   Find out more and register: https://buff.ly/3cX8z9i
Tackling climate change is at the heart of the fair trade movement, as it threatens the livelihoods of those Fairtrade are working to protect. Find out 5 ways that Fairtrade farmers protect the environment: https://buff.ly/2zUQiut
Please support Fairtrade farmers by purchasing their products

CAFOD We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.  https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1

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

Newletter Items for the Justice & Peace Group Week 23rd to 30th May

Special Prayer for the end of Laudato Si’ Week Bring solidarity to our world in a shared moment of prayer at noon local time on 24 May. Catholics from all across the globe will be united in spirit because “everything is connected.”

Be sure to register your participation https://laudatosiweek.org/#interestForm and feel free to share your own prayers on social media using the hashtag #LaudatoSi5. https://laudatosiweek.org/prayer/

 

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 individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

 

HSBC Bank – Christian Aid Campaign  You may remember our sign-up & display at church & the photo-call & handing in the letter to the Manager at HSBC Bank last year calling them to stop funding coal projects in poor countries. During these dark and uncertain times we’re delighted to share some good news. During Lent 2019 you joined thousands of people, spurred on by a belief in a most just world, to call on HSBC to make the Big Shift out of fossil fuels. In particular you asked them to close a loophole allowing the bank to fund coal power in Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh.  At their AGM last month, HSBC announced they have closed this exact loophole.  Wins like this help to build the movement for climate justice.

That’s two major wins on climate announced in the last week.  See previous item on this noticeboard of 19th May “Our Diocese has divested from fossil fuel & is working towards a better future”