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St Catherine’s Parish Church Littlehampton

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FMSL Blog – Monsignor Michael Jackson’s Talks

The FMSL Sisters have been very fortunate in having Monsignor Michael Jackson lead several days of reflection and a day retreat on the life of St Francis and his spirituality. It has been decided to make Monsignor Jackson’s talks available via an FMSL Blog. Please follow the link below to the blog. If you feel moved by anything you have read there, please feel free to add your own comment to the blog. May the Lord bless you and give you peace.

Mgr Michael Jackson’s Talks

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St Joseph’s Convent Hall (Littlehampton) Interdenominational Scripture Group every Wednesday at 11 a.m. (after the 10.30 Mass)

St Anthony’s (Bradford) provide a prayer support group for Cenacolo Communities and the work they do every Wednesday 7.00-8.00 pm followed by a meeting for anyone who has a drug problem and wants help. Two young men have gone to join a Cenacolo Community as a result of this time spent in prayer and service.

St Anthony’s (Bradford) also have Retreats for anyone who wishes to develop their faith journey and wanting to know God and what God wants of them. Contact St Anthony’s Convent for more details.

St Anthony’s (Bradford) give support to a thriving Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) group who meet there once a month. They join the community for various celebrations including The Transitus, Holy Hours and days of reflection. One of the sisters gives spiritual input to gatherings.

St Anthony’s (Bradford) Each year the Sisters organise a Greccio live Crib. In 1221 Francis of Assisi had decided to celebrate Christmas in a new and special way. He brought a real ox and ass to the altar. The Sisters enact this event in the local Church (St Anthony’s). During the Christmas Carol service, the Congregation were able to to proceed past the stable and stroke the animals while a selection of carols were sung. Each family was given a card, specially designed for the occasion and the children of the parish left gifts that would be sent to the Franciscan Mission in Peru and the Earthquake victims in Pakistan.

St Joseph’s (Littlehampton) host the Parish (St Catherine’s) hunger lunch, each month. The Sisters prepare soup for the Parishioners and funds raised are forwarded to CAFOD. The Sisters are also involved in bringing Communion to the sick and are part of the Parish Eucharistic Ministers list. They are involved in Ecumenical meetings with the Fraternity (other Churches) and support all the Parish activities.

St Joseph’s (Littlehampton) give support to a growing Secular Franciscan Order (SFO.) The group meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except August) at 10.00am at St Joseph’s Convent (hall) East Street, Littlehampton. After morning prayers the group join the Sisters in the Chapel for the 10.30 Mass, followed by coffee, spiritual direction and closing prayer. Their meetings usually finish by 12.30 pm. Contact Christine Batterbee Tel: 01903 722564 for more details.