PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF SOUL OF: Betty Skelton RIP. Her funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 17th September in St Teresa’s Church at 10am. Jim Brydon RIP. His funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday 18th September in St Teresa’s Church at 9.30am. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
COLLECTIONS:2nd Collection this weekend: Local SVP Groups
For Gift Aid: Please use SVP an envelope available at the back of each church
2nd Collection next weekend: Society of African Missions
LOCAL SVP GROUPS There will be a second collection next weekend for our local St Vincent de Paul groups (SVP) who do such good works within our parish. Please be generous.
SOCIETY OF AFRICAN MISSIONS APPEAL Our Annual Mission Appeal takes place next weekend, 28th/29th Sept. We welcome Fr Tom McNamara who will be making an appeal on behalf of the Society of African Missions. “Our missionary focus is Africa and her people. Our purpose is to spread the values of the Gospel. We minister among those who do not know Jesus Christ, working closely with the marginalised and most abandoned.” Website: www.sma-gb.org. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.
SVP AWARENESS MONTH “I would like to embrace the whole world in a network of charity.” Blessed Frederic Ozanam
MARY'S MEALS - ONGOING FUNDRAISING Please join us for tea, coffee and cake after 11am Mass today (Sunday 22nd Sept) in the PNL Café. All welcome. (www.marysmeals.org.uk).
PNL BOOK+ CIRCLE Our next book is by Fr Paul Farren - ‘Freedom and Forgiveness: A fresh look at the Sacrament of Rec-onciliation’. We will discuss the book on Wed 25th Sept at 8pm at 32 Croydon Rd, Reigate RH2 0GP.
REFLECTION DAY FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS IS CANCELLED Unfortunately, Bishop Richard due to unforeseen circumstances, is now unable to lead the Reflection Day planned for 28th Sept. He has asked a number of other priests if they could stand in for him but no-one is free at such short notice, so it is with much regret that the decision has been made to postpone it.
WALKING WITH JESUS NEW SEASON, NEW FORMAT
Are you looking to enrich your family faith life? Why not join in our new Walking with Jesus activity sessions, for children who have received their First Communion and up to age 11(ish), and any family members who'd like to join the fun as well. Sessions will be on the 2nd Saturday of each month, starting 12th October with a mini-pilgrimage in Redhill. The start time will be10am and will finish at 11.30am in the PNL Centre at St Jo-seph's. For more information or to register interest (so we have enough refreshments for everyone!) please contact the parish office on 01737 761017 or email [email protected]
ST TERESA'S - 60th ANNIVERSARY MASS
St Teresa’s celebrates it’s 60th anniversary this year. All the parish are invited to celebrate mass with us at 5.30pm on Sunday 6th October. There will be a party in the community room afterwards, so please do come along. Donations of finger food most welcome. If you would like to be involved in the mass in any way (altar serving/musicians etc) please do get in touch with Liz Braines at [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you.
MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK There will be Mass with Anointing of the Sick at the Holy Family Church at 2pm on Friday 11th October followed by refreshments in the hall. If you would like to attend but need a lift please contact the parish office on 01737 761017.
DORKING PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI
St Joseph’s Parish, Dorking, are organising a Pilgrimage to Assisi from Tues 8th Oct – Sat 12th Oct 2019. The Pilgrimage costs £709 and is being led by Father Tony Milner (Parish Priest) and Deacon Tony Kinal. 4 places left - tel: 01306882433 or email [email protected]
for more information.
MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS
Come and celebrate with us at The Cathedral of Our Lady & St Philip Howard, London Road, Arundel, BN18 9AY, on Saturday 12th October at 12.00pm. Registration essential – To book please call 01293 651161 or email [email protected]
PARISH SUNDAY LUNCH Our next Sunday Lunch will be on Sun 13th Oct at PNL Centre at Holy Family and will be hosted by our Parent & Toddler group. Please put date in your diary.
REDHILL AND REIGATE STREET PASTORS
are holding a breakfast meeting to launch a new mid-week, daytime patrol outside of McDonalds Redhill. If you are interested in finding out about this do come on Sat 19th Oct to St Luke's Church, Reigate at 8.30am (breakfast provided). Please contact [email protected]
pastors.org.uk to confirm you are coming.
YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULT WEEKEND AT DOUAI ABBEY BETWEEN 25th - 27th OCT 2019
Are you aged between 18-40? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire) You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! To book go to:- https://bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2019.
For updates go to: http://youngcatholicadultslatestnews.blogspot.co.uk/.
For more details go to: http://www.youngcatholic adults.co.uk/events.htm. Prices start from £25.
SCHOOL ADMISSIONS If you are applying for your child to attend St Bede’s or St Joseph’s, or another Faith School, in September 2020, in the relevant form please fill in ‘Parish of the Nativity of the Lord’ as your parish and ‘Fr Tony Bridson’ as Parish Priest. Some time in the autumn we will make arrangements to sign the supplementary forms, so watch this space!
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.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT As Christians we are called to proclaim the Good News of salvation in Christ. One way to do this is as a catechist. Are you being called to serve the Church in this way?! As you can see elsewhere, we are starting some of our sacramental programmes this September and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. If you can help please speak to Fr Tony or contact the parish office.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY AT SUNDAY MASSES IN REDHILL & REIGATE We are looking for helpers to join our teams in this term in order to continue running Children’s Liturgy, particularly as some long standing volunteers have stepped down or retired. All Children’s Liturgy volunteers must have a DBS check carried out by the Parish. If you would like to become involved to help run the sessions for Children's Liturgy, please email the PNL office at [email protected] saying at which church you would be interested in helping at. Children’s Liturgy runs during term time and the sessions are run by different teams of Children’s Liturgists on a rota basis.
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.
17TH REIGATE SCOUT GROUP We are looking for more adults to get involved in our Scout Group, as a Leader, Section Assistant, Skills Instructor or as member of the Group Committee. For a chat please phone 0787 261 7940 or email [email protected]
17TH REIGATE SCOUTS Our annual report for the year ending 31st March 2019 is available at the back of church for anyone who would like to know what the Scout Group has been up to over the last year. If you would like to find out more and how you could help then email [email protected]
CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES In support of Bishop Richards’s Pastoral Plan, the diocese is planning to launch a Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) course, starting September 2019. The CCRS has been around since 1919 and aims to prove an introduction to Catholic theology and give an understanding of the central truths of our Faith. It will be open to teachers, catechists, people involved in pastoral and liturgical work and other interested adults. Full details can be found at http://www.brsccrs. org.uk/index.php For more information and to express in interest an attending the course, please contact John Harman: 01293 651157 or [email protected].
ST JOHN'S SEMINARY NEEDS YOUR HELP St John's Seminary has been involved in the formation of priests for England and Wales for over 125 years. It is now in need of help to refurbish and redecorate 30 of its bedrooms which have had little or no upgrading in over 40 years. The Seminary operates on a very tight budget and has no available funds to finance this much needed work which will cost about £2000 per room. If you can help in any way, please send a cheque made payable to St John's Seminary to: Mgr Gerry Ewing (Vice-Rector), St John's Seminary, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0QX.
RELIGIOUS ITEMS If you have any spare religious items, e.g. statues, crucifixes, etc., please bring them to the parish office.
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