Pentecost IV 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
SUN07.07SUNDAY IV POST PENTECOST.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.798Chapel
10:00Breaking FastRoedean Cafe
MON08.07St Elizabeth of PortugalWidow.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.1309Chapel
09:30Breaking FastCosy Cafe
TUE09.07Feria of Sunday IV post Pentecost .
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.1245Chapel
10:00Breaking FastRoedean Cafe
17:30Evening PrayersChapel
WED10.07The 7 Brothers & SS Rufina & SecundaMartyrs.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.1310Chapel
09:30Hub Drop in Breaking Fast BCH
17:30Holy Hour & BenedictionChapel
18:45Conference NEW “Tradition”Chapel
20:00Fish SupperBardsleys
THU11.07St Pius I, Bishop of RomeMartyr.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.1312Chapel
10:00Breaking FastCosy Cafe
FRI12.07St John Gualbert, SS Nabor & Felix MmConfessor.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.1312 Chapel
10:00Breaking FastRoedean Cafe
17:30Evening PrayersChapel
SAT13.07St Anacletus, Bishop of RomeMartyr.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30 Mass & Homily StADM p.1314Chapel
09:30Breaking FastChapel
10:00Catechism “The Church”Chapel
SUN14.07St Bonaventure, Bishop & DoctorV PostPent
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.1314Chapel

Sunday IV Post Pentecost

This Sunday is a reminder that we are to be in a process of continual sanctification, for our growth in holiness is attributed to the Holy Spirit Who came at Pentecost. This is no ordinary time, but instead a time to grow in holiness and virtue.
How do we grow in holiness and virtue? There are many steps, but the one most often avoided is suffering. Suffering is an essential part of growing closer to Christ and being crafted into His image.
There is no greater consolation under crosses and afflictions, no more powerful support in the adversities of a pious and virtuous life, than the thought that all sufferings are as nothing when compared with the coming glory of heaven, and that by a slight and momentary suffering in this life is obtained a superabundant happiness in the next. (II Cor, IV. 17.) Thus St. Augustine says: “Were we daily to suffer all torments, even for a short time the pains of hell, in order to see Christ and be numbered among His saints, would it not be worth all this misery to obtain so great a good, so great a glory?”
In today’s Epistle, the apostle reminds us that our sufferings, while difficult to endure, “are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that shall be revealed in us.” Our sufferings, in fact, will eventually lead us to our “adoption as sons of God” and the “redemption of our body.” As St. John Chrysostom wrote, “[e]ven if each day we suffer death, something which nature could not endure even if mind overcomes matter … what we endure is nothing compared to the good things we are destined to receive or the glory due to be revealed on our behalf” (Homilies on Genesis 25.23).

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!
Look out for the Daily Mass posts with the page numbers given for each Mass in the Missal.

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

DIARY THIS WEEK

The Hub Volunteers

Wednesdays The Hub homeless drop in is back after a brief respite and we are always looking for volunteers to help! IF you can spare a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning or lunchtime, why not pop along and lend a hand? The Hub takes place in the rear hall of the Congress Hall.

Conferences NEW series “Tradition” on Wednesdays

Continuing on Wednesdays after Holy Hour & Benediction, a new series of Conferences on Tradition. Each week Metropolitan Jerome will explain the nature of Tradition, how to identify and adhere to it today.

CATECHISM CLASSES will continue THIS Saturday 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.

FUTURE EVENTS

Cuba Saturday School Project

The Primus of the Holy Synod, Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey has chosen the Saturday School project for our sponsorship. 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.

To donate just press the button!

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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/

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, Fr Antonio Benedetto OSB
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, Bernard Brown (27.06.19)

DONATIONS

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