Saturday 13 October – 28th Sunday of OT
Special Collection next week for Missio – World Mission Sunday
Dear Brothers and Sisters
On the 18thSeptember Bishop Richard gathered all the diocesan clergy and staff together at Arundel to launch the Diocesan pastoral Plan – called The Word who is Life. Now Bishop Richard is going around all the Deaneries (groups of parishes geographically close to each other) to present the Plan as it particularly affects that Deanery and its parishes.
Our presentation date is the 19thNovember and it will be held at St Joseph’s Church in Guildford from 7pm.
I want to tell you, before that date and event, that our parish is directly affected by these plans. We, along with almost all the parishes in our Deanery, will see major changes to the way in which they are organised, staffed, linked, and served by a parish priest. We will be no different.
Therefore, I hope that you can see that this evening is an important moment for us to hear about, digest, and prepare for the changes that will be coming our way. I hope that you care enough about your parish, and your Church, to see that participating in the movement of change and helping us prepare is very important indeed and a sign, if we needed one, that our faith is not only alive but also well.
There are some small flyers available with details of the meeting and a tear-off slip to enable you to sign up to the coach. It is my hope that at least 50 people will come from our parish to this meeting. Anything less would indicate that this is not really that important to us – and that would disappoint me very much.
With my very best wishes and encouragement – Fr David.
Please note: Statements from the Bishops of England and Wales, concerning their recent ad liminavisit to Rome 29 September 2018 are available for you to read, the statements are pinned to the board of the Church Porches.
From Maggie Larkin. Thank you so much for the wonderful welcome and celebration last Sunday at St. Thomas More, Bramley. It was so lovely to be with you all again. The choir and the congregation sang so well and Fr. David spoke so kindly of my contribution to the life of the parish. The party after mass was fantastic. Such good food and amazing cake. I have loved being in the parish of Bramley and Cranleigh and miss you all so much. Love to you all, Maggie
CAMEO Speaker– On Tuesday 6thNovember at 7.30pm Gillie Nicholls will be coming to give us an illustrated talk about her charity (Les Amis Burkina Faso) which serves the handicapped girls and women in West Africa. Being handicapped or female in parts of Africa means having few or no rights. Gillie is a local woman, who until recently, was the Chaplin at Barrow Hills School and who also works at St Edmunds, Godalming. She is a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. Please come along and see how much is being done for so many by this local charity. For more information about the Charity do visit www.les-amis-bf.org.uk. With love from Helen Rollo
The Vianney Group: A group for men, aged 18 – 45, who wish to explore whether they have a calling to the priesthood.
The next meeting takes place from 4:00 – 7:30 pm on Sunday 21st of October at The Priest’s House, Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9EN
For more details contact the Fr. Con Foley – 01932 842 643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bereaved Families Mass 3rd November 11am at Cranleigh
The Annual Mass for Bereaved Families will take place at Jesus Christ Redeemer of Mankind on Saturday 3rd November. If you, and your family and friends, would like to be a part of this Mass please RSVP to the Parish Office. Refreshments will follow the Mass.
Blessing of Graves in Cranleigh will take place on Sunday 4th November immediately after mass. Candles can be bought from the Parish Office.
Youth Mass– Sunday 28th at 11am in Cranleigh – calling all young musicians, readers and servers to our monthly youth-orientated and focussed Mass – designed to allow you to use your gifts and talents in the service of the Liturgy. Please come and bring a friend! Theme – Jesus asks, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’
Remembrance Sunday – advance notice – As this year is exactly 100 years since the armistice in 1918 and the same day and time I am not going to celebrate an 11am mass as there is an extended Remembrance Service in the Village at Cranleigh – SO to enable you to participate in the other activities there will be no morning mass at Cranleigh – so only a Vigil Mass that weekend, and 9am at Bramley.