FOOD DONATIONS

We are always touched by the generosity that is shown by so many people in food donations which we continue to ask for (see below).  In future, please can we ask that when you donate a bag of groceries, please ring the doorbell and then leave it on the doorstep.  Do not wait for an answer at the door.  Somebody will come and collect the food.


FEED THE HUNGRY AT EASTER

Thank you for your very kind donations which are much appreciated by recipients. Please continue to send regular donations.  For Easter, we are collecting Easter eggs, biscuits, cakes and luxury items to give to the families we support locally and any surplus will go to the St Francis Centre in Poplar for disadvantaged children.

 

peter smithUpdate on Funeral Liturgies for Archbishop Emeritus Peter Smith

With great sadness the Archdiocese of Southwark must announce that the Funeral Liturgies of the late Archbishop Emeritus Peter Smith, which are due to take place on 29th and 30th March, will no longer be open to the public due to current public health concerns.

It is hoped that it will be possible to hold a Mass In Memoriam later this year. Please continue to pray for the repose of the sould of our much loved Archbishop Emeritus: may he rest in peace.


 

EASTER LILIES

Envelopes and intention sheets are available in the porch for Easter lilies. Please put the names of your loved ones on the slips, put it in the envelope with any donation, and post through the letterbox of Grove House by Thursday 9th April.  Lilies will be purchased for the Easter Masses.  Any donations will be for Masses for the Holy Souls. 

 

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AN ALTAR SERVER?

Maybe you’ve recently made your First Holy Communion or just arrived in the parish or even used to be a server when you were younger.

Come and join our team of servers and play a more active role in the liturgy. Any age or gender will be very welcome, as long as you’ve made your First Holy Communion.

For more information just ask one of the clergy or senior servers or email:

 

WANT TO MEET UP?

All events cancelled until further notice!!!

 

SICK & HOUSEBOUND
in hospital, residential care, nursing home or at home

If you , or a member of your family are housebound, even temporarily, or are going into hospital please let the parish office or one of the parish clergy know so that we can arrange visits with Holy Communion. We encourage anyone who is preparing to undergo surgery or treatment to ask one of the priests for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

 

spiritual direction


Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Accompaniment provides a one to one setting for people seeking a deeper awareness of the presence of God in their lives, and discernment within life choices.

The Aylesford training programme is Ecumenical and teaches both the theory and practice of spiritual direction. It aims to deepen understanding of the process of spiritual growth and the insights of different spiritual traditions. The course offers a supportive environment where you will learn to give and receive accompaniment.

Read more...

 

Mass Intentions and General Data Protection Regulation

On Friday 25th May the legislation of GDPR was enforced.  This means we need to uphold the right of privacy for everyone and cannot publicise any information about any individual.  This affects Mass Intentions – so if you have requested a Mass Intention for another individual, whether it is for health, wellbeing, thanksgiving etc. we cannot display the individual’s name. If it is for the repose of the soul of somebody then we can include their name.  We understand that many of you have already put forward a Mass Intention mentioning people’s names long before the issue with GDPR arose with best intentions but we apologise that we cannot publicise their names anymore.  When you put the request forward you would have been informed of the date and time of Mass and the Mass intention will be the same; however on our newsletter and announcement at Mass we can only say ‘Private Intention’.  A lot of changes have had to take place to be consistent with the new GDPR law and we are working hard to carry out appropriate measures. We thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

 

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adultsrcia


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.

Safeguarding Issues

Parents and guardians please do not allow your children to light votive candles unsupervised.

Children should not be allowed to go unaccompanied to the porch, toilets or the Children’s Chapel. Many thanks.

 



pilgrim

This is the monthly Diocesan newspaper, which is available to download here.

 

The Catenians - Strengthening family life through friendship and Faith

The Catenian Association

The Catenian Association is a brotherhood of over 10,000 practising Catholic men. The Catholic faith and the family are bedrocks of the Association which gives an opportunity to:

Meet Catholic men with similar values.
Become part of a community offering lifelong support and friendship.
Be part of a group that helps each other and their families in all aspects of life.
Provide families with opportunities for friendship and social activity.

A core aim is to advance the interests of young Catholics and assist them in their choice or pursuit of their career.

The Catenian Bursary Fund helps young Catholics between 16 and 25 to take part in a community-based project at home or abroad, which has a clear benefit for others as well as widening the life experience of the participant.

Click here to see more details about the Catenian Association in Maidstone


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