Ash Wednesday

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.)

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

Lent Course – Churches Together in Surbiton

Churches Together in Surbiton are running a Lenten Course entitled ‘The Mystery of God’.

The course delves more deeply into the mystery of God, seeking to rediscover what it is that draws us so deeply in our search for God. The course will follow Jesus through the Lenten readings, allowing him to draw us, in love and wonder, into the mystery of God’s plan of salvation.

There are weekly sessions at various churches in Surbiton. For a full list of times, dates and venues please contact: Katie MacAuslan – 0208 390 4598; shmc.office@kingstoncircuit.org.uk