We welcome children and parents who have been preparing over the months for the moment this Sunday when the children will be able from now on to participate fully in the celebration of Mass by receiving Holy Communion. Growing up Catholic is the parent based programme now used to help the children with the guidance of family members to prepare, as St John Henry Newman put it , to be links in a chain, handing on faith to the next generation as they grow to adulthood. It is a blessed opportunity for us all to deepen our understanding of the great gift of the Eucharist.
Synthesis on the National Response to Synodality
Well worth a read as it moves on to the response of other countries in Europe. The document can be read in full here.
Patronal Feast Sunday
Thank you to John Mason and family and others who arranged the refreshments to celebrate our Feast and reflect on some aspects of St Thomas More especially his advice on preparing to receive Christ in the Eucharist. A carer from Ukraine remarked in the Hall that back home she had read ‘Utopia’.
Sea Sunday 10th July 2022
The second collection will be for Stella Maris. If you are unable to donate at church for whatever reason you can donate online here.
Youth Club for St Mary’s & St Thomas More’s is being revived. On Wednesday there will be a meeting at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Hall for potential Volunteers willing to help.
- Sunday Mass 10am Int. for the Children ,Parents and Parishioners.
- Wednesday Mass 9.30am Int. For Chloe Stims RIP E.Higgins
- Thursday Mass at St Bernadette’s
- Friday Mass in thanksgiving for Marie Ryan, Director of the Catholic Schools Service. Arundel Cathedral 12 Noon
- Saturday Mass at HMP Lewes 8.30am
- Saturday Vigil Mass St Mary’s 7pm
- Sunday Mass at 10am 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thanksgiving After Holy Communion
O Jesus I believe that I have received you, because you said it would be true, and your word is true.
All that I have and all that I am are your gift and now you have given me yourself.