Fr Lukasz and Fr Peter will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary of Ordination on 30th May, which this year is on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (a Holy Day of Obligation). They would like to celebrate this special anniversary with you, and give thanks for the gift of priesthood and their ministry. Please join us on the Ascension evening, 30th May at 7.30pm to celebrate this special Mass.
LAST UPDATE: 25th May 2019
By the decision of the Archbishop of Przemyśl (Poland), Fr Lukasz’s home diocese, he is being moved back to take over another assignment. FR LUKASZ’s FAREWELL MASS will be on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, 28th June 2019 at 7.00pm. There will be a Second Collection on the weekend 15/16th June. You may also offer your donation in a clearly marked envelope (Fr Lukasz’s Gift) over the next few weekends. The gift will be presented to Fr Lukasz at his Farewell Mass.
OFS meeting on Tuesday 28th May at 7.00pm in the Priests’ House. New members very welcome.
WEDNESDAY CLUB meeting on Wednesday 29th May, (weather permitting) 2.30pm at Estelle Kennedy’s house for tea, cakes and talk.
YOUTH GROUP – the next meeting on Friday 7th June 2019 at 7.15 in the Parish Hall. All 13+ very welcome. There will be no Youth Group meeting in Half Term (Friday 31st May).
FAMILIES Are you a family and you want to deepen your relationship with God? Come for a family week-end with time for parents and activities for children. Launched by a family from this parish 7th-9th June 2019, From £220 (possibility of financial support) at St Albans Academy, All Saints Pastoral Centre, Shenley Lane, St Albans, AL2 IAF. http://www.pulse-retreats.com
MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE on 13th July at St George’s Cathedral If you are celebrating your First /10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please apply as soon as possible. Get in touch with the parish office and provide your names, the anniversary you are celebrating, your home address, email address and telephone, so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop.
CAFOD Southwark Summer Pilgrimage, Saturday 22 June, around Hartley, in Kent – looking at the new Climate Change campaign, ‘Our Common Home’. Join us for a walk in the Kent countryside to pray and reflect on the beauty of God’s creation and how we can care for it and share it with others. 12.30 pm: Gather at St Francis de Sales Church, Hartley bringing picnic food to share during the journey. The walk only takes just over one hour, the stops for reflection, discussion, a picnic and waiting for stragglers add to the time! 5:30 pm: Opportunity to attend Holy Mass with parishioners at St Francis de Sales. All very welcome.
HCPT Summer Pilgrimage Holiday 4th -11th October. Come and enjoy a Pilgrimage holiday in Hosanna House Lourdes. All ages welcome. Cost includes travel, full board accommodation and comprehensive travel and medical insurance. Option of own travel arrangements possible. Some grant assistance for funding available. Reserve your place by 10th June. Contact Annie Judge: Tel: 01227700553
GAP YEAR VOLUNTEERS SCYS are looking for talented and committed gap year volunteers to live in Christian community and work with young people. The Youth Service team will help them to develop their gifts, gain new skills and enjoy an experience that will stay with them for life. The gap year team works with residential groups at St. Vincent’s and day retreats at Aylesford Priory. This opportunity is open to those aged 18-25 (Sep ’19 -July ’20) please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to arrange an informal chat.