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The Parish Proclaimer Harvest 2009

Cathedral Parish of Our Lady & St. Philip Howard, Arundel, West Sussex Published September 2009

All about the Parish

Rev. Canon Tim Madeley - Dean Rev. Mr. David Clifton - Deacon

Rev. Malcolm King - Priest in Residence Mrs Louise Sharp - Parish Secretary*

Cathedral House, Parson’s Hill, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AY

Tel: 01903 882 297 Fax: 01903 885 335 Email: Web:

* Louise works for the Parish: 9am – 12 noon, Monday – Friday Cathedral Mass Times


9.30am Family Mass on the third Sunday of the month;






Children’s Liturgy available other Sundays. Cathedral Choir.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Saturday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Benediction.

Convent of the Poor Clares at Crossbush Mass Times


5.30pm Vespers.




6.15pm Vigil Mass (entry at 6pm). 5pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Vespers and Benediction.

8.30am Mass - for Mass times on other weekdays please call the

Convent the night before on 01903 882 536. Sacrament of Reconciliation


Cathedral: Convent :

10.30am (otherwise by appointment.

Before/after the Saturday 6.15pm Mass.

Front cover illustration courtesy of St Osyth Parish, Essex.

Harvest Reflection by

Deacon David

When we need food, most of us just go to the shops and buy what we want and it is always there for us. Seldom, or never, are we told, ‘There is no bread or meat,’ or ‘There are no vegetables or fruit.’ Even if the harvest fails in this country, we are still able to enjoy food from countries where the harvest has been good. Unless we are employed in agriculture, we have lost our direct connection with the land. So harvest time means less to us. We do not share in the satisfaction, and the great relief, of getting food into store for the winter. So, perhaps, we feel less need to give thanks to God for all the good things we do have. We rather take them for granted. Though harvest may mean little to us, there are other things which, in more subtle ways, give us that same feeling of security – reassuring us that we are safe and comfortable, at least for the foreseeable future. A well-paid job, regular payments into a pension fund, even an inheritance... all these things can make us feel that the future is secure. Of course it is prudent to make provision for our future, so far as we can, but Jesus gives us a warning not to get too self-satisfied and overconfident about our ability to provide for ourselves (see Luke 12: 16-31). Recent events in this country have shown how fragile our economy is and we have been witnesses to situations of conflict in many countries (Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, the Balkans, Iraq, for example) where relatively prosperous nations have been reduced to war zones, and many of their people have become homeless refugees, living in poverty and depending on food-aid for survival. Jesus teaches us that just as we are concerned about our material well-being, we should be more concerned about our spiritual welfare, to have our eyes on the treasures of heaven: ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ [see Matthew 6: 19-21]

ARTICLES FOR THE ADVENT ISSUE OF THE PROCLAIMER: 13th NOVEMBER 2009 Email to or post to Cathedral House, Parson’s Hill, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AY


The Rt. Rev. Francis Kalist, Bishop of Meerut writes:“ My prayerful and affectionate greetings to all our beloved Parishioners of Arundel… “ I know about the Sardhana Support Group in Arundel. I was in Sardhana from 1999 as Rector of St. John’s Minor Seminary and the Administrator of the Shrine – Basilica of Our Lady of Graces. I knew Mr Nicholas Shreeve personally. We kept a continuous correspondence. He visited Sardhana when I was in Sardhana. It was that time when he was with me he received the sad news of his wife’s death and I arranged for his travel back to Arundel. “ When I get a chance I will surely visit you all. You are most welcome to Meerut and visit Sardhana. We are going to celebrate the Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Bishop Patrick Nair on 2 October 2009. At that time the weather will be good. You are most welcome to join the celebration. “ Prayers and wishes from Sardhana Parishioners and Boarders. Assuring you of my prayers to all our benefactors.” It would be wonderful if there was anyone to take up Bishop Francis’ invitation to visit Sardhana. Please continue to support Sardhana with your prayers and donations. Dine and Dance on Friday, 2 October at 7.30pm Dance to the Caws Brothers and enjoy a delicious supper in St. Mary’s Hall. Tickets: £12.50 per person. SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 8 tickets at one time and receive a free bottle of wine for your table! Contact Monica Clifton to purchase your tickets: Telephone: 01903 882968


...or ask after Sunday Masses.


Blessed William Howard – Martyr by Mary Corbyn

On October 3rd each year, this Diocese honours the memory of ten Sussex martyrs who died for their loyalty to the Catholic faith between the years 1539 and 1680, the last of these being William Howard, grandson of Saint Philip Howard and his wife Anne Dacre and fifth son of Thomas – the ‘Collector Earl’ – and his wife Alethea. William Howard was born in 1614 at Arundel House in the Strand, London and brought up a Catholic. He was created Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King Charles I and later espoused the Royalist cause during the Civil War. His marriage to Mary, sister of the last Baron Stafford, brought him the title Baron (later Viscount) Stafford. With the accession of the Stuart King Charles and his Catholic wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, there was some respite for Catholics in England, but their fortunes took a downward turn after the King’s execution and the increasing influence of Parliament and Puritanism. Fear of Catholicism and the supposed threat of domination by Rome was readily inflamed by rumours of plot and counterplot, the chief instigator being a devious and malicious character – Titus Oates. He was the son of a blameless Anglican cleric who manipulated people and events in order to further his purpose: the destruction of all things Catholic or ‘Romish’. Dismissed from two Cambridge colleges, Oates got himself ordained as an Anglican priest and obtained a living in a country parish in Kent. He was subsequently jailed on a charge of perjury but escaped and made his way to London. In 1677 he was received into the Catholic Church (while actually collaborating in the writing of anti-Catholic pamphlets!) and was 5

accepted into the Jesuit-run seminary at Valladolid in Spain. He later claimed that this was all a pretence in order to learn ‘the secrets of the Jesuits.’ Oates’ greatest infamy was his concoction of the ‘Popish Plot’ which, he alleged, was a conspiracy to assassinate King Charles II. The King himself was inclined to dismiss the rumours, but many influential people became involved, accusations flew about and there was rioting in the streets. This all led eventually, to the arrest and imprisonment of well-known Catholics, including five ‘Popish Lords’, on a charge of treason, one of them being William Howard, Lord Stafford. Proceedings were interrupted and delayed for many months due to quarrels within Parliament itself, but on December 7th 1680 William Howard was condemned to death and his execution by beheading was carried out on December 23rd. Of his fellow prisoners, one died in the Tower of London and the remaining three, after five years’ imprisonment, were released following revelations of perjury among the witnesses. The following is part of the speech delivered by Blessed William Howard before his execution:

“Since my long imprisonment, I have considered often what could be the original cause of my being thus accused, and I cannot

believe it to be upon any other account than my being of the

Church of Rome. I have no reason to be ashamed of my religion, for it teacheth me nothing but the right worship of God,

obedience to the King, and due subordination to the temporal laws of the Kingdom. And I do submit to all Articles of Faith

believed and taught in the Catholic Church, believing them to be most consonant to the Word of God.....

“....I beseech God not to revenge my innocent blood on the

nation, or on those that were the causes of it; I do with my last breath truly assent my innocency, and hope the Omnipotent, All-Seeing, Just God will deal with me accordingly.”


He was beatified by Pope Puis XI in 1929. See also pages 58-60 in the Diocesan Propers’ and the article on William Howard in the Catholic Encyclopedia. More about Titus Oates and the Plot can be obtained from Wikipedia on the Internet. The portrait of William Howard, Viscount Stafford, ‘after Van Dyke’ is reproduced here in The Parish Proclaimer by kind permission of His Grace, The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle.


Keep taking THE TABLET!

The Exciting Growth of Ecumenism - Alleluia! by Michael Winters A recent article in The Tablet, Britain’s weekly Catholic newspaper (25.7.09 issue p8) made me think, and the more I did so the more excited I became! Let me tell you why. (As you will quickly realise, history is not my strong suit!) During the first millennium Christianity grew strongly, and geographically it spread throughout the known world. In Europe, Rome and the Popes were accepted as ‘the centre’. However, the further east you went the weaker the links with Rome became and local centres developed. Although the Church was established by Our Lord, it was developed by men. It was only to be expected therefore that local loyalties (and disputes) became established. Eventually, about 500 years ago there was a complete break, with the western part (called the Latin Church) being based in Rome, Italy and the eastern part (called the Orthodox Church) with 7

Constantinople as its focal point. Over the last hundred years or so, relationships between the two parts have become less antagonistic, but there was no real warmth. It was in this context, therefore, that I read the article in The Tablet. I found that from the Orthodox viewpoint, the sticking-point which had prevented a closer relationship with the Latin Church was the status of the Pope. They were quite content that the Bishop of Rome should be the universal Head, but they were not ready to accept that all decisions would be taken in Rome, instead of the relevant decisions being taken in Constantinople. Then - ‘Hey Presto’ - the adoption by Rome of the principle of ‘The Collegiality of the Bishops’ (under which major decisions in future would be taken either by the relevant Bishops, or by the Pope but only after honest discussion with those Bishops) went a long way towards solving this problem. The movement towards togetherness is picking up speed, and (Alleluia!) can we now be looking to joining up again within say the next 50 years after having been apart for 500 years? My second ‘ecumenism’ story to tell you relates to our neighbouring parish of Bognor with Slindon and Barnham. (I used to be a parishioner of Slindon/Barnham some 30 years ago before I moved to Arundel. The Parish Priest then was Canon Wake - a lovely man, and I can still remember some of his homilies!). Until recently there was a weekly Mass in the church next to the school in Barnham, but the church was stopped being used and a new venue was required. Someone had the bright idea of seeing whether the local Church of England parish in Barnham would allow us to have a weekly Mass in their Pre-Reformation church. They were most welcoming, and there is now a Mass at 9.30am each Monday morning. The laity has supported this initiative strongly, the average weekly attendance now being about 30. The church is dedicated to “St. Mary the Virgin”, and so when the Feast of the Assumption was celebrated a few weeks ago a joint Patronal Festival was held over that weekend. On Saturday there was an Anglican Sung Mass followed by a barbecue, and then on Sunday there was (after cream teas!) a joint service of Evensong and Benediction. What was particularly heart-warming was seeing both parish priests on the sanctuary at the same time. Alleluia! Ecumenism then went one step further! As part of Evensong/Benediction, there was a Blessing of the new church notice-board - the one outside the church and visible from the road. I could barely believe my eyes... the notice-board said:


St. Mary the Virgin Home to two worshipping communities The Anglican Parish of of Barnham and Eastergate

The Roman Catholic Parish of Bognor with Barnham and Slindon

Finally, a personal ecumenical experience. I happened a few years ago to meet socially a Northern Irish priest, at a time when both the IRA and the UDV claimed to be religious and yet both were actively murderous. As gently as possible I asked him how he coped with all the pressures he felt as a priest. In reply, he told me that he had joined with an Anglican priest and together they had set up an ecumenical ‘drop-in’ centre where people could come in anonymously and talk things through. What a brave and caring thing to do! He gave me a missal card with his/their motto: “The Walls of Separation do not reach to Heaven.” To this day it brings tears to my eyes... Alleluia! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Autumn 2009 term sees the commencement of St. Philip Howard Catholic High School’s 50th Year. On Saturday 17 October there will be a whole-school reunion from 2 -6pm, followed up with a Celebration Mass at Arundel Cathedral, starting at 7pm on Monday, 19 October, the Feast Day of St.Philip Howard. For further details please visit:

A Golden Jubilee booklet recalling the school’s history from its inception to the present day has just been launched. Copies of ‘From Bricks to Gold’ can be obtained via the website or by calling 01243 558 215. 9

Parish People

- Heather Reeves by Colin Swanton

Heather is one of three nominated parishioners who have recently joined the Parish Core Team. Heather, although seeing the adverts in the Parish Newsletter in the past few weeks, had ignored them thinking that ‘this was not for me.’ After a few minutes’ thought she accepted the invitation from Canon Tim and now considers herself as representing the ‘sit-atthe-back Catholics’ who will now have a voice in the Core Team. Heather, although not living in Arundel, has always attended Mass at the Cathedral, one reason being that her husband, Mike, although not Catholic, will always come with her to the Cathedral appreciating, as Heather does, the experience of Mass in the beautiful Cathedral surroundings. Heather was born a ‘cradle Catholic’ in Portslade parish and baptised at the old Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, which has since been demolished. She finished her education at Hove Grammar School for Girls and after achieving her A-level examinations decided not to go to university. Instead she starting working at the Board of Trade in London and joined the army of daily commuters. It was while she was commuting that she met Mike and subsequently they were married some 36 years ago. Work at the Inland Revenue offices in both Brighton and Worthing followed and she finally joined Mike, who had his own accountancy business. She has now retired, but still helps a few established customers with their Tax Returns, etc.


Heather says that over the last few years she has become aware of the need for people to volunteer to help at the Cathedral. She first started by helping in the shop – Friday was her day and she met a small number of women (called The Holy Dusters) who keep the church clean for the rest of us! As the shop was not very busy at that time she felt that she should join The Holy Dusters and help with the cleaning as well. Peggy O’Neill then took over the running of the shop and Heather, apart from the occasional time when additional help was needed, concentrated on the cleaning. She believes that more people should stop and think about what they could do, as help is needed in so many areas of church life. She went on say that it is so easy to assume that others will come forward to do it when most of us really have some spare time to offer help, however small. Heather has a strong faith and says, ‘I believe because I cannot not believe’ - something that she puts down to a gift of faith. She does not like some of the more recent changes that she feels just make life easier for Catholics, such as the moving of some Holy Days of Obligation to the nearest Sunday. It means that Catholics just need to go to the Mass on Sundays and not turn up for special feasts as we did previously. When religion becomes easier it allows people to slip away. When she and Mike are away on holiday one of the first things they do is to seek out a Catholic Church for Mass which has resulted in Mass attendance in places as varied as the Vatican Embassy in Ankara and the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe! Heather is shy in many respects but from the short time that I spent with her for this interview, I feel sure that her voice will be heard at Core Team meetings and her valuable contributions will be telling and numerous.


A word or two... Most people wish to serve God – but only in an advisory capacity. (Quoted in the Sunday Express)

On the first day of school, a new pupil handed his teacher a note from his mother which read: “The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.”


Seminarians’ visit to Arundel during September 2009 by Canon Tim

Every year at the beginning of the academic term in September, the seminarians from the Diocese gather to spend time together with Bishop Kieran. Over the last few years they have visited the Poor Clare Convent in Crossbush, the Carthusians at Parkminster and celebrated Mass at the shrine of St. Richard at Chichester Cathedral. This year, courtesy of the Duke of Norfolk, they had a very informative tour of Arundel Castle – steeped in Catholic history they saw such treasures as Mary Queen of Scots’ rosary that she held at her beheading and also her beautifully illustrated prayer book. The tour was concluded by the celebration of Mass in the Duke’s private chapel. This chapel was modelled on the Lady Chapel of Westminster Abbey destroyed during the early Tudor period. On return to the cathedral, the Seminarians concluded the day with tea, Vespers and dinner with Bishop Kieran. Pictured from left to right are: Karl Best, Lewis Baldry-Reynolds, Deacon Peter Andrews, Father Paul Turner (Vocations Director), Bishop Kieran, Simon Dray, Dave King, John Watts and Gerard Hatton. Missing were Alex Hill and Kevin O’Donnell who have just started placements in parishes, also Deacon Andy Moss (studying in Ottawa, Canada) and Stephen O’Brien (studying in Valladolid, Spain). 12

The Martyrs of Otranto by Sister Aelred, Convent of the Poor Clares Earlier this year I was given the unusual chance of a Sabbatical for three months which I decided to spend with our Poor Clare sisters in France and Italy. The last ten days were spent in the fascinating little city of Otranto in Apulia, right on the heel of Italy and its most easterly point. On a clear day the mountains of Albania were visible across the 37kms of sea which separate the two countries. Before I went there I knew nothing of Otranto itself nor the Poor Clare community except that they were lively and young and had recently spent a time of 'homelessness' until they were given the present ancient building to be their home, after their former convent - falling down and with no garden and not enough room for their increasing stream of vocations - proved so unsafe that no priest would come and say Mass for them as bits of masonry were inclined to fall down at odd moments! They are now housed in an historic, restored building which is a shrine to the 800 martyrs of Otranto whose story interested me and I hope it will interest you. In 1480 Otranto was invaded by a force of Turkish Muslims who laid siege to the city, their plan being to begin an invasion of Europe which would in time join up with the Muslim forces in Spain. The men of Otranto held off the invaders for some time but were eventually overcome. Those who had been killed in the fighting are numbered among the 800 martyrs. The bishop and priests who would not deny Christ were then added to their number, followed by many laity, some as young as 15 years old. Their bodies were left exposed on the hill just outside the city (where the convent now is). The Turkish forces proceeded to the Cathedral, a beautiful building whose floor was covered by a mosaic, unique in the world, designed and executed by Pantaleone, a Greek monk of the nearby Monastery of St. Nicholas of Casole, one of the greatest cultural centres of the Mediterranean (it had the first 'student accommodation' we know of, before Oxford or Cambridge existed). They destroyed all the frescoes which decorated the Cathedral, leaving only several of Our Lady, whom they revere. They turned the Cathedral into a Mosque. A year after all this had happened Philip of Aragon came from Spain to retake the city which he succeeded in doing. The Turkish forces had been weakened and delayed by the fierce resistance put up by the people of Otranto, and it is believed in Otranto that they probably saved the whole of Europe from invasion. Philip's forces found the unburied bodies of the 800 martyrs on the hill where they had been left to rot and collected their bones. These, now housed in nine glass-fronted cupboards in the side chapel of the Cathedral, with the boulder on which they were beheaded, are truly a great testimonial to this glorious chapter of 13

Otranto's history, and still have the power to move the hearts of those who come there. The Poor Clare sisters have their Mass of Solemn Profession in Otranto Cathedral, as a symbol that their cloistered life belongs to the Church and is an essential part of it. During the Litany of the Saints, the sisters prostrate on the 1000 year old mosaic of Pantaleone, and the bones of the martyrs must be a sobering reminder of the great crowd of witnesses who have given their all for the love of Christ, all through the Church's history and continue to do so even today. My time away had many very special moments, but the joy and freedom of this young community, and the bonds we forged, made it a hard place to leave. Still, there is no place like home and the sight of Sister Maria and Jim at Gatwick after a day of travel was just wonderful. I fear I will be grounded for some time now! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Richard Stewart Memorial Lecture 29 October 2009

Cardinal Cormac, Bishop Kieran and Abbot Christopher will preside at Worth Abbey Church for this year’s lecture entitled ARCIC: Dead in the Water or Money in the Bank? Tickets are free of charge but essential for admission. To obtain tickets please contact Sue Fellows on 01293 651 163 or email: Local parishioner Anne Dunkley can also get hold of tickets for you and would be happy to share transport if required. Please call Anne on 01903 882 457. 14

An Obituary printed in The LondonTimes by Anne Brearley-Smith

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason. Common Sense is survived by four step-brothers: I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame and I Am A Victim... interesting but sadly true. 15

Did Jesus use a modem? by Sofi

Did Jesus use a modem at the Sermon on the Mount? Did He ever use a broadcast fax to get His message out? Did His disciples carry bleepers, as they went out and about? Did Jesus use a modem at the Sermon on the Mount? Did the Apostle use a laptop with lot of Ram and Rom? Did he use an email alias such as Paul at Rome dot com? Did the man from Macedonia post an an email saying “Come!” Did the Apostle use a laptop with lot of Ram and Rom? Did Moses use a joystick at the Parting of the Sea? And a satellite guidance tracking system to show him where to be? Did he write the law on tablets or are they really on CD? Did Moses use a joystick at the Parting of the Sea? Did Jesus really die for us, that Friday on the tree? Or was it just a Hologram, some high-tech wizardry? Can you download the video clip to play on your PC? Did Jesus really die for us, that Friday on the tree? If in your life the voice of God is sometimes hard to hear, With other voices calling, His doesn’t touch your ear, Then set aside your laptop and modem, unplug the fancy gear, Open up that dusty Bible and talk to Him in prayer.


Proclaimer Prize Crossword Puzzle 5

Your chance to win a £15 book token! Just complete the crossword, write your name and address on a separate note and send both to Cathedral House, Parson’s Hill, Arundel BN18 9AY for us to receive by 30 October. Please write ‘Crossword 5’ on top left corner of envelope. All correct submissions will be put in a hat and the first drawn will win! CLUES ACROSS 1 Selection of variety (10) 7 Owed; expected (3) 8 Gad about, seeking pleasure (9) 9 Winter precipitation (5) 10 Brownie points (6) 13 Small waves (7) 14 Cheek (3) 15 Possible result after 15 across (3) 17 ‘Slog ten’ (anag.) (7) 20 Girl’s name (6) 21 They’re paid to the local council (5) 24 Relocate; substitute (9) 25 It’s chewed by cattle (3) 26 Superbness (10)

CLUES DOWN 1 Miraculous; charming (7) 2 ‘Plaster devil’ (anag.) (6 - 6) 3 It’s supposed to prolong one’s life (6) 4 Burden (4) 5 Crackers (4) 6 Paltry; small-minded (5) 7 Robe for lounging (8 - 4) 11 Slight colouring shade (5) 12 Twitch; frenzy (5) 16 Outermost; furthest away (7) 18 Loose thread tuft (6) 19 Carpenter’s hand tool (5) 22 Hades’ river (4) 23 Sallow; wan (4)


St. Philip Howard High School News by D. J. Todd, Headteacher

St. Philip Howard Catholic High School was busy celebrating public examination success at the end of the summer holiday. GCSE scores have remained strong. The school has established a consistent record and congratulations are due to the staff and students as the latter have achieved very well according to expectations and prior performance. Compared with last year the average point score per student has increased slightly from 396 to 404 and per entry from 40.7 to 41.7. The proportion of students achieving five upper grades (including English and Mathematics) was 67.6%. The proportion of grades throughout the year group at C or above is 70% and 24% of all grades (nearly a quarter) were at grades A* and A. The school was also delighted with another year’s excellent examination results at GCE level. Thirty-four percent of the results were at grade A, 60% at grades A and B (both figures are above the national average). Over 80% were achieved at grade C or above; these figures represent a significant increase on last year. The students and their teachers worked exceptionally hard to realise these outcomes which are richly deserved. Based on the UCAS points system, the average point score per student is 807.05, up from 657.11 last year and the average point score per entry is up to 218.86 from 188.69. Nine out of the fifty-six strong year group achieved straight grade As. Our four Oxbridge candidates are on their way to their chosen courses, as well as our two medical students. The students’ names, venues and courses are as follows: Emily Stewart - New College, Oxford - studying English Thérèse Keating - Exeter, Oxford - studying English Aziza Benali - Magdalene, Cambridge - studying French & Arabic Megan Penny - Jesus, Cambridge - studying Philosophy Alex Critchfield - Bristol - studying Medicine Phil Harbord - Imperial - studying Medicine Thank you for your kind co-operation and continued support.


Parish Diary OCTOBER Friday 2

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day 7.30pm Sardhana Dine and Dance Night – St. Mary’s Hall.

Saturday 3

2.30pm Ecumenical Animal Blessing Service in the Cathedral. 7.45pm Shared Lives Gala Concert – with the Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps; tickets from local Tourist Information Office or 01903 775533.

Sunday 4

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Collection 9.30am Enrolment Mass for First Holy Communion children.

Saturday 10

2.30pm Guild of St. Stephen Mass with Bishop Kieran in the Cathedral followed by tea in St. Mary’s Hall.

Sunday 11

3.00pm Latin Mass Society – Mass in the Extraordinary Rite.

Sunday 18

3.00pm Annual Mass for the Feast of St. Philip Howard in the Cathedral with Bishop Kieran, followed by tea in St. Mary’s Hall and the ‘Friends of Arundel Cathedral’ AGM.

Monday 19

7.00pm Mass for the 50th Anniversary of St. Philip Howard High School, Barnham; tickets (free) from the school, Please call 01243 552055 or visit the following web site link:

Saturday 24

11.30am Set-up and rehearsal of Arun Choral Society in the Cathedral. 7.30pm Arun Choral Society Concert - tickets available from or through the ACS Box Office telephone: 01798 812481.

Thursday 29

12.30pm Lunchtime recital – Ipswich School Chapel Choir (no tickets just a retiring collection).



ALL SAINTS’ DAY Mass at the Convent of the Poor Clares: Saturday 31 Oct. at 6.15pm; Cathedral Masses at 9.30am & 11.15am. 2.00pm CAFOD Memorial Mass in the Cathedral.

Monday 2

ALL SOULS’ DAY 10.00am Mass in the Fitzalan Chapel.

Sunday 8

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Mass at the Convent of the Poor Clares: Saturday 7 Nov. at 6.15pm; Cathedral Masses at 9.30am and 11.30am (please note that this is a Requiem Mass for the War Dead). 10.45am Remembrance Service in the Town Square. 3.00pm Blessing of Graves in St. Philip’s Cemetery.

Thursday 12

10.30am Chapter Mass.

Sunday 15

3.00pm Knights of St. Columba Mass for deceased members, with Bishop Kieran.

Friday 20

10.00am Mass in the Fitzalan Chapel.

Sunday 22

SOLEMNITY: CHRIST THE KING Mass at the Convent of the Poor Clares Saturday 21 Nov. at 6.15pm; Masses at 9.30 & 11.15am in the Cathedral.

Wednesday 25

10.00am Mass in the Fitzalan Chapel.

Saturday 28

11.30am Set-up and rehearsal of The Angmering Chorale. 7.30pm The Angmering Chorale Concert - tickets available from

Sunday 29

1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Mass at the Convent of the Poor Clares: Saturday 28 Nov. at 6.15pm; Cathedral Masses at 9.30am & 11.15am.


DECEMBER Saturday 5

11.30am Arun Choral Society set-up and rehearsal. 7.00pm Arun Choral Society Carol Concert with local schools. Tickets available from or through the ACS Box Office telephone 01798 812481.

Saturday 12

11.30am Arun Choral Society set-up and rehearsal. 7.00pm Arun Choral Society Carol Concert with local schools. Tickets available from or through the ACS Box Office telephone 01798 812481.

Please note that the Advent Issue of the Parish Proclaimer will include more events taking place during the December/January/February period. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Proclaimer Crossword Puzzle 4 - The Final Solution by Chris Dinham Here are the answers to Crossword Puzzle 4, which was featured in the Easter issue... Clues Across 1. Clause 4. Crocus 9. Chain 10, Isolate 11. Cog 12. Least 13. Keep 15. Captain Hook

Clues Down 19. Mead 21. Mitre 23. Ago 24. Apparel 25. Naive 26. Treaty 27. Expert

1. Cockle 2, Alabama 3. Sanctity 5. Roof 6. Crave 7. Sleepy 8. Nightingale 14. Chamonix

16. Outline 17. Impact 18. Reject 20. Ample 22. Fret

How many did you get? Rise to the challenge of my Crossword Puzzle 5 which can be found on page 17. There’s a £15 book token prize to the first correct one drawn after the 30 October deadline. Good luck!


Parish Notice Board VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY Can you help a family in Arundel or the surrounding area? Parents caring for a disabled child need the opportunity to recharge their batteries. Finding someone to care for their child can be difficult and is a problem the Sitting Service is there to address. Providing families with an individual volunteer, who will get to know the needs of the family, enables them to take a much needed break from caring and gives the child an opportunity to experience new relationships and positive activities. People who become involved with the Sitting Service come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Neither qualifications or specific experience are required, as full training will be given. Do you have four hours spare each fortnight? (Hours are agreed between the family and volunteer.) Please call Doreen Bradbury on 01243 642 462 if you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity.



FRIENDS OF ARUNDEL CATHEDRAL Two representatives needed to join the Friends for a 3-year term. Tasks are not onerous: attend 5 meetings a year and help at Mass, the AGM and the Christmas Concert. Please write to Canon Tim if you are interested. Contact details in Proclaimer inside front cover.


The relics of Saint Thérèse were seen for the first time at Portsmouth Cathedral from 16 September 2009. A full timetable of events at Portsmouth Cathedral is displayed, with a full itinerary, at the back of our Church. You can also visit for more information. The visit ends at Westminster Cathedral where the relics will be from 12 - 15 October. More details can be seen at

LOVE IN A BOX APPEAL Start collecting those little items into a shoe box to bring delight to a child where delight is in very short supply. Bring your box of delights to Mass on 24/25 October.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY More helpers and leaders are needed to help with this at the 9.30am Mass on Sundays. If you are able to help, please ring Lulu Willis on 01903 884 055 - your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please note that this role is subject to a CRB check. If you are interested but not sure what to do, a ‘Celebrating Liturgy with Children’ training day is being held on Saturday, 21 November 10am - 3.30pm in the Parish Hall, St Michael’s, Hayling Rise in Worthing. Prior booking is really essential as places are limited. Please contact Barbara Hopper on 01293 651 156 or email


Congratulations & Commemorations Baptisms

2 August 2009 - Nicholas John Anderson 23 August 2009 - Ellana Indra Annie O’Loughlin Marriages 23 May 2009 - Ewen Jonathan Scott & Siobhan Bridget Mary Mullens 11 July 2009 - Simon Charles Fitzjohn & Harriet Laura Tina Ursula Steele 31 July 2009 - Christopher Paul Sheriff & Claire Michelle McCartney 1 August 2009 - Darran Mark Trent & Margaretha Blanke 22 August 2009 - Christopher Ross Webb & Anna Louise Cozzi 29 August 2009 - Duncan Howard Stevens & Sandra Milena Gomez 5 September 2009 - Richard David Purnell & Anoushka Anne Ruby Pragasam 12 September 2009 - Robin James Bracken & Camilla Jakobina Cronin Deaths 5 July 2009 - Sister Beatrix Ferguson (74 years old) 25 August 2009 - David Patrick McCarthy (63 years old) 18 September 2009 - Helen Mary Rosenfield (57 years old)

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A Prayer for the Harvest Season This is the world that God made. This is the field

that is part of the world that God made This is the wheat

that was planted by the farmer that grows in the field

that is part of the world that God made.

This is the flour that was ground by the miller that comes from the wheat

that was planted by the farmer that grows in the field

that is part of the world that God made.

This is the bread that was made by the baker that contains the flour

that was ground by the miller that comes from the wheat

that was planted by the farmer that grows in the field

that is part of the world that God made. This is our tea when we eat the bread that was made by the baker that contains the flour

that was ground by the miller that comes from the wheat

that was planted by the farmer that grows in the field

that is part of the world that God made.

This is the day when we say 'THANK YOU' to the baker, the miller, the farmer and to God

for giving us bread by which we live

in the wonderful world which God made.

Š 2005 T.W.Brighton