On ASH WEDNESDAY on the 6th March there will be Masses at 7.00am, 10.00am and 7.30pm. Imposition
of ashes will take place at all Masses. Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation.
The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.
St Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997)
Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward and learning to enjoy whatever life has and
this requires transforming greed into gratitude.
St John Chrysostom (d. 407)
ST RAPHAEL CLUB for 8 – 18s. This popular club next meets on Saturday 16th March, 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Lots of fun and pizza!
All young people within the age-range are very very welcome indeed!
Friday 8th February in BOGNOR REGIS at 7.30pm, there will be an ENCOUNTER evening at Our Lady of Sorrows for anyone aged 16-35.
ENCOUNTER evenings are a great way to make some friends, have some fun, and explore your faith in a relaxed, welcoming environment. There is food, a brilliant talk, and a powerful time of adoration. New people are especially welcome…
On Saturday 9th February, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. For details of our live saving work see www.GoodCounselNetwork.com
Youth & Teens Gathering Initiated by Jesus Youth UK. Come and join us to experience the love of Jesus through Holy Rosary, uplifting Praise & Worship, Action Songs, Talk, Heart Touching Testimony, Holy Mass & Adoration (led by Fr Terry Martin). 3.00pm to 8.00pm, on Saturday 23rd February. St. Mary of the Angels. Refreshments will be provided for the participants. For further details please contact: Saiju Thomas: 07753 197656. Jesusyouth.co.uk
A happy and thriving parish like ours needs plenty of readers and Eucharistic Ministers to keep the wheels of the Masses well-oiled. If you would like to be considered for one of these ministries, and there’s nothing preventing you, please email Fr Terry (or give him a hand-written note) and we will be in touch. Readers will be asked, as you will understand, to have a dry-run to ensure that they are comfortable with what’s involved. Don’t be shy! Many thanks.
The only reason for my being killed, is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. I believe that I am telling the truth before I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you all once again – ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ’s example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain.
St Paul Miki (1564 – 1597)
Food and other donations for the parish Soup Kitchen/Worthing Winter Night Shelter are requested urgently please. See notice boards for items required.
Please mark items FAO Heidi Walker. Very many thanks.
The Men’s Evening of Recollection is Tuesday 12th February. Refreshments from 6.30pm and first talk at 7.00pm.