Sunday 18th February


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Abstinence - Catholics over the age of 14 are bound by the obligations of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on all Fridays of Lent, especially Good Friday. On days of abstinence, meat may not be consumed at all.

Fasting – Catholics aged 18 – 60 are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fasting. On these days only one full meal is allowed. Two other ‘snacks’ are allowed to be consumed, but they cannot be greater than one full meal in totality.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS - During the Season of Lent we shall pray the Stations of the Cross –a very popular devotion in the Church and very appropriate for Lent. This shall take place on Friday evenings 7.15pm and is spoken in English and Polish. We look for ways in which we can give more time to God in prayer during Lent so why not use this special opportunity – at least once in Lent.







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Our next meeting shall be on Tuesday 20th February 7.30pm. We will be looking at The Season of Lent.


RCIA 2018


This Saturday (17th Feb) our Elect and Catechumen attended a special ceremony called ‘The Rite of Election’ at St. George’s Cathedral, where they were officially received and welcomed by Archbishop Peter as Candidates to be received into the Catholic Church. At the 10.45am Mass on Sunday 18th they were presented to the parish at the Rite of Welcome.


If you, or anyone you know, would like to learn more about the Catholic Church, please come along. For further information, contact the Parish office or Sheila Connolly on 01622 729211.

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These words on the doors of the Church porch express perfectly the purpose of our parish. We are a community centred round the Lord Jesus.

Saint Francis' Parish in the heart of Maidstone was founded in 1859 and since then has been the heart of the Catholic community in the Maidstone area. From it was founded the parishes of Saint Thomas More, West Malling; Holy Family, Park Wood; and Saint Peter's Bearsted. In addition to the mother church there are Mass Centres at St Luke's, Preston Hall and at the Ordinariate Chapel of Our Lady, Wateringbury.

Today the faith which inspired its foundation almost 150 years ago continues to find its expression in a lively community bringing together people of many races all united by their love of God. It is this love which calls us all to work together to build up our community and to care for all in need.

I would like to welcome all who visit our website and hope you share something of our vision for the future of the church and parish.
Father Liam - Parish Priest


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