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AN ECUMENICAL LENT COURSE

will take place in Goring Primary School, Palmerston Avenue on Wednesday evenings during Lent, starting next Wednesday at 7.30 pm led by Philip Athyal, Baptist Minister. All are welcome. If you are able to attend please contact Philip and let him know so that he can prepare sufficient copies of the Course papers. 01903 601411 or philipathyal@yahoo.co.uk. There could be a second group held here in the Chapel at 10.30 am on Wednesday mornings if there were sufficient people wanting to join.

TESCO BLUE TOKENS:

The Friends of English Martyrs Primary School now has one of the three clear boxes by the exit of the Tesco Stores in Durrington and Worthing until 28th February 2018. The boxes are to collect the blue tokens given out at the end of your shop. Tokens represent votes. The group with the most votes gets up to £4,000, second is £2,000 and even third a very respectable £1,000. Please support our local Catholic School when you shop at Tesco. Thank you.

ARUNDEL AND BRIGHTON DIOCESAN PILGIMAGE TO LOURDES

will be taking place from 26th July–3rd August 2018. Booking forms can be downloaded from the website http://www.ablourdes.org or telephone the Pilgrimage Office – 01403 740110. Pilgrims requiring any level of medical, nursing or carer assistance should contact the Pilgrimage Office direct. Nurses are also required

ENGLISH MARTYRS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

is looking to recruit a practising Catholic to join our Governing Body as a Foundation Governor. The term of office for a Foundation Governor is 4 years. The Governing Body work as a team in co-operation with the Headteacher to ensure legal responsibilities are met and to preserve the catholic character of the school. We are looking for someone with experience in one of the following areas – Finance, ICT, HR, Education or with links to local businesses. Lack of experience should not deter you from expressing an interest if you have a genuine desire to serve the school by devoting your time & expertise. For further information please contact the school on 01903 502868

CONFIRMATION 2017/18:

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.

‘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 info@worthingalpha.com or Deacon Mark on 07528 438042.

 

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.

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

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.

Fr Liam Golden Jubilee

Bishop Richard, Deacon Gary and Fr Liam O’Connor at Fr Liam’s Golden Jubilee