Following the Government’s announcement on Monday regarding church reopening, this confirms the following Mass times at West Grinstead:
Wednesday 2nd December: Confessions 11.30 followed by Holy Mass at 12 Noon
Friday 4th December: Holy Mass at 12 Noon, when Fr David Irwin will celebrate his Silver Jubilee. We wish him well and with much gratitude thank him for his ministry amongst us.
Sunday 6th December: Holy Mass at 10.30am – Second Sunday of Advent.
Wednesday 9th December: Confessions 11.30 followed by Holy Mass at 12 Noon.
Sunday 13th December: Holy Mass at 10.30am – Third ‘Gaudete’ Sunday of Advent.
NB: Distancing will remain and the hygiene protocols will continue as before.
The other good news is that we hope to be able to present our normal sale of Christmas cards in the Church Room from Sunday 6th December (delivery permitting). The cards will be sold in a Covid-secure manner
Christmas Masses: We shall celebrate the following Christmas Time Masses at West Grinstead, BUT PLEASE SEE THE NOTE BELOW ON PREBOOKING:
At St John’s, Horsham . . .
Parish Foodbank – The St John’s Share Shop – This will remain open each day when the church is open. Please continue to donate food, toiletries and baby goods. There has been a significant take up of this. Please share this initiative with anyone you may know who might need some extra help – Fr Aaron
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
St Gabriels Billingshurst – Sunday at 10.30: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoGj75ew6tu744_6tFK9WNQ
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/
Finally – at Westminster Cathedral – 1030am Sundays: https://rcdow.org.uk/news/live-streams-from-westminster-cathedral/
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
✠ ✠ ✠
Daily Readings – please click on: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com/team
✠ ✠ ✠
Please remember the sick and housebound in your prayers at this time: Sick clergy of the Diocese including Fr Stephen Purnell, Fr. Ray Blake, Fr Peter Andrews, Reverend Canon Colin Wolczak, Sr Zita. Patrick Brennan, Sheila Budgen, Callum, John Challis, Maya Connolly, Jim Chambers, Sharon Chambers, Justine, Shane Fahy, Aila Figura, Joshua Hayter, Norbert & Patricia Mallet, George Peach, Paschal Radford, John Burke, Glynis Taylor, Charlotte Walker, Sue Batstone, Sharon Bean, Laura Rawlinson (Walshe), Michela Urbanelli, Liz Burridge, Nigel Nicoll.
+ + + + + +