5th Sunday of Ordinary Time 05.02.17

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time 05.02.17

By In Newsletter Blog On February 3, 2017


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 5th February 2017

Times of Mass and Devotions
X 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time X
Sat 4thCranleigh6.00pmVigil MassPeggy Gee-Weldon (RIP)
Sun 5thBramley




Parish Mass

Parish Mass

People of the Parish

Bokota Family (Int)

Tues 7thBramley10.00amMass
Wed 8thCranleigh7.00pmMass – St Josephine BakhitaAlastair Hatley (RIP)
Thurs 9thBramley10.00amMass
Fri 10thCranleigh10.00amMass – St Scholastica
X 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time X
Sat 11thCranleigh




Mass of Healing for the Sick

Vigil Mass

Sun 12thBramley




Parish Mass

Parish Mass

The Divine Office – 20 minutes before weekday Masses     Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 1 hour before weekday masses

Confessions – Saturday after mass and 5pm, Wednesday at 6pm, Thursday at 10.30am or by appointment at any time

Parish Prayer Group – Thursdays at 8pm – see website or notice board for details
Mothers Prayers – Thursdays during term-time at 2.30pm in JCROM Lady Chapel

This week the special collection is for The Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund


I thought you would like to know the result of the appeal last weekend for donations to help the two Missions get food and water to the East Pokot people in the present serious drought. But first here is some news about recent developments. On receiving Fr David Conway’s report about the drought, I decided we needed to get funds to Pokot as quickly as possible rather than await the result of the weekend appeal. The balance in the Pound a Week fund was mainly to pay for students’ 2017 school and university fees, but we had some uncommitted money on hand. So, with the help of the Diocese (and our own Fr David) we transferred online on Friday to Fr Conway’s bank account the magnificent sum of £8,500. The amount to pay fees came to £5,500; the balance of £3,000 was split equally between Fr Conway and Fr Sean McGovern for their drought relief and emergency food projects. Both priests have asked me to express their most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your generosity and support on such a great scale which they said could not have come at a better time. In Fr Sean’s words “The generosity of the Pound a Week Group over so many years never ceases to amaze me.”

Well then, what about our weekend appeal? I am running out of superlatives to describe your generosity so I will let the figures speak for themselves. Donations for school fees £417; for drought relief £2,585.35: – Total £3,002.35.  And more promised this week.

Thank you all. What a privilege it is to be the organiser of our little Group.

Eugene McGivern Tel. 07866-419495 or at emcgivern@btinternet.com

FundRaising lunch for Pokot. On Wednesday 15th February, in response to Eugene’s appeal and with help from 2 or 3 friends, I am organising a lunch to raise funds.  Home-made soup, bread, coffee, tea and cake will be served in our Cranleigh Parish Room from 12 noon and you will be invited to make a donation.  Please come and support our efforts and bring your friends.  It would be helpful to have some idea of numbers so please ring Win Bracking on 275573.

Friday 3rd March WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER This year the interdenominational service will be held at the Baptist Church in Cranleigh at 10.30am  The theme is “AM I BEING UNFAIR TO YOU?”  This service has been prepared by the Christian women of the Philippines but EVERYONE is MOST WELCOME.  Let us have a good representation from the Catholic Church.    Coffee will be served before the service from 10am.

Saturday 11th February Healing Mass. If you would like a lift to the Mass please contact Pat Scully (Tel: 277913) and Bridget Eacott (892406).  Please note the refreshments after the refreshments after the Healing Mass will be soup and sandwiches.

A Cranleigh Parish Lunch is being organised by Yolanda Jackson for Saturday 25th March 1pm which will include 2 courses, wine and coffee.  The price will be £10 and there is a sign-up sheet in both porches for up to 20 guests.

 The winners for the 300 club in January are Anne Draycott, Toby Brewer and John Federer.  Thank you to everyone who signed up, the most since 2012.

Mothers Prayer Group

Please consider joining the regular Thursday 2.30pm group which meets in the Cranleigh Church.  The group has reduced to one person and it would be wonderful if you could boost the group and take the opportunity to pray for yourselves and your loved ones.

Great Parish Marmalade Sale –  Sunday 19th February 2017

There will be a sale of marmalade and jam after the 9am Mass on Sunday 19th February in the Parish Room in Bramley; proceeds for the new Parish Hall. If you would like to contribute anything, including cakes etc, please bring them with you on the day. I can still take a few orders. Many thanks for all the jam jars. Bridget Eacott (Tel 892406 or email: bmeacott@hotmail.com).

 Pilgrimage to Fatima Celebrate the centenary of Fatima this October with fellow pilgrims from the diocese. Departing 8th October spend 4 nights in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Flights included from London Gatwick. Early bird offer of £495 available until 01/04/2017. To find out more visit aglowpilgrimages.com/fatima or call 0800 689 4792.

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 13th March 2017.  £599 per person sharing.  Price includes flights with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included.  Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel.  Limited single rooms at supplement of £50.  Groups and Individual bookings welcome.   Contact Patricia anytime on 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.  Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL.


Stop hating your diet and start loving it! GO ON – Stick something healthy on your fork!

Joining the Nourish & Flourish Club is like hitting a BIG RESET button on your diet.

At the end of the plan, you’ll feel better, look better and eat better. Oh and you’ll have probably dropped a dress size and up to a stone in weight too!

So how does it work? It’s simple; no calorie counting, pills or potions… just healthy, fresh, simple food.

By joining the Nourish & Flourish Club you will educate yourself about healthy food choices so you can change the way you eat and use the skills and tools you learn to eat well for life – not just for the duration of the programme.

6 sessions at £10 each will be run in the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room on a Wednesday evening 7.30 starting 22nd February.   All session costs will be donated to the Parish Meeting Room Fund by the organiser charlottehunternutrition.co.uk.   Please register your interest with the Parish Office or with Charlotte Hunter direct.  All are welcome.

Can you spare between one and a half and two hours a month, or more, to deliver nourishing meals to the housebound in and around Bramley?
Rowleys Centre for the Community are now producing meals for delivery in Cranleigh and the surrounding villages. After the end of January there are no drivers to deliver meals to the villages.  Mileage is paid and every assistance will be given when you start. If you can help, or would like more information, please ring Tina on 01483 277155.

You are warmly invited to the next Chilworth Day of Praise and Healing, around the theme I am the Lord, who heals you, given by Ros Powell, on Sat, 18th of February 2017. The day begins with Mass at 10.20 am. Two talks will divide the Day, with refreshments and lunch, the Divine Mercy Devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with the Sacrament of Healing and departures at 4.20 pm. Come to part, or all of the day, as it suits you. Bring a packed lunch, and a friend. Tea and coffee is provided. St Augustine’s Abbey, Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, Near Guildford. GU4 8QR   Online information:www.chilworthbenedictines.com

St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School

We have vacancies for Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant and Caretaker.  For further information please see the School website or the E-Teach website.  Closing date is Thursday 9th February.

St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School

We have a vacancy for a Caretaker, 25 hours per week.  The Governors are seeking to appoint a hard-working, motivated and well organised person to join our School.  The successful applicant will play an important part in the smooth running of our School, ensuring that the security and general appearance of the building and grounds are maintained to a high standard, and that systems are operated efficiently and safely.  For further information please contact the School Office, or see the School website.  Closing date 12 midday, Friday 10th February.

St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School

We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant, 30 hours per week, to work in Key Stage 1 under the supervision of the class teacher and to provide lunchtime cover.  There is also a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant, 15 hours per week, to work in Key Stage 2.  For further information please contact the School Office, or see the School website.  Closing date 12 midday, Thursday 9th February.


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