Corpus Christi 23.06.19
- Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No Friday abstinence.
- Special collection for Peter’s Pence next Sunday (not Gift Aid)
Dear Brothers and Sisters
This is a busy week – lots of religion!
We have first communions this Saturday, Corpus Christi on Sunday, The Sacred Heart on Friday and Ss Peter and Paul next weekend. All Solemnities. Phew!
You could look at that list and groan – if you are a minimalist catholic – how little do I need to do to be faithful? Or you could read that and think ‘Wow! So much to celebrate about our faith’.
Indeed, to be a catholic is to be a celebratory sort of person – one who rejoices in the gift of faith and of sharing this with great men and women through the centuries. It is to be grateful for the richness of our faith – its incarnational joy whereby every aspect of life is offered up in thanksgiving through Jesus Christ and where life’s challenges are shared with Our Lord and with our community
The Parish Lunch will take place next Tuesday in Bramleyfollowing Mass at 11.30am. Please sign up in the porches if you would like to join the lunch or need a lift.
Parish Trip to Cowdray Park on 16th July will now be by car and if you would like to join in the car share please contact the Parish Office. Leave 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.
Now that Pentecost has passed, we hope you have enjoyed expanding your talents. Please arrange for the multiplied monies to be returned to the Parish Office along with your original allocated number. The Parish Office is still available to assist you in any way that help your endeavours so please make contact.
A Craft Sale is being planned on Sunday 7thJuly after Mass at Cranleigh. Please let the Parish Office know if you would like to have a table allocated for your use.
The 2019 Inter Parish Golf Day in aid of the Diocesan Lourdes Fund will be taking place this year at Sutton Green Golf Club on Friday 20th September. We tee off from 12.00 and there is a dinner after at approximately 18.30. The cost for Golf, Dinner and Prizes is £55 per head. Guest and partner are welcome to come along for the meal only at £27 per head. Teams of four and each parish can have up to two teams.
Confirmation Mass takes place on Saturday 29th June– Please plan an early arrival when looking for a parking space. Cranleigh Lions Carnival takes place the same day.
As members of our Parish we hold your personal information securely. Please email if you would like to view or amend your information.
The Southwark Brethren is a Charity whose sole aim is to support priests in their retirement and to provide support for exceptional expenses whilst a priest is in ministry. Your own parish priest was supported by them last year to enable him to buy some better hearing aids. (A kind parishioner paid half the cost). If you would like to make a donation, or set up a standing order you would be most welcome. Please contact Rev Paul Hough, St Elphege’s Presbytery, 120 Stafford Road, Wellington, SM6 9AY.
And in other news…
Tracy has decided to stay on as our Parish Secretary and will be reverting to a four-day week in July. I’m personally very pleased that Tracy’s talents and hard work will now continue to be offered in our Office and, with all the work of the Mission Team and a new FHC Team for next year, she will continue to be a great asset.
The Church and Criminal Justice: Saturday, 13th July, 11 am to 3 pm, at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Cobham :
How do we, as a diocese, as parishes and as individuals, serve people who are directly affected by imprisonment? Prisoners’ families, prisoners, and people with previous convictions all too often find themselves stigmatised and on the margins of society. They are frequently forgotten or at the bottom of the list of causes to support. But, as Catholic Christians, we are called to solidarity with the marginalised ones and to believe in the innate dignity of every human being. Bishop Richard invites you to find out what is already going on, and explore what you (and your parish) can do. Lunch provided – please book at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01293 651161
Anniversaries Mass 2019: Saturday 12th October, Arundel Cathedral, with Bishop Richard: For couples celebrating a landmark or significant anniversary. Booking essential – For an invitation please contact Rosie Read at or 01293 651161.
Young Catholic Adult Weekend @ Douai Abbey 25th – 27th Oct 2019
Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire). You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited!
To book go to:- https://bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2019.
For updates go to:- http://youngcatholicadults-latestnews.blogspot.co.uk/. For more details go to:- http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/events.htm. Prices start from £25.