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February 1, 2019

Candlemas and Ladies’ Group

This Saturday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). In Reading there is a special schedule:

9am Rosary in defence of the unborn outside BPAS on Southampton Row

10am Sung Mass at St William of York, with blessing of candles and procession

c. 11:15 St Margaret Clitherow Ladies Group, meeting in the Annex of St William of York – convivial breakfast followed by a talk by Fr Phipps on the capital vices (this week, avarice and gluttony).

October 23, 2018

Sung Masses coming up in Chesham Bois

This coming Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. There will be a Sung Mass at 8am.

We also hope to have Sung Masses for the Feast of All Saints (November 1) and Remembrance Sunday (November 11).

October 8, 2018

Catechism Day in Chesham Bois

The Catechism Days continue… we will meet again on Saturday October 27.

The provisional schedule is as follows:

2pm – Altar serving practice
3pm – Post-Confirmation catechism
3.20pm – Post-First Holy Communion catechism
3.40pm – Pre-First Holy Communion catechism
4pm – Rosary and Benediction

The next catechism day after this will be 24 November.

September 7, 2018

Ladies’ Group this Saturday

The St Margaret Clitherow Ladies’ Group meets this Saturday at St John Fisher House.

10am Mass, followed by coffee and croissants
c.11.15 Spiritual Talk
c.12.15 opportunity for Confessions

September 3, 2018

St Mary’s Summer Sports Day

On Thursday 27 August, St Mary’s had our first ever summer sports day. Children competed in glorious weather in nearby Victoria Park, with events ranging from long-distance running to egg-and-spoon and three-legged races, and a three-way tug of war.
There was even a Fathers’ race, in which Fr Verrier and Fr Phipps didn’t quite distinguish themselves…

A few photos from the day can be seen on the Flickr page (thank you Joachim Kahn).

Many thanks to the organisers for a wonderful day. […]

August 6, 2018

Summer Camp St Peter underway in the Peak District!

The 2018 Summer Camp for boys, under the patronage of St Peter, got underway on Monday. We are at a new location this year, in Bollington on the edge of the Peak District. The theme for the camp is the True Devotion to Mary of St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort.

You can see photos of the camp at the Flickr page.

Please pray for the success of this camp and for all the participants.