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A Prayer To Christ The King

St. Simon Stock Catholic Church, Ashford South

A Prayer To Christ The King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King, the beginning and end of all things, you have made your Church to be a people that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom. By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body, called to live as one family of God. Fill our hearts with your grace, that we would be close to you by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized. Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens and give us the courage to always be friends of the truth. May we remain with you always. Amen.

Today is The Solemnity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King Of The Universe

St. Simon Stock Catholic Church, Ashford South

Solemnity of Christ The King

Today is The Solemnity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King Of The Universe. Formerly referred to as “Christ the King,” was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ’s royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations.

Grief In Loss, Hope In Christ

St. Simon Stock Catholic Church, Ashford South

Grief In Loss, Hope In Christ

For those who may need some spiritual uplifting in this time of grieving Marriage and Family Life, Kent have made available an online video made by co-ordinator Elizabeth Partridge who runs a retreat for the bereaved at Aylesford Priory with Fr Francis Kemsley. The video available on the Carmelite province YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEmVj2dVdpguJaP47LzrGtdAbaRZAxSef

Parish Newsletter For This Week

St. Simon Stock Catholic Church, Ashford South

Adam here with this weeks update. I hope that you are managing okay as the winter days and nights start.

The weekly newsletter is published and ready to download. Today is The Solemn Feast of Christ The King.The newsletter includes information about this feast day and a prayer.
I have added a resource from Grief In Loss, Hope In Christ. This is an online video for those who may need some spiritual uplifting during this time.

Wednesday the 25th is Red Wednesday. This is a is a day to gather and draw attention to the plight of those who are persecuted and oppressed for their religious beliefs.

The Priest Training Fund pays for men studying for the Priesthood and Diaconate here in Southwark. Find out more.

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Please take care and look after yourselves.

Red Wednesday is on 25th November

St. Simon Stock Catholic Church, Ashford South

Red Wednesday is on 25th November

Red Wednesday is a day to gather and draw attention to the plight of those who are persecuted and oppressed for their religious beliefs. Cathedrals, churches and public buildings around the world will light up in red to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Red Wednesday is an initiative of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a Catholic charity dedicated to the support of suffering and persecuted Christians. It is clear that the persecution of Christians is worse today than at any time in modern history. In terms of the number of people involved, the gravity of the acts committed, and their impact, not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the worst forms of persecution. The purpose of Red Wednesday is to join together and raise a strong voice in support of the persecuted who are unable to speak freely, and who look to us – their brothers and sisters in Christ – to speak on their behalf. Please go to https://acnuk.org to find out more.