Tuesday 21st May – The Work of Faith Relief Agencies. Speaker: – Jennifer McCarthy, the South Asia Team Leader from CAFOD’s International division will speak on CAFOD’s work.
Venue – The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road
Time – 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
For further details e-mail arundelandbrighton@CAFOD.org.uk tel 01483 898866.
Three new seminarians for the diocese
Fr. Terry Martin, Diocesan Vocation Director, has written with the exciting news that three men have recently been accepted to begin priestly formation for our diocese by Bishop Kieran. This is great news and a reminder for us all to pray often for vocations to the priesthood. Please remember the following in your prayers:
Joe Cook, who will be attending St John’s Seminary, Wonersh;
Tom Kent and Alex Smith, who will be attending the Royal English College, Valladolid, Spain.
As Bishop Kieran has recently said, these are encouraging times to be a Catholic!
Diocesan Festival – Sunday 23rd June
St. Wilfrid’s School, Crawley 10am – 4pm. The festival is part of the round of annual events which support the Bishop’s preparation for the Jubilee. Activities and features have been brought together on this day so that there is really something for everyone.
The Mass for new Catholics, as well as the Diocese has been incorporated into the Festival. There is to be a Blessed Sacrament procession for children led by those who have recently made their First Holy Communion.
Children’s activities are scheduled to start at 11.30. There will be workshops and activities for all age groups and there will also be entertainment and fun.
Annual Grandparents’ Day:
“Passing on the Faith”: On Saturday, 18th May, from 10 am to 3 pm, at DABCEC, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley. Are you wondering how best to pass on your faith to your grandchildren? Come along to listen, share and learn. For more information and to book contact Katherine Bergin, Marriage & Family Life Adviser, at 01293 651152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
21st – 28th Sept with Marian Pilgrimages. Departing from Gatwick. Cost £529 includes flight, transfer, half-board and guide. Our chaplain will be Fr. Alexander of Worth Abbey who has been making pilgrimages here since 1990. We hope pilgrims will come to Jesus through Mary Queen of Peace. For more information contact Caroline Leszczar 01293 851281.
Sussex Nightstop (Charity no. 1132386)
Sussex Nightstop is a local volunteering project helping to support young people in housing need, through offering a night or more in a spare room. Volunteers are trained, there is 24 hour support, and expenses paid. Phone 07500770996. www.sussexnightstop.org.uk. More information from Susan O’Brien, Mission and Unity Adviser on 07917 106447, or Lorraine Burrows on 01293 651163.
Irish Dance classes
with parishioner Róisín Mullins TCRG of ‘Lord of the Dance’, start at the Drama studio, St. Wilfrid’s School, Crawley
Classes offer traditional ‘An Coimisiún’ and ‘Riverdance’ style dancing, for children and adults aged 3-25 years. Please email: email@example.com call 07832271809 or visit www.roisinmullins.co.uk.
A&B Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
25th July – 2nd August – Application forms are available in the church or from the Pilgrimage office and can be downloaded from the Lourdes website www.ablourdes.org Pilgrims requiring any level of medical, nursing or carer assistance should contact the Pilgrimage office direct on 01903 745180.
Lourdes Youth Service Group -
The Redshirts and the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013: If any students/parishioners in yr 10 or 11 would like to apply for a place with LYSG then please email Ray Mooney as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express their interest. This will trigger the application process. Enquirers should include their full name, date of birth, home address & home contact number, parish town and name of church, school name and school year. More information can be found on www.yaab.co.uk
World Youth Day 2013 –
WYD@Home: From Friday 26th July to Monday 29th July 2013.This is an event to coincide with the last few days of World Youth Day in Rio, Brazil. This local event at Aylesford Priory in Kent is a shortened and a less expensive event for young people aged 16 to 30 and any accompanying priests, youth workers, catechists and chaplains. For further details check out www.brightlights.org.uk