Church Events in the Parish
‘Walk with me’ – Parish Lent Groups
Every Monday during Lent
Commencing on Monday 11th March, in the church hall from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, and will be every Monday during Lent.
The Junior group, for children aged up to Year 6, will be on The Disciples.
The Adult group will be reflecting on the Gospel readings of the Sundays of Lent.
All are welcome. Please put the dates in your diary and come along to share and deepen in faith and be part of this time of preparation for Easter.
Parish Family Group – Every Sunday during Lent
A new Parish Family group has been created whose primary aim is to strengthen the bonds between families in the parish with the special focus of helping our children to grow in faith.
A ‘family’ is however meant in a broad sense so every parish member is a member of this group and is welcome to it’s meetings.
The next meeting is on 1Oth March at 3.30pm. For more information please contact Wiktor Studnicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections for Lent
The Southwark Diocesan Spirituality Commission will be producing an online series of reflections for Lent. The reflections will be sent to the subscriber’s email inbox, with a focus on the forthcoming Sunday readings.
Each day there will be a different reflection; Monday and Tuesday will focus on the first reading, Wednesday on the psalm, Thursday and Friday on the second reading and Saturday and Sunday on the Gospel.
The reflections will draw us deeper into the Lenten season an allow us to hear the readings anew, looking at where they resonate in our own lives and how they raw us near to God.
This is a great way to engage with Lent everyday of the season
The Galilee Group
An open group from men discerning their vocation. The group meets for Holy Mass, faith formation and as an opportunity to get to know others searching for the will of God in their lives. Kent Area Meeting: The Presbytery of St. Thomas’ Church, Canterbury (59 Burgate CT1 2HJ) at 6.30pm on the second Friday of the month for a formation talk followed by Holy Mass at 7.30pm, followed by supper.
Pilgrimage to Knock – March
See the church notice board for more information.
Grief in Loss, Hope in Christ – 2019
Weekend Workshop / Retreats tor the Bereaved at Aylesford Priory, Kent.
- Dates in 2019: March 22 – 24th 2019;
- October 11 – 13th 2019.
- Shared per person: £160
- Senior Citizens: £171
The Benedictine Sisters “Come and See” Weekend (12th – 14th April)
At Minster Abbey, near Ramsgate. The weekend will give young women learn and experience the contemplative life. There will be time to meet and talk with the Benedictine Sisters in a relaxed environment and join them in their work and prayer. Find out more at minsterabbeynuns.org
Guild of St Stephen: Altar Servers’ Rally – 6th May
The Guild will hold a Rally for Altar Servers within the Archdiocese of Southwark at Aylesford Priory in Kent on Monday 6th May 2019. Sung Mass will take place at 1 1 am with the Principal Celebrant, Father Francis Kernsley O.Carm, Prior of Aylesford Priory, Programme for the day – See leaflet in porch,
World Youth Day at Home – Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June
World Youth day comes home to the UK between Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June at Alton Towers. Organizers have arranged an array of inspiring speakers, uplifting worship, prayer and lots of fun. The festival is aimed at people aged 15-25.
For more information visit wydathome.weebly.com
The Annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 23rd – 30th August
Canon Edward Perera,the Diocesan Director for the Pilgrimage very much encourages as many priests, deacons, religious and parishioners to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. The booking forms and the brochure will be available later this year.