News items added on Sunday, July 31, 2011

Parish Music Evening

Batchelder violinOur annual parish Music Evening will be held this year on Tuesday 9 August at 7.30pm.

All children and young people who play a musical instrument are invited, together with their parents, to an informal evening of music and song in the Large Hall at 7.30pm. We will say the Rosary in the Church beforehand at 7pm. Please email Sue Ferguson if you would like to play.

The evening is also open to anyone in the parish who enjoys a sing-song.

Feast of the Transfiguration

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This year, the feast of the Transfiguration falls on the first Saturday of August (6th) and therefore our visiting schola will be here to sing for a solemn Missa Cantata in the Traditional Roman Rite. After Mass and Benediction, the Large Hall will be open for refreshments and we will have solemn sung Vespers at 2.30pm. As usual, there will be a priest available from 11am to hear Confessions during Mass and Benediction.

News items added on Saturday, July 23, 2011

Congratulations to Luke and Chloe

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Congratulations to Luke I'Anson and Chloe Hutchings who were married today at Our Lady of the Rosary.

News items added on Saturday, July 09, 2011

SPUC coffee morning

Well done and thanks to Linda and Nigel for organising this mornings SPUC coffee morning. £261.80p was raised and great encouragement to protect all human life from the tiniest to the weakest and oldest.

News items added on Monday, July 04, 2011

New translation of the Mass

Beginning with the first weekend in September, we will be using a new translation of the prayers at the celebration of Mass in English. If you would like to find out more about this translation, and receive a copy of the new responses for the people, Fr Finigan will be giving a talk on Monday 18 July at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.

There is also further information at the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the Roman Missal section.

Ordination of Rev Jonathan Routh

Jonathan Routh, a student for the Archdiocese of Southwark, will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood at Our Lady, Help of Christians in Folkestone next Saturday. Please remember him in your prayers, together with our other students who are preparing for ordination.

Times for confession

Currently, Confessions are heard after the 10.30am Mass on Saturday morning and from 5 to 5.30pm on Saturday evening. (I am also happy to hear confessions after the weekday morning Masses or any other reasonable time on request.)

I am considering changing the times for confessions. Few people come at 5pm on Saturday and I would like to suggest cancelling this time and having confessions on Thursday evening after Benediction instead (similar to the arrangement in Lent when confessions are available after Friday Stations.)

This change would also make it slightly easier for me to attend apostolic events arranged by lay people on Saturdays by obviating the need to enlist a supply priest for confessions in the afternoon.

The Saturday morning time for confessions would remain as it is.
If you have any views on this proposed change, please let me know either personally or in writing. The email address is