Sunday 15th October

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

parable of the wedding guests

 

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Congratulations to OUR newly confirmed


We congratulate the young people of our parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday at St. Peter’s Church, Bearsted.
May the Holy Spirit grant them the gifts they need to live out their Christian lives.
We also offer our deepest thanks and appreciation to the Confirmation Catechists who have worked with our Candidates during their course and have been so generous with their time and service.

Our sincere gratitude to Deacon Ian and the team of catechists - Lydia, Philippa, Siobhan, Liz and the young helpers who so generously gave of their time and effort. THANK YOU !

 

confirmation 2017

 

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rcia

 

This year's RCIA programme has now started, and meetings are held each Tuesday, from 7.30pm until 9.00pm in the Presbytery.

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.

Click here or the photo above for more information!

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NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS

Traditionally, November is the month of prayer for the Holy Souls. Each year we invite members of the parish to list their family and friends who have died. November lists and envelopes are provided at the back of church. The lists will be placed in a box on the altar at each Mass throughout November. Your donations in the envelopes will be used as Mass Stipends for the Holy Souls each day in November and throughout the year. Please let us have your envelope with names and donations at the Parish Office or hand them to one of the clergy by 30th October. Your Gift Aid number should also be written on the envelope, if applicable.
Additional services will also be taking place in church. Please find the details below:

all saintsAll Saints (Wednesday 1st November)

6.00pm - Vigil Mass (on Tuesday, 31st October)
10.30am - Mass
6.00pm - Mass in Polish
8.00pm - Mass

All Souls (Thursday, 2nd November)

10.30am - Mass
6.00pm - Mass
8.00pm - Mass in Polish


Sunday 5th November

2.30pm - Blessing of graves at Maidstone Cemetery

Tuesday 14th November

12pm - Deanery Requiem Mass at St. Thomas More Church, West Malling.

Sunday, 19th November

4.00pm - Mass in Polish followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish

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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 St Mary's Anglican Church at Nettlestead.

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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