Stella Maris is the maritime agency of the Catholic Church, nationally and worldwide. Seafarers and fishers play a vital role in all our lives – when we shop, go the fish ‘n’ chip shop or look out to see as the container ships sail by. There are two ports near to us, at Shoreham and Newhaven to remind us, of course, of the stocks of grain which need to be shipped from Ukraine. We offer our prayers for those who go to work at sea and for their families.
In our second collection we support with our generosity the practical and pastoral care of the chaplains and volunteers.
School Summer Holidays
Our Schools will breakup this week for a well-deserved rest. We thank the Teachers and Staff for their untiring work with the children so they have the best possible experience of School life.
A fond Farewell to Mrs Helen Costello, the voice of St Bernadette’s School for many years, taking calls, welcoming visitors, caring for the children and the staff, making cups of tea and finding the chocolate biscuits and being “there“. On Friday the School Family said “Thank you“, and so say all of us.
New Communicating Members
We welcome the Children from Years 5, 4, and 3 who have received Holy Communion for the First time and can now participate In Mass fully by coming to Holy Communion. Thank you the parents and others who helped in the preparation of their Children and to the parents who prepared the gatherings after Mass and the Liturgy and parking.
Grandparents and The Elderly
July 24th is to be a day for Grandparents and the Elderly as requested by Pope Francis – do read his comments which can be found in full here.
- Sunday 16th in Ordinary Time. Sunday Mass 10am INT. For Seafarers
- Monday St Bernadette’s School . School Leavers Mass
- Wednesday Mass 9.30am JNT, For Adam Stims and Family (Higgins)
- Friday Mass 9.30am St Mary Magdalene. INT. Magdalene Sanger RIP Foundation Mass
- Sunday 17th in Ordinary Time Mass 10am
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
This takes place July 29th – 4th August.
Over 500 will be going as Pilgrims and Helpers. Anyone from our Parish this year ? Some details of A&B will be on the Diocesan Website
The Relics of St Bernadette to visit
Arundel Cathedral Saturday 22nd October – Sunday 23rd October
Worth Abbey Monday 24th October
Make a note in your Diaries/Calendars. More details can be found here.
The Seafarers’ Hymn
Eternal Father, strong to save
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the seaWilliam Whiting