Dowry Tour

Dowry Tour at Arundel Catherdral 28-20th November

Dowry TourDuring the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.

Parishoiners are welcome and are encouraged to to attend any of the services over the triduum. However it is proposed that transport is provided from our church to attend the ceremonies in the Cathedral on Saturday 30th November between 9:30am – 1:30pm. Watch this space for confirmation of timing and coach pick-up / drop off points.

In the meantime a detailed timetable of the triduum can be found here: http://dowrytour.org.uk/arundelbrighton/

For enquires contact Stuart Burman on stuartpburman@gmail.com or 07557 380009.

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Communion with God

Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.

St Charles Borromeo, 1538-1584

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Please help: St Mary of the Angels Nightshelter

As a parish we run a night shelter for the homeless. This will re-commence on Monday 4th November 2019 until Monday 9th March 2020. As ever, there is a real need for volunteers to staff this, in particular the night shift (from 9.00pm until 7.00am).

If you can help out please contact Heidi Walker, email: walkerhm02@ntlworld.com Thank you!

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Homeless Charity Fundraiser

The Justice & Peace Group are having a Fish & Chip Supper on Saturday 9th November, 7.15pm at St Michaels Catholic Parish Hall, 19 Hayling Rise, BN13 3AL, with music by Flash Company. Please bring your own beer/wine.

All proceeds towards Turning Tides, supporting local homeless people (previously Worthing Churches Homeless Project). Tickets £10 in advance, children £5, available from sztopel@hotmail.co.uk, ‘phone 01903 765890 or rod.504t@ntlworld.com, ‘phone 07757 746581. All welcome!

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Love for the Most Blessed Sacrament

When I am before the Blessed Sacrament I feel such a lively faith that I can’t describe it. Christ in the Eucharist is almost tangible to me … When it is time for me to leave, I have to tear myself away from His sacred presence.

St Antony Mary Claret, 1807 – 1870

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WORTHING4REFUGESS (Our parish project) Message from the charity: “Thank you for your continuing prayers for the work of Worthing 4 Refugees, who are supporting two Syrian refugee families. As adults in the families return to English classes, we pray for their progress – that it would enable further building of relationships and lead to greater work opportunities. We pray for the children as they settle into new school years. Thinking of recent news from Syria, we pray for all those suffering continued bombing in Idlib, and give thanks for medical staff continuing to give care in very challenging circumstances. We pray also for the churches in Syria, and for those Syrian Christians who have stayed on to serve their neighbours.” As background you might be interested in checking out the website of the charity Open Doors https://www.opendoorsuk.org/ which aims to restore hope and help rebuild lives in Syria.

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Our Parish AMAZING Prayer

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for gathering us together
and for calling us to serve as your disciples.
You have charged us through your Son Jesus
with the great mission of evangelising and of witnessing your love to the world.
Send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we discern your will
for the spiritual renewal of our parish.
Give us strength, courage, and clear vision as we use our gifts to serve you.
We entrust our parish family to the care of St Mary of the Angels, our Mother,
and ask for her intercession as we strive to bear witness to the Gospel
and build an AMAZING parish.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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