The Parish of the Nativity of the Lord

Parish Notices

MASS TIMES

can be found here or please see Newsletter for details


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF

Carmel Peaston RIP her funeral will take place on Wed 5th June at 10.30am at St Joseph’s, followed at Redstone Cemetery

Please remember her and her family in your prayers


COLLECTIONS

Retiring Collection this weekend : Missionary Endeavour of the Diocese

Thank you for your generosity


DIARY & NOTICES

Rosary and Prayers for Vocations will be prayed at St Teresa’s following Monday morning Mass until the end of May; all are welcome to join, or pray at home at the same time.

Rosary GroupTuesdays at St Joseph’s from 7pm – 8pm.

Adoration on Wednesday 29 May in St Joseph’s Church at 7pm – with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament

Stella Maris (formerly Apostleship of the Sea) is grateful for this parish’s prayer and financial support of its work last year. To report back on the use of those funds, it invites parishioners to join an online update and thank you webinar on Tuesday 28th May from 7:30pm to 9pm. To register please visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/thankyou2024

Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM): meeting on Wed 29th May, 7:30pm at St Joseph’s PNL Centre -Vietnam Journey

50/50 Draw: Winner of £40 in the May draw is no. 62

Worth Abbey Gathering – Everyone is invited to Worth Abbey from 11.00am – 4.30pm on Saturday 1st June for a social and spiritual day with Worth Abbey Pilgrims, Join in guided walks, monastic prayer, children’s activities. BYO lunch, admission free; please register your attendance at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/worthabbey

St Joseph’s Primary School Summer Fayre on Sat 22nd June, 12-3pm We would like to extend a warm open invite to our parish community to join us for an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment, food, traditional games, market stalls and much much more!

Friday 28th June Quiz Night (run by Reigate Catenians) in the Parish Centre at St Josephs, funds for A&B Diocese Lourdes ‘Red Shirts’. All welcome. More details to follow.

Mass for Engaged Couples 5th July at Arundel Cathedral with Bishop Richard celebrating the momentous journey of discernment that is engagement towards the lifelong commitment made by couples preparing for marriage. Join us afterwards for a small drinks reception in the Cathedral Centre. Contact the parish office for more details

Reception Places at St Joseph’s Primary School: This year our pupil numbers have been severely affected by the low birth rate year as well as other factors such as families relocated from the area. We are holding an additional open morning on Saturday 13th July to try and fill some of the spaces. If you know anyone that would like to take up a place at St Joseph’s for reception in September 2024, please ask them to contact the school office for an application pack and to arrange a tour if they would like. Low pupil numbers affect our funding and we are keen to get the word out to families who might want to choose us. As you know we welcome all families to St Joseph’s.

Keep the day free – Our Parish Day will be on Sunday 14th July in St Joseph’s school grounds. Continue to pray for fine weather. If you can help contact the parish office.

Live Life to the Full Summer Camp for young people in School years 7-11. The Lay Community of St Benedict are running a residential event for young people. With opportunities for inspiring talks, uplifting prayer, fun activities and space to just be this Summer camp will help your faith soar! 20-24 August at Worth Abbey. Contact Pete for more information E: lcsb.pete@gmail.com. Early bird prices available before 30th June

Jesus Youth UK invites all teenagers (school years 8-12) to the exciting Teens Conference “IGNITE 2024” at Worth Abbey School in Crawley from Aug 23rd-26th Join us for four days of music, theatre, sessions, testimonies, and fun. For more details and to register, visit JesusYouth.co.uk. For queries, email teensministry@jesusyouth.co.uk

Intricately Woven by the Lord, a pastoral reflection on Gender from the Bishops of England & Wales, emphasises that all are welcome in the Church, but says that the sexual identity of an individual is not a purely “cultural or social construction”. The bishops stress that we are all created in the image of God, with a dignity given to us by our creator and that accompanying people to the fullness of life in Christ is a journey rooted in truth as well as compassion. They have published the document as an aid to treat this complex issue with sensitivity and with the Catholic vision and understanding of the human person and a holistic view of human sexuality. See the CBCEW website for more info.

Church Cleaning: We are grateful to have a very small dedicated team of parishioners who have a regular rota to keep our churches clean and tidy – please get in touch with the parish office if you can offer your help, indicating which church you are able to help with.

Maintenance works around the parish continue: we are replacing the boundary fence at St Teresa’s and progressing with the window replacement. The leaking walls and roof’s at St Joseph’s are being attended to as these are holding up other essential works inside. General roof and wall repairs continue at Holy Family, as well as attention to the boundary fence. As always, thanks to those who continue to contribute directly to our ‘Maintenance Account’ to enable these works to be funded. If you would like details on how to do this please contact the parish office.

Church Library – a number of religious books have been donated to the parish and are available at the entrance of St Joseph’s—please feel free to browse and borrow at no cost any that may be of interest – return them afterwards!


Parents, Babies and Toddlers Group – meet during term time on Wednesdays at 10.30am in the St Joseph’s PNL Centre. 

The Saturday Group is a social group for adults and we meet at St Joseph’s, Saturdays 3pm—5.15pm. Please join us for a chat, games, a drink, & sometimes even singing


The January 2024 issue of the Parish Justice & Peace Newsletter is available here: https://thenativityofthelord.org.uk/news/newsletters/justice-peace

Yellow Bucket Collection. The parish donations to the food bank at St Matthew’s Redhill are very welcome. https://www.redhillfoodbank.org.uk/how-can-i-help.

CAFOD: Pope Benedict XVI said that “Love — caritas — is an extraordinary force which leads people to opt for courageous and generous engagement in the field of justice and peace.” For decades CAFOD has spoken out against injustice. To find out more please go to cafod.org.uk/ latestcampaigns

Caritas Social Action Network, in partnership with St John of God Hospitaller Service an international Catholic Charity are matching Ukrainian people displaced by the brutal war in their country with people in the Catholic community willing to host them in their homes for six months. If you have room in your home and in your heart to consider welcoming a stranger then we’d love to hear from you. Please visit https://sjog-homesforukraine.uk


For Information on SVP help, Telephone Support and Care of the Sick in the Parish, please click here.


DIOCESAN RUN EVENTS

The Cathedral Carpet of Flowers: open on Wed 29 May from 9.30am–7pm and Thur 30 May from 9.30am–5.30pm.

Ordinations to the Priesthood: Please continue prayers for Deacons Eddie Hopkins and Gustavo Campenello of our Diocese who are making final preparations for ordination to the priesthood on Sat 22 June at 14:30 in Arundel Cathedral 

please see the Diocesan website or click here


DO YOU SHOP ONLINE? AND WISH TO HELP PNL? If you shop online at no cost to you a small donation can be made to the parish for each purchase you make! All you need do is enter your details by going to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pnl and clicking ‘Support us for free’. Then, when shopping online, you will be asked if you want to claim a donation for PNL. Click ‘Claim Donation’ and a small percentage of what you spend will be sent to our Parish Development Fund. So, please get clicking. Thank you.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word is returning!, during the 11am Mass at St Joseph’s. To comply with diocesan safeguarding rules we must adhere to the appropriate adult/child ratios meaning limited numbers; each child must have a consent form pre-filled by their parent or guardian, and a registration of children attending is required for each session. We are starting the sessions on an ad hoc basis with volunteers who are all DBS checked, with hopes of increasing frequency when more volunteers come forward. We welcome anybody who would like to volunteer, please get in touch. For more information contact pnlchildliturgy@gmail.com and to give consent for each child go to: https://forms.gle/XJgWreVksmvK7Pwv9

Thinking of getting married, congratulations! A reminder; Bishop Richard calls for a minimum of 12 months’ notice for Marriages planned to take place in a Catholic Church to allow for the necessary preparation & paperwork. Please contact the Parish Office.

Marriage Care write to say: Please encourage your parishioners to seek support if they are experiencing relationship distress. Our professional relationship counselling service is provided on a donation-only basis and seeking help at whatever stage can make a real difference. You can find out more and book counselling sessions at www.marriagecare.org.uk

Thinking about becoming a Catholic, or maybe want to be confirmed as an adult? We run informal ‘Come and see’ sessions looking at different aspects of our faith. Please contact the parish office for more information

SAFEGUARDING IN THE PARISH Some roles in the parish require volunteers to have a DBS check which are renewed every 3 years. Katie Jones, our Safeguarding Rep, will be contacting people if a re-check is needed. However if you are in a role in the parish and have not had a recheck or if you have any query on the DBS process please contact Katie on 01737 761017.

Please note our parish safeguarding has a new email address: sg1.pnl@abdiocese.org.uk

BEQUESTS THANK YOU We are very grateful that a number of parishioners from our three churches have assisted our parish by gifting a donation to the parish in their wills. A sheet has been prepared by the diocese outlining the wording that should be used for this. It also includes information on Foundation Masses and bequests to our diocese. If you would like more information please contact the parish office


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122 Ladbroke Road
Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LF
01737 761017

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm

Thought for the week

Jesus’ command to the disciples …… provides the Church with her mission – the mission that the Lord calls us to continue today and, indeed, throughout history. Make disciples of all the nations. Baptise. Teach.

 
Bishop Richard Moth