Epiphany III 2019 Bulletin

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


27.01 SUNDAY*
St John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople & Epiphany III

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast
28.01 MONDAY
St Agnes of Rome, Virgin Martyr (secundo)

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast
1730 Evening Prayers
St Francis de Sales, Priest Confessor

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast
1730 Evening Prayers
St Martina of Rome, Virgin Martyr

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast & Hub drop in
1730 Holy Hour, Exposition, Adoration & Benediction
1845 Fish Supper – Bardlseys
2000 Conference – “God made me to… serve Him”
St Peter Nolasco, Confessor

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast
1730 Evening Prayers
01.02 FRIDAY
St Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast
1730 Evening Prayers

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Blessing of Candles, Procession, Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast
No Evening Prayers
03.02 SUNDAY*
St Blaise, Bishop of Sebastea, Martyr & Epiphany IV

0730 Morning Prayers
0830 Mass & homily, Blessing of Throats
1000 Breaking fast
* denotes holyday of obligation


PLEASE NOTE the NEW times of Morning and Evening Prayers now from 7.30am and 5.30pm. Holy Hour & Benediction will be as usual on Wednesday, followed by Fish Supper and Conference.

CANDLEMAS – a holyday of obligation is this SATURDAY with blessing of candles, procession and Mass from 0830. This feast celebrates the Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

NEXT SUNDAY is the feast of St Blaise, the traditional blessing of throats will take place at the conclusion of the Mass. The aid of St. Blaise is asked in delivering the faithful from throat ailments and other evils. To do this, the priest consecrates two candles, generally by a prayer, and then holds each in a crossed position on the throat of the person being blessed. At the same time the following blessing is given: “Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

Main Photo: Fr Jerome and his band playing for the Rottingdean Drama Society pantomime, “Robin Hood” performed last week. This was Fr Jerome’s tenth year and 11th panto as Musical Director and 13th pantomime as an MD in the same period!

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.

New vestments: some recent additions to the sacristy include vestments donated by Fr John Wright, retired priest of St Cuthman’s Whitehawk, a long time friend of the Oratory. Sadly these vestments are now in memoriam as Fr John recently passed away. Fr John and his wife, Brenda were frequent attendees of Benediction at The Chapel in the Inn. The vestments were delivered by Justin, Fr John’s son who came to know Fr Jerome through Rottingdean Drama Society. Please remember Fr John in your prayers, who’s faithful ministry will be remembered whenever his vestments are worn at the altar, and for Brenda and Justin.

Epiphany House Blessings: if you would like your home blessed with Epiphany water and your doorways chalked with the initials of the Magi in blessing for the new year, just let the clergy know!

FRIENDS OF S PAUL’S (West Street) – Wine-tasting, Saturday 16th February, 5.30pm: As the building work is underway, it is not possible to hold a dinner but instead a wine-tasting with Quaff has been arranged. Tickets are available from Friends of S. Paul’s £8, Guests £10.

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

Of your charity, please hold the following in your prayers…
For those in need… Christopher, Lyn B, Simon G, Dagmar B, Karen, Debbie G, Fr Graham F, Fr Stephen D, Heather & Susanna L-D, Finley G, Diane C, Pat, Paul, Penny E, Colin R, John, Ronald
For those discerning… James, Manuel, Vincent, Darren
For those who grieve… Barbara R & family, Brenda W & family
For the recently departed… Lauretta (21.01.19), Clive Reed (23.01.19) Fr John Wright (24.01.19)

Revive & Renew Conferences on Personal Holiness if you missed them or would like to hear them again are presented below via YouTube. The new series for Epiphanytide has already begun, on Wednesdays following Holy Hour and a dutch Fish Supper! Last week’s conference below…


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