THE BISHOPS OF ENGLAND AND WALE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL PUBLIC GATHERINGS FOR WORSHIP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All Lent groups, FHC, Confirmation groups are also deferred until further notice.
Churches will be open for people to say prayers and light candles throughout the week and further times of Adoration made available.
Priests will be available during this period for confession but only within the confessional with its dividing wall and grill.
Pastoral visits are suspended although in an emergency that requires the sacrament of anointing for the dying a priest will be available.
It is imperative at this time to think of those most vulnerable and to have a eye for our neighbours.
The office phone and my mobile should be rung for those who need help and supplies. I am hoping that a few volunteers who are DBS checked will come forward and help in our endeavour. Those who wish to help but without DBS can still help with phone calls and dropping off gifted food parcels.
(with the sacrament of Confession available)
Wednesday 18th, 7.30pm Christ the King
Christ the King
4.30pm Children’s Xmas Liturgy
9.00pm First Mass of Christmas
11.30pm Midnight Mass (Divine Worship)
6.30pm First Mass of Christmas (with Children’s liturgy)
All Saints is a Holy Day of obligation: that is a obligation that is not slavishly imposed but a obligation of love and an opportunity to celebrate the communion of saints. All saints reminds us that we are not alone and we belong the the body of Christ Militant, active here on earth, Suffering, those being cleansed and purified, and those Glorified, the saints known and unknown to us but nevertheless numbered with the saints in angles in the full glory of heaven.
Friday 1st 10am St Joachim
Friday 1st 12 noon Christ the King
Friday 1st 7.30pm Christ the King (Divine Worship)
All Souls is an opportunity to offer our prayers and the sacrifice of the mass for our relatives, friends and those who have no one else to pray for them. We pray for them, that if they have not already passed through purification to the full glory of heaven, that our prayers and sacrifices will aid them to receive that most beautiful of promises, to see God face to face.
Saturday 8am Christ the King (Extraordinary Form, Latin)
Saturday 10am Christ the King
Saturday 12 noon St Joachim’s
After the 10am mass at Christ the King, a blessing will be given in the Garden of Remembrance for those who remains are interned there.
1.45pm Fr Neil will be visiting the Langney Cemetery to bless the graves for those who’s loved ones are buried there.
Where is a sung thanksgiving mass according to Divine Worship for the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman at Our Lady of Ransom, Monday 14th October. Mass will begin at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments afterwards in the hall for those who can stay.
Since the Bishops of England and Wales have restored Ascension to its proper day tomorrow, Thursday 30th, becomes a Holy Day of Obligation.
Mass will be offered at Christ the King at 10am, using the normal Roman rite, and 7.30pm, using Divine Worship.
See you all there!