VI Pentecost 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
SUN21.07VI Sunday Post Pentecost St Praxedis.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.809/1330 Chapel
10:30Holy Communion & HymnsWorthing
MON22.07St Mary MagdaleneConfessor.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.Chapel
09:30Breaking Fast@Cosy Cafe
TUE23.07St Apollinaris of RavennaBishop.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.Chapel
10:00Breaking Fast@Roedean Cafe
17:30Evening PrayersChapel
WED24.07St Lewinna of AlfristonV&M.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.Chapel
09:30Breaking Fast @Cosy Cafe
17:30Holy Hour & BenedictionChapel
18:45Conference NEW “Tradition”Chapel
20:00Fish Supper@Bardsleys
THU25.07St James the GreaterApostle.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.Chapel
10:00Breaking Fast@Cosy Cafe
FRI26.07St Anne, Mother of the BVMConfessor.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p. Chapel
10:00Breaking Fast@Roedean Cafe
17:30Evening PrayersChapel
SAT27.07St Pantaleon of NicomediaMartyr.
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30 Mass & Homily StADM p.Chapel
09:30Breaking FastChapel
10:00Catechism “Discerning God’s will”Chapel
SUN28.07VII Sunday Post Pentecost
07:30Morning PrayersChapel
08:30Mass & Homily StADM p.Chapel

Sunday VII Post Pentecost

The Church has chosen for the Gospel the account of the multiplication of the loaves, a type of the Eucharist, our viaticum.
It is this second multiplication of loaves which is a more striking figure of the Eucharist, since it was performed with loaves made of wheat, the element used in the Sacrament, while in the first, barley loaves were employed.
By identifying us with the Victim of Calvary, Holy Communion not only completes the effects of baptism within us by making us die with our Lord to sin, but makes us find at the Holy Altar the strength we need to prevent us from falling back into sin and to “perfect our goings in the paths” of the Lord (Offertory).
It is in this sense that St. Ambrose comments thus on the Gospel:
After the woman, a figure of the Church, was cured of the issue of blood, the food of heavenly grace was dispensed. The right order of the mystery was kept. First a medicine is provided to cure wounds by the remission of sins, and then the food of the heavenly table is served in abundance. Our Lord said: ‘If I shall send them away fasting to their home they will faint by the way.’ Full of goodness, He maintains the strength of those who follow Him. If anyone faint it is not our Lord’s fault, but that of the man himself.
Christ has set within us fortifying agencies; the food He gives is strength and vigor, so, if through negligence, you have lost the strength you received, you must not blame the heavenly nourishment, which never fails, but rather yourself. Was it not through the sustenance given him, when he was about to fall by the way, that the holy Elias walked forty days after the angel’s visit?
Source: Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, OSB, 1945, adapted and abridged.

St Mary Magdalene (Monday)

The great and holy myrrh-bearer Mary Magdalene, equal of the apostles, was a disciple of Jesus named Mary from Magdala, a town in Galilee. Her feast is celebrated on July 22. On the banks of Lake Genesareth (Galilee), between the cities of Capharnaum and Tiberias, was the small city of Magdala, the remains of which have survived to our day. Now only the small village of Mejhdel stands on the site.
A woman whose name has entered forever into the Gospel account was born and grew up in Magdala. The Gospel tells us nothing of Mary’s younger years, but Tradition informs us that Mary of Magdala was young and pretty, and led a sinful life. It says in the Gospels that the Lord expelled seven devils from Mary (Luke. 8:2). From the moment of her healing Mary led a new life, and became a true disciple of the Savior.
The Gospel relates that Mary followed after the Lord, when He went with the Apostles through the cities and villages of Judea and Galilee preaching about the Kingdom of God. Together with the pious women Joanna, wife of Choza (steward of Herod), Susanna and others, she served Him from her own possessions (Luke 8:1-3) and undoubtedly shared with the Apostles the evangelic tasks in common with the other women. The Evangelist Luke, evidently, has her in view together with the other women, stating that at the moment of the Procession of Christ onto Golgotha, when after the Scourging He took on Himself the heavy Cross, collapsing under its weight, the women followed after Him weeping and wailing, but He consoled them. The Gospel relates that Mary Magdalene was present on Golgotha at the moment of the Lord’s Crucifixion. While all the disciples of the Savior ran away, she remained fearlessly at the Cross together with the Mother of God and the Apostle John.
The Evangelists also list among those standing at the Cross the mother of the Apostle James, and Salome, and other women followers of the Lord from Galilee, but all mention Mary Magdalene first. Saint John, in addition to the Mother of God, names only her and Mary Cleopas. This indicates how much she stood out from all the women who gathered around the Lord.

NEW Stained glass!

Parishioner and local artist, Shirley Veater has once again contributed to the beauty of the chapel! Worshippers at “The Chapel in the Inn” at the Regency Tavern will recall the wonderful icons Shirley painted on walls of that chapel and previously, the Stations of the Cross that adorned the walls of the Annex Chapel. Now Shirley has created these beautiful stained glass panels depicting patron saints of parishioners for the Chapel in the Brighton Congress Hall. So while we worship we can be even more aware of that “great silent cloud of witnesses” sharing with us the Divine Liturgy of the Mass as we share with them the eternal worship of God in heaven!

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 closed this week and next! IF you can spare a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning or lunchtime when we reopen in August, 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.

Discerning God’s will for my life…

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.

The present series is exploring vocational discernment – what is God calling me to? How do I discover what God wants me to do? Why should I do what God wants?

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.

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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)

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