Registration for our First Reconciliation & First Communion and Confirmation 2016 programmes is now open.
To be eligible to register for First Reconciliation & Communion, your child must be entering Year 3 or above at school this coming September.
To be eligible to register for Confirmation, the young person must be entering Year 9 or above at school this coming September.
The preparation for Holy Communion will begin on Sunday 13th September 2015 at 9.30am Mass. And for Confirmation the prearation will start on Tuesday 8th September 2015 at 6.45pm in the parish hall. Sacraments will be received in 2016.
Please pick up a registration pack from Fr John Shewring or Muriel Akahi at the church, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one by post.
A new resource, for small faith-sharing communities, on the grace we receive in the sacraments. Celebrating 25 faith-sharing seasons in the Diocese of Westminster. 11 October to 21 November 2015
Love Divine contains six group sessions on responding to the grace we receive from the Lord in the sacraments:
• 1 - Made in God’s image and likeness • 2 - Christ the wellspring of Grace • 3 - The Sacraments as channels of Grace • 4 - The Sacraments of Initiation • 5 - The Sacraments of Healing • 6 - The Sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders Contains prayers, artwork and dedicated children’s pages.
The resource can also be used for individual meditation. For more information: rcdow.org.uk (see small groups). Leaders and members can subscribe to weekly bulletins during the season via http://eepurl.com/ULaLr
Do you want to know more about the Catholic faith?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which the Church responds to the request of people to, initially, know more about the Catholic faith and then perhaps to ask to become members of the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation ie: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.
Some people may have been Baptised in another tradition, for instance Church of England, or Baptist or Methodist and so on. For them it would be a request for conversion to the Catholic faith through Confirmation and Holy Communion.
For others who have aready been baptiesd as Catholic but have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation or Holy Communion, it would mean completing the process of initiation into full union with the Catholic Church.
Whatever their condition the Church is ready and wiling to respond to the call of God in people's lives and to help them move towards becoing full adult members of the Catholic Church. To learn more, please, contact:
Parish Priest: Fr John Shewring
Tel: 0208 804 2149
RCIA Catechist: Mary Hayden
Tel: 0208 804 8378
You may also follow the link: RCIA
OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF OUR LADY.
PLEASE SAY THE HOLY ROSARY A BIT MORE.
QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY, PRAY FOR US
Our parish will embark on a 9 Day Novena for Houl Souls.
PROGRAMME OF EVENT
Fri 20th 7.30pm – Mass – Feria
Followed by Benediction and Novena for the Holy Souls (1)
Sat 21st 9.30am – Mass – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Followed by the Novena for the Holy Souls (2)
Sun 22nd +OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST - King of the Universe
5.00pm – Novena for the Holy Souls (3)
Mon 23rd 9.30am – Mass – Feri
Followed by the Novena for the Holy Souls (4)
Tue 24th 9.30am – Mass – St Andrew Dung-Lac (priest), and Companions (martyrs)
Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.30am
With the Novena for the Holy Souls (5)
Wed 25th 9.30am – Mass – Feria (St Catherine of Alexandria – Virgin & Martyr)
Followed by the Novena for the Holy Souls (6)
Thu 26th 9.30am – Mass – Feria
Followed by the Novena for the Holy Souls (7)
Fri 27th 7.30pm – Feria
Followed by the Novena for the Holy Souls (8)
Sat 28th 9.30am – Mass – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
Followed by the Novena for the Holy Souls (9)
See PARISH DIARY for Further Information
Discover the Land of the Bible as Never Before
26th January - 3rd February 2016
Only Approx. £975
Package includes the Itinerary mentioned on
attached leaflet plus flights
Early booking is essential with a deposit of £300
to cover flight costs.
Please fill out the form below and return it as soon as possible to the following address:
192 Nags Head Road
Ponders End, Enfield
For further details please, contact Fr John Tel. 020 8804 2149
Print Application Form
Print Information Pack
Our youth clubs are shortly to being their seventh school year and it is wonderful to reflect from time to time on this parish success story.
Many hundred of young people have spent quality time with their peers on Friday nights in our hall and out and about on days out and residential trips.
Under the guidance of Emma, our Youth Worker, the clubs grow from strength to strength.
Of course, it’s also a great joy to see our young people develop in to young adults and move to university and beyond.
On Saturday 8 August we held our first reunion at the Gazan restaurant in Ponders End for those who have attended our youth club and group over the last few years.
A true testimony to the strength of the bonds developed over the years was brought into wonderfully sharp focus as 40 of the Parish young adults attended the dinner.
Here are a few photos capturing the evening and including one of Ann, who was presented with some flowers by those who attended – a smashing moment!
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and talk has started on the development of something for this young adult community.
More photographs on the Youth Gallery