Next Sunday 19th January at 6 pm there will be an ecumenical service here at St Aelred’s to begin The Week of Christian Unity. Please come along and support our efforts.
WORD OF GOD RETREAT
On Saturday 1st February, the parish will be hosting the Word of God Day Retreat in preparation for Lent. The Retreat will be led by Dom Leo Maidlow Davis of Downside Abbey (Somerset). It will start with concelebrated Holy Mass at 10:00 am, followed by the Day’s activities which will take place in the Community Centre. The theme of the Day is Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be Glad), Pope Francis’s Apostolic Encyclical (2018), which will focus on the Word of God as presented in St Matthew’s Gospel.
Registration starts after Mass from 10:45 – 11:00 with teas/coffees followed by the activities of the day and ends at 3:30 pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be available at lunch. Please indicate your participation by putting your name on the list in the foyer at the entrance of the church so that we can provide enough materials for participants for the day.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st January and is our Annual General Meeting. Please would officers have a brief written report ready to share. Elections will be taking place to ready us for another busy year. We are a strong and thriving group who derive much from friendship, fun and mutual support. Please come along and discover what we do.
Annual Dinner on Wednesday 29th January 12:30 for 13:00 at Hilton Double Tree Hotel, Monkgate. £21 per person. All welcome to join us. Please sign the sheet in the porch if interested.
Thank you to all who came along to support our two enquirers. If you know anyone who may wish to consider becoming a Catholic or next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th February 6:30 pm in Church. As part of the Year of the Word we will be making this a Lectionary Based program where everyone is encouraged to join us in reflecting on the coming weeks readings.