- Sunday 24th july– 17th sunday of ordinary time
… all the sick and/or housebound of the Parish
… all who have died recently, and all whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Please note that the Parish Secretary will be working remotely [not in the office] during the period 23rd July to 30th August. Emails and voicemails will be attended to for this period but on a slower basis and no newsletter will be published for this period. Please keep an eye on the Parish website for Mass Intention notices and dates and times of Masses.
WELCOME CAFE (2nd & 4th Thursdays). The next coffee morning will be from 10.30am in the Cranleigh arts Centre on Thursday 28th July. Previous mornings have proved to be quite popular with much fun last time, when someone introduced a game everyone could play and stimulated joyful conversation. Life is different now, do just come, relax and chat. For further information just telephone Michael 01483 274398.
MEMORY LANE (1st & 3rd Mondays). The next meeting will be on the 1st August when we will be joined by guests from Signature Senior Living care home who will be bringing further people experiencing dementia to the following meeting on 15th August. Memory Lane is proving very popular with 40 people attending on the 15th July when joined again by the Wintershall Singers. We meet in the Cranleigh Arts Centre from 2.15pm until 4.15pm and everyone is welcomed with tea and cakes served by friendly volunteers.
If you know of someone experiencing dementia, why not just bringing them along on phone for full information: Michael 01483 274398.
Did you know that CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, helps some of the poorest and most marginalised people across the world? We can reach so many people because we are a member of Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church network with a presence in 165 countries. Our local experts work with people over the long-term, helping them to have the right skills, tools and opportunities to live with dignity and support their families. For example, in South Sudan we are helping families learn how to farm better as the climate gets hotter, so that they can cope better in the future when things get even more difficult. Thank you for your support.
If you have a baptised catholic child starting Year 3 in September [or older] and/or a baptised catholic child starting Year 10 in September please register your interest to be included in the next First Holy Communion / Confirmation course via the website: https://www.cpcb.org.uk/events-and-courses/
On behalf of the Parish of Cranleigh we give our heartfelt thanks to three most experienced, faithful, and creative members of the flower arranging team who are standing down this summer. Cathy, having given so generously of her time, care and creativity for over 8 years; and to Trish and Small for all they have contributed to parish life through their beautiful creations for more than ten years.
By their ministry they have helped the parish to celebrate together throughout the liturgical year in their creations of the beauty, colour, and form throughout all those years. If you would like to be a part of this small new team please contact the parish office to find out more.
Diocesan run events
Young Adults (18-35) Events
Starting on Monday 19 September at 7.30pm – Join the Diocesan young adults community as we go on a journey to explore God’s call on our lives. Our young adults meet online every fortnight for bible study and good conversation however, we will soon compliment these sessions with a series of guest speakers, joining us bi-monthly to help us discover the plans that God has for us. Starting on 19 September, Dr Pia Matthews discusses Human Flourishing. E:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young Adults Day at the Seaside with Fr Stephen Ortiger – Saturday 20 August 11am – 3pm – Mass at Our lady Star of the Sea, East Preston, followed by a walk on the beach and a shared lunch at a beachside café. Contact E: email@example.com for more information.
Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing? – Come and join the Diocesan Deaf Service as we celebrate Mass in Horsham at 1pm on the first Saturday of each month (except in August). Mass is celebrated in sign language and speech so is fully accessible to all. You are also invited to join everyone for refreshments after the Mass for some social time together. For more information, please contact Margaret Fraher, Diocesan Inclusion Adviser – E:firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07508459315.
Would you like to come closer together as a Parish in the joy of each other’s company? Would you like to get to know your fellow Parishioners and Disciples of Christ? Do you want to make new Parish friends? Pope Francis has described our Parish as a “community made up of families” , while Pope Benedict called Parish life “ a family made up of families”. Well, we can certainly help you with this wonderful ambition of creating a Family for all in your Parish. If you would like to find out more about how you can bring this sense of family to your Parish life email E: email@example.com the Formation team to find out about “Parish Family Groups – Our Parish Community”.
To find out about events hosted by the Diocese please visit our website events calendar W: https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/diocese/events
Externally run Diocesan events
“Who Cares?” New group for The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton – next meeting is at 1.30pm – 4pm on Sunday 7 August 2022 – A support group offering a safe place and support, without prejudice, to those impacted people going through divorce, separated and divorced. This is a self-help group run by others who have experienced this loss and change in their lives and are on a recovery journey. We will meet monthly at St John the Evangelist, 3 Springfield Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2PJ. The theme for the meeting will be Communication Skills. There is also plenty of time for a chat over tea and cake! Contact details E: Carolinevdb55@gmail.com and E: TeacherSue@hotmail.co.uk
Beginning Experience Weekend – 14 to 16 October 2022 – If you have suffered a divorce, separation or the death of your partner, a residential weekend to help you to heal will be held at the Sion Community, Brentwood, Essex. If you would like more details, please contact Freda T: 01322 838415 or Maura M: 07795 498445 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Sharing the Church’s Story’ Conference – Saturday 17 September 2022 10am – 6pm – Catholic Voices and Word on Fire are hosting a one-day conference at Friends House, Euston Road, London called ‘Sharing the Church’s Story’. Come and join 1000 Catholics who are passionate about the renewal of the Church in the UK and a host of dynamic speakers including the internationally renowned speaker and author, Bishop Robert Barron. So, whether you are a volunteer, parent, catechist, clergy, religious, or just want a boost for your faith life, then this conference is for you. Register/find out more? W: www.sharingthechurchsstory.com
Externally run Diocesan events at Worth Abbey:
Finding Stillness: 20-23 September Cost £330 per person – ‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46). Come to Worth Abbey and encounter this refreshing and empowering stillness. Through the Benedictine tradition, discover how stillness can be part of your everyday life and how transformative it can be. The retreat will include: teachings in lectio divina and stilling the mind, as well as an opportunity to have a 1:1 meeting with a member of the monastic community.
TIME OUT: Self-led individual retreat: 7-9 October Cost £180 per person – Spend a few days at Worth Abbey enjoying the rhythm of the monastic prayer and liturgy, time in reflection and the peace of the Sussex countryside. There is no set programme other than an optional daily Lectio Divina session, the usual monastic timetable of divine office and liturgy and the opportunity for a 1:1 meeting with a member of the monastic community.
The Wisdom of St Benedict: 14-16 October Cost £220 per person – Led by Fr Martin McGee – Fr Martin will explore the riches of St Benedict’s Rule, a guide to living out the Christian life in all its fullness.
Stability—Becoming rooted in Christ;
Humility—Learning how to become oneself;
Lectio Divina—Finding nourishment in Gods’ Word;
Christian leadership—Serving Christ in others.
CAFOD school volunteers required – Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Could you help to inspire and empower children and young people in our Catholic schools and churches to bring alive their sense of global justice? Could you give an assembly or a workshop in a local school? Supported by CAFOD with training and resources, you will discuss issues of global justice, add to parish and school life, whilst complementing the work of teachers, priests and catechists. Contact the CAFOD A&B office at St Pius X Church, Laustan Close, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey GU2 2TS. T: 01483 573273 M: 07710 094448 E: email@example.com W: www.cafod.org.uk.