Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 4th April 2021

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Works to create a wildflower corridor linking the sea and the downs  began on Monday.  The Councils’ Parks team will transform the central reservation of the A24 in Worthing into a bright and beautiful mix of low-growing bulbs, poppies and other wildflowers.

 

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm  The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 https://journeyto2030.org/ and  CAFOD  invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. Please email: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.

Additionally, come along to a CAFOD training session on 10th April 11.00am -12.30pm and learn step-by-step, how to organise a meeting with your MP, to share your concerns on the #ClimateCrisis and global justice. You can find out more  cafod.org.uinvite

 

CAFOD’s New Campaign https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home   Please have a look & sign the petition to the Prime Minister

 

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies

HOLY WEEK and EASTER LITURGIES We have received the following information from the Bishops’ Conference about what the liturgies of Holy Week will look like this year. The following will be observed:
• HOLY THURSDAY (1st April) Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm. No foot washing. No Garden of Repose or Watch.
• GOOD FRIDAY (2nd April) Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm. No individual veneration of the cross. Numbers will need to be limited. Booking a seat is essential.
• HOLY SATURDAY (3rd April) First Mass of Easter at 8.30pm. No gathering outside or lighting of the Easter Fire. No sprinkling of baptismal water. Numbers will need to be limited.
Booking a seat is essential.
• EASTER SUNDAY (4th April) Masses at 8.30am and 10.30am (no 5.30pm). No sprinkling of baptismal water.
• The Chrism Mass will go ahead, with strictly observed social distancing, in the Cathedral, on Wednesday 31st March at 6.00pm. Please apply directly to the Cathedral for a seat if you wish to attend.

BOOKING A SEAT FOR HOLY WEEK/EASTER Sadly, we will have to limit numbers again for a couple of the Holy Week celebrations. If you wish to reserve a place or places for Good Friday
or Holy Saturday, please email jim.corkery@btinternet.com, stating the time of the Sunday Mass which you usually attend, the names of those in your family hoping to attend, and a contact telephone number. Thanks!

Remember, as always, that all liturgies will be broadcast online so please do take advantage of this if you are unable to attend in person or have not booked in advance.

Holy Week Confession

Confessions are available:
Thursday 01 April: 10.30am
Friday 02 April: 10.30am
Saturday 03 April: 10.30am
Or by appointment, call: 01903 200416 & 07545 576627

Faith in the Crucified One of Good Friday

Behold, Jesus Christ crucified, who is the only foundation of our hope; He is our mediator and advocate; the victim and sacrifice for our sins. He is goodness and patience itself; His mercy is moved by the tears of sinners, and he never refuses pardon and grace to those who ask it with a truly contrite and humbled heart.

St Charles Borromeo (1538 – 1584)

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 28th March 2021

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Get to know your neighbours; they are more likely to keep your home safe than energy-guzzling security lamps. 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

 

Parliament in your Parish  Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world  Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 and CAFOD invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. You will learn about how to engage with the campaign, including how to set up meetings with your MP, as well as have the chance to connect with others in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and your own constituency to maximise our message. Please E: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.Additionally, come along to a CAFOD training session on 10th April
11.00am -12.30pm and learn step-by-step, how to organise a meeting with your MP, to share your concerns on the #ClimateCrisis and global justice. 
You can find out more here.

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 21st March 2021  

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Plant these seeds to help protect the Bees https://www.facebook.com/thegardeningsoul/photos/a.1804394276450614/2876884925868205/

 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th March 2021

Recruiting now: CAFOD’s Gap year for 18-30 year olds to gain experience, develop leadership skills and spend a year in the service of others. We’re accepting applications for Sept 2021. Read more here https://cafod.org.uk/Education/For-young-people/CAFOD-Gap-year

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week from Friends of the Earth.  Make your own compost. Shop-bought costs about £2.50 for 20 litres. A heap in your back garden is absolutely free.

 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

The Lent Campaign for 40 Days for Life

THE LENT CAMPAIGN FOR 40 DAYS FOR LIFE has just started and will end on 28th March.

40 Days for Life is a campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil outside abortion centres. Our local abortion centre is in Brighton, but due to current coronavirus restrictions we are not allowed to gather together outside the centre to pray. Therefore, we are having to come up with more creative ideas during this campaign period. Can you commit to offering 1 hour (either as a one-off or at a regular time each week) to pray at home, on online with a friend, for an end to abortion? If so, please contact the local leader Sheridan Lynch on 07803047402, brighton40daysforlife@btinternet.com, to let him know.

Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!

We are incredibly grateful to Angela Picknell who does a fantastic job of organising, arranging, and preparing flowers week after week after week. Ably assisted by her husband Keith, Angela has faithfully beautified our church for every Sunday and special feast throughout the year. Thank you, Angela (and Keith)! However, all good things must come to an end and Angela feels, understandably, that it is time to hang up her apron. Can you help? Would you be willing to learn? All we need is enthusiasm and a desire to serve God in this way … We can help you do the rest. Please speak, in the first instance, to Fr Terry if you can help with this very important part of our parish life. A church building without flowers in unimaginable.

Please offer to help. Thank you