New Evangelization Summit – 28 April 2018
The New Evangelization Summit is an annual event hosted in Ottawa, Canada and streamed to venues across North America. This year, for the first time, the event will be shown via video link in both Australia and in the UK, at the Centre for Catholic Formation, Tooting Bec, on Saturday 28 April 2018 (9.30am to 9.30pm). Tickets are £30 and include two meals and printed literature. To book visit www.ccftootingbec.org.uk/nes2018
NB This event would be excellent for members of parish evangelization teams, parish pastoral council members and others keen to explore how to share the faith. Canada, like the UK, is increasingly secularised and the wisdom of the speakers will be very fruitful. A preview video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTzSgk2T3cI
CCF Golden Jubilee: 1968-2018
The Centre for Catholic Formation will be 50 years old this summer and a lecture series has been arranged as part of our celebrations. All are welcome to attend one or all of four evening talks on key themes: Bishop Paul Mason on adult formation (5 June); Dr Caroline Farey on catechesis (8 June); Canon John Udris on GK Chesterton (14 June) and Dr Pia Matthews on Disability Theology (19 June). To book your place: https://www.ccftootingbec.org.uk/fifty or call 020 8672 7684; email: [email protected]
NB The talks have a limited capacity (100 spaces) so we advise booking soon. You and your parishioners are also very welcome to attend the Mass (with Archbishop Peter) on Saturday 23 June at 3.30pm at St Anselm’s Church – with refreshments thereafter in the CCF. I attach a flyer for you and we will send some printed matter out to you next week.
Post-Easter Talks at the Amigo Hall
Each year the Centre for Catholic Formation hold a series of talks at the Amigo Hall, SE1 7HY, in the weeks of Eastertide. This year, the series’ theme is Eucharist in anticipation of the upcoming National Eucharistic Congress. Entry is free, donations welcome. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Eucharist: Sacrifice and Banquet (12 April); Eucharist and Mission (19 April); Eucharist in Art (26 April); Eucharist and Prayer (3 May) and Eucharist in Scripture (10 May). The talks will also be filmed and will be viewable on the CCF YouTube channel. For more information: www.ccftootingbec.org.uk/sharinginhislife
NB Again, I attach a flyer for this series. The YouTube channel’s URL is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyOG6vBwGOHHf9Si9jE2PVQ
A WEEKEND OF DISCOVERY FOR MARRIED COUPLES:
You are strongly encouraged and welcomed to enrich your marriage with a Marriage Encounter weekend. This non-residential event, taking place on 28th – 29th April in Purley, Croydon, is aimed at all married couples who have average/good marriages who would like to make them a bit better and stronger. It is designed for couples married a few years or some decades. Those who have attended this weekend in the past have all spoken very highly indeed about the experience. Here is your chance to improve your communication skills, valuing and respecting the gifts each other brings to your marriage. It is of immense value to help in gaining a deeper insight into and understanding of, the Sacrament of Matrimony. Please take a flyer available at the back of the church and see the posters at the back. More details from Deacon Philip and Mary Pond on 020 8651 2477 or E-mail: [email protected]
A SERIES OF 4 PRESENTATIONS ON MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD
Wednesdays 28th Feb, 7th, 14th and 21st March 7.30pm-8.30pm.
Who was Mary of Nazareth? Why was she chosen to be the mother of God? How did
her “YES” change the world? Where Mary is now and what is she doing? How can Mary help us today? These are some of the questions raised in the presentations.
Join us from 7pm for a cup of tea and meet other parishioners.
Will be of particular interest to those going to Lourdes on the Parish Pilgrimage in September
THE WHY COURSE
Holy Cross is beginning a series of talks and courses which over the next few years for anyone who wants to find out more about our Catholic Faith. Beginning this Lent we will explore some of the 'Big Questions' about God, Jesus and the Church. Thursdays 1st March 'Why God?', 8th March, 'Why Jesus?' and 22nd March, 'Why the Church?' 7:30pm in Hartley Hall. For further information contact [email protected]
Lent at St Saviour-Lewisham
There will be a short series of Lenten talks in the church of St Saviour's, Lewisham.
They well take place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm (after the 6.30 mass).
7th March - Getting more out of confession (part 1)
14th March.- Getting even more out of confession (part 2)
21st March - Getting more out of Holy Week.
All are most welcome to attend. 175 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham.
Lent at St Andrew
As Easter is early this year it is already time to see how we will spend these weeks of Lent as we journey towards Easter. If you wish to take time to reflect and pray, stand aside from your daily busy life, our Urban Oasis is here to welcome you.
You will find here a calendar of the events at St Andrew’s Belmont Hill for the time of Lent. More information can be found on our website: www.sisters-of-st-andrew.com. For the majority of the events please book in advance. For the Lent Quiet Evenings, the Holy Week Programme, the Meditative prayers with Taizé chants on the last Wednesdays of the month, no booking is required. Please feel free to turn up on the day.
Saturday 17th February: A Quiet Pause in Lent 10 am for 10.30am to 4pm
Lenten Journey - Women who inspired Jesus. 5 Wednesday morning. (10 am for 10.30 to 1pm)
Wednesday 21st February: Jesus’ Mother
Wednesday 28th February: In Daily Life
Wednesday 7th March: In his Public Ministry
Wednesday 14th March: Mary and Martha
Wednesday 21st March: At the foot of the Cross
Wednesday 28th February: 7.30pm Monthly Meditative Prayer with Taizé Chants (no booking required)
Friday 9- Sunday 11th March: A Silent residential Retreat with personal accompaniment.
Wednesday 14th March: Lenten Quiet Evening: 7.30pm - 9pm. (no booking required)
Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday-28th March: Holy Week
Journeying in Silence with Jesus in the footsteps of His Passion.
A time to contemplate the Passion through word, music and image. Each day 2pm to 9pm. From 7.30pm to 8pm prayer with the community. Come for the whole or part of the afternoon/evening. (A detailed programme will be published nearer the time.) No booking required.
There are also possibilities to come for some hours, a day or several days for a time of silence on your own, or to come with a group. Please contact us for availability.
Sisters of St Andrew
99 Belmont Hill
www.sisters-of-st-andrew.com0208 852 1662
Lewisham deanery Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes-Lee on Friday 07th July 2017.
After the mass, all the people went to the church hall for refreshments and to listen to Fr Tom about Family and Marriage.