The Assisted Dying Bill
Please see Bishop Richard’s Pastoral letter concerning this important matter. Please also visit the Bishops’ Conference website for further details.
The World Day of Migrants and Refugees
This Sunday marks the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The number gives an indication of how many years the Church has been expressing the need for a Christian response. Pope Francis in a long message has once again spoken of his concern.” Once this health crisis passes , our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egoistic self -preservation. God willing, after al this , we will think no longer in terms of ‘ them and ‘ those ‘, but only ‘ us ‘ He reminds us as members of the Catholic Church to be more ‘catholic’. The word originally meaning universal. He concludes the message with a prayer – “Bless each act of welcome and outreach that draws those in exile into the togetherness of community and of the Church so that our earth may truly become what you yourself created it to be : the common home of all our brothers and sisters. Amen. The message may be read at CBCEW along with other resources.
The Season of Creation
It rapidly approaches its conclusion as we give thanks for the Harvest gathered in. In the media and in other places we are being reminded of where we are in the stewardship of our world. There are so many little ways in which we can contribute to sustainability e.g. by careful use of energy, water, the land , and by recycling . Why not include it in your examination of conscience?
Please watch the video below concerning the Family Fast Day for Friday October 1st.
This week Clergy will be on Retreat, a time of spiritual renewal –“going aside as the Lord told his disciples“. Retreats for lay Faithful are advertise on websites e.g. Worth Abbey and online.
- Sunday Mass 10am
- Saturday HMP Lewes 8.30am
- Sunday 3rd October Mass 10am 27th in Ordinary Time
Saints of the Week
- St Wenceslaus
- Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael ,Archangels
- St Jerome
- St Therese of the Child Jesus
- The Holy Guardian Angels
- See referencing Diocesan ebulletin
Remember the basket for your regular Sunday Offerings
Or follow the instructions given here.
The Month of October
Friday marks the beginning of a new month when we are encouraged to pray the Rosary – i.e. 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys and 1 Glory be to the Father, as we reflect on one of the events in the life of Jesus in company with Mary.
From the Litany of Our Lady of Walsingham
Mary of Bethlehem – pray for al mothers Mary at Cana – pray for all married couples Woman at Nazareth – pray for all families Woman of faith – keep us in mind Woman of hope keep us in mind Woman who listened – remember us to God Woman who followed him – remember us to God Mother who loved to the end- we thank God for you