“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”Acts 2:42
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1471/867.||Chapel|
|MON||30.09||St Jerome of Bethlehem||Doctor.|
|12:00||Mass & Homily StADM p.1478/1658||Chapel|
|TUE||01.10||St Remigius of Reims||Bishop|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1479/1650||Chapel|
|WED||02.10||Holy Guardian Angels||.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1479/1480||Chapel|
|09:30||Homeless Drop in||The Hub|
|17:30||Holy Hour & Benediction||Chapel|
|THU||03.10||St Thomas of Hereford||Bishop|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1654.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Cosy Cafe|
|FRI||04.10||St Francis of Assisi||Confessor.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1486.||Chapel|
|10:00||Breaking Fast||@Roedean Cafe|
|SAT||05.10||St Placid & Companions||Martyrs.|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1489/1636||Chapel|
|10:00||Catechism “Discerning God’s will”||Chapel|
|SUN||06.10||St Bruno of Chartreuse||XVII PostPent|
|08:30||Mass & Homily StADM p.1490/873.||Chapel|
MAIN PHOTO The XVI Sunday after Pentecost
The Sixteenth Sunday
Today’s Gospel says, “Everyone that exalteth himself shall be humbled, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
Pride, says St. Thomas, is a vice by which man seeks to exalt himself beyond right reason above what he is; it is based on error and illusion. On the contrary, humility is founded upon truth. It is a virtue which tempers and restrains the soul, so that it does not pretend to be more than it really is. The humble soul accepts with complete submission the actual station which falls to it, and which is that assigned to it by God the supreme and infallible Truth. Humility is the virtue which our Lord sets before us in today’s Gospel. “After he had healed the man with the dropsy,” says St. Ambrose, “Jesus gives a lesson in humility.”
Seeing how the Pharisees chose the best places, He wanted to make them understand the spiritual disease from which they were suffering and so to encourage them to seek its cure. For this purpose He first heals an unfortunate man swollen with sickness and then veiling the lesson under a parable, seeks to cure the spiritual inflation with which the guests before Him and the majority of men are only too much afflicted. The world is given over to all the boastfulness and infatuation of pride, while humility is the absolute condition of entrance into the kingdom of God.
Let us, therefore, cast ourselves at the feet of the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Father, too, so that from the boundless treasure of His divinity He may more and more send down upon us the Holy Ghost, whom He poured out on the Church at Pentecost and who unites us to our Lord by faith and love, that we may be filled with the fullness of God.
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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