MISSIO RED BOX This weekend we will welcome Eileen Tompkins to make Red Box Appeal. Through the Red Box we care for our Church family around the world. Thank you to all parishioners who already give through the Missio Red Box.
PNL BOOK + CIRCLE Our next book will be the classic ‘The Seven Storey Mountain’ by Thomas Merton. We meet to discuss the book after Mass on Friday 21st February in the Retreat Cafe in the PNL Centre at St Joseph's. All welcome.
EVENING PRAYER WIITH BISHOP RICHARD
All who are divorced, remarried or separated, are invited to come together with Bishop Richard on Sun 23rd Feb from 3pm at St John the Evangelist Church, Horsham, for tea, conversation and prayer. Please email [email protected]
org.uk. Thank you.
REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE – RETROUVAILLE
‘Retrouvaille’ means 'rediscovery' and their programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Many headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’, or to register for the pro-gramme commencing with a residential weekend on 28th & 29th Feb & 1st Mar 2020, call/text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443, or [email protected]
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER This year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer services have been prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe. The theme will be 'Rise, take your mat and walk.’ Services, on Fri 6th Mar, are in Holy Trinity church, Redhill, at 10.30am, in St Mary’s church, Reigate at 7.30pm, and in All Saints Church, Merstham at 11am and 7.30pm. Though traditionally known as the Women’s World Day of Prayer, it is designed for men and women, and everyone is welcome to the services.
PARISH SUNDAY LUNCH Our thanks goes to Couples for Christ for hosting last Sundays wonderful Parish Lunch. Our next Parish Lunch will be on Sun 8th Mar at 1pm in the PNL Centre at Holy Family, and will be hosted by St Joseph’s Primary School Teachers & Governors. All welcome.
ST PATRICK’S DINNER AND CEILIDH
The 17th Reigate Scout Group will be hosting a St Patrick’s Dinner and Ceilidh on Saturday 14th March in the PNL Centre at Holy Family. Tickets are £12 each and available by emailing [email protected]
or phoning 07872 617940
WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER SUNDAY 15th - FRIDAY 20th MARCH 2020
Why do I pray? What is prayer? How can I gain a sense of God’s presence during prayer? How can I have a conversation with God? So many questions! Perhaps this week can answer some of them for you. This is an opportunity to talk ‘one to one’ with a trained Prayer Guide about your prayer life - what gives you joy, what you find helpful, what is difficult, or explore new ways of praying. Why not sign up for this Week of Guided Prayer now. You will be assigned a Prayer Guide who will arrange to see you each day during the week for 30 mins at a time of your choosing. Booking forms are available at the backs of our churches or email John Roberts, on [email protected]
Can you help during the week? We will need some volunteers; please email Maureen Roberts at [email protected] 1. Preparation of light lunches for 3/4 prayer guides 2. Accommodation for possibly 2 guides 3. Evening meal at home - 2/4 prayer guides.
MEMORIAL SERVICE If you have lost a child, of whatever age or stage of life, there will be a memorial service for them on Friday 3rd April at 7pm in Holy Family church. All are welcome.
FOODBANK - THE NEED IS STILL THERE Thank you for your continuing support for St Matthew's Foodbank. They require small packets of sugar, soups, long life milk, jars of coffee, noodles, tinned meat, cooking oil, peanut butter, ketchup, tin openers, and deodorants.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
A pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 13th May - 20th May 2020. Staying 7 nights. To find out more or to book please call Nicki Murrill on 07753 661791 or email [email protected]
EPSOM & REDHILL DEANERY Day of Recollection Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Led by Reverend John Garry a priest of St Patrick’s Missionary Society on Sat 23rd May 2020 from 10am – 4pm at St Teresa’s Independent School, Beech Avenue, Effingham Hill, RH5 6ST. The day will commence with Mass at 10am in the school chapel at which there will be the commissioning and re-commissioning of ministers, followed by coffee/tea then a talk by Father John. Then time for recollection/reflection and lunch. At 2pm a further talk by Father John followed by a period for recollection/reflection with afternoon coffee/tea. The day will finish with Benediction in the Chapel. The theme of the talks will be Deepening our Relationship with Christ. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee and soft drinks provided)
ST JOHN VIANNEY GROUP “I have a vocation from God. If I already know what it is, I pray to be faithful. If I am still searching, I pray to hear God’s voice and to respond generously.”
Is God calling you to the priesthood? The St John Vianney Group is a group for men, aged 18-45 who wish to explore whether they have a calling. For further details contact Fr Con Foley via email [email protected]
.com or call 01932 842 643.
CAFOD Deanery Meeting Saturday 15 September All parishioners are welcome to this meeting at PNL Centre at Holy Family between 10am - 12noon. A chance to hear about CAFOD's work in Zimbabwe and the impact of climate change on the world's poor.