If you are in Year 10 or above and considering being Confirmed next year you are invited to join our preparation programme that will be starting soon. Please collect an application form from the Sacristy and return to the Parish Office as soon as possible
LEARNING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH:
We will soon be starting this year’s course (RCIA) for those interested in finding out more about our faith with a view to being received into full communion with the Catholic Church. If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please ask them to ring Father Liam on 01903 242624 for details. This course would also be suitable for those wanting to return to the practise of their Catholic faith.
KSC RACE NIGHT
will take place on Saturday 14th October at Durrington Community Centre at 7:30 pm. We are raising funds for Missio, St Barnabas House Hospice and other KSC charities. Tickets are available from Knights in the parish. Price is £8 which includes a Fish & Chips Supper, Raffle and Licensed Bar. Please see poster for details.
A SHORT COURSE FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED IN YOUTH MINISTRY:
This October, Jack Regan (Diocesan Adviser for Youth Ministry) will be running a short course called Youth Ministry 101. It will give participants a grasp of the key things to know about working with young people. The course will be run over five Sunday evenings (October 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, and November 5th) with each session running from 7.30pm to 9pm and alternating between St Mary of the Angels and English Martyrs (October 8th and 29th are at English Martyrs). Anybody is welcome to attend and there is no charge, but we do ask for a few things: Firstly, that people commit (as far as possible) to the five sessions, and secondly, that participants have at least the intention of getting involved in youth ministry at some stage. You should also discuss your participation with your parish priest. To sign up, or for more information, Email Jack.Regan@dabnet.org
DIOCESAN DIALOGUE & UNITY DAY
This will take place next Saturday 23rd September, 10.00am – 4.00pm at DABCEC, Crawley. The theme is ‘Exploring how the Holy Spirit is opening new ways to work for unity.’ Bring a packed lunch and a friend from another church. Book by telephoning 01293 651164.
‘OLD’ £1.00 COINS:
From 15th October shops are allowed to refuse to accept the ‘old’ £1.00 coins. However, if you would like to part with your old coins you could add them to the weekly collection!
ALPHA – AN ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS:
Come to St Michael’s parish hall, Hayling Rise, Worthing BN13 3AL for an Alpha Introductory Evening on Wednesday 27 September to find out more. The Alpha course continues then every Monday from 2 October. The evening begins with a meal from 7pm with a delicious buffet. All are welcome to attend so come with family and friends to find out more and begin a life changing journey. For more information contact Mary on email@example.com or Deacon Mark on 07528 438042.
THE FUNERAL MASS
for Cardinal Cormac will be at 12 noon on Wednesday 13th September at Westminster Cathedral. There will be a Memorial Mass in our own Cathedral at Arundel on Sunday 1st October at 3.00pm. There will be no spaces at Westminster Cathedral for the funeral Mass.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:
Is your son or daughter in Year 3 this term? If so, they are at the age where they can start the preparation course for First Holy Communion. Please collect a letter and application form from the Sacristy and return it to the Parish Office as soon as possible. The first meeting for parents will be on Thursday 28th September at 8.00 pm in The Good Shepherd Chapel and the first lesson for the children will be on Tuesday 3rd October from 4.30 – 5.30 pm
PARISH PRAYER GROUP:
We shall be re-commencing in September and everyone is welcome to join us for music, prayer and intercession, contemplation, opening up the week’s scriptures, sharing and discussion. We meet the first and third Friday of the month in the Good Shepherd Chapel 7:30-9:00pm. Please see the posters in the porches and flyers to take home with you. For more information please contact: Dermot & JaneAnne 01903-502070 / Andy & Sandy 01903-241236.
Please come and join us on Saturday 9th September from 9:30 am to 12:30pm at St Peter’s Shoreham BN43 5WF ( part of the Adur Valley parish). This meeting will be combined with the Justice and Peace meeting. This year’s Harvest Fast day is focussing on El Salvador and the challenges facing farmers there which is quite fitting as it is 100 years since the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero. Everyone is welcome for more information please contact Martin firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 898866
CATHOLIC? GOING TO UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR?
A new website has been set up to help young people find their Catholic chaplaincy when they arrive at college and university this autumn. You will find help on www.catholicsatuniversity.org.uk
THE MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS
with Bishop Richard Moth will take place on Saturday 7th October at Arundel Cathedral at 12 noon.. Booking is essential. To apply for places and for more information contact Rosie Read on 01293 651161 or email email@example.com
OUR CHURCH CLEANERS ARE WEARING OUT DUE TO OVERWORK!
We have four teams of volunteers who come for a maximum of one hour every four weeks on a Friday morning at 10.00 am. to sweep, vacuum and polish the church. Sadly some have had to give up for a variety of reasons and so our ‘teams’ are depleted thus making the task more difficult than it needs to be. If you could give just one hour a month of your time to this vital task – no-one wants a dirty church – please contact Anne in the office – 01903 242624 – or just turn up.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS – Mega Youth Poll:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you, we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access using this link . If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Youth Poll please email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT POOR CLARE’S CONVENT, Crossbush
takes place every Tuesday at 7.15 pm. All are welcome. The meeting starts with an introductory talk, continues with silent meditation before a concluding prayer, followed by tea/coffee. It is part of the World Community for Christian Meditation. For more details phone Roger: 0781 380 4522 or see www.wccm.org
USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS
As the Christmas Cards start arriving please remember to rescue all those beautiful stamps, leaving about half an inch of envelope around the edges, and put them in the box in the Porch so that they can be used to raise money for the Missions.
Following Carolyn’s recent talk at all Masses, if you haven’t already registered your interest and would like to be part of a Mothers Prayers group please contact Mary on 07889 065356 for more information on how to become involved. Mothers Prayers is a worldwide initiative where small groups of mothers (2 to 8) meet every week to pray for their children & grandchildren. Members obey the strict rule of confidentiality. During the meetings a mother may share her worries without the fear of anything being repeated outside of the meeting. The other mothers support her in her prayer and she will feel supported by thousands of mothers around the world who are also part of Mothers Prayers. All material is provided. For further information see www.mothersprayers.org