First Holy Communion Mass

Our lovely FHC children will receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord for the first time on Saturday 9th June. The Mass begins at 11.00am. We pray for the children and their families and friends at this special time. Please note that the ‘regular’ Mass on Saturday will be at the earlier time of 9.00am and there will be no Adoration or Benediction that morning.

Adoring the Most Holy Sacrament


O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, and our dear Mother! O all ye holy angels, who, by your adoration in our churches, make up for the little love which your God and our Saviour receives from men and women, obtain for us the grace to comprehend a little the love of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament.


St Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)

Application for Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund

As we are all aware, our church and parish/community centre are now over 150 years old. The main roof structure of the church is in a poor state; as are windows, walls, and rainwater goods. The time has come to address these problems and that will conceivably put the parish into very considerable debt. However, because our buildings are Grade II Listed, it is possible that some funding might be available from The Heritage Lottery.

An application was made to them at the end of last month on your behalf and you can read a copy of the relevant sections below. A paper copy is also available in the centre. The application explains, in a very full way, why we need funding, and I urge you to read it, as it is really the first step in a consultation process to engage you all in a major project for our church.

Irrespective of whether we obtain a grant, we must fix the roof! So, we should put money aside for that sole purpose, otherwise we will have to borrow very substantial sums. We will know late in September if we are successful with our Heritage Lottery Application and in the interim we will arrange consultation events, so that you can express your views on the project and become involved. Watch this space – and please continue to pray that we become the amazing parish that God is calling us to be.


    

Download the PDF file .

Corpus Christi at Arundel Cathedral

The famous Carpet of Flowers at Arundel Cathedral will be on view this year on 30th and 31st May, with Mass at 5.30pm on 31st May. All are welcome.

Hundreds of visitors come to the Cathedral during this time and there are lots of opportunities for local parishioners to come and help make them welcome. If you would like to spend a few hours in the Cathedral stewarding, talking to visitors, or helping with refreshments in the Cathedral Centre, please contact the Cathedral Office on aruncath1@aol.com or 01903 882297.

Help is also needed for the more physical jobs of preparing the Cathedral for Mass from 4pm on 31st May and tidying later that evening. Thank you!

Knights of St Columba Race Night

The next KSC RACE NIGHT  will be on Saturday 19th May,  at Durrington Community Centre: 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Raising funds for Pope Francis’s charity Missio and Lourdes Red Shirts.  Tickets are available from Knights in each parish.

Price is £8.50, which includes a Fish and Chip supper.

Please see poster for details.