News

Pope Francis Appeal re Ukraine (click on link to word document above)

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:

 

Ukraine: 

The two appeals have resulted in 207 boxes of aid, 42 sleeping bags and a lot of blankets were also sent. Financial donations of £1300 were also sent. 

A big thank you to all who donated and helped with the collecting and packing, especially Celia Emmott and Ann Higginson.

 

Synod: We held 3 meetings per week in January to discuss the topics raised by  the Synod.

 

Henfield Haven: Volunteers wanted. Contact details on their Facebook page

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

Jubilee Weekend -  Friday 3rd June Mass 10am, Parish Lunch 1pm in the Parish garden, St Peter's Church hosting the village thanksgiving service at 5.30pm. We plan to walk as a group from Corpus Christi to St Peter's setting off at 5pm.

Henfield Gardens and Arts weekend - 12 June -  we are included and opening the parish gardens - but some help will be needed: cakes and cookies, stewarding, welcoming; organ recital 3pm, dance and exhibition in the hall - please contact Fr Hugh if you can offer.

Youth in 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!

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

Food Bank: Details in newsletter.

Jo's plant sale: 7th and 8th June at Henfield Place, Upper Station Road - starting at 11am. Proceeds to Aid to the Church in Need.

Diocesan 'Invited' programme: Each week, the talk will be available from Monday morning onwards on the diocesan website (www.abdiocese.org.uk/invited) with a chance to follow up by meeting together at the convent on Wednesday at 7pm.

If at all possible, please do listen to the talk before coming to the meeting, so that we all know what we are reflecting on!

Christian Aid Week - 15-21 May: we are holding lunch in our hall on Friday 20 Mat from 12 noon.

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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 - seeking helpers and Redshirts - more information on the Diocesan Homepage

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