A month during which we take the opportunity to pray for those who have died, As we saw on All Souls’ Day when we had the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed we remember in prayer our loved ones, friends and colleagues and those who have passed from this life to the next. There are all different emotions in the loss of those we have known and the sadness of bereavement resurfaces. For Catholics, we have our prayers and customs which help in consoling us – in every Eucharistic Prayer there is an intercession , Psalm 129, the ‘Eternal rest grant unto..’ and having a Mass offered for the deceased. In addition, visiting graves with flowers, candles and prayers all help. There are Cemeteries and burial grounds around the City and on the Sunday after All Souls there will be the Blessing of Graves. In our Creeds we have our statements of Faith – “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come” (Nicene Creed) – “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting” (Apostles’ Creed)
The Word Who Is Life
Bishop Richard has recently published the Pastoral Plan for 2022. Do please read this document which is available below
Signing up for the sacraments
Forms are available in the entrance to the church.
Introductory meeting for the programme this Monday 7.30pm
- Sunday 6 November Mass 10.00am
- Monday 7 November Mass Cardinal Newman School 11.15am
- Tuesday 8 November Mass for the Deceased Clergy of the Deanery St Peter’s Hove 11.am Parishioners from all Parishes welcome.
- Wednesday 9 November The Dedication of St John Lateran Mass 9.30am .Intention- For deceased family Members & Friends of Hilda Searle
- Friday 11 November St Martin of Tours Mass 9.30am Intention For the Holy Souls (wall box)
- Thirty Second Sunday (13 November) Mass 10am
St John Lateran – The Pope’s Cathedral as Bishop of Rome. Under the High Altar are the remains of a small table on which it is said St Peter celebrated Mass.
St Martin of Tours. Forced to serve in the army at 15..At 18 he told Julius Caesar –“let me now serve Christ” Of course you will remember the legend about his cutting his cloak in half !
The Relics of St Bernadette
These relics are now back in Lourdes. There were many petitions left by visitors to the relics and on Tuesday at the 2 pm Rosary at the Grotto these will be offered in prayer (see the link to Lourdes at Useful websites)
The working document for the next phase has been published and can be read here
May the souls of the Faithful Departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.