1st Sunday of Lent 09.03.19

1st Sunday of Lent 09.03.19

By In Newsletter Blog On March 8, 2019

409-4095971_24-hours-for-the-lord.png.jpeg24 Hours for the Lord is an opportunity for reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday 22nd March 10 till 10 at St Joan of Arc in Farnham and Saturday 23rd March 6 till 6 at St Joseph’s in Guildford.  Several priests are permanently available to hear confessions and give spiritual advice throughout the 24 hours.

sjs_header.gifBy kind invitation we are invited to join Vespers at the Seminary on Monday 11th March organised by Churches Together in Cranleigh.  Time 8pm.

 Joy_of_the_Gospel__23292.1452090414.500.750.jpgThe Lent Course, “The Joy of the Gospel” is running each Thursday 7.30pm at Jesus Christ Redeemer of Mankind also Friday 2pm at St Nicolas Church Rooms, Cranleigh.   You are invited to attend both or either.

rip.jpgFr Charles Jeffries’ funeral will take place at midday on 26th March at Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge.

Lamb1.pngRaffle Leg of Lamb raffle – tickets are on sale at all weekend Masses £1 per ticket or £5 for 6 tickets. The draw will take place on   Sat 6th April , ready for Easter

Soup1.png Lenten Soup Lunch Please invite your family and friends to join this event on Tuesday 19th March at midday  There will be fresh soup and bread with tea, coffee and cakes for sale. All donations to the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room Fund.

050113_bouguets_bul3(1).jpgTalents Scheme:  Posies and Bouquets for Mothers Day.

A group of our highly professional flower arrangers from Cranleigh and Bramley Parish will be making to order beautiful posies and bouquets for Mother’s Day, Sunday, March 31st.

Posies will be £9.50 each  and Bouquets £18.00 each  and “luxe” arrangements can be made to special order. To place orders see the list at the back of JCROM and Bramley Churches. Orders can also be placed with :

Marilyn Vincent 01483 527001 – marilyn@outside-in-co.uk
Kate Osborne 01483 537898 —kateosborne@aol.com
Anne Millar 01483 276902 — brinmaur@aol.com.

Orders are required by March 24th.

All proceeds are part of the  Talents Scheme in aid of the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room. Thank-you for your support.

stations-of-the-cross.jpg Lent – Stations of the Cross

During Lent we shall be celebrating the ancient devotion of the Stations of the cross in both Cranleigh and Bramley as follows:

Thursdays in Bramley Morning Prayer at 9am and Stations of the Cross at 9.30am
Fridays in Cranleigh Morning Prayer at 9am and Stations of the Cross at 9.30am, in addition:

Wednesdays at 10.00 13, 20, 27 March, 3,10,17 April (takes 30 mins approx.)

Stations of the Cross is a moving way to come closer to Jesus during Lent.  Please let me know if you would like to lead one of the days.
Helen Rollo 01483 277395

Parish Mission Team Presentation

The Mission Team will be presenting the Parish Mission Development Plan at all masses this weekend. Please come prepared to be engaged!

Revised dates for the Parish Lunches are:
26.02.19 in Bramley
26.03.19 in Cranleigh
30.04.19 in Bramley
28.05.19 in Cranleigh
30.06.19 in Bramley
26.07.19 in Bramley
24.09.19 in Bramley
29.10.19 in Cranleigh
17.12.19 in Bramley
Please contact the Parish office if you need a lift or would like to introduce someone to these lunches which are open to everyone.

Talent1.pngTalents Scheme
This Lent we will again be running a Talents Scheme in aid of the Cranleigh Parish Room fund. Our wonderful Parish Room is already enriching our lives together – but it still needs paying for.

To support this project, we are asking you to take a £10 gift envelope offered to you under the Talents Scheme and then MULTIPLY it through your own talents and donate the money raised back to the project handing it in on or before the Feast of Pentecost which falls on June 9th.

Parishioners will be distributing £10 gift envelopes at the rear of the church after Mass. They can also be collected from the Parish Office when it is open.  If you would like to advertise your Talents Event or service please email the details to office@cpcb.org.uk

If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved.

Perhaps, all the rest is commentary, really.   Perhaps Lent is really about becoming the sort of people who believe and through believing speak about what we believe and through the authenticity of lives lived ‘in Christ’ those words are revealed in actions and attitudes that point back to the source.  Jesus Christ, our Lord raised from the dead and living in His Church.



As we enter Lent , a season which encourages giving to those less fortunate than ourselves, let us give generously to help our brothers and sisters suffering hunger and homeliness throughout our world. Our Catholic Agency CAFOD will do the groundwork for us if we give them the tools by way of funding. Friday March 15th is the Lent Family Fast Day, please consider making some reduction in our eating so that we can be both thinking (prayer) of the poor and helping in a material way.

Envelopes will be available from the back of the church or with the Newsletter, please use them for your donation and return with the Offertory (next weekend if based on your Day of Fast). If you are a tax payer please complete the Gift Aid Form. Thank-you.

Something as simple as soup can transform a life

Ash Wednesday – 6 March – marks the beginning of Lent. Catholics around the world will give up some of their favourite things, and others will begin to fast.

At the CAFOD office here in Wonersh we’ll be using the day to mark the start of our Lent appeal, aimed at helping some of the world’s poorest people break free from poverty and injustice – and you can help.

By eating a simple meal of bread and soup on Friday 15 March, Lent Family Fast Dayand by donating the money you save to CAFOD, you can help families like Mahinur in Bangladesh.  It’s hard to believe such a simple act can help to transform a life, but your donation will provide communities with chickens, ducks and hardy seeds that will not be defeated by drought or salty floodwaters.

This Lent, please help us to stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world. Your support really will help ensure no one is beyond reach of the love and care they need to flourish. You will be given CAFOD envelopes for your donation during the weekend of 9 and 10 March and if you are a tax payer please complete the gift aid form. Thank you.

CAFOD Arundel and Brighton St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, Surrey, GU5 0QX arundelandbrighton@cafod.org.uk Tel:  01483 89 88 66

Easter Triduum Retreat for Young Adults (18-35s)

This Easter weekend, there will be a retreat for young adults at Worth Abbey Benedictine Monastery, celebrating the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The monastic community at Worth Abbey and the members of The Wellspring Community invite you to join us for this great Feast! To Book, please contact The Open Cloister at Worth Abbey (TOC@worthabbey.net) for a booking form. If you have any questions, do drop us an email youngadults@wellspringbrighton.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!


You are warmly invited to a Learning Café with Ellie (Speech and Language Therapist) and Rosemary (Occupational Therapist), learning together about:

Communication and Activities for Different Stages of Dementia

On Friday 15th March 7.00 – 9.30 pm At Caremark (behind the post office with parking spaces and refreshments!)

ADORE (Alton Day Of REnewal) – Saturday 23rd March 11.00-4.00

You are warmly welcome to a mini-retreat day (or morning/afternoon) of spiritual refreshment and renewal, focussing on Renewal and Prayer. At Alton School, Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NG. 11.00am Rosary; 11.30am Mass; 12.15 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; 1.00pm Shared lunch (please bring finger food to share); 2.00pm Praise & Worship; 2.30 Talk “Charismatic Prayer”– Jenny Baker;3.30 Prayer for healing. We end about 4pm.

There is no need to register in advance, and no charge (though a collection will be taken to cover costs). For more information and directions, see poster or website: www.altonrenewal.com Or telephone Alastair Emblem on 01252 714809.

Next month’s meeting 27th April “Praying for the Power of the Holy Spirit” – Speakers: Geoff & Gina Poulter

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