LATEST GOVT CORONAVIRUS ADVICE as of Mon eve 4 Jan:
Wed 6th Jan – Mass 12 Noon: The Epiphany of the Lord. Mass Intention: Vocations to the Priesthood in our Diocese. PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE THE FINAL MASS THAT FR AARON WILL CELEBRATE WITH US
Sunday 10th Jan – 11.00am Mass, AND PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL REMAIN AS THE NEW SUNDAY MASS TIME, now that canon tim celebrates mass at billingshurst, ahead of ours:
The Baptism of The Lord. Mass Intention: The new, joint Missions at Billingshurst and West Grinstead
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THE FUTURE: Bishop Richard recently announced that from 10th January 2021, the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation and St. Francis will be joined onto Billingshurst Parish. This will mean adaptations in both churches for the celebration of Mass. Starting on Sunday 10th January, Mass at St Gabriel’s, Billingshurst will be at 9.30am and the Mass at the Shrine in West Grinstead will be at 11am. These times will be evaluated after Easter to see if any modification is needed. The weekday timetable will be Masses at Billingshurst on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9.30am and on Thursday at 7pm – and Mass at West Grinstead continuing on Wednesdays at 12 noon. We look forward to working with the good people of St Gabriel’s and through the intercession of Our Lady, St Francis and St Gabriel, celebrating together our Catholic faith.
We wish to thank Fr Aaron most sincerely for his exemplary ministry with us here, at the Shrine. When restrictions allow, we very much hope to celebrate such an uplifting, supporting and spiritually enriching period for us. Fr Aaron’s last Mass with us will be on Wednesday 6 January at Midday on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.
Please also make a note of St Gabriel’s web address, which will become our joint website for weekly parish matters: https://stgabrielsbillingshurst.org.uk
For Events, Pilgrimage and History matters, however, our website will remain as at this one – ie: http://www.consolation.org.uk
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Deacon Seamus is retiring after fourteen highly successful years of dedicated service at West Grinstead. We give grateful thanks for his long and devoted service to the Lord and to our Mission. There will be an opportunity to thank him properly in the New Year, once restrictions allow. Deo Gratias!
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*** THE HEATING AT OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION CHURCH IS NOW WORKING – in a slightly reduced form ***
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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
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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/
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.
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Daily Readings – please click on: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com/team
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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, Viv Griffiths, Justine, Shane Fahy, Aila Figura, Joshua Hayter, Norbert & Patricia Mallet, George Peach, Paschal Radford, John Burke, Glynis Taylor, Charlotte Walker, Sharon Bean, Laura Rawlinson (Walshe), Liz Burridge, Nigel Nicoll.
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