18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Fr Bart, Lydia and 11 members of Phoenix Youth Club, the largst group from the diocese, joined the other Southwark pilgrims for Mass at Aylesford Priory on Saturday 23 July prior to embarking on their marathon journey of nearly 28 hours to Krakow.
Thank you very much for all your kind wishes to the members of the Phoenix Youth Club as they go in pilgrimage to World Youth Day, Krakow. We will be keeping you all in our prayers as we experience this wonderful pilgrimage.
James, our WYD Communications Officer, will be writing a blog with photographs which will be uploaded on to the Parish website daily, we hope this will keep you up-to-date with all the exciting adventures on our pilgrimage.
SERVICES IN AUGUST
There will be no Exposition, Lectio & Benediction on Wednesdays during August.
There will be no Evening Prayer or Benediction on Sunday, 28th of August.
Please note that Monday, 29th August will be a Bank Holiday. On that day, there will be one Mass only - this will be at 10am.
Maybe you’ve recently made your First Holy Communion or just arrived in the parish or even used to be a server when you were younger. Come and join our team of servers and play a more active role in the liturgy. Any age or gender will be very welcome, as long as you’ve made your First Holy Communion. For more information just ask one of the clergy or servers or send an email to Mark our M.C.:
"...JESUS CHRIST, THE BEGINNING AND THE END...
ALL TIME BELONGS TO HIM... AND ALL THE AGES..."
These words on the doors of the Church porch express perfectly the purpose of our parish. We are
a community centred round the Lord Jesus.
Saint Francis' Parish in the heart of Maidstone was founded in 1859 and since then has been the heart of the Catholic community in the Maidstone area. From it was founded the parishes of Saint Thomas More, West Malling; Holy Family, Park Wood; and Saint Peter's Bearsted. In addition to the mother church there are Mass Centres at St Luke's, Preston Hall, and at St Mary's Anglican Church at Nettlestead.
Today the faith which inspired its foundation almost 150 years ago continues to find its expression in a lively community bringing together people of many races all united by their love of God. It is this love which calls us all to work together to build up our community and to care for all in need.
I would like to welcome all who visit our website and hope you share something of our vision for the future of the church and parish.
Canon Luke - Parish Priest
If you have any suggestions for improvements to or items to be included on this site, or your Parish Group would like to have their own page, then please contact Mark the Webmaster via email below.
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