Masses can be celebrated for deceased members of family or friends, thanksgiving, anniversaries, vocations, for the sick and for any particular need. If you would like a Mass said please fill in the Mass envelope at the back of Church and give it to a priest or drop it into the Parish Office. You can also contact the Parish Office directly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 2pm.
There is also an old tradition of Gregorian Masses. Gregorian Masses are a series of Holy Masses traditionally offered on 30 consecutive days as soon as possible after a person’s death. They are offered for an individual soul. The custom of offering Gregorian Masses for a particular soul recognises that few people are immediately ready for heaven after death, and that, through the infinite intercessory power of Christ’s sacrifice, made present in Holy Mass, a soul can be continually perfected in grace and enabled to enter finally into the union with the Most Holy Trinity – our God, Who is Love Itself.
History of Gregorian Masses.
Gregorian Masses take their name from Saint Gregory the Great, who was sovereign Pontiff from 590 to 604. St. Gregory the Great contributed to the spread of the pious practice of having these Masses celebrated for the deliverance of the souls from purgatory. In his Dialogues, he tells us that he had Masses on thirty consecutive days offered for the repose of the soul of Justus, a monk who had died in the convent of St. Andrew in Rome. At the end of the thirtieth Mass, the deceased appeared to one of his fellow monks and announced that he had been delivered from the flames of Purgatory.
LAST UPDATE: 8th January 2020
EX ANIMO – A Youth Event in our Parish. Ex Animo is an exciting youth event happening here in our parish on Friday, 31st January 2020 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the parish hall. This event for young people aged 14 to 18 from our parish and beyond will feature a band, an inspirational talk, games, friendship, food and drinks. Don’t miss out!! It is the start of more events and gatherings to come in the new year. Bring a friend along. Parents, please encourage your children to attend. For further info, please speak to Fr Joe or email: email@example.com
OUR CONFIRMATION GROUP of 15 young Confirmandi go to Worth Abbey for their Retreat on 17th-19th January 2020. Please keep our young Parishioners in your Prayers.
THE WEEK OF PRAYER for Christian Unity will take place between 18th – 25th January 2020
PEACE SUNDAY this year will occur on 19th January (the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time).
ST AMBROSE “The Bible speaks today” a talk by Fr Rodney on Tuesday 28th January at 11.00am. All welcome.
REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) simply means ‘rediscovery’. The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. 10s of 1000s headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on… 28th.29th Feb & 1st March 2020. Call or text 0788 7296983 Email firstname.lastname@example.org – or visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk.
HCPT GROUP 87 Easter children’s pilgrimage to Lourdes 11th-18th April 2020. If you or someone you know would like to join us as a child/teenager or helper for our pilgrimage to Lourdes please contact us for details:
Zuzana Revayova: email@example.com or 07776117966
Annie Judge: firstname.lastname@example.org