Christmas 2021

At last the Feast of the Nativity is here when we will celebrate Jesus Christ in the Mass – Christmass .It marks for us the One we have been longing for during our Advent devotions and preparations .The children have helped us with the Nativity Play and familiar Carols have reappeared .There is for us the deep sense of what is called the Incarnation – ie the taking of embodiment of Jesus the Son of God as in his human nature he identifies with our human experience of life. Our invitations to him – O Come O Come, speak of him as the rescuer , the liberator , the one who saves , our Saviour .In the Christmas Days ahead we have the opportunity to make way for him , recognising Him in the varied features , events and fellow humans in our lives .Like those in the Gospels we too go to the place of his birth to discover him and to adore him along with Mary and Joseph whose task is to protect and nurture Him.

May I add my greetings to you , wishing you a joyful celebration of Christ’s birth and during 2022 happiness, health and hope.

Fr John

The Christmas Feasts

The Opening Prayers or Collects of the 4 Sundays of Advent reminded us of what was to come. ”O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing “

  • Friday December 24th Christmas Mass at Night 6pm
  • Saturday December 25th Christmas Day Mass 10am
  • Sunday 26th December The Feast of the Holy Family Mass 10am
  • Monday 27th December St John ,Apostle and Evangelist Mass 10am
  • Tuesday 28th December The Holy Innocents Mass 10am INT. Canon Walter Smith RIP (my first Parish Priest in Horsham )
  • Wednesday 29th December St Thomas Becket ,Martyr Mass 10am
  • Thursday 30th December 6th Day of the Christmas Octave Mass 10am
  • Friday 31st December 7th Day of the Christmas Octave Mass 10am
  • Saturday 1st January 2022 Mary Mother of God Mass 11am Solemnity
  • Sunday 2nd January Second Sunday of Christmas Mass 10am INT For the People of the Parish
  • Monday The Most Holy Name of Jesus Mass 10am
  • Tuesday Christmastide Mass 10am
  • Wednesday Christmastide Mass 10am
  • Friday Epiphany tide Mass 10am
  • Sunday The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Mass 10am