6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th February 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters
Do you know everything you need to know about your faith? Do you often find yourself flat footed, or tongue tied, when someone you know criticises the Church or ridicules those who are Christians; Catholics? Have you ever thought you would like to know more so that you could answer some of their questions? Some of your own questions?
Well, I am running a very well received programme on Friday mornings after mass at Cranleigh in the parish room called “The CATHOLICISM Series – A Journey around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith.” The programme consists in a shortish dvd which lasts for around 40 minutes which has been professionally shot (no more Open University style things!) and this is followed by about 40 minutes of sharing and questions. All the time there will be tea and coffee available. There are ten programmes but if you can’t make them all just drop into the ones you can although, obviously, it is best to see them all as they form a complete course. You will not be disappointed. There is even a course book to help you grow through the course if you want it. (at extra cost)
But why not in the evening? Well, I haven’t time to run it in the evening as well. If people enjoy it perhaps later on in the year we can run an evening course for those who have to work. If you look on the parish website – http://www.rcchurchcranleighbramley.org.uk – you can find a lot more information about it and some sample clips and even a whole dvd worth of Number 6.
If you would like to take part please sign up on the forms at the back of church.
Best wishes Fr David
Save the Dates
Thurs 2.45 Mothers Prayers JCROM
Friday 9.00 Coffee & Croissant JCROM
11/2 Healing Mass STM
15/2 Pokot Soup Lunch JCROM
18/2 Prayer Day Chilworth
19/2 Marmalade sale STM
19/2 Youth Mass JCROM
22/2 Nourish Club JCROM
25/2 Alton Day of Renewal Alton
28/2 Parish Lunch STM
3/3 Womens Prayer Day Baptist
6/3 Vespers at the Seminary
19/3 Youth Mass JCROM
25/3 Parish Lunch JCROM
12/5 Beer Tasting JCROM
1+2/7 Parish Camping at Coolham
The Mothers Prayer Group meets on a Thursday 2.45pm just before school pick up and is an opportunity for the mothers of SCM schoolchildren to join together to pray for yourselves and your loved ones. Join Becca Southwell one week for 20 mins.
From Friday 3rd March there will be a weekly Coffee and Croissant meeting in the Cranleigh Parish Meeting room for all parishoners and for the parents of schoolchildren following school drop off.
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.
POKOT Soup Lunch on Wednesday 15th February – In response to Eugene’s appeal Win is organising a home-made soup, break, coffee, tea and cake lunch in the Cranleigh Parish Room from 12 noon and you will be asked to make a donation. Please let Win know if you intend to join on 275573.
You are warmly invited to the next Chilworth Day of Prayer and Praise, around the theme I am the Lord, who heals you. Online information:www.chilworthbenedictines.com
Youth masses are on the 3rd Sunday of the month 11am at JCROM. Dates for the next two are 19/2, and 19/3. Rehearsals are at 10am on the day so please feel free to come along and get involved. All youth and youthful are welcome! If you would like to receive the music in good time please contact Charlotte Allan on firstname.lastname@example.org or 898163 and she will add you to the email list. Many thanks
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.
ADORE (Alton Day of Renewal) – Saturday 25th February 2017 11.00-4.00
For more information and directions, see poster or website: http://www.altonrenewal.com
Tuesday 28th February is the next Parish Lunch. If you have noticed that this is also Shrove Tuesday, you will certainly want to sign up for what might be your last feast before Lent begins the following day. You never know, there might even be pancakes! Sign up in the usual way to secure your place or phone Ann, Bridget or Mary, especially if you need a lift. Thank you. Ann 07795608823
Womens World Day of Prayer is Friday 3rd March. This year 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.
VESPERS at the SEMINARY. By kind permission of the Rector, the Rev Brian Coyle, through Churches Together in Cranleigh, we are all invited to attend VESPERS at 8pm on Monday 6th March.
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.
Save the Date for Matthew Emms Beer Tasting in the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room on 12th May at 8pm. Details to follow in the coming weeks.
The Parish Camping event will take place at St Cuthmans retreat and the Parish have sole use of all the wonderful facilities. Pitches, and proper beds in the house, are being reserved quickly. Please bring your family and friends to join this weekend event and please pray for good weather.
Yolanda Jackson has a gas stove for sale and any donation will be made to the Parish Fund. Please contact her to view and to make an offer.
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.
Wintershall Choir is looking for singers to join them on Thursdays, 7pm-8.30pm on the Wintershall Estate, GU5 0LR. For more information contact Rachel Musgrove, on 01483 565554 or email email@example.com or check out our Facebook page. www.wintershall-estate.com
The National Novena to St Joseph will take place from 10-18 March 2017 in Maidenhead and Liverpool. Each year the Mill Hill Missionaries prepare for the Feast of St Joseph with Masses and prayers to ask for God’s blessing as well as for the intentions of all who support their work. You are invited to send in your petition and/or to request a Novena booklet to pray from home. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pokot Drought Appeal Update The drought appeal over the weekend of 28th and 29th January resulted in donations of an incredible £3002.35 (including £417 for school fees). And last weekend, 4th and 5th February, saw further donations of an amazing £2,080.37 (including £400 for school fees). But that’s not all, I have received cheques amounting to £1075 these last few days. As the PR people, would put it, “Due to the unprecedented interest and demand, the drought appeal remains open for a few days yet. So, hurry, you don’t want to miss this life-giving opportunity”. And please don’t forget Win Bracking’s Pokot lunch next Wednesday, 15th February in the Cranleigh Room.
On behalf of Fr Conway and Fr McGovern and the people they serve in East Pokot, thank you all for this truly wonderful generosity. Eugene McGivern. Tel 01483-893379 or at email@example.com
Just a quick reminder of our romantic Valentine Concert in Holy Trinity Church, Bramley this coming Saturday 11th February at 7pm with young soprano Lucy Cronin, accompanied by Richard Saxel. A wide range of attractive songs both classical and rather lighter awaits you. The concert is in support of the valuable work done by our local YMCA Downslink Group. Tickets at £10 (£5 under 18 and students) are available in advance from Robertsons in Bramley High Street, and at the door, and a free glass of wine or soft drink will be served in the interval. If you wish to reserve a ticket or have any queries, please call or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01483 892645).
‘What are we teaching the children?’
Voice for Justice UK is putting on a very informative conference with expert speakers on 25 March at the Emmanuel Centre, London SW1. Free resources including the brand new book, ‘What are they teaching the children?’ are included in the ticket price of £25. NB Monday Feb 13 is the deadline for this early bird rate. For more information and to register go to: http://www.vfjuk.org.uk/education-conference-2017/