RC Church of Immaculate Conception of Our Lady 

in Peacehaven

Welcome

A warm welcome to anyone new or returning to our Parish family. 
 
My dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ
 
Jesus’ baptism was the beginning of his mission among us. We link ourselves to his mission now as we pray.
We praise you, O God, revealed to us as Trinity in the Baptism of your Son. We say together our Trinity prayer of praise, Glory be.
 
Your brother in Christ, Ian.
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My dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I can't believe that it is just over a year and a month that has gone by since I started with you in the two Parishes of Newhaven and Peacehaven after my fourteen month sabbatical.

As I reflect over the year, we had the arrival of our new Bishop,  Richard.  He has made us all feel at home with him.  With all new Bishops, there is a new sense of style and leadership.  May we all continue to grow under his guidance.

I was very conscious of Pope Francis leading us through the Second part of the "Synod on the Family" last October.  I really feel that he is encouraging the whole Church to be open more to the Holy Spirit, in whatever language and culture all of us experience the Love of God.

There are three words that come to mind with the Synod.  The first word is VOCATION, where we can experience the call to be a son or daughter of the Father and the call to service Him in human form among ourselves and all  creation.  There are two sides of the one Vocation; we cannot have one without the other.  The second word is MERCY, where we all show the compassion of the Father in all situations.  The third word is FAMILY, where the basic structure in which the individual can grow in Mind, Body and Spirit, as perfectly shown in the life of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

As we now become once again aware of the life of the Holy Family at this time of Advent and Christmas, may we model our lives as they would wish us to do.

May I wish us all, too, to experience in the life of the Holy Family during this wonderful and joyful season in the Lor5d and His universal family.

Let us pray for each now and in the coming New Year with Faith, Hope and Love.

Your Brother in Christ,
Ian


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If you are new to our parish community:
Registration Forms available on notice board (Peacehaven), please introduce yourself to Fr Ian.
Teas & Coffees are available in hall after Sunday Mass – come and join us.

Mass Intention envelopes: 
are in the porch of our Church and from Fr Ian – please use these envelopes only for requests for Masses and ensure all details are clearly written and contact details added before giving them to Fr Ian. Please GIFT AID if you pay tax.

Prayers for sick:
are to be put on prayer board which is brought up at the beginning of every Mass and no longer added to intercession prayers.    
 
A&B Diocesan Golden Jubilee Festival 50 leaflets 
are available in porch – Worship, Word, Communion, Mission.

Beer cans for Zambia: 
collecting the money to be send to provide families some basic essentials.
To read the letters of thanks from Fr David Cullen please click here. Please continue to support him by taking a fresh can to fill with spare change.

ST Anne's Soup Run:
St Anne’s Soup run which our parish helps each month for their Vegetables.

There are little brown envelopes in the front of the church porch and anyone can take the envelopes and add any amount of money and they can put in the offertory basket or give to Shrini Fernando. Most people tend to give about one pound or more  each month towards the vegetables for this good cause.


Cleaners:
Please see father if you can help. 

GIFT AID:   
If you pay tax, join Gift Aid as all your donations and Mass offerings will be worth 25p in the pound more to the Parish. There is just one form to complete and no enquiry is made of your finances. 
Don't forget, for every £10 in tax paid donations, the taxman will add another £2.50 under Gift Aid !
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