Sunday 26th July at 10.30 – Holy Mass: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Intention: The repose of the souls of the deceased benefactors of This Shrine.    PLEASE NOTE – It is hoped to be able to offer Confessions before this Mass.

Wednesday 29th July at 12 Noon: Memoria to St Martha. Mass Intention: The repose of the soul of Joan Lamb RIP


AT MASS – please follow the directions given by the stewards.  Also, to minimise risk of infection, there will be no hard-copy newsletters or Mass sheets distributed at the Church entrance – Newsletters will continue to be available on-line only. Thus, please bring your personal missals to Mass for the readings, or on the day, click on:

Starting on Saturday 25th, there will be a diocesan Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage, which will continue until Thursday, 30th July.  Please visit:

Fr David Irwin – Fr David has been in hospital this past week. He is in good spirits but he has to remain for further tests. This means for the time being he will not celebrate Mass at West Grinstead.

 Please see our JOINT WEEKLY NEWSLETTER WITH ST JOHN’S HERE (which also displays the Sunday Mass readings in advance, on the final page):

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Click the link below to see Bishop Richard’s most recent podcast – for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

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On-line Masses – weekly and Sunday – continue to be offered from several churches in our diocese (and beyond), as follows:

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:

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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):

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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:

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During lock-down, 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:

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:, or phone Kate or Susan at the Priest’s House on 01403 710273 – thank you.


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