6th Sunday of Easter – 26.05.19
Special collection the Missionary Endeavour of the Diocese this Sunday (Gift Aid)
Thursday 30th May is The Ascension of the Lord and a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at 10am in Cranleigh and 8pm in Bramley.The Vigil of the Ascension will be kept the evening before and counts towards the obligation.
Friday 31st May Mass will be at the earlier time of 9am in Cranleigh
Bramley Mass on Tuesday 28th May is at 11.30amwith the Parish Lunch afterwards. Please sign up if you would like to come. Lifts can be arranged. Also: We are trying to find the St Thomas More parish room card tables [x2] which had Mr Greig written underneath. We are short of tables in the parish room and if you have borrowed them for any reason please pop them back into the Hall or let us know where we can find them.
The scriptures this week start the movement from joy at the resurrection of Christ to how to live in and build the Church. Jesus never left a guide book as such but left the apostles with encouragement and guidance at the last Supper. The first reading tells us of a momentous event whereby people like you and me were enabled to become full members of the Church without having to live as Jews. This story reminds us of the way in which the Spirit equips the disciples for leadership and opens up possibilities to those who are attentive. Also, it reminds us of the prophetic nature of the Spirit working in us – not just the hierarchy – but in all the baptized who share in Christ’s priestly service, prophetic vision and kingly rule.
This coming week we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord who, by ascending to the Father, opens up the possibilities for each of us to receive the Holy Spirit – the Paraclete – the One who stands by our side – guiding, defending, encouraging and enlightening. Fr David
Pentecost Family Day: Sunday 9th June at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh. Please attend Mass in our parish and then feel free to bring a picnic lunch for 12.30 or join in the activities at 1.00pm. There will be tours of the seminary and talks led by the seminarians/stalls exploring the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, games and face painting. The day will conclude with tea and a Pentecostal procession where the Bishop will send us all out filled with joy. This is a day suitable for all ages. Please do let know if you are able to join us for catering purposes or tel: 01293 651152.
Mission Team – Extending The Parish Family
Want to get involved? Our first volunteer workshop is on Saturday 15th June from 10am to about 2.30pm at the Seminary. We will explain what each team is responsible for and help you identify where best you might enjoy working with us. If you have not received your own invitation yet, don’t worry, please come along and join in. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to let us know if you’d like to come.
Please keep our volunteers in your prayers as they start on their own unique journey.
Parish Coach Trip to Cowdray Park on 16th July departing Cranleigh 2pm for a visit to the tea room and walled garden and will depart Cowdray at 5pm. Please sign up using the Parish website events page or let the Parish office know that you would like to attend.
We are planning a Cranleigh craft sale on Sunday 7th July after Mass. Please let the Parish Office know if you would like to have a table allocated for your use.
2lb Loaf Cakes £5 each, contact Win Bracking on 275573
Offer of Housework – contact the Parish Office.
Film and Food Night – Friday 14th June with curry dinner and film. £15pp – contact Graeme Brand
Jane and David Penson would like to thank all who supported their tea party. We raised £315.10 for the talents fund. We enjoyed the afternoon and we hope you did too.
PeerTalk, a national charity underpinned by the Methodist Church, is seeking volunteer facilitators to help run Guildford’s weekly peer support group for people living with depression and similar mental health distress. If you’re a good listener and interested in mental wellbeing you can apply online, or to find out more www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/volunteer
St Joseph’s Parish, Dorking are organising a Pilgrimage to Assisi from Tuesday 8 October 2019 – Saturday 12 October 2019. The Pilgrimage is being arranged via Pax Travel and costs £709. This covers Flights from Gatwick, hotel accommodation, breakfast and evening meals. The Pilgrimage is being led by Father Tony Milner (Parish Priest) and assisted by Deacon Tony Kinal. We currently only have four places left on the Pilgrimage and if you are interested in joining us, please contact the parish office at St Joseph’s on 01306882433 or email
The Film Night showing the film Powaqqatsi takes place this coming Friday evening.
St Cuthbert Mayne are holding their annual summer fair following Mass on Sunday 9th June to which all are welcome to enjoy the festivities, raffle, cake stall and refreshments.
At the end of mass on Sunday and throughout Easter we will sing the Regina Caeli (in English) as follows:
Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven. Alleluia!
He whom Thou wast meet to bear. Alleluia!
As He promised hath arisen. Alleluia!
Pour for us to God thy prayer. Alleluia!
- Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
- For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, brought joy to the whole world; grant, we beseech You, that through His Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
6 – Cranleigh
|9 – Bramley||11- Cranleigh|
|Welcomers||David B||Murphy Family||Jane & Duncan|
|1st Reading||Katherine B||Bridget E||Dee McM|
|2nd Reading||Patrick B||Patrick G|