There has, in recent years, been a shift of some of the ‘Holy Days of Obligation’ to the Sunday in an attempt to enhance our ability to celebrate them more fully.
Alongside our Sunday obligation, ‘Holy Days of Obligation’ help us honour the principal mysteries of Our Lord as well as other Feasts that define the life of the Catholic Church.
One of these feasts is St Peter and St Paul, the two apostolic foundations of the Church, and this ‘holy day’ remains on its proper day.
As our practice of midweek ‘holy days’ has been much reduced in recent years, we might need a little reminder about our need to attend Mass this day. It is also a wonderful opportunity to give witness to our faith, and so it’s important that we plan when and how we will fit our working day around Holy Mass.
Inside the newsletter, on the Mass intention insert, you will see that there are seven Parish Masses.
It is permissible to fulfil your obligation by attending a vigil Mass on the evening (Tuesday) before:
7.15pm at St Bernadette’s and 7.30pm at St Theodore’s
7.30am at St Edward’s, 10am at Our Lady’s Church, 11am at Christ the Lord,
12.15 at the Friary and 8pm at the Friary
Westminster Cathedral (SW1P 1QW)
7am, 8am, 10.30am (Latin), 12:30pm, 1.05pm & 5.30pm (with choir)
Southwark (RC) Cathedral (SE1 7HY)
7.30am & 12.30pm St James Spanish Place (W1U 3QY): 7.15am, 12.30pm & 6pm
Please check the websites of these Churches for any changes, alterations or additions
Sunday 26th June 2016
First 1 Kings 19:16.19-21
Second Galatians 5:1.13-18
Gospel Luke 9:51-62
O Lord, it is you who are my portion.
Sunday Evening Prayer: 7pm in St. Clare’s Chapel
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer: Dominican Convent, Gossops Green, 5.30pm
The Coming Week
Tuesday 28th June
St Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr
7.15pm St Bernadette’s
7.30pm St Theodore’s
Wednesday 29th June
SS Peter and Paul
7.30am St Edward’s
10am Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church
11am Christ the Lord 12.15pm
2pm St Clare’s Chapel – Antony and Audrey Jordan
Journey into Faith
7.30pm Dominican Convent, Gossops Green
Friday 1st July
The Dedication of the Cathedral
Bereavement Support Group
Please note, there will be no meeting this month. Next Bereavement Support Group Drop-in Session will be on Tuesday 26th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm in the Friary Hall.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
Our parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November (8th-17th) has four spare places. Please ask Fr Chris for more information if you are interested. Just to remind pilgrims of forthcoming meetings: Saturday 23rd July 10am – 12 noon: Sarah Prime will lecture on the New Testament with special reference to our pilgrimage; Saturday 24th September 10am – 12 noon St Clare’s pre-pilgrimage meeting; Tuesday 25th October 7.30pm St. Clare’s final pre-pilgrimage meeting.
Calling all New Catholics
Bishop Richard is inviting all adults who have been baptised, confirmed, or received into the church since 2012, along with their families, friends, sponsors, godparents, catechists and parishioners to a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Arundel Cathedral on Sunday 3rd July at 3pm. Please email / phone Ruth Gerun on email@example.com / 01293 651164 if you are interested in taking part.
The inner walls and roof are now in place! When completed, the new facilities will greatly enhance the experience for children and staff. It will also allow us to increase the number of places available for children to meet the growing demand. If you are interested in a place, please ring the Manager, Wendy Sykes on 01293 403873.
URGENT FOR EUCARISTIC MINISTERS
Only a few Eucharistic Ministers have booked for the October Day of Recollection with Bishop Richard. As places are limited, please urgently book now using the details sent or phone the office.
Journey into Faith
The Journey Into Faith group is for all adults seeking to explore and mature their faith and to look into the possibility of being baptised, confirmed and join the Catholic Church. The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm.
The remaining programme for this season is:
• 29 June – End of Year Vespers, Talk & Social – Dominican Convent, 4 Gossops Green Lane, Gossops Green, Crawley.
All are welcome – please speak to Fr Chris for more information.
Our shop is open Monday to Saturday for shopping and donations.
The address is St. Vincent’s, 2 Pelham Place, Broadfield, Crawley, RH11 9AZ.
SHOP MANAGER JOB VACANCY
SVP IS SEEKING TO RECRUIT A SHOP MANAGER FOR ITS COMMUNITY SHOP IN CRAWLEY
The post holder will be managing a busy community shop in Broadfield and lead a team of dedicated volunteers. You should have previous experience in managing a community shop and be able to balance delivering shop income/profits with supporting the Society’s charitable aims to serve those in need.
The Shop Manager will be responsible for ensuring all relevant policies & procedures are adhered to and for supervising staff and volunteers.
The ideal candidate will empathise with the Society’s ethos and values and actively work with local SVP members. He/she will have good written and verbal communication skills and a high standard of retail and merchandising expertise.
THIS IS A PERMANENT ROLE WORKING 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK, including some Saturdays
Salary: £7.75 per hour
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND YOUR CV AND COVER LETTER TO: Jane Hine – on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post them to St Vincent de Paul Society, 9 Larcom St, London SE17 1RX
More volunteers also needed please. You are very welcome, ask inside or call 07500 484058
Please note the car park will be closed until 1.30pm on Wednesday 29th June (open for Mass-goers only).
Car Park Barrier
Please familiarise yourselves with the car park as it is now with the new hatchings and arrows. Proposed donation this year is £40 plus £10 deposit for the entrance card. Please leave the car park through the rear exit on Saturdays and Sundays to prevent congestion at the gate. Pedestrians and cyclists – please use gate in front of church. Absolutely no parking outside the wall on any part of the pavement. We need to get used to the above when the barrier is operational. Thank you.
Friary Hall Hire
For all your special occasions, meetings and other social/leisure activities, the Hall is available for hire and has good facilities. For enquiries on the availability and prices of the Hall, please contact the Parish Office on 01293 524176.
Please note that the following people give notice of their forthcoming marriages abroad in 2016:
Wojciech Marcinkiewicz & Anna Pikos (2nd July);
Gediminas Stazys & Evelina Pigagaite (16th July);
Marc Pearce & Dina Susana Santos-Sousa (29th July);
Dean Martin & Anna Cytroswska (6th August);
Stewart Davis & Hayley Varlow (12th August);
Dean Griffin & Kimberley Warburton (12th August);
Mark Hutton & Paulina Szczepanska (26th August);
Michael Jones & Katarzyna Sucharska (27th August);
Dipen Satdev & Esther Burke (10th September);
Louis Anselme & Marie Josée Jean-Jacques (13th December).
Sunday 3rd July 2016
First Isaiah 66:10-14
Second Galatians 6:14-18
Gospel Luke 10:1-12. 17-20
Peter’s Pence (eligible for Gift Aid when using the envelope provided by the charity)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer:
Dominican Convent, Gossops Green, 5.30pm
Sunday Evening Prayer: 7pm in St Clare’s Chapel
Dates for your Diary:
Saturday 25th June
Many, many thanks to all those who came to the Jazz Night and your support for the raffle – results to follow next week.
St. Edward’s Social Club
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Every Thursday Evening (8.15pm)
Every Sunday Lunchtime (1.15pm)
Saturday 2nd July
MONTHLY QUIZ NIGHT
by RALPH W
(8.00 pm – £2.00 per person)
Friday 8th July
OPEN MIC NIGHT
(9.00 pm – FREE EVENT)
Saturday 16th July
KARAOKE & DISCO
in aid of CANCER RESEARCH
(8.00 pm – Tickets £5.00 + Raffle)
Please pray for those who are sick:
Those who have died:
Sebastian Braganza R.I.P., Anthony Chandrasekar R.I.P.