13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Saints Peter & Paul - Wednesday 29th June
Holy Day of Obligation
6.00pm - Vigil Mass (evening before)
Welcome to Fr Piero Gallo
We warmly welcome Fr Piero Gallo, a priest of the Diocese of Rome, who will be staying with us for a few weeks improving his English and sharing with us his experience of faith. Please keep Fr Piero in your prayers.
Phoenix members with other Southwark World Youth Day Pilgrims
For more information about Phoenix Youth @ WYD 2016 click here!
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 email:
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2017
We will soon begin preparation for the celebration of First Holy Communion next year. There will be an introductory evening for parents of Catholic children who are currently in year 2 or above at school on THURSDAY 14th JULY 7.30pm in St Francis Church. Read more...
"...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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