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VIGIL OF PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

Thursday March 17th a Vigil of Prayer and Adoration took place in St. March Star of the Sea Church from 6.30pm to 7.30pm to pray for peace in Ukraine.

Entrance: Sweet Sacrament Divine 674

Prayers of Adoration (leaflet)

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still, to be silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14)

Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.

May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen. (CAFOD)

Mysteries of Light:

Amazing Grace

Jesus said, ““Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

Make me a channel of your peace: 478

God of peace, Show us how to put away the weapons of war

and help us destroy the tools of destruction. Lord in your Mercy, hear our prayer

God of peace, Teach us to follow the ways of justice and walk with us the paths of truth. Lord in your Mercy, hear our prayer

God of peace, Challenge the weapons of war, and banish hatred and division, so that all your children may sleep secure. Lord in your Mercy, hear our prayer

Benediction

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World Meeting of Families

Dear one and all,

I do hope that you are all safe and well .

I wonder if I could ask for your support by raising the awareness of “the World Meeting of Families” that is part of this year’s celebration and focus as a worldwide Church.

Historically, part of the joy of coming together, involved the physical travel of families to a location somewhere across the world, the last event was held in Dublin and this year was planned to be in Rome. But for obvious reasons the concept of travelling together from across the globe is not the best of ideas in the current circumstances.

With this in mind, the Vatican and our Bishop are still very keen for the celebration of “family life” to go ahead this year, but within our own Parishes. There will be lots of webinars , Liturgies and talks available via the Vatican on Zoom or pre recorded and for more details check  out the Vatican link –  World Meeting of Families 2022 Rome – #WMOF22 (romefamily2022.com)

To prepare ourselves and to think about what we can do at a local level, we are going to hold a planning and idea sharing webinar on MONDAY 28th FEBRUARY at 7.30p.m.  Could I ask you to share this with your Parish community and try to encourage a representative to come forward from the parish to join us on the evening . The evening will consist of an explanation of the ambitions of the event and then a chance to share your ideas of how to bring and celebrate the vocation of family life within your parish.   

To register the parish reps attendance please go to the A&B website – Events  via this link  – Events | Arundel & Brighton Diocese (abdiocese.org.uk)  (28th February event)

 Thank you so much for all you are doing and God bless you all,

 Simon

Deacon Simon South
Marriage and Family Life Project Officer

https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/news/world-meeting-of-families

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TOGETHER

THE REVEREND PAUL HUNT B.A., M.A., M.TH. PART-TIME PRIEST-IN-CHARGE, HASTINGS OLD TOWN PARISH with FATHER EAMONN MONSON PARISH PRIEST ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA

Lord Jesus Christ, at your Last Supper you prayed to the Father that all should be one. Send your Holy Spirit upon all who bear your name and seek to serve you. Strengthen our faith in you, and lead us to love one another in humility. May we who have been reborn in one baptism be united in one faith. Amen.

…that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us…

JOHN 17:21

https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2022/