R.C.I.A.

RCIA
The 2013 R.C.I.A. Evangelium course commences Thursday 10th October at 19:45 in Room 3 of the Parish Pastoral Centre (PC3).
We especially invite and urge every Parishioner to come on this excellent course which explores Catholicism and covers the whole Catechism of the Catholic Church in 25 sessions on Thursday evenings for an hour-and-a-half from 19:45 to 21:15.
Beginning with The Meaning of Life, Part I of the Catechism covers the Creed in 10 sessions. Then Part 2, on theSacraments, flanks Christmas / New Year. Part 3 on the Moral Life prepares for Lent, while Lent is given to the Life of Prayer, and followed by Eastertide Catechesis until Pentecost.
Evangelium is based on wonderful Christian art, opens up history and our traditions from the earliest times to the present day Church, relating Religion and Science with our Faith and Reason.
Don’t miss out!
“Every Catholic needs to come on this programme.”
“If you’re serious about your Faith – don’t miss Evangelium.”
“For the Catholic answers to today’s questions” come on Thursdays
Evangelium is also for those who might think about becoming Catholics, or who just want to know what the Catholic Church believes and teaches.
Might this be the Year (of Faith) when you finally join the Catholic Church?

Stations of the Cross

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St Joseph’s is blessed to posses a beautiful set of early 20th Century bas relief Stations of the Cross.  A popular aide to our Lenten observance, they may also form part of our year-round devotions, as we reflect on how our Lord has won for us Salvation through His Passion, Death and Resurrection.
If you should find yourself unable to visit church on a particular occasion, you might like to use our new Sations of the Cross page, which depicts each of St Joseph’s Stations, together with a brief verse from Scripture. You’ll find the page by clicking here, or via ‘Our Parish’ > ‘Galleries’ > ‘Stations of the Cross’, above.

Why I am Catholic

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Why I am Catholic is the title of a series of articles which we hope that St Joseph’s Parishioners will write for our Sunday Bulletin during the remainder of this Year of Faith (and beyond), to share their faith journey and encourage us all in our own way .  Each submission should be 400-500 words and will be published anonymously (although Fr Peter needs to know the authors).  Send to him at:   stjoseph-newmalden@btinternet.com
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The Why? Course

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This new and exciting three-part introduction to the Catholic Faith has clear, straightforward Answers to important, major Questions –  Why God?  Why Christ?  Why the Church?  next Sunday 29th  September (7-8pm), Friday 4th October (8-9pm), and Sunday 6th October (7-8pm) respectively.  This will answer any of your own questions on Christian basics, and enable you to engage with those of others faiths – and none – especially in this Year of Faith and for the New Evangelisation.  Also, if you’re thinking about becoming a Catholic or returning to the Church – start here!  Similarly if you’re an adult preparing for Confirmation or, like all of us, wanting to deepen your understanding of the Faith – start here!