The end has come for the WWNS for this year! We have decided to carry on providing hot food and drink on a Monday for one hour, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, in the Parish Centre. The Night Shelter items need to be sorted and stored until the next Night Shelter; if you could help with sorting clothes and bedding, and dismantling camp beds, why not come along after
Mass on Tuesday 26th March and Tuesday 2nd April?
Each of the FHC Children needs a prayer friend – a parishioner who will pray for a specific child as they prepare for the First Holy Communion in June. If you can help with this, please sign your name and contact number on the name badge of the child you have chosen. The badges are displayed on the children’s photograph board in the Lady Chapel.
There will be a short ‘get together’ for children, families and prayer friends to meet each other after 10.30am Mass on 28th April, in the Parish Centre.
The Edge youth group launches on Sunday March 24th.
For almost a year now, there has been a successful, vibrant youth group running in Worthing for the Catholic parishes. The group is starting a new phase on March 24th and we’re looking for new members.
Anyone who is in school Year 7-11, or equivalent age, is welcome to join. EDGE is about giving young people a place to explore their faith and make some friends in a welcoming, relaxed environment.
For more information, search for EdgeWorthing on Facebook or contact Jack.Regan@abdiocese.org.uk
If you volunteered to be a Eucharistic Minister, or were volunteered to do so (!), please come to a training session with Fr Terry this Saturday (30th March) from 11.30am to 1.00pm (but finishing earlier if we can!). Kindly tell Fr Terry (by email and not by word of mouth! ☺) if you can’t come.
If you have been using weekly envelopes for your offertory donations (Gift Aid and Planned Giving) please collect your new box now. These are available at the car park entrance. If you would like to join the scheme, please hand in your contact details to the Sacristy or contact Mark Hodson, 01903 238628, or email email@example.com.
The scheme is confidential and your personal details and regular contributions are only seen by the Parish Gift Aid/Planned Giving organiser
Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty. Let us not forget that real poverty hurts:
no self-denial is real without this dimension of penance. I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.
Pope Francis, 2017
Thank you to those who have volunteered to offer lifts for those who need one to St Michael’s for our Lenten course Monday evening’s starting at 7:30pm. If you need a lift, please do call one of the following people: Paulette (Worthing) 07884 084642, Richard (Worthing) 01903 246007, Angela (Goring/West Worthing) 07551 948333, Sue (Worthing) 07913 873115, Patrick (Worthing) 07929 080025, Andrew (Worthing) 07982 456790.
Please come to a training session with Fr Terry on Saturday 30th March from 11.30am to 1.00pm (but finishing earlier if we can!). Kindly tell Fr Terry (by email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘ and not by word of mouth! ☺) if you can’t come. Thank you.
Lent reminds us, therefore, that Christian life is a never-ending combat in which the “weapons” of prayer, fasting and penance are used. Fighting against evil, against every form of selfishness and hate, and dying to oneself to live in God is the ascetic journey that every disciple of Jesus is called to make with humility and patience, with generosity and perseverance.
Pope Benedict XVI, 2006