The Catholic Parishes of Uckfield & Heron’s Ghyll  

 The Catholic Parishes of Uckfield & Heron’s Ghyll
Parish Priest: Fr Stephen Hardaker: 01825 762221 or  [email protected]
The Priest’s House, New Town, Uckfield. TN22 5DJ
Deacon The Rev’d Simon Kirkdale: 07729 600156 or  [email protected]
Deacon The Rev’d David Tutt 07968 749951or  [email protected]
Newsletter items: [email protected] Parish Website www.philipandjohn.org
Registered Charity No. 252878
Day
Time
Where
Liturgy
Intention
Sun
(Sat evening)
5.00pm
Uck
Confessions
9th
DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN
5.30pm
Uck
Mass
People of the Parish
Nov
BASILICA
9.30am
Uck
Mass
Roselie Marsh RIP
(Remembrance Sunday)
11.30am
HG
Mass
Agnes Isabel Poyser RIP
Mon
St Leo the Great
9.30am
Uck
Mass
Manickam & Fr Dhanasekar RIP
Tue
St Martin of Tours
9.30am
Uck
Mass
Sister Martin’s intentions
11.00am
Holy Cross
Convent
Wed
St Josaphat
Mass for
Deceased Clergy
9.30am
HG
Mass
Elizabeth Gilroy RIP
9.15am
Uck
School Mass
12noon
HG
Mass
9.30am
Uck
Mass
No public Mass today
Thu
Fri
Amy Hardaker RIP
Sat
Our Lady
10.00am
Uck
Confessions
Sun
(Sat evening)
5.00pm
Uck
Confessions
16th
33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5.30pm
Uck
Mass
People of the Parishes
9.30am
Uck
Mass
Ints of the SVP and those visited
11.30am
HG
Mass
Ruth & Hugh Monaghan RIP
1.00pm
HG
Baptism
Richardson family
Nov
Sunday 9th November
Eucharistic Prayer 2
This weekend a collection will be taken for the Ebola
relief aid via CAFOD. Next Sunday there will be a 2nd
collection for the Arundel Cathedral Maintenance
Fund. Please use your Gift Aid envelopes, or the yellow
ones available in our Church, if you are a taxpayer.
Vocation Matters: Promoting priestly vocations
"Destroy this sanctuary and in three days I will raise it
up". When Jesus gets involved, things change! Pray
today for those men who are discerning a call to
priesthood, for the members of the St John Vianney
diocesan group, and for all those who are asking the big
questions about God's plan for their lives.
On Tuesday 11th November at 11am, the clergy of the
Mayfield Deanery will gather at Holy Cross Priory to
offer Mass for all the departed clergy of our deanery
parishes. The chief celebrant will be Bishop John Hine, of
Southwark Archdiocese, now parish priest of Tenterden
in Kent. Bishop John will also bless the new chapel and
convent buildings at Holy Cross. All are very welcome to
attend. There will be Mass at St Philip’s that morning.
Polish Gathering: It was wonderful to see many Polish
parishioners attend this year's Easter Blessing. Once
again, as Christmas draws near it would be nice to see
you again as well as friends and family from the wider
community. We invite you all to join us on Saturday,
15th November at 3.30pm to 5.15pm. Bring a dish to
share. Refreshments will be available. For further details
please contact Elizabeth 765671 or Halina 767040.
Amy Hardaker RIP
Kochani, Serdecznie wszystkich zapraszamy na ponowne
spotkanie w Sobote 15/11/2014 o godz 15 - 17.15. Slodkie i
nie tylko dania beda bardzo mile widziane. Kawa i herbata na
miejscu. Do milego spotkania przed Swietami. Elzbieta
Campbell 01825 765671"
St Philip and St John Bridge Group will meet on
Wednesday 12 November at 2:00pm in the Lourdes Hall.
Cost is £1.50; new members are most welcome. Contact:
Chris Found 01825 763601 or 07871806925.
St Philip’s Notices
The Parish Fair needs you!!! This years Parish/School
Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 6th
December 2014 between 11am and 2pm in the school
hall. We need your help and support to make sure all
goes well and to ensure everyone has a happy and
enjoyable time.
If you have ideas for a stall, would like to run a stall or
would like to offer help in any way please contact any of
the fair organisers.
We are currently seeking financial sponsorship for the
Grand raffle (kind donors for prizes of £100, £75, £50
and a hamper are being sought). If you, or someone you
know is able to help with this please contact one of the
fair organisers (see list below) or add your details to the
poster in the Church.
We hope this will be a very successful and above all
festive happy event supported by both the parish and
school.
Organisers: Madeleine Fontana 07922 064 083, Simon
Watts 07739 447 394, Vicky Anderson 07818 509 503.
Look out for further updates in the newsletters in
coming weeks.
MISSIO Red Box Holders: Thank you to all of you that
hold a red box. Your promoter will be in touch shortly to
collect your kind contribution to the priests working
overseas. If you wish to speak to anyone regarding red
boxes, please call Teresa Bate on 01825 768453.
St Philip’s Church Cleaning: The new cleaning rota is
now available in the Narthex. Volunteers are always
welcome. If you can spare an hour every couple of
months please contact Halina 767040.
5.30pm Christmas Eve Children's Mass Choir and
Orchestra. We are hoping to put together an Orchestra
and Choir for the Children's Christmas Eve Nativity
Mass. If you are in KS2 or Secondary School and are
interested
please
contact
Lisa
Hanson
at
[email protected] We invite young
children to dress up in our Nativity Costumes and
process into church with Father Stephen. I look forward
to hearing from you all. Many thanks Lisa.
St John’s Notices
Thank you to you all for gallantly helping with the
movement of furniture etc. at Heron's Ghyll after Mass
last Sunday in such wet conditions! It will be wonderful
to return to our Church again.
Annual Blessing of Graves: will take place at Heron’s
Ghyll after Mass, the one at Snatts Road took place last
Sunday.
Please pray for Isabella Richardson who is to be
baptized at St John’s next Sunday and for her family at
this time.
Please leave any items you wish to donate to St Philip's
Fair at the back of the church by Sunday 30th November
so that they can be transported to Uckfield.
Sick At Home Or In Hospital: if anyone is seriously ill at
home or is in hospital, it is most important that a priest be
informed so that the sick person may receive the spiritual help
of the sacraments. Relatives or friends should contact Fr
Stephen or the Catholic chaplain of the hospital parish (at
Haywards Heath 01444 450139; at Eastbourne 01323 723222; at
Tunbridge Wells/Pembury 01892 522525).
Mothers Prayers: each Thursday at 10.30am at the home of
Janet Desmond, (also a group in Crowborough)
Rosary Group: each Tuesday at 10am at St Philip’s &
Wednesdays 10am at St John’s
St Vincent de Paul: Outreach to those who may need our help
or support
Justice & Peace Group: meets at St Philip’s regularly
Sphere: a ladies group meeting on the first Wednesday for
spiritual input, social activities and outings.
St Philip & St John’s Bridge Club: meets 2.00pm every 2nd
and 4th Wednesday.
Newman Forum: an adult faith discussion group meeting 2 or
3 times a year.
Traidcraft Stall: at St Philip’s last weekend of each month.
Diocesan Information
• Healthcare Workers Mass, Crawley, 8 November
• Fire Safety in the Parish, Crawley (New Venue), 8
November
• Jubilee Event with Fr Christopher Jamison, Hove, 15
November
• SUCADO - Sussex Christian Doctors Network, Crawley, 16
November (New)
• Vocations Director - Sacramental Programme Support (See
Poster)
• Advent Booklet - Advent Prayers and Reflections now
available from Bookshop.
• Advent and Christmas Resource from the Diocesan
Bookshop
• J&P Assembly on Migration - forward notice, 31 January
2015 (New)
• More information on www.dabnet.org
Fr Stephen will be taking Thursdays as his rest day
from now onwards.
Non Parish Notices
Talk at Worth Abbey. Monday 10th November at 7.30
pm. A talk by Sister Cathy Jones on 'Mary in the Church
Today - Learning from the woman at the heart of the
Church'. Sister Cathy is a member of the Religious of the
Assumption. She is a teacher and works as a religious life
promoter in the National Office for Vocation. All
welcome.
St Philip’s
St John’s
Collections Last week
Parish funds
£468.73
£166.30
(Plate collection)
£138.00
Retired
Priests’
Fund £258.30
Second collection
Thank you for your generosity and support.
Diary Dates
Wednesday 19th November
Wednesday 26th November
Saturday 6th December
Film “Mandela”
Shared Lunch
St Philip’s Parish Fair
Regular Events
Confessions: Saturday at 10am and 5pm at St Philip’s or after
Mass on Sundays at St John’s
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: from 8.45am before
9.30am Masses at St Philip’s (not Sundays)
St John Lateran, Rome
The Pope’s Cathedral Church
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