A Devotional Guide to St Paul’s Church
Fr Ben’s Letter, Intentions & Intercessions for December & January
Click the links for the Mass Booklets:
This Sunday 10 December – Second Sunday in Advent
Last Sunday 3 December – First Sunday in Advent
10 December 2023
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday : 11.30am – Low Mass
Other days Mass will be at St Bartholomew’s: Monday 9.30am; Tuesday 6.00pm; Thursday 12noon.
Sunday: 11.00am – Solemn Mass
WE WELCOME all visitors today. Following Mass, refreshments are served in the Fishermen’s Vestry.
If you would like a copy of the music for congregational singing, please ask one of the welcomers.
GIFT AID ENVELOPES are available for your offertory contribution or donation.
REFRESHMENTS: Please join us for tea or coffee after the Sunday Mass.
DECEMBER & JANUARY NEWSLETTER
The newsletter for the next two months has now been published, with hard copies available from the narthex. Please do look through all the events happening in our parishes across Advent, Christmas and into the New Year.
PARISH LUNCH & GRAND CHRISTMAS DRAW
Next Sunday after Mass, we hold our annual Christmas lunch and draw. Tickets for the lunch can be bought today after Mass. If you have ticket stubs to return or prizes to hand in, please do so today – click here for the Menu.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & ORGANIST
Saint Paul’s Church, Brighton
This city centre church wishes to appoint a highly skilled choir trainer and organist to build on the established musical tradition.
For further details, please download the DOM Application Pack.
Closing date: 23rd December 2023
The season of Advent continues. Our weekly course meets again at St Bart’s this Thursday at 11am as well as on Zoom at 7pm on Thursday. It is not too late to attend either session on Thursday. If you wish to join us on Zoom, do let Fr Ben or Fr Thomas know this and ensure they have your email address.
In addition, continuing this Saturday, there is the opportunity to pray before the Blessed Sacrament at 11am here at St Paul’s, preceding the 11.30am Mass..
RETIRING COLLECTION IN ADVENT
Today and every Sunday of Advent, we hold a retiring collection for the Christmas flowers.
FRIENDS OF ST PAUL’S
WINE TASTING EVENING
Many thanks to everyone who came to yesterday’s event, especially those who were involved in the setting up and the clearing away afterwards.
Wednesday 13 December
SUSSEX BEACON CAROL CONCERT
7.30pm reception – 8.00pm concert
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)
Advent is a traditional time to make one’s Confession as part of one’s preparation for Christmas. Confessions may be heard on Saturdays after Mass or by appointment.
On Saturday 23 December at 4.00pm, we are invited to St Bartholomew’s for the annual Carol Service before Christmas. Please invite others to join you as we gather together and celebrate the great feast of Christ’s birth.
WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2024
Next year there are two pilgrimage options for Walsingham:
Friday 7 June – Sunday 9 June (contact Fr John Eldridge to book and pay a £10 non-refundable deposit: email@example.com)
Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August (contact Fr Ben to book and pay a £10 non-refundable deposit)