Part of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark
The parish of St Simon Stock, South Ashford is a parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We offer pastoral care for those in and around the South Ashford area. Our parish school is St Simon of England Catholic School.
All of the previous Covid safety precautions remain.
- Wearing of a mask at Mass is mandatory unless medically exempt.
- Hands should be sanitised on entering the church.
- The Rule of 6 and the social distancing rules will be observed and the restriction on numbers attending are all back in force.
- Please remember that you should leave the church premises immediately after Mass unless you are helping with cleaning and if gathering outside should make sure that the social distancing rules are observed.
Book Your Place For Sunday Morning Mass
It is essential that everyone book a place for each person attending the morning Mass or the evening Mass at 6.30pm. Please book your places for Masses during Holy Week.
If you do not have Internet access you can call the parish office on 01233 622399 during Thursday or Friday morning before noon. Thank you.
Today is the Annual day of prayer for eastern Christians
This Day of Prayer – promoted by the French charitable organization, L’Oeuvre d’Orient and its UK counterpart, Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East (FACE) in partnership with the Congregation for Oriental Churches – will offer Eastern and Western Christians an opportunity to be united in prayer during the time of Easter. We pray that the hope which Pope Francis brought on his recent visit to Iraq will spread across the region to enable Eastern Christians to continue their steadfast witness to Jesus Christ. To learn more: ‘like’ FACECharityUK on Facebook OR visit their website https://facecharity.org/.
The Solemnity of The Ascension of The Lord
This Thursday is a Holyday of Obligation. There will be an additional Mass on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Mass at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday will be a Vigil Mass and will fulfil your obligation.
You can ask the Parish Priest to offer Mass for a specific intention of yours. It could be for: yourself or your family, a friend in need, a deceased relative, our community or the wider world or a private intention. If you indicate a preferred date, the Mass will be offered on or about that preferred date. If you would like to be sure of a specific date, please speak to Fr. Hans. Simply fill in a Mass Offering envelope and either give it to Fr. Hans or place it in the collection box.
Confirmation Classes 2021
Classes for this year’s Sacrament of Confirmation begin on Saturday 12th June at 11:45 a.m.
Anyone in Year 7 or above who is interested should collect a form from Eileen Conn or Fr. Hans.
Please visit the shop where there is wide selection of devotional items including Missals, Bibles, statues, rosaries and cards.
Volunteering for The Church – Sharing Time and Talents
Thank you to all those who have come forward offering help. Please consider volunteering to help keep our church functioning smoothly. If you can help then please see contact the parish office.
Known as the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, pays for men studying for the Priesthood and Diaconate here in Southwark. It costs £30,000 a year, for six years, to sponsor each seminarian, so your generous support in this appeal makes a real difference in our ability to fund and support men saying ‘Yes’ to the vocation of Priesthood. We currently have 8 men in formation for the Priesthood for Southwark. You can donate online via www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/donate.html (select Priest Training Fund) or by scanning the QR code on the poster on the church window. Please be generous and keep our seminarians, and priests, in your prayers. Thank you.
Priest in Charge – Fr Hans Puthiakulangara
Telephone: 01233 622 399
Inaugural Mass for Silver Jubilee
at St Simon Stock RC Church Ashford
National Office for Vocation
The National Office for Vocation is encouraging us to listen when God Calls this Lent. God Calls us to himself in a particular way during this special season. Our baptismal call to holiness – or to be in relationship with God – grows as we mature in faith in the grace of the Holy Spirit. God is closer to us than we can ever imagine, but we need to do our part by opening our mind, heart and will to God. God Calls: Adventure is a 40-day self-guided course which aims to help you in this work. You can find out more at www.godcalls.co.uk. You will find on this website, pages of resources to help you on this spiritual adventure.
- This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, May 9, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you all had a nice week. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times and notices. Today is the Annual day of prayer for eastern Christians. Please note the additional Mass times for the The Solemnity of The Ascension of The Lord. Wednesday 12th May at 6:30 p.m. Thursday…
- The Solemnity of The Ascension of The Lord Sat, May 8, 2021 - This Thursday is a Holyday of Obligation. There will be an additional Mass on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Mass at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday will be a Vigil Mass and will fulfil your obligation.
- Fundraiser for Pax Christi Sat, May 8, 2021 - In the week from 15th to 21st May, Pax Christi, the Catholic Peace organisation, will be trying to raise funds to make up for lost income due to Covid19. Fausta is having a dance-a-thon, Bruce is delivering a peace message to foreign embassies in London, Matt is cycling 50 miles visiting peace sites, Pat is…
- Today is the Annual day of prayer for eastern Christians Sat, May 8, 2021 - This Day of Prayer – promoted by the French charitable organization, L’Oeuvre d’Orient and its UK counterpart, Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East (FACE) in partnership with the Congregation for Oriental Churches – will offer Eastern and Western Christians an opportunity to be united in prayer during the time of Easter. We…
- Please remember our Carmelite brother Kevin Alban Prior Provincial Thu, May 6, 2021 - In your kindness when you prayer please remember our Carmelite brother Kevin Alban, Prior Provincial, British Province of Carmelites.
- This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sat, May 1, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you all had a nice week. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times and notices. Please pray for repose of the soul of Michael John Wildman who died on the 11th April. Look after yourselves and stay safe.
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