06 May 2017

Third Sunday After Easter 1865


7 SUNDAY Third after Easter. The Patronage of St JOSEPH, Spouse of the BVM, double of the second class.  Second prayers and Last Gospel of the Sunday. White. Second Vespers of the Patronage of St Joseph, commemoration of the Apparition of St Michael and of the Sunday. [In Dioceses of Hexham and Newcastle, and Liverpool, Plenary Indulgence. In Diocese of Southwark Plenary Indulgence for eight days.]

8 Monday The Apparition of St Michael, Archangel, greater double. Creed. White.

9 Tuesday St Gregory of Nazianzum, Bishope Confessor Doctor, double. Creed. White.

10 Wednesday St Antoninus, Bishop Confessor, double. Second prayers of Sts Gordian and Epimachus, Martyrs. White.

11 Thursday St Pius V, Pope Confessor, double. White.

12 Friday Sts Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, Virgin, and Pancras, Martyrs, semidouble. Second prayers Concede, third prayers for the Church or Pope. Red. Abstinence.

13 Saturday St Anselm, Bishop Confessor Doctor, double (transferred from 21 April).  Creed. White.

The parish of Our Blessed Lady West Grinstead is served by the Rev John M Denis.  Mass and sermon on Sunday at 10.30. Rosary and Benediction at 3.00. Catechism at 4.00. On first Sunday Vespers of the BVM, instruction and Benediction at 7.00. On third Sunday Stations of the Cross at 3.00. Mass on Holydays at 10.00, on Feasts of Devotion at 9.00. Mass on weekdays at 730. In Lent Benediction with the True Cross on Fridays.  Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays in May. Confraternities of the Living Rosary, Brown Scapular, and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In 2017 the parish is now the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Consolation.  The Admistrator of the Shrine is Father David Goddard. Anticipated Mass on Saturday is at 6.00 pm. Mass on Sunday is at 10.30.  Weekday Mass not necessarily daily: see Bulletin. Exposition , Adoration on Wednesday at 11.30 before 12.00 Mass. Confession 11.30 to 12.00 Wednesday and 5.30 to 6.00 Saturday or by arrangement. Pilgrimages as advertised on parish website. The Shrine is available to groups who must book in advance and welcomes celebration of the Mass in OF or EF.

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