Register for the First Holy Communion Programme 2021

Parents of children who wish their child to receive Holy Communion for the first time this year should apply for an enrolment form as soon as possible.

These are available from the sacristy or by e-mail (jim.corkery@btinternet.com) or by phoning 07827 774810.

Children should be at least 7 years old in January 2021. Completed enrolment forms must be handed in at the sacristy, returned to Mary Murphy, or scanned and e-mailed to jim.corkery@btinternet.com by 28th February 2021 at the latest, please.

The first session of the programme is scheduled for Saturday, 13th March from 1.30 to 2.30 pm in the church (observing Covid-19 regulations).

Invited! Our 5 year Diocesan Mission

This Lent our diocese is launching a 5-year mission named ‘Invited’.

You are invited to take part!

Given the present circumstances, the 2021 part of the Mission will be online. I am very impressed with the material provided and the highly professional way in which the diocese has prepared and launched this material. Every Monday a video clip will be available and then, on Thursday, there is a chance to join Reflection groups to discuss the material.

It’s all self-explanatory, high quality, and can be found here: https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/invited

Everything is there. If you need help with internet access, please ask a friend or family member to assist you.

To register for the Thursday meetings starting 25th February; fill out the online form here: https://abdiocese.churchsuite.com/events/zainie6k

Don’t miss out!
Fr Terry

How to Donate to the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Appeal

For those who wish to donate on-line to the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Appeal Collection, the following information shows how this can be done using the A&B Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website.

  1. Go to the Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website using this link: A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Website or the website address https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/lourdes/home
  2. Click the ‘Donate’ button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Then click the ‘Donate’ button in the middle of the page and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, either by email on lourdes.office@abdiocese.org.uk or call 01403 740110

Lourdes Office
The Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
01403 740110 |
office@ablourdes.org | www.abdiocese.org.uk

Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Trust | Registered Charity No 252878

The SVP gives help and seeks help

The lockdown has not stopped the SVP offering friendly practical help to whoever needs it.

The Covid pandemic has led to increased loneliness, loss of independence and depression among local people. More people are suffering the results of unemployment and poverty. New problems keep coming. We have been helping local people with food shortage, shopping, telephone support, repairs, medical appointments and more.

The SVP at St Mary of the Angels is part of the St Vincent de Paul Society of England and Wales, more commonly known as the SVP.  The SVP offers friendship and practical help to all without regard to faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation.

The SVP is rising to the challenge of the pandemic.  Will you help? We ask you to refer people to us, pray for our work and to think about what other help you might give. Could you give a donation, give your time as a temporary volunteer, or even become a visiting SVP member?

To ask for SVP help or to offer it please contact

     Sue:  mobile:  07913 873 115 or email: sueelizabethw@hotmail.com or Patrick:  mobile:  07929 080 025


Prayer to Saint Michael

The prayer to St Michael is recommended for use at this time

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle;

be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil;

may God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host,

by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan, and all wicked spirits

who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen.

Make a Spritual Communion

When participating in Mass online, or at any other appropriate time, do choose to make a good Spiritual Communion:

I wish, my Lord, to receive you, with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your Most Holy Mother received you, and with the spirit and fervour of the saints.  Amen.