MASSES THIS WEEK AT OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION:
Sunday 16 August at 10.30 – Holy Mass:The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass Intention: The Cobb family
Wednesday 19 August at 12 Noon: Feria in Ordinary Time, Week 20. Mass Intention: The Homeless
It is with great sadness that we announce the departure from this life of Bridie Cobb, who went to The Lord on the morning of Monday 3rd August.
Bridie’s funeral and committal will be held at West Grinstead at 10am on Monday 17 August. Sadly, because of Covid restrictions on numbers present, it will not be possible to extend an open invitation to friends and parishioners. Only immediate family and individual, invited friends will be able to attend. However, please pray for the Soul of Bridie, Peter and the rest of her family at this time.
May she rest in peace. Requiescat in pace
PLEASE NOTE: The wearing of face coverings in all Catholic churches, is now mandatory 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: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com/team
Note also that, from 15 August, although singing is allowed by ‘small groups of singers’, congregational singing is still not permitted. So we shall return to parts of our liturgy being led by the schola, but this cannot include hymn or responsorial psalm singing at present. For more detail please click on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july
Click the link below to see Bishop Richard’s podcast – on the Feast of The Assumption: https://vimeo.com/447484900
On-line Masses – weekly and Sunday – continue to be offered from several churches in our diocese (and beyond). Please click on the link at the bottom of this page – ‘Download this week’s Newsletter’ – for access to those links.
During lock-down, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the many of you who have already donated financially in different ways – directly on-line or via the diocesan ‘JustGiving’ facility.
Do please continue with your generosity, but now that lock-down is easing, we would urge you to consider setting up a Standing Order as an alternative to 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, when the Church’s income has diminished considerably. 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 Steve Scallan or Geoff Callister via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Kate or Susan at the Priest’s House on 01403 710273.
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’.
Finally, the JustGiving process is still active: Just click on the link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
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.
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