CHURCH OF ENGLAND - DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER
The Parish of Christ Church & St Mary Magdalen,
& St Peter & St Paul, St Leonards-on-Sea
[3 minutes from St Leonards Warrior Square Railway Station]
Parish Office: Staffed Monday - Wednesday - Friday
MORNINGS ONLY [09.00 - 12.00]
or by telephone 01424 447784
8th DECEMBER 2013
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8.00 am Mass Psalter Week 2
9.15am Morning Prayer
10.15 am PARISH MASS .
Monday (9th December) THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BVM.
10.30am Mass is offered for The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham.
6:00pm Mass is offered for The Society of Mary
Tuesday (10th December)2nd Week of Advent
10.30 am Mass is offered for penitents and confessors.
2:25pm Mass in school
Wednesday (11th December) 2nd Week of Advent.
10.00am Rosary ( Luminous Mysteries led by Patrick)
10.30am Mass & Anointing is offered for the sick of our Parish, followed by coffee in the Crypt
7-8pm, Advent Reflection Group, The Rectory
Thursday ( 12th December) 2nd Week of Advent.
6.00pm Mass is offered expectant mothers.
Friday (13th December) St Lucy
6.00pm Mass is offered for church musicians
Saturday (14th December) St John of the Cross.
10.30am Mass is offered for vocations to the Religious Life
NEXT SUNDAY (15TH DECEMBER)
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT.
8.00 am Mass
9.15am Morning Prayer
10.15 am PARISH MASS
4:00pm Christmas Carol Service
Dates for your diary
Advent reflection groups
Wednesday evenings in Advent (4/11/18 December) 7pm-8pm
Advent Quiet Day
Saturday 14th December
led by Fr David Cherry
Vicar, St Mary's, Bourne Street, London
Devotional Address 11:15am
Soup & Roll Lunch 12:15pm
Opportunity for confession 1:15pm- 2pm
Devotional Address 2:15pm
Evening Prayer & Benediction 3:30pm
Parish Christmas Carol Service
Sunday 15th December 4pm
(followed by mulled wine & mince pies)
Children's Crib service 4:00pm
Midnight Mass 11:30pm
Mass at Dawn 8am
Parish Mass of the Day 10:15am
Our Church exists in order to worship God, to enable people of all ages to respond to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to work in love and fellowship for God’s kingdom on earth
INTRODUCING CHRIST CHURCH
Christ Church is unashamedly Catholic in its tradition, its history, its worship and its mission.
Our main Sunday celebration is the Parish Mass at 10.15 am.
Our building is imposing; our liturgy is modern catholic with traditional ceremonial.
Our congregation is open and diverse in terms of age and background.
Lay men and women of the congregation participate as eucharistic ministers, readers, intercessors, sidesmen, altar servers and singers.
In line with our foundation, history and theology, Christ Church Parochial Church Council has passed Resolutions A, B and C pursuant to the Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1992, although it has not been necessary to invoke Resolution C
The church is open before weekday mass, so that all may come in and find peace and stillness, and pray before the Blessed Sacrament reserved at the high altar.
MISSION AND WORSHIP
The source and summing up of our life in Christ occurs when we unite to celebrate the Mass.
The holy sacrifice of the Mass has been offered daily since the foundation of the building. It forms the springboard for all our mission, outreach and pastoral care.
Worship at Christ Church centres upon the daily Mass and Offices, extra-liturgical devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the sacrament of penance.
On Sundays, Mass is offered at 8am. The main service is the Parish Mass at 10.15am. Our liturgy facilitates ‘full catholic’ worship expressing the beauty of holiness; colour, light, music, vestments, incense, dignified ceremonial; all these things arising from an incarnational faith, which flows into the life of the community around us.
Sunday Evening Prayer and Benediction is celebrated during the afternoon once or twice each month.
The daily Mass is offered at varying times;
• Monday 10.30 am
• Tuesday 10.30 am
• Wednesday at 10am there is public recitation of the Rosary led by a lay person or priest, followed by mass at 10.30am. Once a month the Wednesday Mass incorporates Laying on of Hands and Anointing.
• Thursday 8.00 am (suspended in the interregnum)
• Friday at 6.00 pm (fourth Friday " monthly Mass of Requiem).
• Saturday 10.30am " usually offered in honour of Our Lady and the Shrine at Walsingham.
On Saturdays a priest is available in church at 11.00am to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to anoint, to offer counsel or to talk things through.
Other confession times are made by appointment.
The clergy of Christ Church see this as an important part of the priestly ministry, but one which is currently in need of active encouragement