MARY GILBERT – RIP
We received the sad news of the passing of Mary Gilbert who was an active member of this church and was a regular volunteer during the COVID times, devoted her time to cleaning the church and keeping all of us safe. A Requiem Mass will be held for her close to her home at Holy Trinity, Brook Green on Monday 3rd April, 2023. Her funeral is on 29th March at Prestwich. Let us pray for the repose of her soul.
Holy Week and Easter Masses & Programmes
Please click here Holy Week & Easter 2023 to view our Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies.
Stations of the Cross – Every Friday 6.30pm
Throughout this Lenten Season, we have the Way of the Cross in our Church on Fridays immediately after the evening Mass. Please do join us in this beautiful reflection at this time. It is also available via livestream on our website and Youtube.
Our Lenten Soup Kitchen – 12th & 26th March
As part of our Lenten communal observances, we will be serving soup on the 3rd and 5th Sunday of Lent; that is 12thMarch and 26th March, after the 12.15 and 6.00pm Mass. We invite you all to come on these two days to share our bread with our brothers and sisters who are underprivileged.
Lenten Retreat – Journeying Together through Lent and Easter
Our Lenten Retreat this year titled “Lent: A Time of Grace and Prayer” has already begun. Join us to reflect on Lent as a time of grace-filled encounter with God. Dates: Thursdays of Lent (March 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th) Time: 7.00 – 7.45pm with Refreshments. Please find details on the notice boards and leaflets at the back of the church.
Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal
Funds raised this year will be shared between the four pillars of the Cardinals Lenten appeal: Marriage and Family Life; Youth and Evangelisation; the Education Service and Caritas Westminster. The effects of the pandemic followed by the cost-of-living crisis, are still making daily life harder for all. Price rises last year meant many families faced an impossible choice: heat or heat? And this crisis is far from over. The church continues to respond, with thousands of people putting their faith into action by serving those in need. Cardinal Nichols has expressed his gratitude to everyone who supports the appeal, with whatever they can afford. And for those who can’t give financially, your time is a priceless commodity – please see the posters on how you can volunteer in the diocese and help those in need. Please take a donation envelope today for more information. You can use the QR code to make your donation online. Thank you for your generosity.
Children Classes and Liturgy
We have commenced our children’s classes and liturgy. The gathering of children for their own liturgy will be very beneficial to their growth in faith. Therefore we encourage all parents with children of this age to bring them to the 10.00am Mass so that they can participate in the class and liturgy.
World Youth Day Lisbon 2023
Are you a young person trying to discern what God is calling you to do? Do you want to meet other Catholic young adults from across the globe? Come with the UK Carmelite friars as we travel from Avila to Fatima to Lisbon. We journey from 24th July to 6th August 2023. See the poster on the Notice Boards for more information.
Join Us on our Media Platforms – Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
In order to facilitate dissemination of information and engage everyone in the life our church community, we are present on media platforms.. Already, in addition to emails, we use Whatsapp (0770 8203 595) where you can send a quick message or ask a quick question, and Youtube for streaming our Masses. The new platforms will provide further avenues for information on the activities in our parish. Please do follow us: @carmelitechurchkensington on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay connected.
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) – New reflection document on Marriage and Family Life (MFL). The MFL Committee, chaired by Bishop David Oakley, Lead Bishop for Marriage and Family Life, has produced a document of reflections on the main themes of Amoris Laetitia called ‘The Joy of Love’. https://www.cbcew.org.uk/the-joy-of-love-new-reflection-document-on-marriage-and-family-life/
‘Celebrate’ is a Catholic ministry helping support individuals. Communities and especially families to live an authentic Christian life. On their website they have a new online Family Activity Pack for Summer coming out on 22July https://www.celebratetrust.org/onlinefamilyactivitypacks
If anyone would like to sign up to the CELEBRATE mailing list to keep up to date with what they are doing for families, you can sign up here:
https://www.celebratetrust.org/get-in-touch (just scroll down to the bottom of the page).
Diocese of Westminster Synodal Pathway Report
The archdiocese has recently published the synodal pathway report which incorporates all the conversations held within the diocese including our parish here. This report is available to read here as well as the archdiocesan website. When we have digested this report, it will be time to find ways of implementing some of the ideas we raised concerning our own church community. Please do read the report.