SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

CONFIRMATION

All young people in Year 9 or above are invited to join this year’s Confirmation programme which will begin with the 6 pm Mass on Sunday  10 June 2018.  Application forms (which include the programme timetable) are available from the Parish Office or please speak to one of the clergy.  The completed application form should be returned to the Parish Office by no later than the 31 May 2018.


 

GODINTON HOUSE AND GARDENS, ASHFORD

Hurry if you wish to join us on Thursday 10th May for an exclusive house tour, afternoon cream tea and walk around the gardens.  You are asked to drive your own car and possibly car share.  £22 per person.  Arrival 1.45pm.  Gardens close at 6pm Marked envelopes should be handed to the parish office stating ‘Godinton House Trip’.   Booking deadline Monday 30th April

QUIZ NIGHT

Thank you to everyone who supported the evening which was enjoyed by all.  Competition was keen and “8 Shades of Grey” won by 3 points.  After taking into account the cost of hiring the hall, proceeds amounted to £645 which included donations.  We look forward to presenting the next Quiz so watch this space.

 

PASSING ON THE FAITH

A course for grandparents who wish to transmit the faith to their children and grandchildren. 4 sessions will take place at St Teresa’s Church hall, Maidstone Road, Ashford TN24 8TX on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of May (11am – 1pm). Please book through Southwark Diocese Office for Marriage & Family Life, Kent.  Email: carolemflkent@gmail.com. Please state the age of your oldest grandchild, and the parish you attend.

 

MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

This will take place at St George’s Cathedral 16th June 2018. If you are celebrating your 1st /10th/ 25th/ 40th/ 50th/ 60th +wedding anniversary this year, please put this date in your diary.

CHURCH AND HALL DEVELOPMENT

We thank you for your continual support and prayers in this matter. The current figures for the Roof Fund are as follows:
Raised to date: £123,190.04
Total cost of roof: £136,000.00
Debt to be paid: £12,809.96

 

FLAME YOUTH GROUP

Flame is a lively, fun, faith-based youth group for 11-14 year olds which meets in the presbytery every Saturday evening from 6pm until 8:15pm. The group get together to pray, socialise and deepen their faith through discussion and activity, both within the group sessions and the parish. Some members are working towards the Faith in Action Awards. For further details, please speak to one of the clergy or phone or email the parish office.

 

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.

 


PARISH GROUPS


PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB will continue to meet with the Baptist Church Youth Club in Knightrider Street, Maidstone every Friday in term time, 8pm - 9.30pm.

Friendship Group

ALL PARISHIONERS ARE WELCOME

First Monday (11am) of every month:
Tenpin Bowling at Lockmeadow

Second Monday (11.00am) every month:
Coffee morning in Society Rooms

Every Monday (1.30pm - 3.30pm):
Scrabble in Leah’s Bistro, High Street (NEW VENUE)

Every Wednesday (10am - 12noon),
Line Dancing in URC Dunning Hall (Fremlin Walk)

Having coffee on your own? Why not join us on Wednesdays (10 am – 12 noon)
URC Hall, Week St for coffee and a chat. It’s good to talk!

FFI Mary Adam Tel: 677448

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.

 

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.

 

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 servers or email:

 




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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