Category: Fr Eamonn’s Blog
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA
SATURDAY April 1st
6.00pm: Vigil Mass of Palm Sunday followed by Confessions
SUNDAY April 2nd
10.00am & 11.30am: Mass of Palm Sunday (Confessions available after both Masses)
TUESDAY April 4th
10AM MASS followed by Confessions
WEDNESDAY April 5th
10.00AM Mass followed by Confessions
6.00PM CHRISM MASS in Arundel Cathedral
HOLY THURSDAY April 6th (NO MORNING MASS)
7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Vigil at the Altar of Repose & Confessions
GOOD FRIDAY April 7th
Procession of Witness: 10.30am beginning in St. Clements
3.00pm Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion followed by Confessions (Good Friday is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence)
HOLY SATURDAY April 8th
9.30am Blessing of Polish baskets of food
8.00pm EASTER VIGIL
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES April 9th
10am & 11.30am
For the happy repose of HM The Queen
Almighty God, You are the author and sustainer of all human life; grant that your servant, Elizabeth our Queen, whom you granted a long and happy reign as Monarch of these lands may be forgiven her sins and rewarded with that eternal life promised to all those born again in the water of baptism and power of your Spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit God, forever and ever, Amen. Eternal rest, grant to her O Lord, And let Perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, Through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Prayer for the King
O God, to whom every human power is subject, Grant to your servant His Majesty the King wisdom in the exercise of his high office, so that, always revering to you and striving to please you, he may constantly secure and preserve for the people entrusted to his care the freedom that comes from unity and peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit God, forever and ever, Amen.
Alpha Course 2022
St Mary Star of the Sea Parish
Alphais widely acknowledged as an outstanding programme for teaching the Christian faith and drawing us into a closer personal relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is designed especially for those of us who don’t go to church, or those who may be unsure, questioning or curious about aspects of our religion and our beliefs. Even people who are active and committed Christians will find that Alphais an excellent refresher for our own faith and is an ideal opportunity to invite any of our friends and/or family who are searching for the meaning of life or seeking an enduring happiness and joy in our lives.
Our online Alpha sessions will be held from 7.30pm to 9.00pm every Thursday evening for 11 weeks (apart from the Holy Spirit Day which will be held on Saturday.) Each evening session will begin with a film on key aspects of the Christian faith, after which there will be an opportunity for questions and small-group discussions.
If you are interested in giving Alpha onlinea try, please enter your name and email address below and hand it in at the back of the Church or hand in to the Presbytery not later than Sunday 28th August. If you can join us please also encourage others to join with you. There is no charge for Alpha
What you will need:A computer (desktop or laptop) with a microphone and camera, or a tablet, or a smartphone (and an ample supply of tea or coffee.) Before the first session set up Zoom on your computer, tablet or smartphone and join a test meeting so that you can check everything works.
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For further information contact Neil Callaghan at email@example.com or text to 07733285284
Full schedule of our Alpha programme:-
Sept 8th Is There More To Life Than This?
Sept 15th Who Is Jesus?
Sept 22nd Why Did Jesus Die?
Sept 29th How Can I Have Faith?
Oct 6th Why and How Do I Pray?
Oct 13th Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Oct 20th How Does God Guide Us?
Oct 22nd Holy Spirit Day
Who Is The Holy Spirit?
What Does The Holy Spirit Do?
How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?
How Can I Make The Most Of The Rest Of My Life?
Oct 27th How Can I Resist Evil?
Nov 3rd Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Nov 10th Does God Heal Today?
Nov 17th What about the Church?
ALTAR FRONTAL APPEAL
I hope that you will have noticed that little by little over the years, I have striven to maintain and enhance the beauty of our church. To identify the change of liturgical seasons the church offers us different colours and one way of expressing this is the use of the altar frontal or antependium.
Fr Eamonn and I have asked Andrew Penson (Penson Ecclesiastical Arts) to produce a reversible altar frontal (Violet and White) to help mark the seasons of Advent and Lent, and Christmas and Eastertide. This will enable the changes to take place easily without the need to get inside the altar every time the season alters. The green fabric marking the Ordinary Sundays of the year will sit inside the altar as it does currently and will not need to be changed.
Andrew has produced a great many of these frontals in this Diocese and others; they are of the finest quality and most worthy for the altar of Our Lord’s Sacrifice. The price will be £1,100.00.
A very generous donation from a parishioner has funded half this cost already. If anyone else wishes to make a contribution, this would be most welcome – perhaps in memory of a loved one? I hope that we would be able to have paid for it in full in time for it to be blessed on the first Sunday of Advent.
Donations can be made in cheque (payable to St Mary Star of the Sea Church and marked ‘for altar’) or cash to the Parish Office. Donations can also be made to the Parish bank account:
Sort Code: 40-05-20
Account Number: 61077155
Please put ALTAR as the reference, or it will have to be added to the General Offertory.