2nd Sunday of Lent – 17.03.19
CAFOD Lent Fast Day was on Friday 15th March. The collection will take place after all Masses this weekend.
A huge thank you to two donors who have, between them, donated £6500 towards the Parish Meeting Room. This is so generous, unexpected and helpful and will enable our parish to attend to some other things more quickly. This is especially good news coming so soon after the Mission Presentation last weekend. A great response if I may say so.
Also, I am very grateful to the whole Mission Team and especially to Chris Houston for his clear and precise call to action last weekend. And, I am highly delighted to be able to say that your response was way betterthan I had hoped and is a great basis on which to build the various teams of volunteers we shall need to embrace this opportunity to build a highly successful, but also faithful, parish of all the talents. Please retain your enthusiasm and commitment as the more exact requirements are established in the days, weeks and months to come.
This week’s gospel reminds us that we are made for glory – and we have been adopted in baptism so that we can share the glory of Jesus who should shine from within us through our lives of prayer and good works. So………shine, all of you!
24 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 24hours.
Holy Week– There is a sign-up sheet in the porches awaiting volunteers for foot washing at the Mass of the Lords Supper on 18th April in Cranleigh.
The 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.
Fr Charles Jeffries’ funeral will take place at midday on 26th March at Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge.
Lenten Soup Lunch Please invite your family and friends to join this event on Tuesday 19th March. Midday There will be fresh soup and bread with tea, coffee and cakes for sale. All donations to the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room Fund.
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.
“This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to him”
Parish Lunch– the next Parish lunch is in Bramley on Tuesday, the 26th March at midday. We do hope that you can join us for a delicious 2 course meal in the company of friends. Please sign up on the sheet in the Bramley Porch or call Dinah on 2710241 so that we know who to cater for!
Mass for the Bereaved – Saturday 23rd March 10.00 am. This Mass is for everyone, come along and pray
for your departed loved ones. There will be coffee in the parish room
This Lent we are 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 who will also happily promote your talent to our community.
Here are some of the available opportunities for you to get involved with:
INSPIRE 2019 – DAY FOR YOUTH LEADERS – ‘INSPIRE’ is the annual day for anyone who works with young people and young adults in a Catholic context, and anyone who is interested. It’s happening on Saturday May 11th at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill, 10am to 2.30pm. Tickets are £10. The day will include some time with the Bishop, as well as a series of presentations on important questions in youth and young adult ministry. To book head to tinyurl.com/InspireBookings or Email
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 . We look forward to seeing you there!
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
18-29? You are invited to come and meet Br Jean Patrick from the Taizé Community and join him and other young adults for Lent reflection. Tuesday 26 March at St Ann’s in Banstead, 7pm-9pm. Soup and snacks from 6.30pm. Contact to book soup, and for more info. This is an ecumenical event so do invite your friends from other churches.