The Second Week of Lent

Transfiguration Sunday

The mountain experience of the three close associates of Jesus echoes Moses on Mount Sinai and is understood not only as a moment of identification but also as a reassurance that what is to come is part of the Father’s plan. It is a moment of manifestation or revelation similar to the Baptism by John at the Jordan. It is a reminder to us to be involved in the Journey of Lent.

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent highlights personal and ecclesial ‘transfiguration’ as the goal of the ascetical journey of Lent, and similarly of the synodal process. The Message, signed on the Solemnity of the Conversion of St Paul, is called ‘Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey.’

The Pope has taken inspiration from the Gospel account of the Transfiguration;
“Lenten penance,” he writes, “is a commitment, sustained by grace, to overcome our lack of faith and our resistance to following Jesus on the way of the cross”. This requires effort, sacrifice, and concentration, which are also requirements for the Synodal Journey. Pope Francis continues “our Lenten journey is synodal since we make it together along the same path, as disciples of the one Master. Both in the liturgical journey and in the journey of the Synod, the Church does nothing other than enter ever more deeply and fully into the mystery of Christ the Saviour.”

Mass Schedule

  • Second Sunday of Lent Sunday Mass 10am
  • Wednesday Lent Weekday Mass 9.30am
  • Friday Lent Weekday Mass 9,30am
  • Third Sunday of Lent Sunday Mass 10am

Arundel Cathedral

The Diocese is celebrating 150 Years of our Cathedral Church. There is a poster with details of the events during the year.

Thank You

For the return of the Lourdes Fund envelopes. CAFOD envelopes may be returned this week.

St Bernadette’s Relic Tour

This video is well worth a watch!


The minimum age for marriage in Civil & Canon Law is now 18 years. For voting at the next Council Election on May 4th you will need to produce photographic identity eg. Passport, Driving Licence or some other means.

This Week

  • Thursday Lent Day of Recollection for clergy Worth Abbey.
  • Friday Bishop Richard meets the clergy of the Brighton and Hove Deanery to explore The Word Who Is Life -the pastoral plan

Growing Up Catholic

The group meets next Sunday after Mass

Walk With Me

A journey of prayer through Lent 2023. Price £1.

The Word of Life

The March leaflet (free) is now available for prayerful reflection during the month.

Shining on the face of Jesus
And O how his beauty transforms us
The wonder of Presence abiding

Hymn No. 711