Newsletter 08 & 15 July 2018
<span ">“Sea Sunday” - Apostleship of the Sea
This Sunday we are invited to support the work of the Apostleship of the Sea. The second collection today will be to support their work. Sea Sunday is a day of remembrance, prayer and celebration, and an opportunity to think about and thank those seafarers who work tirelessly throughout the year bringing us goods we often take for granted. The world of the seafarer is a hidden one, but as much as 90% our goods arrive by sea it is a life that impacts on us greatly. Earlier this year, Deacon Roger Stone of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton was awarded a British Empire Medal for his sterling work for the Apostleship of the Sea, as a Port Chaplain in Southampton. Many of the seafarers working on the cruise and container ships are Catholics and Deacon Roger brings them the sacraments (some of whom have not had access to the Mass for several months) and other pastoral support including helping them make contact with relatives back home.
Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm doth bind the restless wave, who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep, its own appointed limits keep: O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea.
<span ">PARISH PICNIC – 15th July 12-5.30pm in St Francis School Grounds