31st August - Twenty second Sunday
This Sunday's Mass Readings
Welcome to the new online ‘Parishioner’, full of news, colour, photographs and interesting contributions from parishioners of all ages.
Previously the ‘Parishioner’ was printed and distributed to all registered parishioners by post. Since this became too costly it was decided to produce it only online.
We know that not every one has a computer and might prefer the ‘Parishioner’ on paper. These pages can be downloaded and printed on A4 colour printers.
Ian Black's Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate
"...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.
Fr. Bartholomew - Acting Parish Priest
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