Pre-Advent Holy Hour

Calling all St Joseph’s young people,
We will be live-streaming another Holy Hour on Thursday 26th November at 8pm. 
The theme will be based on the story of the Prodigal Son and returning to God. 
Here are some suggestions of what you can contribute : 

  • A poster – you can either draw something by hand and send me a photo or screenshot or you can do the poster on the computer. 
  • Artwork depicting forgiveness and/or Reconciliation or the story of the Prodigal son and the characters in the story.
  • An audio recording of a Bible text about the theme. 
  • An audio recording of a worship song or hymn – sung or instrumental.
  • An audio recording of a reflection of one or all of the characters of the story.
  • An audio recording of a prayer.
  • An audio recording of your reflection on the story and you can relate it to an experience or current times.

 

Your contributions could also include something about returning to Jesus after some time away from the faith. 
You are also welcome to invite your friends to contribute. 
Please email your contributions to annedsilva@rcaos.org.uk by Monday 23rd November. 

The Bible Timeline Course

In this Year of the Word: The God Who Speaks, Jeff Cavins’ worldwide-famous Catholic Bible Study is being live-streamed, free of charge as a 7-session course on Wednesdays, starting on Wed 4th November 2020 @ 7pm.  For all that you need to know about this course, visit www.comeandsee.org, where you will also be able to register.  The course will be taught by Mauro Iannicelli.

Invite your friends and other parishioners.

Please see flyer below for an insight into what to expect.

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Update from CELEBRATE Conference

CELEBRATE Back to Basics 

We are very excited about what the Lord has planned for CELEBRATE. 

We want to be a united people, in step with His plans, ready to follow wherever He takes us. You are invited to join us as we take a fresh look at the CELEBRATE Vision and Values and begin your own CELEBRATE story. 

Together, we will be unpacking the Celebrate values through a combination of powerful testimonies, reflective quotes, Music Mondays, inspirational CELEBRATE@home resources and much more.

To fully unpack these values, we will be hosting five CELEBRATE Together evenings via Zoom which we hope you will be able to attend – we would love you to come to as many as you can. You will be joining your local Regional team to pray, worship and be inspired by a short presentation from a keynote speaker on each of the five CELEBRATE values. The opportunity for prayer ministry will also be available after.

Save the Dates!

All sessions will take place on Zoom and run for an hour starting at 7pm. 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf-ugqzgsE9OjGzdRbwK1RUxAGiAYUOG0

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Celebrate Together Twickenham and St Albans. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
5th October – Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Power of a Personal Encounter
19th October – Family: How can we receive the Kingdom of God more like a child?
2nd November – Unity: The Importance of Unity for the Kingdom
16th November – Formation: The Call to Ever Deeper Discipleship
30th November – Mission: Taking Risks and Stepping Out in Faith to Pursue God’s Mission
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Knights of St Columba Sponsored Walk

The Knights of St. Columba – Cl. 328 (Worcester Park and Wimbledon) are doing their annual sponsored walk on 19th September in Nonsuch Park, Cheam, at 2pm in aid of St Raphael’s Hospice, North Cheam.

We sincerely ask our sponsors to to support us as you have done so willingly in the last three decades, which has enabled us to raise well over £125k.

The knights will be walking on their own or accompanied by their spouses/families. You are more than welcome to join us but if you do not wish to do so please sponsor us instead.

You can sponsor us via our Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/team/knights-walk-2020

11.30AM SUNDAY MASS

We can confirm that the 11.30am Sunday Mass is back from this Sunday 6th September 2020! We look forward to seeing many of there, please God.

Many thanks to those who have volunteered their time to steward, making it possible for this to happen.

It’s wonderful news that we now have all our weekend Masses and the weekday 10am Masses physically back in church, always following the current diocesan and government advice re social distancing and safety.

NB. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK IN THE USUAL WAY – see post below

Lectio Divina Retreat facilitated online by Contemplative Outreach’s Lectio Divina Service Team (USA) on 7th/8th August.

This online retreat offered on the zoom platform will provide an opportunity to explore and deepen one’s individual practice of Lectio Divina as a way of praying the scriptures. The traditional four moments of the prayer (reading, reflecting, responding and rest) are explored as expressions of the four senses of scripture: the literal, allegorical, behavioural/moral, and unitive senses.  See website for more.

The monastic form of Lectio Divina is used for both individual and group experiences of the prayer. Prayer times will be followed by small group faith sharing. The fruits and gifts of Becoming a Word of God will be explored using the Lectio Divina method on a personal life experience. The retreat includes periods of silent prayer, such as Centring Prayer, to support the praying of Holy Scripture. Profound silence helps us open our hearts and minds to hear with the ear of our hearts both the presented conference materials and the scripture we pray.

The Retreat begins with Conference 1 on Friday 7th August at 7pm Central Time (U.S. time) but as this is 1am UK time, Lesley O’Connor (Waterford) has kindly offered to present the first conference on Saturday morning 8th August at 11.30am. Retreatants in UK can then continue with everyone for Conferences 2, 3 and 4 beginning at 2.30pm.  Here is a link to details of the Lectio Divina retreat UK time.

https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/event/lectio-divina-immersion-zoom-retreat/
When applying for the retreat you can make a request to attend the first conference on the Saturday morning.  If there is any problem please contact Lesley at
lesleywaterford@gmail.com and she will get a link to you.