What’s On

Month of the Rosary

October is traditionally a month when people come together to pray The Rosary – at home; in Church; in school or wherever groups can find time and opportunity to pray together. There will a gathering of parishioners to pray one of the Mysteries after Mass on Mondays and Fridays throughout the month. All will be most welcome.

Preparing for the Sacraments

The parish is offering programmes of preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and Holy Communion for children aged 7 years and over, and for young people aged 14 years and over. There are Application Forms for the respective Sacraments available in the Porch: please complete and return to Fr. John.

Marriage Anniversaries Mass

The annual Mass for couples who are celebrating an important Wedding Anniversary this year will be at the Cathedral of Our Lady & St Philip Howard in Arundel, around 12.00 noon on Saturday 12th October.  Couples are asked to register in advance.  Please contact rosie.read@abdiocese.org.uk or phone 01293 651161.

Sunday Afternoon Tea

Our Parish is about to join the other Churches in Selsey in offering an invitation to the people of the town for “tea and nibbles”, a quiz, music and a good old sing along”.  The Churches are forming a “rota” so that there will be a regular opportunity for a Sunday afternoon “social” for those who appreciate a get-together.  The invitation is for everyone and not for just Church members.  The first Tea organised by our Parish will be on Sunday, 13th October, 3.00-4.30pm in the Church Hall. The Selsey Venture Bus will be on hand for members..  Please speak to Fr John.

Blessed John Henry Newman

On Sunday, 13th October Pope Francis will preside at the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. It will be a very significant day for the Christians in this country and for the whole nation. In the afternoon of the same day there will a Solemn Vespers at Arundel Cathedral beginning at 4.00pm: all will be welcome to join in the celebration of a new English Saint.

“Let It Be”

There will be a series of “Retreat Days” on Wednesdays, 16 October, 30 October and 13 November at the Sussex Heritage Centre near Arundel. A course provided by CaFE will focus on how Mary is able to help us be filled with the Spirit of God. The day will include the Way of Our Lady and time for discussion. Please bring a packed lunch; tea, coffee and cake will be provided. A suggested donation of £7.00 will include a course booklet. To book contact Maria on 01903 413606 at the Sussex Heritage Centre, Warningcamp, Arundel, BN18 9QY.

Storrington Priory – “A Quiet Day” Out

Storrington Priory is home of the Chemin Neuf Community, one of many communities of men and women, lay and religious, married and single in this  country and around the world.  We are fortunate to have one such community in the heart of the Sussex countryside.  The Storrington Community is inviting people to “Quiet Days” – of teaching and times of prayer.  Please contact 01903 742150 or email storrington.desk@gmail.com for dates and further details.