24th May 2014 : The GRUFFS West Sussex Male Voice Choir raised £480.35 for the re-building School Project in Indonesia. Maureen Francis thanks all who came and also the Gruffs for a wonderful Concert and Jenny Felstead who was soloistis. Maureen leaves for Indonesia in early August for 2 months, and will be present for the official opening of the school. A Garage Sale here in St Joseph’s last Saturday 25th July 2014 raised a further £400. This will provide materials for special Needs children. Maureen thanks all who have supported this Project on behalf of the Franciskus Charitas Congregation in Indonesia. Sisters from there have stayed in St Joseph’s Littlehampton and had Maureen as their English Teacher. While in Indonesia Maureen helps Sisters and Staff, master English to a deeper level. …………and more people want to benefit from her expert teaching! Maureen pays her own way and does all her work gratis. Thank you Maureen from all here in UK, for all you are doing in Indonesia. Safe travel. Our prayers go with you.
6th June 2014 Fish n’ Chip Supper @ 6 pm in St Catherine’s Centre for Fr Dominic’s 7th Anniversary of Ordination.
10th June FMSL Council meet. The next Council meet (1st for new administration) will meet on 5th August 2014.
June 10th @ 4 p.m. ROC Meeting in Hall. Next Meeting is on 10th SEPTEMBER 2014
21st June 2 – 4 pm : Strawberry Cream tea in aid of Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund. in St Joseph’s Convent. This raised £600 towards some person who cannot afford full fare. Ann & Ralph who organised event thanks all who supported and Christine for beautiful Rosary which she made for a prize. Thank you also to all who prepared and cleared up after event. £600 was sent to Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage Office towards assisted Pilgrims trip to Lourdes. A letter of gratitude to Ann & Ralph and all who made this happen has been received from the Pilgrimage Office Team.
Congregation General Chapter takes place from 6th -12th July 2014. Please keep this in prayer that the Holy Spirit will guide us throughout. Please note our new Administration Team on the HOME PAGE who have now to carry out all the Proposals put forward by this Chapter of 2014 before our next Chapter in 2017. Please pray for the work they have to do.
Esther will be received into NOVITIATE on 2nd August 2014 and will move to Canterbury to join Helina who is in her 2nd Year Novitiate. Please pray for these and for all whom the Lord sends to join us.