The Month of October is with us, one of the Marian Months with a particular emphasis on the Rosary. This is described as a biblically inspired prayer which is centred on the events of Christ’s life and their close association with His Mother Mary. There is another description which says –“ the rosary is essentially a contemplative prayer which requires tranquillity of rhythm or even a mental lingering which encourages the faithful to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life” You can also join the Rosary at Lourdes by virtually visiting the sanctuary of Lourdes in the early afternoon – see the “useful websites” of our website.
St Bernadette’s Relics
Please click here for the opportunity of visiting Saint Bernadette’s relics at Worth Abbey or Arundel Cathedral. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at Worth Abbey.
The Season of Creation
This season concludes on the feast of St Francis and as we give thanks for the Harvest. The impact of Climate change is so evident in weather patterns in various parts of the World.
CAFOD Fast Day
CAFOD Fast Day is next Friday (7th October). Please make what you may save as a gift. Envelopes handed out or make your donation by card to Cafod.
Word of Life
The Word of Life leaflet for October will be available to help your prayer around a verse from Scripture.
Admission Forms for preparation for the Sacraments of Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation are now available in the entrance
- Sunday 27th in Ordinary Time. Sunday Mass 10am
- Wednesday 5th October St Francis of Assisi Mass 9.30am
- Thursday 6th October Concelebrated Mass for the Induction of Fr Sebastian Kijak as Parish Priest at St Mary’s Preston Park, 7pm
- Friday 7th October Our Lady of the Rosary Mass 9.30am
- Sunday 28th In Ordinary Time Sunday Mass 10am
Faithful image of the Saviour
Poor and humble in Christ’s way
Let us sing of good St Francis
Heartfelt homage let us pay
Leaving home and wealth behind him
Francis heard the Saviour’s call
Serving God as poor and needy.
Trusting God to care for all.