Attention all Parish Catechists
Upcoming events at the Centre for Catholic Formation
Dear Reverend Father,
May we please draw your attention to the following three events taking place in July.
Firstly, the diocesan day for disability will be held at The Friars, Aylesford on Sunday 2 July. The day will start with Mass in the Relic Chapel (12noon) and will feature drumming, art and circus workshops as well as a mobile zoo. We warmly welcome you and your parishioners to come and join in the celebrations, particularly those families with children who have physical or learning disabilities. We would also appreciate the inclusion of this invitation in your parish newsletter and that the attached flyer be displayed for your parishioners’ benefit.
Secondly, the Centre for Catholic Formation will be hosting a study day for all those who have recently been asked to perform the role of catechist in the parish (no matter the area of sacramental preparation) or anyone you think might be suitable for the role. We will explore, in particular, the vocation of the catechist and the relationships between the different sacraments. Last year’s June day was well-received by all who attended. This year it will be on 8 July at the CCF from 10.30am to 4pm; registration needed (email@example.com or 020 8672 7684) as we will be offering a light lunch. Cost for the day: £10.
Lastly, we would like to extend an invitation to you, and any of your parishioners who might be interested, to come to the CCF on the evening of Wednesday 5 July (4pm onwards). Please find an invitation for you and the parish attached. With this open evening, we would hope to explore how we can serve your parish in the future and provide a chance for you to: explore the teaching spaces, library and bookshop; meet the members of the CCF team; hear about the courses and events we offer and enjoy a social evening with light refreshments. We hope to see many of you there.
Kindly note hard copies of posters & invitations regarding the above events will be posted to you early next week.
With our prayers and cordial regards,
Dr Mark Nash
Director of the Centre for Catholic Formation
The Diocesan Catechetical Certificate
This is a course for all those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith. It is particulary suited to parish catechists.
The cost is £345 per year for a two year course.
The Friars at Aylesford
You will find a comprehensive list of pilgrimages and events at Aylesford during the year. Consult the Friars website at http://www.thefriars.org.uk/
Local Retreat Centre at Blackheath
The Sisters of St Andrew offer a quiet and reflective space for short or long retreats or days of quiet and reflection.
Further details. See website
99 Belmont Hill
London SE13 5DY
Tel.:0208 852 1662
|Meditative evening prayer with the Community |
including Taize chants
|7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month (except July
and August) |
|Mornings for carers||Sr Regula Hug|
|7th July 2016 10.30am-12.30pm ||For those who care for a loved one suffering from ill-health. A time to come away, pause, be, reflect, pray, listen, share with others the joys and difficulties on this journey of daily caring||BOOK |
|Mondays in 2016||Group supervision for spiritual directors
|11am - 1pm|
|24 October||21 November||19 December|
National Shrine of St Jude, Faversham
Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our friendly parish church is in Tanners Street where you will also find the intimate Shrine of St. Jude. The church, shrine and gardens provide a space for tranquillity and peace where you will soon feel at home.
Members of the Roman Catholic church, we are also part of Churches Together in Kent and are fully committed to exploring and working together with other Christian denominations in the area, people of other faiths and all those who seek meaning in their lives.
Masses for Sunday
Sunday 8am, 9am (at Teynham), 10.30am and 6pm.
Tea & Coffee after the 10.30 am Mass in the Carmel Hall.
9.30am (unless otherwise stated in the Parish Newsletter)
9.30am and 8pm.
Saturday 10am, 5.30pm to 5.45pm and at call.
Monday to Saturday at 9.10am.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday 10.15am to 11.15am and 8pm to 9pm.
Entrance to the church and opening times
The church and Shrine of St. Jude are open at the following times:
- 8am to 6pm (May to October)
- 8am to 4pm (November to April, except Christmas Day)
Outside of Mass times, when the main doors of the church are open, access to the church is through the sacristy door. From Tanners Street enter through the gate marked Whitefriars. The sacristy door is on the right. See our Location Map in Quick Links above.
For further information, please contact:
35 Tanners Street
Kent ME13 7JW
01795 532449 firstname.lastname@example.org