From 3rd to 6th December, Fr. Charles Serignat OFM Cap preached an Advent Triduum in St. Joseph’s. We thank Fr. Charles for sharing his insights into the Advent Scripture readings to help us prepare spiritually for the Feast of Christmas.
On Saturday 24th February 2018, Sisters Anne, McLaughlin, Rose and Clare Bernadette took part in a sponsored sleep out in Littlehampton in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless projects. The total raised by the Sisters was around £2,400. Many thanks to all who have supported them.
On 8th September the annual reunion in St. Joseph’s Convent of those raised in St. Joseph’s as children took place, beginning with Mass celebrated by Canon Seamus Hester, followed by lunch. In the afternoon we enjoyed videos of the old days and entertainment by the newer Sisters. We look forward to welcoming our ‘old boys and girls’ again at the next reunion on 14th September 2019.
The Barn Choir held its Christmas concert in St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel on 17th December 2018. £500.00 (with later donations) was raised for the Red Cross Rohingya Refugee Crisis Appeal. Thanks to David Rudling, the musical Director, and to all who attended or contributed in any way.
At the end of our General Chapter on 12th May a new Marian grotto in the convent grounds was blessed and dedicated by Fr. David Blowey OFM Conv during Evening Prayer.
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