Pastor Bonum 2019 Bulletin

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

Acts 2:42

Kalendar

DAYDATEOFFICENOTES
SUN05.05St PIUS V, Dominica PASTOR BONUM Pascha II
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
10:00Breaking FastRoedean
MON06.05St John before the Latin GateAp & Evang.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
09:30Breaking FastBCH Cafe
TUE07.05St Stanislaus of Krakow.Bp & M.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
10:00Breaking FastRoedean Cafe
17:30Evening PrayersChapel
WED08.05Apparition of St Michael.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
09:30Breaking Fast Cosy Cafe
17:30Holy Hour & BenedictionChapel
18:45Conference Heresies I Chapel
20:00Fish SupperBardsleys
THU09.05St Gregory Nazianzen.Bp & Dr.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
09:30Breaking FastBCH Cafe
10:00Faith CouncilBCH Hall
17:00Standing Together InformalSaharah
FRI10.05St AntoninusBp.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
10:00Breaking FastRoedean Cafe
17:30Evening PrayersChapel
SAT11.05Our Lady on SaturdayVotive.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
09:30Breaking FastChapel
10:00CatechismChapel
SUN12.05DOMINICA III POST PASCHA
Sunday
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & homilyChapel
10:00Breaking fastRoedean Cafe

Today is called “Good Shepherd Sunday”. For, in the epistle, St. Peter himself, made by the risen Lord head and chief Pastor of His Church, tells us that Christ is the shepherd of our souls, which were like wandering sheep They are gathered round Him who came to give His life for them.

The gospel relates the touching parable of the good shepherd who defends his sheep against the wolf, and protects them from death (Collect); and foretells that the heathen will come to join the Jews of the Old Law and to form with them one only Church and flock, under one shepherd.

These our Lord recognizes as His sheep and like the disciples at Emmaus, whose eyes were opened at the breaking of the bread, at the altar when the priest consecrates the Host which is the memorial of our Lord’s passion, they acknowledge that Christ is “the Good Shepherd who gives His life that He may feed His sheep with His Body and Blood” (St. Gregory). Raising their eyes to Him (Offertory), they pour forth to Him their gratitude for His great mercy (Introit).

“It was in those days,” says St. Leo, “that the Holy Ghost was bestowed upon all the apostles by our Lord’s breathing upon them, and that the blessed apostle Peter, raised above the rest, having already received the keys of the kingdom, saw the care of the Lord’s flock committed to his charge.” This was the first step in the founding of the Church. Let us thus press round the divine Shepherd of our souls.
Source: Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, OSB, 1945, adapted and abridged.

Episcopal Anniversary

THIS Good Shepherd Sunday, the second after Easter and the feast of St Pius V, is also the anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey. Please remember him in your prayers!

MAIN PHOTO: Fr Yohanna Habib of the Coptic Orthodox Church with Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey at the first Brighton & Hove multi-faith clergy informal last week.

Daily Missal

To accompany your worship why not invest in a St Andrew’s Daily Missal that contains ALL the Propers for ALL the Masses offered throughout the year? Several parishioners have bought copies already and this particular edition has been commended to the Holy Synod for approval.

The St Andrew’s Daily Missal also contains historical commentary and footnotes on the Feast days, devotions, prayers of preparation for before and after Mass as well as the Propers for Vespers for Sundays and major Feast days throughout the year. It also contains forms for Morning and Evening Prayer, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Compline. It really is a treasury of devotion!

To order directly from the publishers, visit here $68 = £52.50 approx

DIARY THIS WEEK

https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/

This week’s feast… St John before the Latin Gate

On Monday, May 6th the feast of St John before the Latin Gate commemorates the martyrdom of St John in fulfilment of the prophecy of Christ to the Apostles that they would all taste death.

The Primus of the Holy Synod, Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey has chosen the Saturday School project for our Communion’s Lent Appeal. The monthly rent of the school building is $40 per month or approximately £30, we’d like to raise a year’s rent this Lent, approximately £360 almost $500 and perhaps a little more to contribute to materials and resources for the activities.

Please prayerfully consider contributing to this worthwhile cause, perhaps donating a month’s rent for the school building? Use the button below and be clear to make the donation for “Saturday School Cuba” when prompted. God bless you.

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Conferences NEW series “Heresies”

Continuing on Wednesdays after Holy Hour & Benediction, a new series of Conferences on Heresies. Each week Metropolitan Jerome will give the history and contemporary manifestation of heresies that plague the Church today.

CATECHISM CLASSES will continue THIS Saturday, May 4th immediately following the end of the Mass there’ll be a quick break fast and class starts at 10am finishing at 11am. This is the perfect opportunity to invite enquirers to the Faith or come along yourself to revisit the basic tenets of Christianity. “Catechumen” i.e. those enrolling to be received into the Church at Pentecost will be baptised/Confirmed during the Vigil on Holy Saturday morning.

The weekly discussions will be framed around study of the old Penny Catechism. This excellent pocket catechism provides a wealth of detailed guidance on, and explanation of, the Catholic faith. It explains Faith in God and the Apostle’s Creed, Hope and Christian Prayer, Charity as lived out in the Ten Commandments and other guidance of the Church. Participants will be expected to do some light prep and study in the week as well as attend the Saturday morning sessions.

Premier Christian Radio

Christianophobia refers to the state of being hateful or spiteful to Christians. A Christianophobe hates or despises Christians and/or what they stand for. The existence of Christianophobia should not be surprising. Jesus Himself predicted the world’s hatred for Christians: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:18–19). Christians are called not to conform to the world but to be transformed into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29; 12:1–2). The unbelieving world hates what it does not understand and, therefore, will hate those who follow Christ.

Home Office statistics from last year on religious hate crimes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland indicate there were 316 incidents (out of a total of 4213) affecting Christians between March 2015 and March 2016. Organisations like National Churchwatch who describe themselves as a ‘leading organisation for security and advice in the Christian sector’, believe anti-Christian hate crime is significantly under-reported. 

A Stop Christophobia campaign has been launched by Premier Christian Radio. The success of this campaign depends highly on the number of people who support it so please share this link with your contacts on social media and sign it yourself! There is currently a momentum building, but change won’t happen unless people stand up and be counted. Together we can ensure that Christian minorities are protected from discrimination and persecution.https://www.thestopcampaign.org/

Other news…

The MY BRIGHTON & HOVE Photo Project are running Photography Mentoring and Workshops which kicked off on the 2nd of Feb 2019. The group is open to anyone who is homeless or has a history of homelessness. It is an opportunity to work with professional photographers from across the city in a relaxed and supportive environment and a chance to prepare work to be exhibited as part of the Brighton Fringe in May at One Church Brighton. This is a great way to build confidence and self-esteem and brought some great results for those involved in 2018.
Workshops take place fortnightly between 2-4pm on Saturday at the Justlife Studios in the Open Market. A group of professional photographers are volunteering their time to run workshops and support participants, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for some creative advice and direction.

Horizon’s photography and video exhibition at One Church, Brighton has opened its doors to the public! It’s open everyday from 12-3pm this month (exc. next week) showcasing its students original and varied interpretations of the theme ‘Hope’

For prayer…

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, +Rommel B, Penny E, Colin R, John, Ronald, Fr Gerard H, Lilian & family, Ruth L, David G, David P, Patrick H, Debbie G, Karen K, Fr Graham F, S&A, Dave G, +Charles of Wisconsin, +Tissier, Fr Gerrard H, +Guo Xijin, +John P, Karl R-W,
For those discerning… James, Manuel, Vincent, Darren, Akos, Roger, James, Adrian, Carlos, Yordanis, Nicholas
For those who mourn… Barbara R & family, Brenda W & family, Joseph S, Catherine L & family, Rev George C & family, Jean C, Margaret & Bonita C, Debbie M & family
For the recently departed… Lauretta (21.01.19), Clive Reed (23.01.19), Fr John Wright (24.01.19), Shelley Luben (11.12.18), Mick Howells (13.12.18), Daniel Callaghan (13.02.19), Alfie (Hub guest), Jill Lewis (24.02.19), Cynthia Sharpe Conger (28.02.19), Richard (Ricky) Belmonte, Fr Leo Cameron OSA (29.03.19), Fr John Corbett (30.03.19), Deacon Richard Mulholland (Easter Day), Peter

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