“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”Acts 2:42
|SUN||22.09||St Thomas of Villanova||XV PostPent.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1650/862.||Chapel|
|11:00||Nursing Home Ministry||Worthing|
|MON||23.09||St Linus of Rome||Martyr.|
|12:00||Mass & Homily StADM p.1466/1615||Chapel|
|TUE||24.09||Our Lady of Walsingham||Feast|
|11:00||Mass & Homily Missalette||Bristol Oratory|
|WED||25.09||Feria of XV Post Pentecost||.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.862||Chapel|
|09:30||Homeless Drop in||The Hub|
|17:30||Holy Hour & Benediction||Chapel|
|THU||26.09||St Cyprian & Justina||Martyrs|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1468/1636.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Cosy Cafe|
|FRI||27.09||St Cosmas & Damian||Martyrs.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1469/1633.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Roedean Cafe|
|SAT||28.09||St Wenceslaus, Duke & Martyr||feast.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1470/1620||Chapel|
|10:00||Catechism “Discerning God’s will”||Chapel|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1471/867.||Chapel|
MAIN PHOTO The raising of the widow of Naim’s son
The Fifteenth Sunday
Today’s Gospel is about the raising of the widow’s son at Naim. Our Lord, seeing the mother’s grief, is touched with compassion.
Going up to the body and touching it, He says: “Young man, I say to thee arise,” and immediately “he that was dead sat up and began to speak.” And all present “glorified God, saying: ‘A great prophet is risen up amongst us, and God hath visited His people’.”
The Word in becoming flesh, has drawn near to souls lying in the death of sin, and moved by the tears of our mother, the Church, has raised them to the life of grace; and in the Eucharist, He has placed in their bodies a germ of life, that they may rise again at the last day (Communion).
St. Augustine: If the raising of this young man from the dead filled his widowed mother with joy, our Mother, the Church, rejoices too, when day by day she sees men rising from the dead. The widow’s son was dead with the death of the body, but these others with the death of the soul. Men outwardly mourned the death of the former which took place before their eyes, but the hidden death of the latter was not cared for, or even perceived by the outside world. He who knew these dead souls cared for them, and He alone knew them, who could restore their life. Did not Jesus say to the young man: ‘Young man, I say to thee, Arise.’ Was not this young man restored to his mother? In the same way if he who has committed sin, awakened and trembling at the word of truth, rises again at the word of Christ, he is restored to life. Let him who sees himself lying in this death take means to rise again with speed.
Source: Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, OSB, 1945, adapted and abridged.
Feasts this week…
The Old Roman…
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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?
NURSING HOME MINISTRY
Please note the following dates for our ministry to Nursing Homes:
11.00 Sunday 13th October, Downview Road
11.00 Sunday 20th October, Shelley Road
11.00 Sunday 17th November, Shelley Road
11.00 Sunday 8th December, Downview Road
11.00 Sunday 15th December, Shelley Road
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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