Festival Pilgrimage: Canon Kieron and Deacon Stephen are planning to join the Jubilee Walking Pilgrimage. If you would like to join the Parish ‘team’ details and application forms are available at the back of the church and please inform the Parish Office so that we know you are coming. The Jubilee pilgrimage will be taking application forms up until June 9th but please get in as soon as possible to help with the planning. The cost is £50 the whole way, £25 for part of the way.
It starts Friday 3rd July with Bishop Richard commissioning the pilgrims and finishes at the Amex on Sunday.
Note that your luggage is transported by van so you don’t have to carry it.
Friday 3rd July Day one Arundel to Upper Beeding. Total distance 22.5km (14miles)
9;30am Commissioning Mass then depart.
2:15pm Lunch at Findon—The Gunn
6pm Gathering at Bramber Church
7pm Evening meal and barn dance
11pm Night prayers then lights out
Sat 4th July Day Two Upper Beeding to Brighton Total distance 21.3km (13.5 miles)
8:15am Mass then breakfast, depart 9:45am
1pm Lunch at Devils Dyke
3pm Church at Pyecombe
5pm Gathering in Stanmer Park
6pm Arrive Sussex University
7pm Evening meal and social time.
Sunday 5th of July Day 3 Celebrations in the Amex
10am Depart with banners to the Amex
1st Anniversary Deacon Stephen Sharpe
We are happy to congratulate Deacon Stephen Sharpe on his 1st Anniversary
with our Parish from the 2nd March. Deacon Stephen has joined us on a long-term secondment from his home Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace (Adur Valley) and a fruitful partnership between our two parishes.
St Joseph’s Church Restoration Completed
Having received the required permission from the Diocesan Finance Committee, the church refurbishment plans at St Joseph’s are finally complete. This involved the laying of a completely new floor and making-good the plasterwork and redecorating on all of the walls.
In order to achieve all of this, the Parish will have to take on a modest debt—so watch this space for more details and for giving and fund-raising opportunities.
We need people for the following roles, on a voluntary basis,
St Joseph’s Hall Manager - to oversee and monitor the use of the hall and be a point of contact for maintenance issues. (No cleaning required)
Members to join the Health and Safety Committee. To help carry out an initial assessment and updating the online system.
For more information please contact the office on
01273 386159 or speak to Father Kieron.
WHY NOT MAKE VOLUNTEERING FOR CAFOD YOUR RESOLUTION?
There are lots of ways you can help. We need people to work in schools, raising awareness of poverty and our work to alleviate it. We need people to help in the local office or contact their MP’s on issues of importance. We need people to run events and fundraise for us and of course pray for our work.
If you are interested, contact us on 01483 898 866 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rediscovering the joy and enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ
Pope Benedict, Year of Faith
Our Bishop, Kieran, invites us to enter a time of Jubilee in which to revitalize our life of faith. Bishop Kieran is calling us to deepen and renew our sense of vision as a Christian Community.
In preparation for the Diocesan Jubilee in 2015, we are called to rediscover and affirm our identity, our calling, and our mission, to bring about new life, and real change in our parish and world.
We will do this over the next 4 years by exploring together 4 vital aspects of our Christian life:
Worship: Offering our whole selves to the God who gives us the fullness of life Word: Encountering God’s love for us revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ Communion: Living with one heart and mind in the new life of the Risen Christ! Mission: Bringing God’s love into a broken world
How to Get Involved
In October, we will begin the Living FaithCourse, exploring Worship– delving into the rich and beautiful teaching of Vatican II on the Sacred Liturgy.
There will be dynamic and engaging conferences: see posters for details.
We will be letting you know about new ways to get involved in the life of the parish and Church.
Keep an eye on this notice board and the newsletter for news of events and opportunities to get involved.
For more information on the Jubilee, speak to members of the Jubilee Planning Team:
Derek Berry – 9:30 MassSheila Fellingham – St Francis