40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration

40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration
Beginning 7pm on Thursday, 25th June
at St Margaret’s Church.
eucharistic_adoration

Parish Beetle Drive – Tickets: £3

Saturday, June 20th
7.30pm in the Parish Centre
Tickets: £3 per person.
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Renewal of Faith Parish Mission

St. Margaret & All Saints

Renewal of Faith Parish Mission 2014

Sunday 12th– Saturday 18th October

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Pope Francis said,“The mission of the church is to heal wounds and warm the hearts of people”

Programme of Events

  • Daily Talks at Midday followed by Mass and refreshments
  • Evening Sessions weekdays at 7.30pm
  • Confessions at 7.30 Monday

Dear Parishioner,

Very soon we will be holding one of the big events in our Parish calendar, the Parish Mission.

Each evening during the week Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th of October there will be a session exploring and celebrating the beauty of the Catholic faith.

Maybe you come to Church, even on a regular basis, but still feel that your faith is not as deep as it could be. This week will be a wonderful opportunity for you to strengthen your faith and rekindle the flame.

Perhaps you know others; family or friends, who may have lost contact with the Church or who struggle with faith. This mission is for everybody. No matter how long a person has been away from the Church, they can always come home.

Each weekday evening session lasts just one hour (7.30pm to 8.30pm) and everyone is welcome; bring your whole family, invite your friends and neighbours. Spread the word!

In this busy world all of us need time and space to think again about the bigger questions. Many parish activities have been suspended during the mission week to give everyone a chance to attend the sessions.

This experience could change your life; don’t miss this opportunity!

With prayers for you and your family,

Fr Dan.

Mission week programme

  • Sunday 12thOct – Mass of Healing for all with Holy Oil at 10am in Convent Chapel, 12 noon and 6pm at St. Margaret’s
  • Monday 13thOct – 7.30pm Your personal encounter with God; remember when God forgives God forgets (Confession)
  • Tuesday 14thOct – 7.30pm Inspiring personal witness to the power of God; with International best-selling Author, David Payne
  • Wednesday 15thOct – 7.30pm Question Time; the Catholic Church explained
  • Thursday 16th Oct– 7.30pm Your Songs of Praise; selected favourite hymnsfrom our church (also Mass with St. Helen’s School  in the Convent Chapel at 1.45pm)
  • Friday 17thOct–7.30pm Priest people Revue at St. Helen’s School
  • Saturday 18th Oct – 6.30 pm Mass of Thanksgiving; with our new Bishop Alan Willams celebrating the gifts of church groups, organisations and volunteers from our parish.(Followed by Social in Parish Hall)

Also:

Talks at 12 noon before Mass on weekdays in St. Margaret’s Church (except on Thursday) with visiting Priestsand lay people followed by light refreshments in the Hall.

Let us pray that we will be worthy of God’s gift of Faith to us

God of my past, may I never forget you.

God of my present, be near me always. God of my future, keep me faithful to the end.

The mission is facilitated by Des Kelly (deskelly.org), M.A. Catholic Leadership, NPQH, Cert. Ed. Des is a recipient from the Pope of the ‘Pro ecclesia et pontifice’ medal for distinguished work in Catholic education and evangelisation. He is a former professional footballer and was a Deputy Headteacher for over twenty years.

Also speaking is David Payne who is the Director of café

(Catholic Faith Exploration) which produces DVDs for parishes and schools.  He experienced a powerful conversion releasing him from drug addiction and now spends his life sharing the amazing news of God’s healing love both in the UK and abroad.

During the week we will be joined by our new Bishop Alan Williams; John ArmitageRt Rev Mgr, VG. ; Hugh Allan O Praem;Sr.Anne Miller; Gael Hicks; Fr. Samuel; Fr. John Jesus Moloney; Fr. James Mackay; Fr. Maurice Gordon; Fr. Dominic Howarth; Fr. Stewart Foster;Fr. Martin Boland; Fr. Paul Keane;  Fr. Martin O’ Connor;  Fr.Brian O’ Shea: Fr. Paul Fox.Fr. Patrick Daly: Friars of Renewal and FMM Community.

 

What is a Mission?

For those who can remember past missions perhaps the words “hellfire and damnation” may spring to mind (with some good old pulpit thumping thrown in for added effect!)   Perhaps memories of packed congregations; a mission priest ‘putting the fear of God’ into you.

We are sure it won’t come as too much of a surprise to you to hear that missions have changed a little.

A mission can mean many things:

  • It is an opportunity for renewal in going the soul’s way
  • A chance to learn more about Christ and the values of the Kingdom he spoke of
  • A call to commitment
  • A reminder of our need for continual conversion
  • A chance to build up the parish community
  • A celebration of faith

 

Seven Days of Events and Services in Joyful Celebration

  • The aims of our Mission Renewal of Faith Mission 2014 on 12th-18th October 2014 are:
  1. Build community
  2. Strengthen faith
  3. Give witness to that faith
  4. And encourage each believer
  5. To be a flicker of light in the world

Always remembering that

There is no community without commitment

Retreat Day for Ministers of Communion

Deanery Half Day Retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Nourishment for the soul and on-going formation

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Speakers: Fr. Dan Mason and Des Kelly (MA Catholic Leadership)

All those who have been commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to come and be uplifted and encouraged by growing in their understanding of the Eucharist and their commitment to their parish

  • Date: Saturday 4thOctober 2014
  • Time: 9am – 12.30pmTea/Coffee provided
  • Venue:St. Margaret and All Saints Church, 79 Barking Road Canning Town, London E16  4HB
  • See overleaf for programme

NB: Please email Des Kelly on kelly.clan@btinternet.com or phone the parish office      on     020 7476 4129 to confirm attendance.

It is really important we come together for our continuing faith development and support.

One of the most important parts of the day will be sharing our experiences or concerns in our role as Extraordinary Ministers.

We do hope that you will be able to come along and meet other Extraordinary Ministers.

  • 9.00-9.30 Mass
  • 9.35-9.40 Introduction
  • 9.40-10.40 The Eucharist as a Sacrament
  • 10.40-11.00 Tea /Coffee break
  • 11.00-11.30 Personal witness from Eucharist Ministers and any questions
  • 11.30- 12.00 Ministering the Eucharist in the Parishes and in the home plus any questions (written hand-out distributed to all)
  • 12.00- 12.30 Benediction incorporating the renewal of your commissioning as an Extraordinary Minister

“When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength.”

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Strength to Strength Prayer DVD

Strength to Strength Prayer DVD:

streng to streng

On Thursday, 1st May at 7.30pm we will begin screening a DVD about prayer in the Parish Center which will run for the next four Thursdays.

Advent Leaflet

Advent Leaflet 2013

Parish Beetle Drive

Parish Beetle Drive
Saturday 9th November
7.30pm in St Margaret’s Parish Centre

Parish website

The parish website is being created and will be the best source of information about the parish and its activities.