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Mass times

Our regular pattern is that weekday masses are at 9:30am at St John the Baptist (except Thursdays) and 6pm at St Joseph’s (except Mondays).  For Sundays there is the 6pm Saturday vigil mass and the 11am Mass at St John the Baptist, and 11am and 5:30pm masses at St Joseph’s.

Mass times – particularly for weekday masses are subject to change, so please double check in our newsletter for up to the minute information

CONFESSION. We have confessions from 11 to 11:45am on Saturday mornings at St Joseph’s, and after 930am mass on Saturdays at St John the Baptist, or by arrangement with a priest.

For events for students and young adults see the page here.

The regular pattern of meetings each week is:

Tuesday 7:30pm  – Faith Discussion group  ID: 961 6167 6521

Wednesday 8pm Lectio Divina ID: 923 2797 7736

Thursday / 10am: parish discussion group ID: 924 5200 1507

Parish Wellbeing Group and Mental Health Awareness Week

We have created a new page on our website for our Parish Wellbeing Group.

There you will find news and information from the group

The first article highlights the current Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosting Ukrainian Refugees

Although there is less in the news now about displaced Ukrainian people and the Government scheme to enable them to settle here, the need remains and is still acute. We know a number of people have considered hosting an individual or family, but may have been put off by how complex it seems. The Catholic Church, through Caritas Social Action Network and Saint John of God Hospitaller Services, is now launching a strong support scheme to make it easy for Catholics to host guests – their service includes matching, support with all paperwork, and transport of guests.

If you are in a position to consider hosting contact the office and we will give you full information.

Our New Resource Page

Look out for our resources pages, providing links to good things to watch, listen to, or read.

Great external courses and events

There are great online worship and events coming up. See our section Upcoming Courses and Events at the top of the Resources page.

St Joseph's Hall Redevelopment

We are embarking on an ambitious project to improve parish facilities and integrate university chaplaincies
Currently we have submitted building plans to the council and  are hoping to receive planning permission.
Once this is received we can be clearer on timeline and plans and will be holding meetings at both churches.

A new page

We are adding a new page, hoping to start building up a library of significant homilies.
Here you will find the first one  – Canon Kieron’s homily on forgiveness from Sunday 17th September.

The Baton of Hope - the greatest suicide prevention initiative - comes to St John the Baptist

On Wednesday July 5th the Baton of Hope – the UK’s greatest suicide prevention initiative came to Brighton – with the Baton being carried through the streets by a series of 90 people affected by suicide. A key stopping place was the garden in the forecourt of St John the Baptist – the baton was there for 45 minutes with music, and important talks. Members of our parish wellbeing group were there for this important event, as was the Mayor, and Mike McCarthy, the founder of the national initiative.

Congratulations to Fr Aidan

for the 40th anniversary of his Ordination – we had a wonderful celebration as you can see

Meeting Opportunities

We run two weekly discussion and community groups online – on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings.  The format is very simple – we gather and catch up with each other, watch some video input on a significant topic, and then discuss what we have heard. Each week is self contained, and all are welcome to join, whether for a single week or more regularly.

On Wednesdays at 8 there is an hour of prayer and reflection on the upcoming Sunday gospel led by monks from Worth Abbey

The Fitzherbert Community Hub

The Fitz – our ‘pay as you feel’ community cafe is now open five days a week! Opening for tea, coffee and cakes, and serving lunch from 12pm. 

mASCOT Mondays – 11am – 3pm
Tuesday – Friday – 10:30am-2:30pm

Click the link to watch Herb Nahapiet explaining the Hub facilities and mission