Sunday 16 January – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday 16 January – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

By In Newsletter Blog On January 14, 2022


… all the sick and/or housebound of the Parish

… all who have died recently, and all whose anniversaries occur about this time:

Helen Tarplee, Cath Loveder

16421161633brK8naqgIsjJTG0odz9RSUHM5Zmwu.webpToday – 16 January is PEACE SUNDAY and there will be a voluntary retiring collection (not gift aided) for PAX CHRISTI. The Pope’s message for the 2020 World Peace day the 55th celebration, is titled, “Education, Work and Dialogue between Generations:  Tools for Building Lasting Peace” In the text, Pope Francis outlined three “paths for building a lasting peace”: promoting dialogue between generations, investing in education, and improving labour conditions. The Pope calls for a new alliance between the young and elderly to address the problems of isolation and self-absorption heightened by the corona virus pandemic and expresses the hope that a new dialogue between generations could become the “driving force behind a healthy politics”. He laments the tendency to see education and training as expenditures instead of investments.

Screenshot 2021-12-09 at 09.33.07.pngSynod Meeting in Bramley Monday 17th January will start slightly later at 7.30pm.  Please note the time change.

image_Bible with light.jpgNEXT – Sunday 23 January – is SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD and will be the second and final opportunity for any reader who has not yet renewed their commitment to reading at Mass, to do so. [The name of anyone not renewing their commitment will no longer appear on future rotas.]

Capture-38.pngJustice and Peace Webinar 2022, Saturday 15th January 9.30-1.00pm Annual Justice & Peace Webinar, led by Bishop Richard, raising awareness of those fleeing war-torn countries, situations abroad, plights of those in the UK and how we can respond with Fratelli Tutti in mind. A programme and zoom link will be issued in advance. Prayer for Divorced, Remarried and Separated Sunday 6th February 2.45pm those in our Parish communities who may be separated, divorced, or who have married again, are invited to come together to meet Bishop Richard for conversation. We will conclude with evening prayer followed by tea and cake. If you are interested, please do go to the Diocesan website and search events where you will find the spot to sign up.

FFA-SM-2021-07-16-WOPCU-1200.pngWeek of Prayer for Christian Unity – Sadly, it is not possible to come together for an ecumenical service during the Octave of Prayer this year.  We are instead inviting all the members of our respective congregations to pray particulary for the work and ultimate goal of Christian Unity each day of the Octave and particulary on Sunday 23rd January.  “Ut unum sint” (John 17:21) – May they all be one.

676816.jpgPrayer of the Inter-Church Process – Lord God, we thank you for calling us into the company of those who trust in your Christ and seek to do his will.  May your Spirit guide and strengthen us in mission and service to your world; For we are strangers no longer but pilgrims on the way to your Kingdom.  (From the Swanwick Declaration).

Applications to the Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage are open – For more information see or T: 01403 740110.

Cranleigh Job Club [CJC] started January 4th and meets every two weeks at Rowley’s Community Centre between 10am and Midday. There are Career / HR experts on hand to help with CV and interview practice and networking, along with providing other support.  For more details email

Diocesan Directory 2022 – These are now available to purchase for £5 in the churches, please ask Fr Alistair or Sacristan for a copy.

Join our Team The diocese is seeking to recruit a full time Events and Meetings Administrator to support the work of our Formation Team.

300 Club –To enter simply complete the form on the parish website Entries to be received by 30thJanuary 2022.

Screenshot 2022-01-07 at 10.26.05.pngONLINE GIVING – Our Parish depends on cash donations from offertory collections which have not be available at Masses.  If you would like to contribute online please click here:

Mass Intentions – if you would like a Mass offered for an intention, complete one of the brown envelopes and return it to The Presbytery. It is usual to offer a donation as a Mass stipend. This is at your discretion and there is no fixed amount although a minimum of £10 is suggested if you can afford it. Cash for Mass stipend can be put in the Mass Intention envelopes.

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