PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF SOUL OF: Charles Birkenshaw RIP. His Funeral Mass will be on Friday 17th January at 10am in St Joseph’s church. PJ Dennehy RIP. His Funeral will take place in Ireland. Esther Devereux RIP. Her Funeral Service will take place at the Surrey & Sussex Crematorium on Thursday 30th January at 1.15pm. Please remember them and their families in your prayers.
SECOND COLLECTION: This Weekend - A&B Catholic Children’s Society Crisis Fund; Next Weekend - Pax Christi
CRIB COLLECTION This year all monies donated will go to the Arundel & Brighton Catholic Children’s Society Crisis Fund. Thank you for your generosity.
Pax Christi works internationally for the ‘Peace of Christ’ in our world through reconciliation and non-violence. “Peace alone is holy. Not war.” (Pope Francis) Next weekend we will have a second collection for their work. For more information please visit their web-site: www.paxchristi.org.uk
MANY THANKS! As the Christmas season comes to a close many thanks to everyone who helped with, and around, the celebrations in our Churches, and happy 2020!
PARISH SUNDAY LUNCH We continue our Parish Lunches today (Sunday, 12th Jan), at 1pm in the PNL centre, Holy Family, Reigate, this month hosed by the Brownie Group. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book, just come along. If you would like to help to host a lunch please contact the parish office.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION There is a meeting for all the parents/guardians of the First Holy Communion children on Monday 13th Jan at 7.45pm in the PNL Centre at St Joseph’s. The children preparing for this sacrament meet on 18th/19th January for session 1 of their programme.
GIVING BABY SUPPLIES AND MEDAILLE TRUST The Medaille Trust has been chosen as a charity that the parish will support in the coming two years. The Trust works to bring restoration and freedom from modern slavery through their network of safe houses. Donations of baby supplies are needed. Please look for the baskets that will be placed by the cribs in our churches where you can give your present of baby wipes, nappies, new blankets, hats or clothes.
50/50 CLUB AT ST TERESA'S Subscriptions are due for the 50/50 Club for 2020 - £12 per number per year. New subscribers are most welcome. Please see Janet Franklin at St Teresa’s after the Sun 5.30pm Mass, or contact the parish
office. The next draw will take place on 26th January.
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER - HELP!
We are still in need of volunteers to support our church in providing a winter night shelter for people who are homeless. We will host the shelter at St Joseph’s on Monday nights from 20th Jan to 17th Feb. For more information contact Mario on 07941995833 or [email protected]
Please note Mario is not able to provide help personally, and people looking for assistance need to contact the trust directly. The shifts for Feb and Mar are now on Dutyman. At this time of year we like to provide our guests with coffee vouchers. To donate a voucher please go to Costa, or other shops that provide them, & post them or pop them in to Mary-Anne Parsons, Shrewsbury Chapel, Shrewsbury Rd, Redhill, RH1 6BH.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME 2020
- There is a meeting for all parents of Confirmation Candidates today, Sunday 12th January at 4pm in the PNL Centre at St Joseph’s.
- The 1st session for candidates will be on Sunday 19th January 3.30pm - 5.00pm.
- Evening of Reflection with Bishop Richard on Friday 24th January at 6.45pm in the PNL Centre at St Joseph’s.
2020 LOURDES PILGRIMAGE APPLICATION The online application form for those applying as a helper, chaplain, member of the medical team or as a pilgrim who needs no assistance can be found https://www.my-holiday-booking.co.uk/crm/introduction/index/i/17/eid/9. If you would like to come to Lourdes as an assisted pilgrim, please contact the pilgrimage office via: [email protected] or 01403 740110.
SILENT RETREAT AT WORTH ABBEY
Enjoy time and space to be still, refresh your spirit and explore your relationship with God in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Mon 13th - Thur 16th Jan, Silent Retreat, Worth Abbey, Crawley, RH10 4SB, £265 per person (Concessions/unwaged £225). For further information, to book: T: 01342 710318 E: [email protected] https://worthabbey.net
JUSTICE & PEACE ASSEMBLY:
‘Still No Room at the Inn?” How can we respond to the homelessness crisis to-day? Free event, Saturday 25th January, at the St Philip Howard Centre, Crawley (DABCEC). Doors open 9.30am. Introduced by Bishop Richard, with speakers from Turning Tides, Homelink, Crawley Open House, Life Housing, Caritas Portsmouth, and more. Stalls and stands. Drinks provided, please bring own cup/mug. There is limited parking. To book please email [email protected]
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]
WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER Sunday 15th - Friday 20th March 2020 Save these dates for a significant event in the life of your parish! An opportunity to experience new approaches to prayer. Whether prayer comes easily or not, this is for you. More details to follow.
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]
ECUMENICAL MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT Green for Go, Go for Help! Please see the poster on our Church notice boards giving details of services available for people in crisis. This time of year can be difficult for many people; these contacts might help the person sitting next to you in the church or someone you meet in the street. As you leave the church why not take a photo of the poster. Please email Catherine if you are interested in the Mental Health Project at [email protected]
SOCIAL ACTION COMMISSION & ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION GROUP VOLUNTEERS WANTED Following Bishop Richard’s recent pastoral letter, we need volunteers who are willing to be parish environmental representatives for the Ecological Conversion Group. If you are interested please email John Paul de Quay at [email protected] Please provide your name and parish. Thank you.
DEFIBRILLATORS Thanks to the work of Dennis and Marek there are now defibrillators situated at our PNL centres at Redhill and Reigate. They are placed outside so that they can be found in emergency for anyone in the local area.
ANY SPARE RELIGIOUS OBJECTS OR BOOKS? Please hand them in after any Mass or bring them along to the parish office and we will then share them with families who come to the school signings, to help nurture the faith in the home.
EASTER PROJECT - CAN YOU HELP Can you help one Monday per month from 11am-2pm at St Teresa's Church Hall or homecook? We urgently need servers, welcomers, food preparers who could join one of our weekly teams. If you could spare 3 hours per month to help please phone Jane on 01737 762446 for more information.
DO YOU SHOP ONLINE? AND WISH TO HELP PNL? If you shop online at no cost to you a small donation can be made to the parish for each purchase you make! All you need do is enter your details by going to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pnl and clicking ‘Support us for free’. Then, when shopping online, you will be asked if you want to claim a donation for PNL. Click ‘Claim Donation’ and a small percentage of what you spend will be sent to our Parish Development Fund. So, please get clicking. Thank you.
PARKING AT MOAT HOUSE SURGERY CAR PARK Please be aware that no one should park in Moat House Surgery Car Park opposite St Teresa’s Monday - Friday between 7.30am and 7.00pm - Saturday between 8am - 11.30am. At other times we are allowed to park by kind consideration of the Moat House Surgery.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP We meet in St Joseph’s Church every Monday at 7pm. We Pray the Rosary with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Please feel free jo join us on Mondays at 7pm.
GET TOGETHER GROUP FOR ADULTS We meet in the Café at St Joseph’s every Saturday between 3pm and 5pm. We enjoy each other's company and have fun. All welcome.
VINCENTIAN VOLUNTEER Aged 18-35 with a year to spare to live in a faith-filled community and make a difference serving the needy in our society? Then visit www.vincentianvolunteers.org.uk
RETREAT CAFÉ Come and join us in the Café in the PNL Centre at St Joseph’s on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and have a FREE tea or filter coffee when you purchase any hot food.
CAN YOU HELP IN THE PNL CAFÉ? Our PNL Café’s a really special place and run by some really wonderful parishioners who volunteer their time and effort to make it a welcoming hub of our Church community, We are, however, in need of extra help particularly on Tuesdays & Thursdays morning till lunchtime. If you can help and want to join a friendly team please contact the parish office.
THINKING OF GETTING MARRIED? Wonderful! Bishop Richard has asked that you give the parish at least 12 months notice so that we can help care for your Sacramental preparation, and paperwork can be completed in good time, even if you are intending to get married elsewhere - Contact the office for more details.
THE ST PHILIP HOWARD CENTRE The St Philip Howard Centre (formerly DABCEC) is home to the Diocesan Formation Team, Education Service, the A&B News and the Centre Coordinator. 4 Southgate Dr, Crawley, RH10 6RP Tel: 01293 515666