Knights of St Columba

kscOn Saturday 27th October at 5.30pm Mass the Knights of St Columba Ashford Council 355 will celebrate the ceremony of the installation of the new officers. Please support our KSC with your prayers.

If you want to join the Knights of St Columba please speak to Fr Peter or one of the members.

All Saints & All Souls

20180401_07415084084553.jpgAll Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls’ Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.

Masses on 1st November – Holy Day of Obligation
* No Vigil Mass
10.00am – joined with St Teresa’s School
11.00am – Mass at St Ambrose, Wye
  7.30pm – evening Mass

Masses on 2nd November – Commemoration of all the faithful departed
* 10.00am – Mass followed with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 12noon
*  7.30pm – Mass for those whose Funeral we’ve celebrated in 2017/2018 and all our loved ones who have recently died.

Traditionally the month of November is for us a time of prayer for those who died, and now are in the merciful hands of our loving Father. If you wish our community to pray for your deceased loved ones, please put their names in the Holy Souls envelope (find it in the church porch), and return it to the Parish Office. The envelopes will be presented in a special box on the Altar and a series of Holy Souls Masses will be said. All donations attached to the envelopes will be used for Holy Souls Masses during the year. There will be also a special prayer said at the end of each Mass for Holy Souls, as well as a litany to Sacred Heart of Jesus after the Mass on Fridays.

Please Note

The baptism course in November will be on the second Thursday, 8th November at 7.00pm. Please book your baptism before using our online form.

Street Pastors

Street PastorsOn Friday 9th November in St Teresa’s there will be ceremony of commissioning of the new Street Pastors volunteers. Please pray for those brave people who want to make a difference in our town.

Remembrance Sunday

poppy11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. Remembrance Sunday is for us a opportunity to ‘remember’ and pray for those who have given their lives through war in service of our country. They have left home and family often to foreign lands in the search of justice, freedom and peace; the effects of which we feel in our society today. The world could have been a very different place for us without their sacrifice, which cannot and should not be forgotten.

Solemn Mass at 10.30am in St Teresa’s, Ashford.

There is also an interdenominational Remembrance Service in the Memorial Gardens in Ashford, starting at 11.00am.