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 26 November – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Last Sunday 19 November – 33rd Sunday of the Year
26 November 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. Please do look through all the events happening in our parishes across Advent, Christmas and into the New Year.
RAFFLE & SHERRY COLLECTIONS Last week’s raffle raised £42. £22.25 was made from the sherry.
PARISH LUNCH & GRAND CHRISTMAS DRAW
Please return the stubs and money from your sold draw books to Susan as soon as possible. Also, offers of prizes or donations would be gratefully received. If you would like to make a donation, then gift cards/tokens would be preferred.
Tickets for the lunch can be bought today after Mass.
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
INDUCTION OF FR JOHN BLACKBURNE AS VICAR OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS: Wednesday 29 November, 7.30pm
On Wednesday evening Bishop Martin will induct Fr John as the incumbent of St Michael’s. Mass begins at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments. To help with numbers for catering, please sign up at the back of church if you are planning to attend.
Beginning this Saturday and then offered on the Saturdays of Advent, there will be the opportunity to pray before the Blessed Sacrament at 11am here at St Paul’s before Mass.
We are also running a course looking at the Four Last Things (Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell), the traditional themes of Advent. The course will be offered in-person at St Bart’s, beginning this Thursday at 11am, preceding the 12noon Mass. It will also be offered via Zoom at 7pm, also starting this Thursday. If you wish to join us on Zoom, then please sign up using the sheet in the narthex, remembering to include your email address so we can ensure you have the correct link (you can also email Fr Ben).
RETIRING COLLECTION IN ADVENT
On each Sunday of Advent, we hold a retiring collection for the Christmas flowers.
SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Friday 8 December, 7pm
Solemn Mass will be celebrated here at St Paul’s on this great feast to which our sister parishes in the Wagner Group are invited. Please do make every effort to be at Mass on this day as we celebrate the Immaculate Mother of God.
Saturday 9 December
Tickets must be booked in advance by 4 December from Mark Gourley firstname.lastname@example.org
WELCOME AT ST PAUL’S
In order for our church to be open for as long as possible, it is important that as soon as two people are in the building, the doors on West Street should be opened and the A board which lives down there should be put out to catch the eye of passers-by.
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)