The 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Day For Life

The annual day raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life from conception to natural death. More details can be found here.To view resources about the issues and help to cope with them. There will be a zoom event soon to equip ourselves for discussions on another attempt to change the law on Assisted Dying more details of this event can be found here.

There is also a special collection – preferably by card – please follow this link.

Refugees Week

Refugee Week comes to a close this Sunday but there are plenty of activities and initiatives taking place after this date. Refugee Tales is an outreach project of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group inspired by the experiences of men held in immigration detention at Gatwick, and the work of GDWG in 20 years of visiting. Please visit this link for further details.

Scripture from Scratch – An Online Course

The Bible is a great treasure of the Christian world, and source of revelation of God’s word. While we may have our favourite passages, the language and the images behind those words may be foreign to us. And even if we work through the process of trying to understand a biblical book, we may not really believe that it has something to say to us today. This course introduces some key elements to understanding the Bible and explores some of the traditional preconceptions we have about the Bible itself – more details can be found here.

Saints of the Week

St Aloysius Gonzaga – a Jesuit who nursed in the Jesuit Hospital in Rome during a plague of which he would die

St John Fisher & St Thomas More –English Martyrs canonised in 1935. The builder of our Church Fr Fooks was present in Rome for this event.

St Etheldreda (Audrey ) Abbess of Ely. Died of a tumour in the neck because of wearing necklaces in her youth

St Thomas Garnet – Martyr. Educated at Collyers School in Horsham. Because of them being Catholic his parents were put in Horsham jail

St John the Baptist – celebrating the Birth of John. He prepared the way of the Lord

St Cyril of Alexandra –Presided at the Council of Ephesus and condemned the heresy of Nestorius.

Mass Schedule

  • 12th Sunday in OT (20th June) Mass 10am
  • 13th Sunday in OT (27th June) Mass 10am

There are no weekday Masses this week

Sussex Day – 16th June

Advertised as celebrating the heritage and culture of Sussex – what was not mentioned was the Feast day of St Richard of Chichester. See last week’s news.

Patronal Feast of Saint Thomas More

With the extension of restrictions until 19th July maybe we could aim for Sunday 25th July?

How Does The Garden Grow?

You will notice recent rain and sunshine has caused clumps of grass to flourish along our driveway. It would be very helpful if you could come along equipped with a fork to dig them out and take them away. Thank you!

A Prayer of Saint Thomas More

Give me good Lord, a full faith, a firm hope, and a fervent charity, a love to the good lord incomparable above the love to myself : and that I love nothing to thy displeasure, but everything in an order to thee. (written before his execution whilst a prisoner in the Tower of London)