26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 26th September 2021
Pound A Week Group’s 25th Anniversary
This month sees the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Group in the old Bramley Parish. To mark the occasion I am in the course of preparing a short report to the Parish with a bit of history thrown in and a summary of what we have achieved over those 25 years, including a couple of personal recollections. I have also asked Fr Sean McGovern, Fr Paul Kamau and Fr David Conway if they would like to contribute. I am hoping it will be ready for circulation by the end of the month. Hard copies will be available for anyone with no access to the internet and a copy will be placed on the Parish website
In the meantime, it has been suggested that we should also mark the occasion in some tangible way to benefit the Barpello and Rotu Missions, perhaps by a one-off special donation. The amount raised might be used to give a scholarship to a poor student for their fees and all extras for their four years at the Barpello Secondary school or through university. And we could do something different to help Fr Sean’s nursery or primary school pupils at his Rotu Mission. If anyone would like to make a donation and, bearing in mind the present difficult times we find ourselves in, is able to do so, they can use one of the following methods:-
i) send a cheque to me at the address below made out to Cranleigh and Bramley Parish (with a note if you want the donation to be Gift Aided);
ii) put your donation in one of the small orange Pound a Week Group envelopes (there should be a supply in the porches in both churches) or in a plain envelope marked “Pokot” and put it in the collection box at church; or
iii) make an online donation in the usual way. Please let me know if you need the account details.
Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank you all most sincerely for your truly incredible support for Pokot over so many years. It is a great privilege and a special joy to be the administrator for such a wonderful Parish Group
Eugene McGivern 01483-893379 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents’ Groups: Within the Diocese we have several active grandparent groups who gatherto pray for their grandchildren and to share the highs and lows of this stage of life. Remember when you joined toddler groups when your children were young, to find likeminded people and unlimited support ? It’s a bit like that, chat over issues such as how to help your Grandchildren without upsetting your own children…or their spouse !! How to pass on your faith and find strength in praying about it all together.
If you are interested in joining or creating a group in you parish please do contact Katherine Bergin at Katherine.email@example.com
Loving father, we pray for all grandparents
Help them to reflect your unconditional love in their relationship with their families.
Grant them the gifts of wisdom and patience to enable them to support their families and be there to encourage, advise and inspire, in their turn, their children’s children.
May they be for their Grandchildren a safe refuge of consistency, offering witness to all of a life which is inspired by Gospel values, enriched by prayer and fuelled by the hope of the eternal kingdom.
CAFOD Family Fast Day – Climate Crisis Appeal
Our local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to climate change and protect our common home. This Family Fast Day, donate in the parish using a CAFOD envelope or online through the CAFOD website (cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis) and help communities affected by the worst impacts of the climate crisis. You can also add your voice to our online petition calling for our Prime Minister to show leadership in tackling the climate crisis, cafod.org.uk/climate. And thank you for your generosity for our emergency appeals to support our sisters and brothers in crisis in Afghanistan and Haiti. You can read more about CAFOD’s response at cafod.org.uk/emergencies.
- The Cranleigh Coffee Morning will recommence on 14th October – all over 50’s are welcome each 2nd Thursday of the month from 10.30 to 12pm.
FINDING STILLNESS (Residential and online)
led by: Fr Peter Williams OSB
An opportunity for individuals to come to Worth (either in person or remotely) and enjoy the space and the stillness whilst, at the same time, taking part in joint daily lectio, a daily reflection on the rule of St Benedict plus some input on silent prayer. There is also opportunity for 1:1 meetings with Fr Peter, if you wish. A section of the retreat will be silent. Further information and booking is available at www.worth.co.uk/retreat-programme . Places are limited so it is advised to book early.
QUIET FRIDAY at Worth Abbey
Led by a member of the monastic community and usually on the second Friday of each month (with the exception of August). A time for stillness and solitude and to enjoy the attractive grounds and Quiet Garden. You are also warmly invited to join the monastic community for midday prayer in the Abbey Church, followed by Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Tea and Coffee available but please bring your own packed lunch. Arrivals from 10:15am for a 10:45am start, until 3:30pm; based in Compass House. Booking is essential via the website www.worth.co.uk/retreats or by calling 01342 710318.
Cost: £15 per person