“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”Acts 2:42
|SUN||25.08||XIth Sunday Post Pentecost||X Post Pent.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.838/1416||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||Roedean Cafe|
|MON||26.08||St Zephyrinus of Rome||Bp&M.|
|10:00||Mass & Homily StADM p.1418/1618||Chapel|
|11:15||Breaking Fast||@Cosy Cafe|
|TUE||27.08||St Joseph Calasanctius||Confessor|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1419||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Roedean Cafe|
|WED||28.08||St Augustine of Hippo||Bp&Dr.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1421/1658.||Chapel|
|09:30||Breaking Fast||@Cosy Cafe|
|17:30||Holy Hour & Benediction||Chapel|
|18:45||Conference NEW “Tradition”||Chapel|
|THU||29.08||DECOLLATION OF ST JOHN BAPTIST||.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1424.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Cosy Cafe|
|FRI||30.08||St Rose of Lima||Virgin.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1411.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Roedean Cafe|
|SAT||31.08||St Raymond Nonnatus||Confessor.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1428/2||Chapel|
|10:00||Catechism “Discerning God’s will”||Chapel|
|SUN||01.09||XIIth Sunday Post Pentecost||St Giles, Abbot.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.844/1432.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking fast||@Roedean Cafe|
MAIN PHOTO Metropolitan Jerome offers the holy Sacrifice of the Mass outdoors for faithful in the Dordogne, summer 2019.
The Eleventh Sunday
In today’s liturgy the Church teaches us that almighty God gives divine aid to those who ask for it with confidence. Jesus, having risen from the dead (Epistle), raises His people to a new life by baptism of which the cure of the deaf-mute was a type, due also to the prayer of Our Lord (Gospel).
Therefore, speaking by the power of God, our Lord says: “Ephpheta, which is, be thou opened: and immediately the ears of the deaf-mute were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed.” It was by the power of the Holy Ghost that our Lord drove out the evil spirit from the deaf-mute and that priests likewise in Christ’s name expel the devil from the soul of the baptized.
So, in baptism, the priest, having put a little salt, representing wisdom, into the child’s mouth, in Christ’s name and by the power of the Holy Ghost, commands the unclean spirit to withdraw from the baptized person. Then he takes a little saliva and touches the ears and the nostrils of the child with it, saying, like our Lord: “Ephpheta”, open your heart to the things of faith. And the soul passes shortly after from the death of sin in which it lay buried, and which made it deaf and dumb in the supernatural world, and rises to a new life.
By restoring to us the divine life, baptism unites us with our Lord’s resurrection. Therefore “all rejoice in God their helper, and sing aloud to the God of Jacob” (Alleluia) who, out of the abundance of His loving kindness, is wont to go beyond the hopes and desires of the suppliant, and to pour forth His mercy upon them (Collect), by distributing to us in abundance the fruits of the Holy Ghost (Communion).
Pray for today’s martyrs…
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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?
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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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, Fr Kristopher M & family, Mark Coggan, Ounissa
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, Phil E & 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), Peter Ellis (01.08.19)
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