Escape the busy-ness of worrying about the turkey and other materialistic concerns and, instead, take time-out with God for our Holy Hour on Monday 23rd December from 7.00pm – 8.00pm in the church. Confessions available too (including a nice visiting priest).
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There will be the EDGE YOUTH GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY on 22nd December between 7.00pm – 9.00pm. This will be held as normal in the Barn, English Martyrs Church, Goring. All Year 7s and upwards are welcome!
This Christmas, our Crib Offering will be donated to the Catholic Children’s Society A&B Crisis Fund. This fund provides emergency grants for children and families throughout our Diocese who are facing a crisis in their lives. Every single penny donated to the Crib will be given out via these grants.
There is a WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER Sunday 12th to Friday 17th January 2020.
This experience offers you the chance to meet each day for 30 minutes with an experienced Prayer Guide, one-to-one. The role of the Prayer Guide is to help you to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart. It is the Holy Spirit who guides us in prayer. A daily informal and confidential meeting, at a time to suit you, will be agreed with the Prayer Guide. In a way, you have this beautiful opportunity of a week of retreat in the midst of your ordinary, everyday life. Places will go quickly. Please take a leaflet and application form from the church entrance and return as soon as possible (details are listed there). The leaflet also provides clear information about the week.
This is for you!
The next EDGE session will be on Sunday 10th at ‘The Barn’, next to English Martyrs Church in Goring, 7.00pm. It’s open to young people in Years 7 to 11, and at the moment we’re working through the Youth Alpha video series.
There’s also pizza, games, prayer and lots of friendly people. If it’s your first time, bring a parent so they can sign a consent form. More information here: link
OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE will be drawn at the First Friday Coffee Morning in December. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses in November. Proceeds will be for our Church Funds so please be generous. Gifts of prizes for the Raffle will be gratefully accepted.
The next MEN’S EVENING OF RECOLLECTION will be held on Thursday, 14th November: refreshments at 6.30pm, followed by times of prayer, opportunity for confession, adoration & Benediction. Come and join us!
Finish by 8.30pm.
The SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is transferred, this year, to Monday 9th December. Masses at 7.30am and 10.00am.
The annual Blessing of Graves will take place at 2.00pm, at Durrington Cemetery, on Sunday 10th November. Please gather at the little chapel near the entrance.
We will be hosting the ‘Deanery Mass for Deceased Clergy’ an important Deanery occasion this year at St Mary’s.
Thus, Mass on Tuesday 12th November will be at the later time of 11.00am.