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CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ENGLISH MARTYRS
4, VICARAGE LANE, HORLEY, RH6 8AR
Telephone 01293 431703

Parish Clergy: Fr. Francis Ezennia, MSP

Parish Secretary: Barbara Stevens
Safeguarding Representative: Teresita Chandler
Office Days/Times: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 10:15am-1pm, 4pm-6pm (by appointment)

The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity, Number 252878
2nd December 2018: 1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT [Year C]
[Year B]

Saturday 1st
6.30 pm - Deceased Family + Friends- RIP
Sunday 2nd
9.00 am - Birthday Thanks

10.30 am - RIP
Monday 3rd
9.30 am - Birthday thanksgiving
Tuesday 4th
9.30 am - Special Intention
Wednesday 5th
9.30 am - Special Intention
Thursday 6th
No Mass
Friday 7th
No Mass

 
9th December 2018: 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT [Year C]
Saturday 8th
6.30 pm - 80th Birthday Thanksgiving
Sunday 9th
9.00 am - RIP
10.30 am - RIP




The Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confession
Confession is available on Saturday from 9.30 to 10.00 a.m.
and 6.00 to 6.15pm.
(other times by appointment)

Baptism (On Saturdays) by Appointment
Matrimony: By Appointment

Choir Practice: Wednesday @ 8pm in the Church.

MANY THANKS FOR LAST WEEK'S OFFERTORY
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND :-
Please pray for members of our parish family who are unwell or housebound.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:-
Initial Session will now be at 7pm on Thursday 13th Dec. for those in Year 9 and/or 14 years of age and older by June 2019.


PARISH ADVENT/CHRISTMAS CONFESSION:-
Some priests will be available to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation on Thur. 20th December at 7:30pm. This is an opportunity to specially and spiritually prepare for Christmas.

TEA & COFFEE: After 10.30am Mass today- Everyone is welcome to the small Hall.


CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY PLAY AND CAROLS:-
Parents are invited to attend Practices from 11.45-12.45 on Saturday 8th Dec. General Rehearsal on 15th Dec, and Dress Rehearsal on 22nd Dec 10.30am – 12 noon.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) :-
If you have filled the form return it to Fr Francis. If you need further clarification regarding the form or the programme, please speak to for Francis on phone or by visiting the parish office. This programme is for Adults who wish to: Deepen their Faith; Become Catholic; Receive Baptism, Confirmation & Holy Communion at Easter Vigil 20th April 2019.


APPRECIATION TO FOR THE HCPT PARISH DINNER+QUIZ NIGHT :-
Many thanks to the team that planned the parish HCPT quiz night. We equally thank all who participated generously. Your generous presence and giving will go a long way to support the HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes.


PASTORAL PLAN FOR THE DIOCESE :-
The Bishop will visit our deanery (Crawley Deanery) to present the plan at an open meeting on Tuesday 11th December at 7.00pm at The Friary in Crawley. All are welcome to attend.


YOUTH EVENINGS OF REFLECTION WITH BISHOP RICHARD 2019:-
The evenings have mainly been used by Confirmation groups in the past but are open to anyone aged 11-18. For booking contact Jack Regan: jack.regan@dabnet.org. 



CHRISTMAS + NEW YEAR PROGRAMMES :-

CHRISTMAS EVE MONDAY 24 DECEMBER:
*Carol and Nativity Play: 5:45pm
*Family Mass 6.30pm
*Carols and Readings at 11.30pm
*Christmas Vigil Mass at midnight (12am)

CHRISTMAS DAY TUESDAY 25 DECEMBER
*Masses 9.00am and 10.30am
*Boxing Day Wed. 26 Dec. Mass 10.00am

NEW YEAR’S EVE MONDAY 31 DECEMBER:
*Vigil Mass: 6:30pm
*Midnight Mass: 11:15pm

NEW YEAR DAY TUESDAY 1ST JANUARY
*New Year Mass: 10am


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT :-
On Friday 21 December from 7pm at St Edward the Confessor, 2 Lodge Lane, Keymer followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. Free entry but there will be a collection in aid of Chestnut Tree House (Children's Hospice Care). RESIDENTIAL RETREAT FOR DOCTORS: At Worth Abbey from 1-3 March 2019 led by Fr. Stephen Ortiger. OSB. On the theme: Love your neighbour as yourself. Sessions include: Who and what we are; Personal challenges we face; Drawing strength from prayer; Nurturing our healthcare vocation. Cost £150 full board.  
For booking: email jodwyer@doctors.org.uk, putting Doctors Retreat in subject line.


HAVE A VERY HOPEFUL SUNDAY