This coming Wednesday 6th March is Ash Wednesday. There will be three Masses in the Parish – 12.noon, 7.30pm and a mass at St. Joseph’s School at 9.15am.
Ash Wednesday is a day of Fasting of and abstinence – This means everyone over the age of 14 is bound to abstain from eating meat on this day. In addition everyone aged between 18 – 60 are bound to fast. Following the 12.noon Mass we shall have a Lenten Lunch in the hall consisting of soup and a bread roll.
(Suggested donation of £5.00 in aid of our Lenten Project.)
As usual, the Parish will be running a Lenten Project to raise funds for a worthy cause. This year’s selected charity is ‘Christian Blind Mission’ (CBM).
Every day, women, men and children in poor communities go blind because of diseases or conditions that could have been avoided. CBM prevent blindness and restore sight in the poorest places of the world by tackling eye diseases, training doctors and health care workers and carrying out sight-restoring surgeries.
We have already arranged a number of fundraising events which we hope will encourage people to support the project. Read more
Holy Mass & Confession
Weekdays and Saturday
Mass times are usually as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Times of Mass and Confession may vary from time to time, so please check the newsletter.
Become a Catholic (RCIA)
“The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA) is a course of study of the Christian faith for those who seek the sacrament of Baptism and the other sacraments of initiation. The course is also available to all Christians who want to gain a deeper understanding of their faith.
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
We, the people and the clergy of St. Raphael’s, believe in the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults and take seriously our special responsibility to protect and promote their well-being.
We undertake to do all within our power to ensure that the parish provides a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults.