ADVENT SUNDAY II 2018 Bulletin

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

DIARY THIS WEEK

09.12 Advent Sunday II*, within the Octave of the Conception of the BVM
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
1015 Breaking fast The Roedean Café
10.12 Monday, Advent Feria within the Octave of the Conception of the BVM
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
0930 Breaking Fast Community Cafe
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
11.12 Tuesday, St Damasus, P&C 
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass With homily
0930 Breaking Fast Community Cafe
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
12.12 Wednesday, Advent Feria within the Octave of the Conception of the BVM
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 The Hub homeless drop in
0830 Holy Mass with homily
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
1830 Holy Hour with Exposition
1900 Supper Bardsley’s, Baker Street
2000 Conference Personal holiness
13.12 Thursday, St Lucy, V&M 
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
0930 Breaking Fast Community Cafe
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
14.12 Friday, Advent Feria within the Octave of the Conception of the BVM
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
1000 Breaking fast The Roedean Cafe
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
15.12 Saturday, Octave Day of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
16.12 Advent Sunday III*, St Eusebius, B&M  
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
1015 Breaking fast The Roedean Café
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available

*Holyday of obligation

RENEW & REVIVE

This Advent the Brighton Oratory will be kick-starting a holiness revival in Brighton! Convinced that the conversion of our city requires Christians to be visibly manifesting their faith and commitment to Jesus Christ in their lives, the Brighton Oratory will be facilitating a programme to provide Christians with opportunities to live out their faith in their everyday lives… continuing steadfastly in the…

apostles’ doctrine (1 Timothy 1:3): as well as a daily homily at Mass, every Wednesday evening there will be a conference, a talk and discussion on the fundamental aspects of Christian discipleship necessary to witness in the 21C, with reference to the Early Church and classical Church tradition.

and fellowship (1 John 1:3-7): regular social opportunities to share and experience fellowship in the week with “breaking fast” breakfasts and other meals and day visits or evenings out, enabling Christians to get to know each other, experience and express real friendship with each other.

and in breaking of bread (Acts 20:7): daily Mass, uniting our hearts to the heart of God made manifest in the Sacrament of His Love, the holy Eucharist; how can we love if we don’t avail ourselves of the receipt of His Love as often as we are able? Let us take the transforming love of the Eucharist into ourselves and into our lives and so transform the lives of those around us through living God’s love.

and in prayers (Acts 12:5): everyday, twice a day, the chapel will be open for Christians to pray silently. There will be no formal liturgy nor introduction to these prayer times, the concept is simply to provide a worship space for silent prayer in the city. Open morning and evening, the hope is that Christians will come to pray together and to be with God.

WEDNESDAYS Evening Renew & Revive Conference: Personal Holiness the second of a series of conferences by the Archbishop of Selsey concerning Christian discipleship. The only way the Church is going to fulfil her mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ is through the personal holiness of her members. His Grace will discuss the attitude and approach Christians should take to demonstrably manifest their commitment to Jesus and grow in personal holiness.

NOTICES

TONIGHT at St Paul’s West Street 6.00pm – Brighton Singers’ A Partridge in a Pear Tree, seasonal concert by popular local choir. Tickets £17 available at the door.

Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation. is situated in St Pauls Church in West Street and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm until December 15. It represents more than 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society and RNLI as well as a number of local charities such as Friends of Brighton and Hove Hospitals and SASBAH. The shop sells cards as well as seasonal gifts and products.

Hub Drop-in as usual this Wednesday from 0830-1300 volunteers always welcome to serve and greet our homeless guests. With the cold weather now upon us, donations of warm clothes, thermal socks and underwear, scarves and gloves etc are desperately needed.

Sussex Beacon Carol Concert is on Wednesday, December 19th at 7.30pm for 8pm, St Paul’s West Street the annual seasonal fundraising concert for the City’s HIV/AIDS hospice. Mulled wine and mince pies are served from 7.30pm with the concert starting at 8pm.

Christingle Service, 4pm Sunday, December 16th this year marking the 50th anniversary since the Children’s Society held the first Christingle service in this country. Please invite as many children as you know! This is a joint service with the Salvation Army.

Churches Together Carolling this annual opportunity for local Christians to come together in the commercial centre of the city to witness to “the reason for the season” accompanied by the Salvation Army Band fundraising for the Christmas Appeal. Thursday, December 20th, 6pm Churchill Square outside The Prince of Wales tavern.

Nursing Home Ministry if you would like to share worship with residents, in at Blind Veterans on 1.30pm Thursday, December 27th and in Worthing, December 30th 11am with Christmas Communion, leaving directly after the 0830 Mass. The service lasts about an hour and residents really appreciate meeting new people, help finding the hymns and somebody to pray with.

Cherubs Kitchen an exciting new project is on the horizon for Cherubs in 2019 and a team of core volunteers are needed for a regular commitment from January to April to facilitate a new SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) homeless night shelter to prepare and serve food on an ad hoc basis. IF you’re interested, please ring 07423 074517

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS EVE
0700 Morning Prayers Confession available
0830 Holy Mass with homily
0930 Breaking Fast Community Cafe
1400 Homeless Christmas Lunch Prep Main kitchen
1700 Evening Prayers Confession available
CHRISTMAS DAY
0000 1st Mass of the Nativity at Midnight
0830 2nd Mass of the Nativity at Dawn
1030 3rd Mass of the Nativity
1115 Coffee & Mince Pies Main hall
1230 Christmas Day Homeless Lunch Main hall
BOXING DAY St Stephen Protomartyr
1030 Mass & Visitation to the Crib

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