30th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 24th October 2021

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 24th October 2021

By In Newsletter Blog On October 22, 2021


  • 26th to 31st October – Please note the Parish Office will be closed and there will be no newsletter next week.
  • 7th November – there will be a second collection for Retired Priests
  • 7th November at 2.30pm – The Blessing of Graves will take place in Cranleigh Cemetery
  • 16th November – Bramley are re-launching the monthly lunches in Bramley on Tuesday 16th November with our usual 2 course meal including wine following Mass at 11.30 as before. It is open to anyone from Cranleigh and Bramley, but please could you book with Dinah Meech on 271241 or at  tyrolia@btinternet.com. The cost will be £6 per person or £5 with a non-alcoholic drink. If this is well attended, we will do a Christmas lunch on December 14th.
  • Monday 18th October onwards we do not require you to book into weekend Masses. We do however request that you use the QR code in the porches for track and trace purposes.
  • I am now collecting used postage stamps for The Bible Society. These may be left in the box provided in the porch at Cranleigh. Please leave a 1cm border on the stamps to avoid damaging the perforations when trimming them, as such damage renders the stamps worthless.  Win Bracking
  • Thursday 11th November at 10.30 am the next Cranleigh Coffee Morning all over 50’s are welcome each 2nd Thursday of the month


Parish Flowerbed

Would a member of our Parish like to take on the flowerbed outside the Cranleigh Parish Office as an ongoing interest or project.  Either as an allotment, wildflower garden or flowerbed.  Please speak to Tracy [not garden savvy] in the office to find out more.

download-1.jpg Sunday 24 October 2021  Today is World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is being celebrated in every Catholic parish around the world today! It supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sister Veronica build peace in Nigeria and share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of ourChurch. Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk

Gift aid envelopes are available at Church for the special collection this weekend.


NOVEMBER – is known as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray particularly for our deceased relatives and friends, and for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

ENVELOPES for your lists of names of your deceased family members and friends will be out at the back of church before the beginning of November; these will then be brought to the altar at the Procession of Gifts at each Mass.  Please do not include money in these envelopes, use the Mass offering envelopes instead.  Please note that dates for Masses in November get booked up very quickly, particularly weekend Masses, so to avoid disappointment submit your Mass requests early.

Customarily in November there will also be the BLESSING OF THE GRAVES, usually on the Sunday following the celebration of All Souls’ Day, and a DEANERY MASS for the deceased clergy and religious who have served in the Deanery parishes.  Dates and times will be advertised as soon as they have been agreed.

HOLY SOULS BOX – in most parishes, you will find wall boxes labelled for various donations and charitable purposes including such things as “candles”, “flowers”, “poor / St Anthony’s Bread”, “papers”, etc.  One of the most important of these boxes is one labelled “Holy Souls” into which offerings are placed anonymously for Masses to be offered for the Holy Souls, not just during the month of November but throughout the year.  As there is no wall box for this specific purpose in the church, one of the existing wall boxes will be redesignated to provide for this important aspect of our spiritual lives as individuals and as a community: remember that praying for the dead (and the living) is a spiritual act of mercy and burying the dead constitutes a corporal act of mercy.

Station Masses For those who have Died:  Wednesday 10th Nov: Guildford Deanery Station Mass at 7.30pm, St Joseph’s parish, Dorking – This last year has been a very challenging time for everyone, especially when our thoughts and prayers turn to those we have lost, whether through the time of the pandemic or before.  Many of us have found it difficult to get to Church through lockdowns, to sit with the Lord and to share our thoughts or find comfort in His embrace.  The limited numbers permitted at funerals may have meant that we were unable to be with friends and family at that special moment.  With these challenges in mind, you are warmly invited to join a Station Masses this November for the intention of those lost.  Join Bishop Richard as he offers Mass for your intentions, for your friends and loved ones. There will be Mass said in each Deanery across the Diocese throughout November 2021.

Go-Green-Image_opt_fullstory_small.jpgA message from CAFOD: Thank you for supporting our Climate Crisis Appeal for our recent Family Fast Day. Every donation helps us in our work and is gratefully received. cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis

Please pray for the success of the upcoming UN climate talks in Glasgow, COP26, from 31 October to 12 November.  There are prayer cards at the back of church; please do take one and pray that that world leaders will put the needs of marginalised communities around the world, those most affected by climate change, right at the heart of these climate talks. For more information see cafod.org.uk/COP26

May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 and instill in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the most vulnerable.

Ministry-of-Consolation2.pngMinistry of Consolation: Do you have a good ear for listening? Are you able to support people who are going through a difficult time? Do you feel you are able to journey with those who are experiencing the loss of someone important in their life?

If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be interested in joining the Diocesan Ministry of Consolation team of Bereavement Befrienders?

We will be running a training course on each Wednesday through January and February 2022 to prepare you for this Ministry. You will need to attend all the training days to be commissioned and each day will run from 10.00 am to 1.30 via Zoom.

If you would like to find out more details, please email simon.south@abdiocese.org.uk for more information.

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