16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Guidance for step four has now been published. It consists of detailed information for everything connected to the practice of Catholics together with a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England – “Sunday – It Is Our Day”.

Bishop Richard has also written “The wearing of face coverings is a protection for others. I urge most strongly that face coverings continue to be worn during the course of celebrations.”

Please do take time to read these communications

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage 17th – 24th July 2021

Our Diocese normally journeys together as pilgrims to the Holy Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, this will not be possible this year, so we have arranged a number of events in the UK and Lourdes instead, which can be followed online Saturday 17 to Saturday 24 July.

Bishop Richard will celebrate the Opening Mass of Welcome at Arundel Cathedral on 17 July at 11am. For further details and a full itinerary please click on the Virtual Pilgrimage 2021 tab on the diocesan website.

Mass Schedule

  • 18th July Sunday Mass 10am Int. For the people of the Parish
  • 19th July Monday. Year 6 Leavers Mass St Bernadette’s
  • 21st July Wednesday Mass 10am St Mary Magdalene Int. For those who are unwell
  • 25th July Sunday Mass 10am Int . For Grandparents and the People of the Parish

Saints of the Week

  • St Apollinaris –evangelise the Emilia -Romagna area
  • St Lawrence of Brindisi – Capuchin Friar
  • St Mary Magdalene – Witness to the Resurrection
  • St Bridget of Sweden – worked for the return of the papacy from Avignon to Rome
  • St Sharbel Makhluf – of the Maronite Rite, had a stroke while celebrating Mass

Holiday Time

We wish Students and Parents a healthy Summer Break. To all the staff in our Schools a big thank you for all you have done during this academic year. Do unwind and have a rest.

Next Sunday

Pope Francis, now thankfully home after his operation, has asked us to celebrate next Sunday for Grandparents.

Saint Thomas More

“Saints are the teeth of the Church.” – Their bite keeps us alert to our calling