For those who wish to join in the celebrations of this saint there will be festal Mass at 3pm in Arundel Cathedral presided over by Bishop Kieran Conry. We remember that he gave up power, privilege and position in becoming a Catholic and was willing to face death rather than deny his faith. A brand new documentary on his life is available as a DVD from a local production company, Mary's Dowry Productions based in Worthing.
Our minds turn as well this Sunday to the many Christians around the world who do not enjoy a secure life as we do but nevertheless live their faith joyfully in adversity just as St Philip did. This Sunday is World Mission Sunday the theme for which is ‘Help others to see Jesus’. In England and Wales, the collection on World Mission Sunday helps to support 194,855 schools, 5,246 hospitals, 17,530 dispensaries, 577 leprosy centres and 80,560 social and pastoral projects. We would ask you to be generous to our fellow Christians around the world.
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