The next MINI WALKING PILGRIMAGE called ‘The God who speaks’ is between 7th to the 10th May: Arundel, Duncton, Chiddingfold, Guildford. Walk over a long weekend. £50. Details and booking forms at www.thepilgrims.org.uk
The next Coffee Morning and Bring & Buy in aid of Easter flowers is on Friday 6th March, in the Lady Chapel, after the 10.00am Mass. We need raffle prizes and saleable items, please. These can be left in the shop.
See you there! Please support us.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO START YOUR PERSONAL CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY! 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 nation at a time when we increasingly need the prayers of Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham and the Mother of God. If you missed the opening Mass, not to worry, it’s not too late to start your personal dedication to Mary. A number of the excellent 33 Days to Morning Glory books have been left in the entrance porches.
Please take one and join the parish on our journey with Mary leading to the special Mass on 29th March, coinciding with the national re-dedication.
More information can be found here: Re-Dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary 2020
On Sunday 23rd February a member of our Parish Finance Committee spoke to us all about the facts and figures concerning our leaky roof and other matters to do with the fabric of our lovely
church building. Needless to say, the cost is prohibitive, and we will need to think carefully about how we fund the necessary (and legally required) repairs.
Please be willing to give him your attention and listen with an open heart. As a reminder please be prepared to bring your donations to the church on Sunday 1st March. Thank you.
More information can be found here: The Gaisford Memorial Book
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer) will be celebrated at 2.30pm in West Worthing Baptist Church on Friday 6th March. The service has been prepared by the women of Zimbabwe. Please come and join this ecumenical service if you can.
Thank you, Sr Ellen & Sr Carolyn
ASH WEDNESDAY is this week. There are Masses, all with the distribution of ashes, at 7.00am, 10.00am (with organ), and 7.30pm. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation but a day when many like to come to Mass if they can.
Lent is a season of intense prayer, fasting and concern for those in need. It offers all Christians an opportunity to prepare for Easter by serious discernment about their lives, with particular attention to the word of God which enlightens the daily journey of all who believe.
Pope St John Paul II
All those in our parish communities who may be divorced, remarried or simply separated, are warmly invited to come together with Bishop Richard at St John the Evangelist Church in Horsham for afternoon tea, conversation and the celebration of Evening Prayer, which will conclude the afternoon.
This event takes place on Sunday 23rd February at 3.00pm. It would be useful to know approximate numbers simply to allow us to cater appropriately. Please send names of those who are coming along to Katherine.email@example.com or call 01293 651152.
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 will be taking a role in this process, starting with Mass on Thursday 20th February at 7.30pm. This is the starting point for our personal dedications to Mary and leads to a special Mass on 29th March to coincide with the national re-dedication. The National Shrine at Walsingham have provided us with 200 copies of the book ‘33 Days to Morning Glory’ by Fr Michael E Gaitely, an excellent daily prayer guide for our journeys to personal consecration to Mary over the 33 days. These free books will be given out at the Mass on the 20th February.
“When England goes back to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England”.
Pope Leo XIII
For enquires contact Stuart Burman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07557 380009.
Would you like to join one of the following Small Lent Prayer Groups?
- From Monday 24th February at 2.00pm: Aglaia Road, Roz & Michael (507167)
- From Tuesday 25th February at 2.00pm: West Parade, Marisa and Mike (539970)
- From Friday 28th February at 8.00pm: West Court Road, Norma (231014)
You would be very welcome to join any of these friendly gatherings. They last about 1.5 hours.
Please telephone any of the above numbers for specific details.