News

Vatican news on Ukraine 

 National Safeguarding Report (IICSA)

 

Bishops' Conference Statement on the publishing of the IICSA Report 10.11.20

Bishops' Conference Statement on safeguarding 20.11.20

Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si

 

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PARISH NEWS:

 

Parish Retreat: 

5th November - Sussex Heritage Centre. Please pray for the participants and leaders

 

First Holy Communion:

18th December - Ongoing thanks to Sr Frances and to Ann Higginson for their help in preparing the children for the Sacrament

Adult formation:

We shall have a programme exploring Divine Renovation, starting in the New Year

Prayers for Ukraine: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament held at Henfield Convent 2-3pm each Tuesday afternoon

Justice and Peace Group  -  Lord help us to live simply so that others may simply live - 

Next meeting t.b.a.

We are hoping to meet with our MP in advance of the COP 26 UN Climate Change conference

Music group: "Learning and Practising"20 October 2022 at 8pm in the Church. New members, or those otherwise interested are welcome!

Advent:

27th November - First Sunday of Advent shared service of Darkness to Light - at St Peter's 5.30pm

2nd December - Carols in the High Street 6.15-7.30pm - meet outside Stevens Estate Agents

5th December - Penitential service at 7pm in the church

9th/10th December - Evangelical Free Church Christmas Tree Festival (5-9pm on Friday; 10-12 and 5-7 on Saturday)

9th December - Evangelical Free Church 6.30-7pm

18th December - our parish carol singing - starting outside 35 Meadow Drive 4-6.30pm

Youth in Parish:

World Youth Day 2023:

1-5 August 2023 - invitations for ages 18-30: see newsletters for further details

Altar servers - the parish would welcome younger parishioners who wish to help our church in this way

Youth involvement in our parish -

Some of the younger parishioners have been helping cleaning the church and with the Mass readings. Keep an eye out for what else they will be doing over coming weeks - including bacon butties in the church hall!

Collections for Refugees - see newsletter for details. Our link is through Celia. Link to HAAD website.

Food Bank: Details in newsletter.

Mary's Meals: Double the Love appeal where all our donations will be doubled.

Winter "warm spaces": details in newsletters about this Henfield Community Partnership project - we are hoping to volunteer our hall for this purpose.

Catenians: Adur Valley Catenians will be joining us for the Mass on 30.10.22. Let's give them our usual warm welcome.

Harvest Mass and meal - Yes, we know that the summer months are in full swing, but the planning for parish events starts months ahead. Ideas, volunteers etc to Fr Hugh, or Dcn Paul.

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DIOCESAN NEWS: 

The Diocesan Homepage contains:

1. Bishop Richard's weekly podcast

2. Universalis link for daily Mass readings

3. Diocesan Pastoral Plan

2022 Lourdes pilgrimage - followup meetings with Redshirts and helpers - more information on the Diocesan website

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