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Latest Events

Maryfield Convent -FAITH SHARING PRAYER MEETING

First Tuesday of the month Next meeting—Tuesday 5th June 2022 10:30am in the tea room

Welcome Event – 12th May 2022 – 7pm

This popular sell out event will reran on the 12th May 2022 7 til 9 pm. The topic is how we welcome people into Christ’s Church. The event is free to join and includes thought-provoking ideas and inspiration on how to reach out to and welcome everyone to life in Jesus Christ and the community of His Church. It is open to everyone but will be especially appropriate to those involved in the Ministry of Welcome, church greeters, those supporting adults and parents of children in sacramental programmes, small group leaders and parish leadership teams. With breakout discussion groups we will discuss hospitality, meeting people where they are, the gift of listening and accompaniment as well as how we engage with the digital audience, those on the margins, the isolated and hard to reach recognising welcome is not limited to the church door on a Sunday.

If you have missed this event – you cnaview the videso here: https://www.sacredhearthook.org/journey-together

Accompaniment Course -Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May and 1st June

Do you want training on listening and accompaniment? Join us for a 5 week short course to learn how to accompany someone on their spiritual journey as well as develop your skills to recognize the stages of another’s spiritual journey through compassionate listening.   We are running these courses on  Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May and 1st June am or pm.

If you are interested please reach out to Joan Kent – jkent@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or Liza lnahajski@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk for more details.

Diocesan Courses

What is baptism and what does it do?


If you have been baptised as a child, you have received then the most amazing gift: God’s own divine life, without being able to understand it all at the time. After Easter, we are offering a 6 weeks course to revisit the sacrament of baptism. This course is open to everyone who wants to know more about the essence of Christianity, what it means to be baptised and how to understand and live God’s gift of grace given to us in baptism.

This online course will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30 pm, from the 26th April to the 31st May.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuGvrj8uGNXgjn4vwHAkty_6i4VUINBW


Where is the Holy Spirit in my life?


In the midst of the various challenges of life, we can feel overwhelmed and alone, with a sense of isolation and lack of direction. Yet we are never alone! In a 6 sessions course, we are going to reflect together on the sacrament of confirmation and on the action of the Holy Spirit in our life. The Holy Spirit is our constant companion, the giver of all the gifts necessary to our life with God and with each other as we grow in holiness and charity each day. Join us to discover who He is and what He does for us.

This online course will take place on Thursday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30 pm, from the 28th April to the 2nd June. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuceyoqTwjH9cWyP-c-_Vchh-lJrNdNFGI

Online Workshops for readers with 1:1 practice

Our Team is currently offering a couple of online workshops for parish readers. Workshop 1 offers a general and brief introduction to the Liturgy of the Church and a more specific overview of the Liturgy of the Word at Mass, as well as an overview of the practical skills required for reading in church. Workshop 2 offers a general introduction to the Bible and a group study of a specific reading, using the 4 senses of Scripture, to equip parish readers so as to prepare and understand the depth of the texts they read. A diocesan certificate is awarded on completion of the two workshops and of a reading practice with a diocesan listener.

The workshops will take place on Saturdays 18th and 25th June, from 10am to 1pm.
Find out more details and register here: https://www.pffm.org.uk/readers

WINTERSHALL – LIFE OF CHRIST : 21 – 25th June 2022

Starting 21st June, watch as hundreds of actors bring the story of Jesus to life in an open-air epic production set in stunning Surrey countryside.
The greatest story of all time is movingly recreated with authentic detail, outstanding quality sound and music. The Life of Christ is a passion play not to be missed. It is both educational and entertaining, amusing and serious.
Young and old from all walks of life will be mesmerised as the story unfolds across three captivating acts from 10am to 3.30pm.

THIS IS MY BODY

Course on The Mass and The Eucharist

We would like to invite you to join us for this inspiring course designed to inform, inspire and raise prayerful discussion about the great gift of the Mass.

Talk Titles:

  1. The Mass: Meditation Part 1
  2. The Mass: Meditation Part 2
  3. What is the Mass? by Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  4. Eucharistic Amazement by Fr Stan Fortuna
  5. How to Get More Out of the Mass by Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  6. The Eucharist Makes Us Holy by Fr Raniero Cantalamessa
  7. Knowing God’s Help by David Payne

Daytime option: 

Thursday 21st April – Thursday 9th June   10.30am – 12 noon 

Evening option:

Thursday 21st April – Thursday   9th June   6pm – 7.30pm

(There will be no session Thursday 26th May or Thursday 2nd June as it is Spring Bank Holiday)

  • Please register your interest with the Parish Office

VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE

For more information, please contact :-

Tom Grufferty – tomgrufferty1@gmail.com

Jacky Chong   – jackychong@btinternet.com

INTRODUCTION TO PRAYER FOR BEGINNERS


Also from the Formation for Mission team: “Prepare for Holy Week with two sessions to introduce Prayer in a very simple way, using the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s section on prayer. This course is open to everyone who wants to discover a bit more about the meaning of prayer and how to pray.” The course will be led by the Dominican Sisters, and will take place on Thursdays 31st March and 7th April from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduCtrz0vG9D1wsJLK49Tv6YzFl0NKi46
Session 1: What is Prayer? Session 2: Types of Prayer

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2022

Our Diocese of Portsmouth Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 18th to 22nd July 2022.

Bishop Philip is now very pleased to be able to invite you once again to join him and many others from across the Diocese on this pilgrimage. We will be leaving from Bournemouth airport. Once in Lourdes we will stay at the Hotel La Solitude, celebrate Mass daily and take part in all that Lourdes has to offer. If you would like to know more about joining him either a a pilgrim or as a youth pilgrim, serving our pilgrims and helping to make our pilgrimage a success, please email lourdes@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Strength to Strength Lenten Course

Daytime and Evening Options
We welcome you to join us for this 6 session course designed to give practical help to those wishing to pray more in their
daily lives.
It is inspired by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and filmed in a humorous and engaging way.
Sessions
PRAY FOR THE DAY
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
THE LIFE OF PRAYER
PRAY BEFORE YOU SPEAK
LORD TEACH US TO PRAY – OUR FATHER Part 1
GIVE US THIS DAY – OUR FATHER Part 2
Daytime Option:
Thursday 3rd March – Thursday 7th April 10am – 11.30am 6 Sessions
Evening Option:
Thursday 10th March – Thursday 7th April 7pm – 8.30pm 5 Sessions (Sessions 5& 6 will be run together on Thursday 7th April)
Please register your interest with the Parish Office

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