The Third Sunday of Lent

This Sunday marks the First Scrutiny – a short series of prayers for those preparing for Baptism with the Gospel passage -the Samaritan woman at the well and the image of Water. It marks a step in the journey to Easter. That like the woman of Samaria we may review our lives before Christ ,acknowledging our sins and being freed from what deters us from following Christ. In the days of this Third week the Apostles Creed is presented to the Catechumens and with the help of their sponsors and fellow parishioners they are supported in their believing. We must pray that that we may welcome new members in the future.

Mass Schedule

  • Third Sunday of Lent Sunday Mass 10am
  • Weekday Masses at St Mary’s
  • Fourth Sunday in Lent, Mid Lent. Sunday Mass 10am (For those that died during the week – Patrick Duncliffe and Sean Smith)

The Word Who Is Life

Bishop Richard met with the clergy to explore the Pastoral Document and how the Church in Brighton and Hove might develop through participation and collaboration. He is to meet with parishioners from parishes on Friday 21st April at 7.30pm

“Divine Renovation” – a name give to a process for parish renewal will be presented at St John the Baptist ‘s Church Bristol Road on Saturday 18th March. See the noticeboard to book in.

Be Prepared To Vote

An act of thoughtfulness to help those who may not have photographic identification. See noticeboard for details .


Helen Costello is now the Parish Representative for Safeguarding for Adults and Children including DBS clearance. Her contact details will be on a new poster on the Noticeboard.

CAFOD Envelopes

These may be returned and there is a box marked Lenten Alms for the Refugee Fund.

Normal Service…

…will be resumed after Monday with the kind assistance of chauffeurs

Lenten Services of Reconciliation

A list of places in the Deanery where there will be a number of Priest Confessors will be available next week end .We will be combining with St Mary’s on Friday 31st March – 3 priests

O let all who thirst
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord