PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF SOUL OF:
Christopher Wood RIP, his funeral service will be on Friday 15th June at 12.30pm in the Surrey & Sussex Crematorium.
Please remember him and his family in your prayers.
2nd collection this weekend is for Missionary Endeavour of the Diocese . (Gift Aid Registered PNL Donors, please use either a box purple envelope or a parish - customised envelope)
A Parish Day is being planned for Sunday 15th July, a chance for us to come together for one Mass and celebrations - all at St Joseph’s School in the sunshine. More details to follow - if you would like to help organise the day please contact the parish office.
If you have been baptised Catholic but not yet confirmed there is a short course of preparation running in June. Please contact the parish office for details.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY HELPERS WANTED
Please volunteer and help bring the message of the Readings at Mass to our youngest parishioners, who are the future Church. If you or someone you know think you could join our team, please talk to one of the existing members of the team at the end of Mass or contact the parish office [email protected]
QUIZ NIGHT (Fundraising)
Alex Wright and Ellie Rapps from St Bede’s School are organising a quiz night for the Year 12 trip to Tanzania. It will take place at 17th Reigate Scout Hall, 122 Ladbroke Road, RH1 1JX at 7:30pm, Sat 2nd June. Tickets are £5pp, please contact the parish office.
MASS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Mass will be held on Sat 2nd June at 1pm in St John the Evangelist, Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 2PJ. Please email [email protected] or text 07970 428601 or tel Mr Jim Mortell on 01273 552159.
PRIESTHOOD VOCATION REFLECTION DAY
A day of reflection for single men aged 35-55 who wish to explore if they have a calling to the priesthood on Sat 9th June 9.30am at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh. For more details contact the Fr. Con Foley on 01932 842643 or email [email protected]
DIOCESAN GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE:
Wed 13th June from 10.45am at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Park Lane, West Grinstead RH13 8LT. The day with include Adoration and Reconciliation and Mass with Bishop Richard. Hot drinks available but bring own packed lunch. Booking Essential with Rosie Read on 01293 651161 or [email protected],org.
ARUNDEL & BRIGHTON LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
27th Jul - 2nd Aug (by Air) 26th July - 3rd August (by coach). 2018 Online Application Form for helpers, doctors, nurses, chaplains and pilgrims. Assisted pilgrims, please contact the Office (01403 740110). For more information go to: http://www.ablourdes.org
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
The National Eucharistic Congress takes place this year in Liverpool from 7th -9th Sept. This will be a wonderful opportunity for all the Diocese of England and Wales to come together to reflect on the gift of the Eucharist and the central place it holds in our lives. We have been allocated 8 tickets so if you are interested in attending please contact the parish office 01737 761017.
12 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
with Fr Stephen Hardaker KHS and Fr Terry Martin, 31st March 2019, visiting all the holy sites and with daily Mass. Some moderate walking involved. To request a brochure with full details, please contact Fr Stephen on: 01883 713776 or [email protected]
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Retreat Café is run entirely by volunteers from Monday to Friday 10.30am - 1pm during school term only. We need more volunteers to join this friendly group. No experience necessary, we all support each other. If you can spare a couple of hours please speak to one of the volunteers during Café opening hours or the parish office 01737 761017.
SURREY’S FIRST COMMUNITY CAFE
A not-for-profit community cafe has just opened in the new Merstham Hub called the Merstham Mix. The objectives are to strengthen the local community bonds, promote healthy eating, provide affordable food to all and free hot meals to all our local food-bank users. We will also be reducing food waste by supplementing our kitchen with food surpluses from supermarkets and farms. Merstham Facilities Community Trust and Loveworks are on the organising end and although we have a wonderful chef, we need volunteers for the kitchen and FOH to keep our costs low. If you would like the opportunity (training given!) please contact Anna on 07929498430 or [email protected] gmail.com for more information. Our website is www.mersthamcc.org.uk to read all about it!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON GET TOGETHERS We are a friendly group of adults that meet every Saturday in the PNL Café area between 3-5 pm. We play games, chat and enjoy company over a complimentary hot drink. Parishioners, people from our local community and visitors are always welcome to come along anytime during the session. Please don't hesitate to contact the parish office if you would like to meet with me prior to coming along.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Bishop Richard invites families to join him on a pilgrimage to Dublin for the World Meeting of Families 22nd – 26th Aug 2018. This event includes a three day congress exploring themes from Amoris Laetitia. Wonderful international speakers will lead sessions for adults and there are age-appropriate activities for children and young people. This is followed by a concert- style ‘Festival of Families’ on the Saturday and the event concludes with Sunday Mass concelebrated by Pope Francis. For further details please see [email protected] net.org
SAFEGUARDING IN THE PARISH
Some roles in the parish require volunteers to have a DBS check which are renewed every 3 years. Katie Jones, our Safeguarding Rep, will be contacting people if a re-check is needed. However if you are in a role in the parish and have not had a recheck or if you have any query on the DBS process please contact Katie on 01737 761017.
BEQUESTS THANK YOU
We are very grateful that a number of parishioners from our three churches have assisted our parish by gifting a donation to the parish in their wills. A sheet has been prepared by the diocese outlining the wording that should be used for this. It also includes information on Foundation Masses and bequests to our diocese. If you would like more information please take one of the blue sheets at the backs of all our churches.