Prayer and Spirituality: Prayer & Formation Groups
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
The meditation group meets for an hour every week in the Parish Room (Monday 7pm) and follow meditation, as taught by the late Fr John Main OSB. All are welcome! For more information, contact Tim Cullen 01273 857998.
Lent & Advent Groups
These prayer and study groups meet weekly in parishioners homes during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Advent. In these small groups parishioners pray together, aiming to deepen their understanding and love of scripture, and to experience friendship and support as they prepare for Easter and Christmas. Usually the focus is on the Sunday Gospel.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
“Jesus awaits us in this Sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet Him in adoration, in contemplation, full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offences and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” (Pope John Paul II)
Every Monday during the seasons of Advent and Lent we have perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 9am – 8pm. Sign up for a Holy Hour each week and come and spend time with Our Lord in the most Holy Eucharist. What better way to spend an hour? For more information contact the parish office.
Young Adults Group
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” (St. Catherine of Siena)
For all students and young adults aged 18-30. We meet once a month for food, prayer and socialising, followed by a trip to the pub. Meetings take place in the parish rooms on 2nd Sunday of each between 6.30-8pm.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Young people are the church of today and the hope of tomorrow” (Pope John Paul II)
We have a Youth Group for all in school years 6-9. We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month between 6:30-8pm in the parish rooms for games, crafts, discussion, prayer and food. It’s fairly informal and good fun, why not come along! We also have a film & pizza night once a term.
For dates and more information please see the newsletter or contact the youth minister, Lara Merk: LMsacredheart@gmail.com
The rosary group meets each Tuesday after 10am Mass to pray the rosary together. Open to all, do come to Mass and stay to pray with us!
Diocesan Jubilee Group
In 2015, the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton will celebrate the achievements of fifty years of faithful presence and practice by the clergy and people of the Catholic Church in this place. It will prepare for the future, mindful of the call to holiness, through prayerful reflection, renewal and rededication to its Gospel mission.
In shaping the plans for celebrating the Golden Jubilee, Bishop Kieran has expressed the clear aim that: “By 2015, we the people of the diocese will better understand who we are and what we are called to do, and that, in turn, we will bring about real change in the communities in which we live.”
This local church will deepen the understanding among its members of their unique, God-given role in the work of salvation, their place in the universal Church and in society. It will also begin the next 50 years with a recommitment to the Gospel message and the Christian mission to evangelise through word and deed, striving for unity and justice as the effective signs of salvation.
Details of meetings are given in advance through the newsletter.