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NEW PARISHIONERS EVENING - An email has
been sent to all new Parishioners who have
arrived in Horsham over the past year or so
inviting then to a New Parishioners evening in the
Hall. If you are a new Parishioner and have not
filled in a New Parishioner Form, please take one
and hand it in completed to the Parish Office. If
you did not receive an invitation and you are new
to the parish, do feel free to pop in October 7th
after the 6pm Mass, it would lovely to meet you.


PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
This year we will
celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the
Consecration of the Church on 25th October.
Bishop Richard will be coming to celebrate Mass
with us. Fr Aaron sees fit that we celebrate this
important milestone in our Parish’s history. An
even bigger celebration will be had in 2027, but
why not celebrate together now this significant
anniversary!


DEFECTS BOOK IN THE PARISH OFFICE -
We now
have a volunteer parish handyman and we have
reinstated the Defects Book. It is kept in the
Parish Office. Anyone noticing or finding a defect
in the church, hall, parish office or the grounds
should report it to the parish office either
personally or by telephone or email.
FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION will begin
before Christmas, however seeing how many
people stopped coming to Mass after First
Communion- the parents have fallen short of
what is expected of them – Fr Aaron expects to
see some demonstration of commitment before
parents can apply for Preparation for First
Confession and First Communion. Put simply the
Parish Priest has duty for care of souls and so a
way of showing commitment to Jesus Christ, His
Church and the Parish Community is to come
and participate in Sunday Mass. The Christian life
is not about big events but a sincere and honest
desire to be disciple of Jesus Christ not matter
the cost.

CONFIRMATION 2018 - Our parish Confirmation
programme will begin on October 8th with a
meeting for parents - date to be confirmed. The
date we have been given by Bishop Richard for
conferring the sacrament is Friday, April 20th-
much earlier than most years! It will take place
here at St. John’s. Therefore the formation of our
young people needs to begin sooner too!
Application forms will be available next weekend.
Those who wish to be Confirmed must be at least
in Yr. 10 or older. This sacrament, which can so
easily be overlooked, is the completion of the
Christian’s initiation, receiving the fullness of the
Holy Spirit given at Baptism. It is a moment of
grace for the young person when they are given
the opportunity to take on the promises, made by
their parents on their behalf, when they were
Baptised.