Fr Paweł Sobol

pawelThis September we shall be saying farewell to Fr. Pawel who has been appointed Parish Priest to St. Simon Stock Parish, Walderslade.
I know we are sorry to see Fr. Pawel move on but wish him every blessing as he takes on this new role.  Let us keep him in our prayers.

We are delighted to welcome Fr. Simon Peter Lubuulwa of the Kampala Diocese, Uganda to our parish of St. Francis.  I know we shall all make him very welcome. Exciting times indeed!

 

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NOW'S THE TIME TO GET YOUR OWN SUNDAY MISSAL

We rejoice that public Mass is now being celebrated here at St. Francis church.

If you have attended Mass in the last few weeks you would have noticed that there are no Mass sheets available due to cross-contamination risks.

Are you participating in the live streamed Mass at 10.00am?

If you would like to follow along with all the responses, readings and prayers then have you thought about having your own Sunday missal?

The repository can supply a selection of these to you at a discount, compared to buying one from a retailer.

We have three options to suit all budgets. They all have everything you need for Sundays and Solemnities, including the 3-year cycle of readings.

Number 1 is the CBC missal, available in blue, black, green or brown hardback covers. The size is 10.5 x 17 x 3cm.  £12

Number 2 is the Collins missal, available in red or blue hardback covers. The size is 12 x 18 x 3cm. There is also a selection of everyday prayers and evening prayer of the Church for Sundays.  £16

Number 3 is the CTS (Catholic Truth Society) missal, available only in a red hardback cover. The size is 13 x 18 x 3.2cm. This missal also includes parallel Latin texts, introductions to major feasts and seasons, and an index of prayers and devotions.  £19

If you would like to know more or wish to order a missal then please contact Liz from the Repository team via email or leave a voicemail and we'll get back to you.



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OUR CHURCH IS NOW OPEN
FOR PUBLIC MASS & CONFESSIONS ONLY

Mass times are:

Sunday: 6.00pm (Saturday);  8.30am;  10.00am;  11.30am;  6.00pm

Monday to Friday: 10.30am

Saturday: 10.00am


The church doors will be opened 15 minutes before Mass begins and will be closed as Mass begins. This is because we need to limit the time as much as we can for people to congregate in the Church and we need to restrict movement during Mass. We thank you for your understanding.

 

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Confessions are now available in the Children's Chapel every
Saturday 10.45am to 11.30am.


As the priest has to sanitise the area before anybody enters, you are asked to please wait until the priest opens the door before you can enter.

 

 

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Click the button below to read all of the important information regarding the restrictions & changes to the celebration of Mass!

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track trace cardsTRACK AND TRACE:  This is asked of anybody attending a gathering of people for a certain amount of time.  This is so that if a person who has attended Mass proves to be COVID positive, then the NHS contact all who were present at the same Mass to isolate and go for a COVID test themsleves.  Therefore, you need to supply details of your name, preferred contact details and date and time of Mass attended. 

Click the button to download a printable sheet of four cards to a sheet, which you can fill in and bring along to Mass with you. Alternatively just provide your details on any card or envelope yourselves. 


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

Our deepest gratitude to all who have volunteered as stewards to allow our public Mass to take place. There are still gaps that need to be filled on various days, so please let us know if you can give some time to help steward, guide and sanitise then we would be most thankful. Please email the parish office with information of the Mass time you can help at.





We ask that Stewards are to be aged between 18-70 and not part of a high risk category and also able to commit to the same Mass every week (realising of course there may be breaks for holidays etc..). Once you have contacted us we will send you further details.


READERS:
Please can we have volunteers to be readers at every Mass so we can draw up a rota for the weekends and weekday.  We ask for people to contact us by email if you are willing to read at Mass and let us know which day and time. Thank you!


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Welcome!

"...JESUS CHRIST, THE BEGINNING AND THE END...
ALL TIME BELONGS TO HIM... AND ALL THE AGES..."


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

 

If you have any suggestions for improvements to or items to be included on this site, or your Parish Group would like to have their own page, then please contact Mark the Webmaster via email below.

 

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