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D i o c e s e o f A r u n d e l &, B r i g h t o n N o 2 9 8 N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 T H E C A T H O L I C N E W S P A P E R F O R S U R R E Y &, S U S S E X F R E E T o r e a d A &, B N E W S o n l i n e p l e a s e v i s i t w w w . d a b n e t . o r g A&,B N E W S 17 deligh

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T T h h e e A A &, &, B B N N e e w w s s i i s s d d i i s s t t r r i i b b u u t t e e d d m m o o n n t t h h l l y y t t o o a a l l l l C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h e e s s i i n n S S u u s s s s e e x x a a n n d d S S u u r r r r e e y y , , r r e e a a c c h h i i n n g g 1 1 2 2 , , 0 0 0 0 0 0 h h o o u u s s e e h h o o l l d d s s . . A A d d v v e e r r t t s s s s t t a a r r t t a a t t o o n n l l y y £, £, 2 2 5 5 . . C C o o n n t t a a c c t t A A l l i i c c e e o o n n 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 4 0 0 7 7 3 3 0 0 3 3 9 9 9 9 o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a l l i i c c e e j j at at c c a a t t h h c c o o m m . . o o r r g g 2 A &, B N E W S N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 THE NATIVITY A PLAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER , SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2015 “,a refreshing antidote to the rampant glitz of most seasonal theatre”, Michael Billington THE GUARDIAN WintershallCharitableTrust wintershallplay wintershallplays Adult £,16.50 &, Child £,8.50 Book tickets now on our website www.wintershall­,estate.com or by calling 01793 418299 16­,18 Dec 2015 4.45 pm &, 7.30 pm 19­,20 Dec 2015 2.30 pm &, 5.30 pm Each performance lasts approximately 90 minutes. WWW.WINTERSHALL,ESTATE.COM B O O K N O W ! Holly Barn, Wintershall, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LR Wintershall Charitable Trust, Charity Number 1010537 ! O K O W O N O K ! O O W B ! O W N I T  , W a S a g r e a T n I g h T f o r S t d u n s t a n ’, s C a t h o l i c P r i m a r y S c h o o l r e c e n t l y w h e n t h e y b e - c a m e t h e w i n n e r s o f S u r r e y S c h o o l s h a v e T a l e n t c o m p e t i t i o n . T h e t h e m e f o r t h i s y e a r ’, s e v e n t w a s T h e M a g n a C a r t a ( f r e e d o m a n d j u s t i c e , p r o t e s t a n d r e s i s t - a n c e ) a n d t h e s c h o o l c h o i r p e r f o r m e d a n o r i g i n a l s o n g ‘, T h e M a g n a C a r t a ’, w r i t t e n b y t w o y e a r 6 p u p i l s , S a r a h a n d C h a r l o t t e . T h e S t d u n s t a n ’, s c h o i r c o n s i s t e d o f 3 2 p u p i l s r a n g i n g i n a g e f r o m 8 t o 1 1 y e a r s o l d a n d l i v e m u s i c a l a c c o m p a n i m e n t i n c l u d e d a S a m b a p e r c u s s i o n s e c t i o n . e l e v e n s e c o n d a r y a n d p r i m a r y s c h o o l s m a d e i t t h r o u g h t o t h e f i n a l w h i c h t o o k p l a c e a t t h e L e a t h e r h e a d T h e a t r e . T h e r e w a s a r a n g e o f t a l e n t s o n d i s p l a y i n c l u d i n g a c r o b a t i c s , d a n c e a n d c h o i r s b u t i t w a s S t d u n s t a n ’, s w h o w o n t h e h e a r t s o f t h e j u d g e s w h o c o m m e n t e d t h a t t h e p e r f o r m a n c e w a s ’, a f e a s t f o r t h e e y e s a n d e a r s ! ’, a t t h e e n d o f t h e e v e n i n g t h e c h i l d r e n w e r e o v e r j o y e d t o h e a r t h a t t h e y h a d w o n t h e P r i m a r y S c h o o l g o l d M e d a l - b u t w e r e t h e n a s t o u n d e d a f e w m i n u t e s l a t e r w h e n i t w a s a n n o u n c e d t h a t t h e y h a d a l s o b e a t e n t h e s e c o n d a r y s c h o o l s t o b e c o m e o v e r a l l w i n n e r s o f t h i s a n n u a l c o m p e t i t i o n . S t o r y a n d p h o t o b y M r s A l m a M u r r a y S t D u n s t a n ’, s P r i m a r y S c h o o l C h o i r ‘, A F e a s t f o r t h e E y e s a n d E a r s ! T h e P L I g h T o F r e F u g e e C h I L d r e n f l e e i n g t h e w a r i n S y r i a h a s c a p t u r e d t h e h e a r t s o f p u p i l s a t b a r r o w h i l l s S c h o o l a n d g a l v a n i s e d t h e e n t i r e s c h o o l c o m m u n i t y i n t o a c t i o n b y l e n d - i n g i t s o f f i c i a l s u p p o r t t o t h e ‘, b a g s o f h o p e ’, i n i t i a t i v e w h i c h w a s i n i t i a l l y s t a r t e d b y t w o h a s l e m e r e m o t h e r s a n d n o w h a s a n o p e r a t i o n a l t e a m o f t w e l v e M u m s . T h e S c h o o l h a s c o l l e c t e d o v e r 2 0 0 r u c k s a c k s f i l l e d w i t h e s s e n t i a l i t e m s s u c h a s c l o t h i n g , b l a n k e t s , t o i l e t r i e s , b o o k s a n d t o y s f o r t h e m i g r a n t b a b i e s a n d c h i l d r e n a r r i v i n g i n k o s a n d o t h e r g r e e k i s l a n d s o n a r e g u l a r b a s i s . I n a d d i t i o n t o c o l l e c t i n g t h e ‘, b a g s o f h o p e ’, , o n F r i d a y 2 5 S e p t e m b e r t h e c h i l d r e n a t t h e S c h o o l w e r e r a i s i n g m o n e y t o h e l p w i t h t r a n s p o r t c o s t s b y p l e d g i n g a l l m o n i e s r a i s e d a t t h e p a r e n t s ’, w e e k l y ‘, b a c o n b u t t i e F r i d a y ’, s a l e t o t h e c a u s e t o g e t h e r w i t h a n a f t e r n o o n c a k e s a l e . T h e f i l l e d r u c k s a c k s w e r e c o l l e c t e d i n t h e S c h o o l ’, s C h a p e l o n F r i d a y 2 5 S e p t e m b e r j u s t b e f o r e a s - s e m b l y , d u r i n g w h i c h n a t a s h a d a v i e s , o n e o f t h e m a i n o r g a n i s e r s , t a l k e d t o t h e w h o l e s c h o o l a b o u t t h e p r o j e c t w h i c h o n l y s t a r t e d a m e r e 3 w e e k s a g o . T h e r u c k s a c k s w e r e t h e n d r i v e n i n t h e s c h o o l m i n i b u s t o t h e d e s i g n a t e d c o l l e c t i o n p o i n t i n C h i d d i n g f o l d , b y r e g i s t r a r P a u l i n e M c b r o w n , w h e r e t h e y w i l l n o w b e s o r t e d b e f o r e o n w a r d t r a n s p o r t a t i o n t o t h e g e o r g e L a m b e r t &, S o n L t d s t o r a g e u n i t i n F e r n h u r s t w h i c h i s k i n d l y b e i n g u s e d f r e e o f c h a r g e . u l t i m a t e l y t h e b a g s w i l l b e s h i p p e d i n t w o 2 0 - f o o t c o n t a i n e r s t o a t h e n s a n d o n w a r d s t o t h e g r e e k I s l a n d s b y t h e e n d o f o c t o b e r . T h e n e x t f e w w e e k s w i l l b e s p e n t r a i s i n g m o n e y t o p a y f o r t h e t r a n s p o r t a t i o n . T h e f u n d r a i s i n g p r o j e c t w a s s p e a r h e a d e d b y s i s t e r s M a d e l e i n e a n d b e t h a n y n u g e n t ( y e a r 8 a n d 6 r e s p e c t i v e l y ) a n d J e n n i f e r g l o v e r ( y e a r 8 ) , w h o f i r s t h e a r d a b o u t t h e b a g s o f h o p e c a m p a i g n a t M a s s i n t h e i r l o c a l p a r i s h . T h e g i r l s a p p r o a c h e d t h e i r h e a d m a s t e r M a t t h e w u n s w o r t h a n d s u g g e s t e d t h e S c h o o l ’, s i n v o l v e m e n t . M r u n s w o r t h , i m p r e s s e d b y t h e p u p i l s ’, c o m p a s s i o n a n d c l e a r c o m m i t - m e n t t o m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e , i m m e d i a t e l y s a n c t i o n e d t h e i d e a , w i t h s t a f f k e e n t o v o l u n t e e r a n d h e l p c o o r d i n a t e t h e s c h o o l - w i d e r e s p o n s e . e m i l y M a s o n ( y e a r 6 ) h a s a l s o h e l p e d w i t h t h e p r o j e c t . a l l t h e g i r l s h a v e d o n e p r e s e n t a t i o n s d u r i n g F r i d a y a s s e m b l i e s a n d p u t u p p o s t e r s a r o u n d t h e s c h o o l t o p r o m o t e t h i s c a u s e . B a r r o w H i l l s S c h o o l B o o s t s ‘, B a g s o f H o p e ’, A p p e a l C o m m e n t i n g o n t h e S c h o o l ’, s e f f o r t s , h e a d m a s t e r M a t t h e w u n s w o r t h s a y s , ‘, a k e y s t r a n d o f t h e b a r r o w h i l l s e t h o s i s t o e q u i p c h i l d r e n w i t h t h e a b i l i t y t o h a v e e m p a t h y f o r o t h e r s , t o b e k i n d a n d t o d o c h a r i t a b l e w o r k s . I a m i m m e n s e l y p r o u d o f t h e t h r e e p u p i l s w h o i n s p i r e d t h e s c h o o l t o p l a y a s m a l l p a r t i n t r y i n g t o h e l p t h o s e w h o f i n d t h e m s e l v e s i n s u c h d e s p e r a t e c i r c u m s t a n c e s . 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A &, B N E W S N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 3 a F T e r M e e T I n g F I o n a h e n d y , c o - f o u n d e r o f k a r i b u n y u m b a n i o r p h a n a g e i n T a n z a n i a , y o u t h l e a d e r s h i l a r y g r a y a n d g l o r i a b e n s o n a r r a n g e d f o r a g r o u p o f y o u n g p e o p l e f r o m t h e P a r i s h e s o f h o l y F a m i l y F a r n h a m a n d h o l y a n g e l s a s h , t o g o a n d h e l p i n t h e o r p h a n a g e . T h e y h a d v a r i o u s f u n d r a i s i n g e v e n t s t h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r t o r a i s e f u n d s f o r t h e o r p h a n a g e a n d t o h e l p w i t h s o m e o f t h e i r o w n c o s t s . T h e C a t e n i a n s a l s o g e n e r o u s l y s p o n s o r e d t h r e e o f t h e m . h i l a r y , h e r s i s t e r C l a r e a n d t h e y o u n g p e o p l e ( C a r a o ’, d w y e r , I s a b e l l a h a i g h , L a w r e n c e g r a y , T o m b r e n n a n , g e m m a a r m s t r o n g a n d S i a n b e s l e y ) w e n t o u t i n J u l y a n d s p e n t t h r e e w e e k s a t t h e o r p h a n a g e , h e l p i n g w i t h t h e d a y t o d a y j o b s , l o o k i n g a f t e r t h e c h i l d r e n , a n d s o m e e x t r a p r o j e c t s s u c h a s p a i n t i n g t h e c l a s s r o o m . T h e o r p h a n a g e a i m s t o p r o v i d e h o m e s f o r a b a n d o n e d c h i l d r e n a n d o r - p h a n s , p r o v i d i n g l o v e , f a m i l y a n d e d u c a t i o n . T h e r e a r e c u r r e n t l y f i f t e e n c h i l d r e n a t t h e o r p h a n a g e . k a r i b u n y u m b a n i m e a n s w e l c o m e h o m e , a n d w e c e r t a i n l y a l l f e l t w e l c o m e . T h e y o u n g p e o p l e s a i d t h a t i t w a s a n u n f o r g e t t a b l e e x p e r i e n c e f i l l e d w i t h h a r d w o r k , l o v e , l a u g h t e r a n d h a p p i n e s s . F o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n o n t h e o r p h a n a g e a n d t o f i n d o u t h o w y o u c a n h e l p p l e a s e g o t o t h e i r w e b s i t e : h t t p : / / w w w . k a r i b u n y u m b a n i . o r g . 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T h e r e w e r e m a n y d e l i g h t s , c h a r m i n g v i l l a g e s , w e l c o m i n g c o m m u n i t i e s a n d h i s t o r i c t r e a s u r e s . o u r t h e m e w a s ‘, C h r i s t i a n C o m m u n i t i e s a n d w h a t t h e s e c a n t e a c h a b o u t d i s c i p l e s h i p , ’, l e d i n s h o r t r e f l e c t i o n s b y p i l g r i m s a n d c l e r g y a t c h u r c h e s e n - r o u t e . a t t h e i n d u c t i o n s e r v i c e p i l g r i m s w e r e g i v e n a w o o d e n c r o s s t o w e a r a s a s i g n o f p i l g r i m a g e a n d a s k e d t o t h i n k a b o u t b e c o m i n g p i l g r i m s . I n o u r j o u r n e y i n g w e c o n s i d e r e d t h e e a r l y c h u r c h a s c o m m u n i t y , w e s h a r e d o u r e x p e r i - e n c e s o f p a r i s h l i f e a n d t h e w i d e r c h u r c h , a u r C p i l g r i m s p o k e o n t h e g i f t o f t h e r e f o r m e d c h u r c h e s , i n b r i g h t o n s o m e p i l g r i m s v i s i t e d t h e Q u a k e r M e e t i n g h o u s e f o r s i l e n t w o r s h i p a n d w e c o n s i d e r e d n e w w a y s o f b e i n g c h u r c h , l e a r n i n g a b o u t a C a f È, C h u r c h i n r e d h i l l a n d w o r k w i t h a n d a p i l g r i m a g e f o r h o m e l e s s p e o p l e a t S t M a r t i n - i n - t h e - F i e l d s . T h e w o r k o f e a s t h o a t h l y C h u r c h s t a n d s o u t a s a s p l e n d i d e x a m p l e o f h o w p a r i s h i o n e r s h a v e e n d e a v o u r e d t o s e r v e t h e i r v i l l a g e . T h e y a l s o s e r v e d u s t e a a n d c a k e s a s d i d m a n y o t h e r c h u r c h e s ! T h a n k y o u . I f y o u a r e a b l e t o w a l k 1 2 - 1 5 m i l e s a d a y , d o n o t m i n d c o m m u n a l a r r a n g e m e n t s a n d a f e w h a r d s h i p s , t h e p i l g r i m a g e e x p e r i e n c e i s n o t t o b e m i s s e d . W a l k t h e w h o l e t w o w e e k p i l g r i m a g e f o r m a x i m u m b e n e f i t b u t a w e e k o r f e w d a y s w i l l s u f f i c e t o e n j o y t h e c o u n t r y s i d e , e x e r c i s e , w o r - s h i p , p r a y e r a n d f r i e n d s h i p s t h a t d e v e l o p i n c o m m u n i t y l i f e . o n y o u r o w n o r w i t h a f r i e n d , y o u w i l l b e m a d e v e r y w e l c o m e . F o r m o r e d e t a i l s o f t h e p i l g r i m a g e r e u n i o n w a l k o r t h e 2 0 1 6 P i l g r i m a g e ( 1 3 t h - 2 8 t h a u g u s t 2 0 1 6 ) v i s i t w w w . t h e p i l g r i m s . o r g . u k P i l g r i m a g e s a r e o r g a n i s e d b y p a s t p i l g r i m s o n a v o l u n t a r y b a s i s . S t o r y b y S u s a n A d i l z , p h o t o s b y J o h n C h e n e r y 4 0 t h A n n i v e r s a r y W a l k i n g P i l g r i m a g e H a p p y p i l g r i m s a r r i v e i n A r u n d e l , s i n g i n g ‘, W a l k i n t h e L i g h t ’, T h e T e a a n d C h a T g r o u P a t S t g e o r g e ` s , h a n g l e t o n P a r i s h i s t h e s m a l l b u t v e r y f r i e n d l y g r o u p t h a t m e e t s e v e r y o t h e r T u e s d a y i n t h e p a r i s h h a l l . W e d o g e n t l e s i t t i n g d o w n e x e r c i s e s , q u i z z e s , e y e / h a n d c o - o r d i n a t i o n g a m e s , b i n g o e t c , a n d o f c o u r s e p l e n t y o f c h a t t i n g a n d l a u g h i n g , w a s h e d d o w n w i t h a c u p o f c o f f e e a n d b i s c u i t . F r a l i s t a i r u s u a l l y p o p s i n t o s e e u s n e a r t h e e n d i n t i m e f o r t h e r a f f l e . b e t w e e n t h e s m a l l g r o u p , w e h a v e 2 6 c h i l d r e n , 5 4 g r a n d c h i l d r e n a n d 1 4 g r e a t g r a n d c h i l d r e n ! S t o r y a n d p i c t u r e b y S a l l y H a r v e y T e a a n d C h a t a t S t G e o r g e ’, s H a n g l e t o n

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F O r C A T H C O M A d v e r t i s i n g : A l i c e , T e l : 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 A s E p i s c o p a l V i c a r f o r R e l i g i o u s i n A r u n d e l a n d B r i g h t o n i t i s m y p r i v i l e g e a n d p l e a s u r e t o l i a i s e w i t h 5 0 0 R e l i g i o u s i n S u r r e y a n d S u s s e x : S i s t e r s , B r o t h e r s a n d F a t h e r s g r o u p e d i n 3 9 O r d e r s , I n s t i t u t e s o r C o n g r e g a t i o n s - 1 2 o f m e n a n d 2 7 o f w o m e n . D u r i n g t h i s Y e a r f o r C o n s e c r a t e d L i f e , a t t h e i n v i - t a t i o n o f P o p e F r a n c i s , t h e R e l i g i o u s h a v e b e e n h i g h e r p r o f i l e t h a n u s u a l a n d , i n l i n e w i t h t h a t , t h i s e d i t i o n o f t h e A &, B N e w s t u r n s t h e s p o t l i g h t o n t w o o f t h e 3 9 O r d e r s , t h e P o o r C l a r e s a t C r o s s b u s h a n d t h e S a l e s i a n s a t C h e r t s e y . T h e y r e p r e s e n t , o n t h e o n e h a n d , c o n t e m p l a t i v e l i f e a n d , o n t h e o t h e r , a p o s t o l i c l i f e . T h e i m p l i c a t i o n o f J e s u s ’, s t e a c h i n g t h a t h e i s t h e v i n e a n d w e a r e t h e b r a n c h e s i s t h a t e v e r y C h r i s t i a n h a s t w o v o c a t i o n s : f i r s t , t o b e i n t i m a t e w i t h J e s u s , o r g a n i c a l l y u n i t e d w i t h t h e v i n e , a n d , s e c o n d l y , t o b e a r f r u i t , t o b e p r o - d u c t i v e . I n t i m a c y i s t h e e s s e n t i a l p r e r e q u i s i t e f o r f r u i t f u l n e s s - ‘, w i t h o u t m e y o u c a n d o n o t h i n g ’, - a n d c o n t i n u e s b e y o n d t h e g r a v e , l o n g a f t e r o u r l i f e t i m e t a s k s , h o w e v e r i m p o r t a n t , h a v e f i n i s h e d . R e l i g i o u s L i f e s p o t l i g h t s b o t h v o c a t i o n s i n d e l i b e r a t e l y e x p l i c i t w a y s , s o m e O r d e r s , l i k e t h e P o o r C l a r e s , p u t t h e a c c e n t o n c o n t e m p l a t i v e p r a y e r , o t h e r s , l i k e t h e S a l e s i a n s , m a k e a p a r t i c u l a r e x t e r n a l m i n i s t r y - t e a c h i n g , p a r i s h w o r k , n u r s i n g - t h e i r s p e c i a l c a r e . T o g e t h e r , t h e v a r i o u s R e l i g i o u s O r d e r s , a l o n g w i t h o t h e r c o n s e c r a t e d m e n a n d w o m e n , t r y t o o f f e r a l i v e d a n s w e r t o t h e s e c o n d q u e s t i o n o f t h e P e n n y C a t e c h i s m , ‘, w h y d i d G o d m a k e y o u ? ’, ‘, G o d m a d e m e t o k n o w h i m , l o v e h i m a n d s e r v e h i m i n t h i s w o r l d a n d t o b e h a p p y w i t h h i m f o r e v e r i n t h e n e x t ’, w a s t h e a n s w e r , a n d a l w a y s w i l l b e . 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I n 1 8 8 6 a g r o u p o f s i s t e r s t r a v e l l e d f r o m t h e P o o r C l a r e c o m m u n i t y i n n o t t i n g h i l l i n L o n d o n t o m o v e t o a n e w c o n v e n t b u i l t f o r t h e m b y F l o r a , t h e n d u c h e s s o f n o r f o l k o n l a n d p r o v i d e d b y h e r h u s b a n d h e n r y , 1 5 t h d u k e o f n o r f o l k . T h e c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h e n o r f o l k ’, s c o n t i n - u e s t o t h e p r e s e n t t i m e , w i t h , m o r e r e c e n t l y , r e g u l a r v i s i t s f r o m L a d y M a r y a n d L a d y S a r a h ( r I P ) , w h o s e f u n e r a l w a s h e l d r e c e n t l y i n t h e i r c h a p e l . T h e C o m m u n i t y t o d a y c o n s i s t s o f 2 1 s i s t e r s , w h o c o m e f r o m S r i L a n k a , P o r t u g a l , Z i m b a b w e , M a l a y s i a , F r a n c e , I r e l a n d , e n g l a n d , W a l e s a n d S c o t - l a n d . T h e r e a r e t h r e e m o r e s i s t e r s l i v i n g a t t h e i r s m a l l h o u s e i n h o l l i n g t o n a n d t h e c o m m u n i t y h a s a d a u g h t e r h o u s e i n k e n y a . T h e o r d e r w a s f o u n d e d i n 1 2 1 2 i n a s s i s i b y S t C l a r e , w h o w a s a d i s c i - p l e a n d f o l l o w e r o f S t F r a n c i s . T h e l i f e o f p r a y e r i s c e n t r a l t o s i s t e r s ’, l i v e s . e a c h h o u s e i s a u t o n o m o u s w i t h i t s o w n t r a d i t i o n s , b u t i n t h e l a s t f i f t y y e a r s , t h e C h u r c h h a s e n c o u r a g e d m o n a s t e r i e s t o o r g a n i s e t h e m s e l v e s i n t o F e d e r a t i o n s w i t h i n t h e o r d e r . T h e r e a r e m e e t i n g s o f v a r i o u s k i n d s , f o r m u - t u a l h e l p a n d o n g o i n g f o r m a t i o n . 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F o r m u c h m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t A r u n d e l P o o r C l a r e s , i n c l u d i n g d e t a i l s o f t h e g u e s t h o u s e , p l e a s e v i s i t t h e i r v e r y i n t e r e s t i n g w e b s i t e w w w . p o o r c l a r e a r u n d e l . o r g T h e C o m m u n i o n o f S a i n t s P e r h a P S I T I S F I T T I n g a s w e e n t e r i n t o t h e m o n t h o f n o v e m b e r t h a t t h i s i s s u e o f a  , &,  , b  , n e W S c o n t a i n s o b i t u a r i e s o f t h r e e p e o p l e , w h o e a c h i n t h e i r w a y h a v e b e e n s i g - n i f i c a n t i n t h e d i o c e s e . M a r g a r e t S t a u n t o n w a s a q u i e t p o w e r h o u s e o f p r a y e r a n d t h o u g h t w h i c h s h e s o m e t i m e s s h a r e d i n t h e s e p a g e s . T h o u g h a l w a y s t r y i n g t o b e i n c o n s p i c u o u s , L a d y S a r a h C l u t t o n i n f l u e n c e d t h e l i v e s o f m a n y p i l g r i m s t o L o u r d e s o v e r t h e y e a r s a n d l e a v e s m u c h l o v e b e h i n d h e r . C a n o n b r i a n o ’, S u l l i v a n w a s a p r i e s t o f t h e d i o c e s e f o r 5 7 y e a r s s e r v i n g i n a n u m b e r o f p a r i s h e s . I n a d d i t i o n h e w o r k e d t i r e l e s l y i n e c u m e n i c a l a f f a i r s . P e r h a p s i t w a s a t r i b u t e t o t h i s w o r k t h a t h i s f u n e r a l w a s a c t u a l l y h e l d i n t h e a n g l i c a n c h u r c h i n S t e y n i n g . a n d s o , t h e y a l l w a i t t o e n t e r t h e f u l l j o y s o f h e a v e n - o r m a y b e a l r e a d y b e d o i n g s o . W e d o n o t u n d e r s t a n d g o d ’, s t i m e s c a l e s , b u t l e t u s r e j o i c e w i t h a l l t h e S a i n t s i n h e a v e n a n d t h o s e s t i l l o n t h e i r w a y t h e r e , i n c l u d i n g o u r s e l v e s i n g o d ’, s C h u r c h . M A R Y M A G D A L E N A T T H E T O M B T h e t o m b w a s b a r e . h o w d e e p l y I h a d l o n g e d t o t e n d h i s t o r t u r e d l i m b s w i t h f r a g r a n t o i l , t o m o u r n h i s b i t t e r d e a t h , a s m e m o r i e s t h r o n g e d o f a l l h i s g e n t l e w a y s a n d s e l f l e s s t o i l . 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I f y o u w a n t t o f i n d o u t m o r e p l e a s e c o n t a c t F r A n d r e w o n : a e b r a h i m at s a l e - s i a n s . s u r r e y . s c h . u k o r v i s i t t h e i r w e b s i t e : w w w . s a l e s i a n s . o r g . u k o r F a c e b o o k . I t i s a l i f e c e r t a i n l y t o b e r e c o m m e n d e d . T h e C a T h o L I C b I S h o P S ` C o n F e r e n C e o f e n g l a n d a n d W a l e s h a s a p p o i n t e d F r J o n a t h a n h o w a s t h e n e w n a t i o n a l C a t h o l i c S c o u t C h a p l a i n i n s u c c e s s i o n t o t h e l a t e F r J o h n S e d d o n w h o d i e d e a r l i e r t h i s y e a r . F r J o n a t h a n a p r i e s t o f t h e d i o c e s e a n d i s c u r r e n t l y d i r e c t o r o f S t u d i e s a t S t J o h n ’, s S e m i n a r y , W o n e r s h w h e r e h e t e a c h e s l i t u r g y a n d p h i l o s o p h y . h e h a s b e e n a m e m b e r o f t h e S c o u t m o v e m e n t s i n c e h e f i r s t m a d e h i s p r o m i s e a s a C u b S c o u t i n b u r g e s s h i l l , W e s t S u s s e x . h e h a s h e l d a n u m - b e r o f a d u l t r o l e s a t l o c a l a n d n a t i o n a l l e v e l , w o r k i n g m a i n l y w i t h t h e S c o u t s e c t i o n , l a r g e c a m p s a n d o n s p i r i t u a l d e v e l o p m e n t i n t h e y o u t h p r o g r a m m e . h e i s c u r r e n t l y C o u n t y C h a p l a i n a n d d e p u t y C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r i n S u r r e y , a n d a d v i s o r o n S p i r i t u a l a n d r e l i g i o u s d e v e l o p m e n t t o t h e W o r l d S c o u t M o v e m e n t , s u p p o r t i n g t h e i r w o r k i n i n - t e r r e l i g i o u s d i a l o g u e a n d t h e d e v e l o p m e n t o f t h e y o u t h p r o g r a m m e . a s w e l l a s w o r k i n g o n t h e s p i r i t u a l a s p e c t o f t h e y o u t h p r o g r a m m e , F r J o n a t h a n i s a n a c t i v e c l i m b e r a n d e x p e r i e n c e d m o u n t a i n l e a d e r a n d e n j o y s t h e t i m e s p e n t i n t r o d u c i n g y o u n g p e o p l e t o t h e s e a d v e n t u r o u s a c t i v i t i e s a n d t h e o p p o r t u n i t i e s t h e y p r o v i d e t o e n c o u n t e r t h e L o r d . ‘, T h e e d u c a t i o n o f y o u n g p e o p l e i s a n i m p o r t a n t p a r t o f t h e C h u r c h ’, s e x p r e s s i o n o f g o d ’, s m e r c y ’, s a i d F r J o n a t h a n . ‘, I t i s , a n d a l w a y s h a s b e e n , a p r i v i l e g e t o s u p p o r t S c o u t i n g i n i t s w o r k f o r t h e d e v e l o p m e n t o f y o u n g p e o p l e , a n d I w e l c o m e t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y t o s u p p o r t C a t h o l i c s i n S c o u t i n g i n b e a r i n g w i t n e s s t o g o d ’, s l o v e i n t h e i r w o r k w i t h i n t h e m o v e m e n t . ’, S c o u t L i a i s o n b i s h o p , o u r o w n r i c h a r d M o t h , a d d e d ‘, I a m d e l i g h t e d t h a t F r . J o n a t h a n h o w h a s t a k e n u p t h i s a p p o i n t m e n t a s o u r n e w n a t i o n a l C a t h o l i c S c o u t C h a p l a i n . h e b r i n g s a g r e a t d e a l o f e x p e r i e n c e t o t h e r o l e , b o t h a s a s c o u t a n d a s a p r i e s t . h e w i l l , I a m s u r e , r e c e i v e a w a r m w e l c o m e f r o m a l l C a t h o l i c s i n v o l v e d i n S c o u t i n g . ’, F r J o n a t h a n H o w , l e f t , p i c t u r e d a t t h e K i n g A b d u l a z i z I n t e r n a t i o n a l C e n t r e f o r I n t e r r e l i g i o u s a n d I n t e r c u l t u r a l D i a l o g u e P h o t o : K A I C I I D N e w N a t i o n a l S c o u t C h a p l a i n A p p o i n t e d Y e a r f o r C o n s e c r a t e d l i f e ( c o n t i n u e d ) M a k i n g a d i f f e r e n c e i n s o c i e t y - t h e S a l e s i a n O r d e r

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6 A &, B N E W S N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 T h e D i o c e s e o f A r u n d e l a n d B r i g h t o n P a s t o r a l T e a m S e r v i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f o u r D i o c e s e Annual Justice &, Peace Assembly Saturday 16 January 2016 at DABCEC, Crawley with Bishop Richard Moth Our theme will be What does it mean to be A Poor Church for the Poor ? focusing on poverty in the UK and including a Call to Action Speakers and further details to be announced in due course To register an interest and to receive more information please email Aidan Cantwell, Justice &, Peace/Social Action Adviser aidan.cantwell@dabnet.org The Arundel &, Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity No. 252878 M a r r i a g e a n d F a m i l y L i f e N o t i c e s F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n ( a n d t o r e g i s t e r f o r t h e C o u r s e ) c o n t a c t k a t h e r i n e b e r g i n , T e l e p h o n e : 0 1 2 9 3 6 5 1 1 5 2 , e m a i l : k a t h e r i n e . b e r g i n at d a b n e t . o r g D i o c e s a n S u p p o r t i n g t h e B e r e a v e d C o u r s e 2 0 1 5 / 1 6 d o e s y o u r p a r i s h o f f e r s u p p o r t t o t h e b e r e a v e d ? C o u l d y o u b e f r i e n d s o m e o n e w h o h a s b e e n b e r e a v e d ? W h y n o t s p e a k t o y o u r P a r i s h P r i e s t a b o u t s e t t i n g u p o r h e l p i n g w i t h a g r o u p . T h e n e x t d i o c e s a n c o u r s e , w h i c h i s l e d b y a C r u S e t r a i n e d C o u n s e l l o r , w i l l t a k e p l a c e o v e r s e v e r a l W e d n e s d a y s i n J a n u a r y , F e b r u a r y a n d M a r c h 2 0 1 6 a t d a b C e C i n C r a w l e y . L i m i t e d p l a c e s - b o o k e a r l y t o a v o i d d i s a p p o i n t m e n t

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A &, B N E W S N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 7 T h e S a I n T v I n C e n T d e P a u L ( S v P ) S o C I e T y f r o m a &, b d i o c e s e h e l d t h e i r a n n u a l F e s t i - v a l M e e t i n g a t t h e p a r i s h o f W e s t g r i n s t e a d a n d h e n f i e l d . I t b e g a n w i t h M a s s a t t h e p a r i s h c h u r c h o f C o r p u s C h r i s t i , c e l e b r a t e d b y b i s h o p r i c h a r d a s s i s t e d b y d e a c o n S e a m u s M a h o n , w h o i s a l s o S p i r i t u a l a d v i s o r f o r t h e S o c i e t y i n t h e d i o c e s e . I n h i s h o m i l y b i s h o p r i c h a r d s p o k e o f h o w t h e S o c i e t y w o r k s w i t h t h e d i s a d v a n t a g e d i n ‘, a q u i e t , u n a s s u m i n g a n d u n p u b l i c i s e d w a y . ’, h e w e n t o n t o s a y t h a t t h e S v P i s r o o t e d i n a d e e p s p i r i t u a l i t y t h a t r e c o g n i s e s t h e g o o d i n e v e r y o n e . T h e y e a r o f M e r c y b e g i n s s h o r t l y a n d t h e S v P c a n h a v e a s p e c i a l p l a c e b r i n g i n g t h e m e r c y o f g o d t o t h e m a r g i n a l i s e d a n d w e a k e s t . a f t e r w a r d s , b i s h o p r i c h a r d a n d d e a c o n S e a m u s g r e e t e d S v P m e m b e r s a n d j o i n e d t h e m i n t h e p a r i s h h a l l f o r a d i s c u s s i o n o f t h e S o c i e t y ’, s w o r k , i n t r o d u c e d b y C o u n c i l P r e s i d e n t I n g r i d P h i l l i p s , a n d a c c o m p a n i e d b y t e a a n d a n i m p r e s s i v e s e l e c t i o n o f c a k e s . T h e S v P w a s f o u n d e d m o r e t h a n 1 8 0 y e a r s a g o a n d h a s a r o u n d 1 0 , 0 0 0 m e m b e r s i n e n g l a n d &, W a l e s , i n c l u d i n g m o r e t h a n 4 0 0 i n t h i s d i o c e s e . I n a d d i t i o n t o i t s r e g u l a r w o r k o f v i s i t i n g t h e n e e d y , s i c k , h o u s e b o u n d a n d e l d e r l y , t h e a c t i v i t i e s o f t h e S v P i n a &, b i n c l u d e s o u p r u n s , a f u r n i t u r e s c h e m e , a h o l i d a y c a r a v a n , c o m m u n i t y s h o p , m e a l s a n d t r a n s p o r t f o r t h e e l d e r l y , a s w e l l a s s u p p o r t t o t h e h o m e l e s s o v e r w i n t e r a n d o t h e r a c t i v i t i e s . I f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o b e c o m e a m e m b e r , s p e a k t o y o u r l o c a l p a r i s h p r i e s t t o s e e w h e r e y o u r n e a r e s t g r o u p ( C o n f e r e n c e ) o f v o l u n t e e r s i s b a s e d , o r c o n t a c t S v P n a t i o n a l o f f i c e o n 0 2 0 7 7 0 3 3 0 3 0 o r v i a i n f o at s v p . o r g . u k S t o r y a n d p i c t u r e b y H a r r y R o b e r t s o n T h e  , S T d o M I n I C S d a y e v e n T w a s h e l d r e c e n t l y a t t h e d o m i n i c a n S i s t e r s M i s s i o n a r i e s C o n v e n t i n g o s s o p s g r e e n t o c e l e b r a t e t h e f e a s t o f S t . d o m i n i c M a s s w a s c e l e b r a t e d a t S t T h e o d o r e o f C a n t e r b u r y , a t t e n d e d b y f o r m e r s t u d e n t s a n d m e m b e r s o f t h e l o c a l c o m m u n i t y , f o l l o w e d b y a s h a r e d l u n c h . P r o c e e d s o f t h e r a f f l e a n d t o m b o l a h e l d o n t h e d a y w i l l g o t o a c h a r i t y o f t h e d o m i n i c a n S i s t e r s c h o i c e . W e h o p e t o h o l d t h e e v e n t n e x t y e a r o n S a t u r d a y 6 a u g u s t 2 0 1 6 , w h e n w e h o p e t o s e e m o r e p a r i s h i o n e r s f r o m t h e l o c a l P a r i s h e s i n C r a w l e y , i n c l u d i n g f o r m e r s t u d e n t s . S t o r y a n d p h o t o b y P r i s c i l l a L a m b e r t S t D o m i n i c ’, s D a y a t t h e D o m i n i c a n S i s t e r s M i s s i o n a r i e s C o n v e n t A n n u a l F e s t i v a l a t H e n f i e l d P r e p a r e s S V P  , M e m b e r s f o r t h e Y e a r o f M e r c y B i s h o p R i c h a r d a n d D e a c o n S e a m u s g r e e t S V P  , m e m b e r s a f t e r M a s s F r d o M I n I C o ’, h a r a c e l e b r a t e d h i s 6 0 t h b i r t h d a y o n S e p t e m b e r 1 1 w i t h a b u f f e t f o r 1 3 0 p e o p l e f r o m h i s p a r i s h e s o f L i t t l e h a m p t o n a n d r u s t i n g t o n . T h e s e l l - o u t e v e n t , o r g a n i s e d b y P a u l a n d k a t e P e p p a r d a n d s u p p o r t e d b y a t e a m o f p a r i s h i o n e r s , w a s h e l d i n S t C a t h e r i n e ’, s P a r i s h C e n t r e . T h e e v e n i n g ’, s m u s i c - a l l a p p r o p r i a t e l y f r o m t h e S i x t i e s ! - w a s p r o v i d e d b y S t e v e , k a r e n a n d M i k e - t h e b o x t y I r i s h b a n d . T h e b a r w a s o r g a n i s e d b y t h e a r u n d e l C a t e n i a n C i r c l e , t h e b i r t h d a y C a k e ( w h i c h l o o k e d l i k e a n e n o r m o u s 3 - t i e r p a p a l t i a r a ! ) w a s p r o d u c e d b y u r s u l a L o c k , a n d t h e g i g a n t i c b i r t h d a y c a r d , c o n t a i n i n g t h e g o o d w i s h e s o f o v e r a h u n d r e d p e o p l e , w a s p r e - s e n t e d b y P a t h a n n a f o r d . F r d o m i n i c w a s c o n g r a t u l a t e d o n h i s a p p o i n t m e n t a s d e a n o f W o r t h i n g d e a n e r y , f o l l o w i n g t h e r e t i r e m e n t o f F r C h r i s b e n y o n . I t w a s n o t e d t h a t h e h a d a b u s y m o n t h a h e a d o f h i m , p r o v i d i n g t h e f i r s t o f t h r e e t a l k s o n T h e F a m i l y a n d c h a i r i n g a P a r i s h o p e n M e e t i n g a s w e l l a s w e l c o m i n g b i s h o p r i c h a r d , w h o w i l l b e g i v i n g t h e f i n a l t a l k i n t h e s e r i e s . S t o r y a n d p h o t o b y M i k e W e b b e r F r D o m i n i c C e l e b r a t e s h i s 6 0 t h B i r t h d a y a t S t C a t h e r i n e ’, s d e a r S i r / M a d a m I s a w y o u r s t a n d a t t h e a m e x S t a d i u m i n F a l m e r , b r i g h t o n o n 5 t h J u l y , f o r t h e d i o c e s a n g o l d J u b i l e e M a s s . I s p o k e t o t w o p e o p l e a t t h e s t a n d , s t a t i n g t h a t m y f r i e n d L e s l i e S i d e b o t - t o m i n M a n c h e s t e r e n j o y s r e a d i n g t h e a &, b n e w s j u s t a s m u c h a s I d o . 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S r J o a n , a c o m m i t t e e m e m b e r f o r T h e h e r - i t a g e C e n t r e P r o j e c t , u s e d h e r a r t i s t i c s k i l l s t o c r e a t e b a n n e r s r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e c o n t i n e n t s o n w h i c h t h e S i s t e r s o f n o t r e d a m e m i n i s t e r . S h e h a s a l s o p r o d u c e d l i t u r g i c a l p u b l i c a t i o n s f o r t h e d i o c e s e . T h e n o n o u r L a d y ` s b i r t h d a y , 8 S e p t e m b e r , w e p r a y e d t h e r o s a r y a n d b e n e d i c t i o n b e f o r e a s s e m b l i n g i n t h e h a l l t o s a y g o o d b y e a n d t h a n k y o u t o F r g e r a r d h a t t o n . 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I n t h e s a n c t u a r y w e r e i t e m s s y m b o l - i s i n g t h e d i f f e r e n t a r e a s , a n d m e s s a g e s o f s u p p o r t a r e b e i n g s e n t t o o u r f e l l o w b e l i e v e r s t h r o u g h a i d t o t h e C h u r c h i n n e e d a n d o t h e r a g e n c i e s . ( S e e p i c t u r e a b o v e ) M i c h a e l M i t c h e l l W A D H U R S T S a C r e d h e a r T P a r I S h r e c e n t l y g a t h - e r e d t o c e l e b r a t e e v a o r r i l l ` s 9 0 t h b i r t h - d a y . e v a h a s b e e n o u r f a i t h f u l a n d r e l i a b l e o r g a n i s t f o r m o s t o f t h e l a s t 1 0 y e a r s . a f t e r f o o d a n d b u b b l y a n d a c a k e m a d e i n t h e s h a p e o f a p i a n o b y n i a m h M u r p h y , F r M a r t i n o ’, C o n n o r p r e s e n t e d h e r w i t h a b e a u t i f u l b o u q u e t a n d s a i d a f e w w o r d s o f t h a n k s a n d a p p r e c i a t i o n o n o u r b e h a l f . 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A &, B N E W S N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 1 1 The Real Advent Calendar is a great way to share the Christmas story. The calendar comes with a free 32 page Christmas story activity booklet illustrated by Sophie Allsopp and designed to be used every day in Advent. Behind each of the 24 windows there is a Fairtrade chocolate and a line of the Christmas story. N e w D e s i g n A v a i l a b l e N o w N e w D e s i g n A v a i l a b l e N o w The Real Advent Calendar is a great way to share the Christmas s to The calendar comes with a free 32 page Christmas story activity booklet illustrated by Sop hie Allsopp and designed to be used every day in Advent. Behind each of the 24 win dows there is a Fairtrade chocolate and a line of the Christmas st ory . g n A v a i l a b l e N o w N D e s i N e w D e s i g n N e w D e s i g n N e N e w w D e e s s i i g g n n A i l b l N A v a i l a b l e N o w A v a i l a b l e N o w A v v a a i l l a b b l e e N o N o w w T h e O n l y C a l e n d a r w i t h a F r e e A d v e n t A c t i v i t y B o o k l e t . www.funzi.org.uk We are the UK`s only Fairtrade charity Advent calendar. For every sale a donation will be made towards the work of Traidcraft Exchange and the Funzi Baby Clinic in Kenya. Help raise £,15,000 this year H o w T o B u y Visit us on £, ", . - - £, ", . - - R R P Tesco is the only supermarket selling the calendar, but only in their larger stores. Bulk orders Churches, schools and groups can buy in bulk directly from us at www.realadvent.co.uk/shop Order from us before 1/11/2015 we will give you free delivery. We supply in boxes of 18. A range of independent retailers, bookshops and cathedrals have stocks of the advent calendars. Traidcraft, TLM, Eden.co.uk and Embrace the Middle East also have stocks and some can send bulk and singles. See website for details: www.realadvent.co.uk/shop www.traidcra5.co.uk F R O M T H E P A R I S H E S W O R T H I N G S t M a r y o f t h e A n g e l s o u r a n n u a L r e s t a r t w e e k w a s f r o m S u n - d a y 6 t o S u n d a y 1 3 S e p t e m b e r . T o p i c s c o v - e r e d w e r e ‘, T h e C h u r c h t h e b o d y o f C h r i s t ’, , ‘, d o I k n o w t h e j o y o f t h e r i s e n J e s u s ? ’, , ‘, h o w i s t h e C h u r c h g o o d n e w s t o t h e p o o r ? ’, , ‘, I s m y f a m i l y a c h u r c h ? ’, , ‘, d o w e s e e k t o u n i t e a l l i n t h e C h r i s t ? ’, . ‘, d o I k n o w t h e j o y o f t h e g o s p e l ? ’, a n d ‘, a r e w e J e s u s i n t h e w o r l d t o d a y ? ’, . T h e r e w e r e s e r v i c e s a t 7 . 3 0 p m e a c h d a y o n t h e s e t h e m e s . T h e s e r v i c e o n t h e M o n - d a y w a s a P e n i t e n t i a l S e r v i c e a n d t h a t o n t h e T h u r s d a y a T a i z e S e r v i c e . T h e S e r v i c e o n F r i - d a y w a s f o l l o w e d b y f e s t i v e r e f r e s h m e n t s . T h e s e s e r v i c e s w e r e a l l b a s e d o n t h e C o n s t i t u - t i o n ‘, g a u d i u m e t S p e s ’, o f t h e 2 n d v a t i c a n C o u n c i l . 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