Welcome to all, on the solemnity of Corpus Christi: Please click on the link at the bottom of this page for a reflection on this Most Holy Solemnity.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR CHURCH AT WEST GRINSTEAD WILL BE OPEN THIS COMING WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE FROM 10.30am UNTIL 1pm FOR PRIVATE PRAYER. CURRENT SAFETY PRACTICES RE SOCIAL DISTANCING etc MUST BE OBSERVED. A NOTICE DETAILING ALL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE CHURCH ENTRANCE, along with a handout.
ALSO, THIS REOPENING IS ONLY POSSIBLE BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE HAVE KINDLY VOLUNTEERED TO ACT AS STEWARDS, WHICH IS A DIOCESAN REQUIREMENT. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS REOPENING WILL BE POSSIBLE EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, IN LINE WITH OUR TRADITIONAL WEDNESDAY PRACTICES. HOWEVER THIS WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE IF TWO STEWARDS ARE WILLING TO BE PRESENT THROUGHOUT EACH SESSION. IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO BE INCLUDED ON SUCH A ROTA, PLEASE CONTACT KATE OR GEOFF. Please note that volunteers should NOT participate in the following circumstances: If they, or a member of their household is currently unwell with symptoms of Coronavirus; If they are vulnerable owing to age or underlying health issues; If they live with someone who is extremely vulnerable – THANK YOU.
FINALLY, PLEASE CONTINUE TO RE-VISIT THIS SITE REGULARLY TO CHECK ON FURTHER NEWS OF THE RE-OPENING OF OUR CHURCH. IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE AS SOON AS LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
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Click the link below to see Bishop Richard’s latest podcast – for Trinity Sunday:
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You will find a link to a Spiritual Communion at the bottom of this page, along with other valuable information, including local news.
St John the Evangelist,Horsham offers live streaming on its website, and via Facebook. Just click on this website link and scroll down to the live link: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com
PLEASE NOTE – It would be really helpful to Fr Aaron, if parishioners could subscribe to the Parish Youtube page: Catholic Horsham and West Grinstead. Once we get 1000 subscribers it unlocks a host of functions that enable streaming and editing of our live and recorded videos.
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There is live streaming throughout the day, and especially at 12 Noon each day from the National Catholic Shrine at Walsingham (our ‘big sister’ Marian Shrine): http://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream
Holy Mass is also streamed from the Secret Heart of Jesus, Caterham at 9.00am and 6pm Sundays, and 10am weekdays:
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Live Mass is also streamed from St Mary of the Angels, Worthing at 10.30am SUNDAY & 10.00am Weekdays (7.30pm Wednesdays). Go to: https://www.stmaryoftheangels.org.uk/catholic-mass-online/
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Finally, live Mass is streamed at the following times from Sacred Heart Church, Hove: Monday: 10:00am; Tuesday: 10:00am; Wednesday: 8:00am; Thursday: Noon; Friday: 8:00am; First Saturday of the Month: Noon; Saturday: 6:00pm; Sunday: 9:30am and 11:30am. Please visit http://www.sacredhearthove.org.uk/videos.html
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During the current ‘lock-down’ situation, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the many of you who have already donated on-line, via the diocesan ‘JustGiving’ link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
Do please continue with your generosity.
It is a very simple process, but it is important to state the name of our parish – ‘Our Lady of Consolation & St Francis, West Grinstead’ – in the comments field, to ensure donations end up with the parish. Also, JustGiving defaults to a suggested ‘platform fee’ of an extra 15%, but this can be reset to any amount down to zero. Thank you indeed!
Alternatively, if you prefer, cheques in lieu of plate collections can be sent to the presbytery: Priest’s House, Park Lane, West Grinstead, Horsham, RH13 8LT. They should be made payable to ‘RCD A&B Our Lady of Consolation’.
MANY THANKS ALSO to those of you who have so kindly offered to set up Standing Orders in lieu of our Sunday ‘plate collections’. This is always the most convenient method for planned giving (for all concerned) – already used by so many of us at West Grinstead – and it is vitally important at this time. Regular Standing Orders can be for any amount, no matter how small – just please give what you can afford. This is a golden opportunity to express our sincere thanks for our God-given faith, and for our beautiful, unique Shrine Church and community. Pope Francis said ‘Generosity enlarges the heart’, and we are most grateful indeed for your generosity of heart.
To set up a Standing Order, please contact Geoff Callister via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Kate or Susan at the Priest’s House on 01403 710273 – thank you.
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