The registration form and non refundable deposit of £20 made payable to ’RCAS Sevenoaks’ must be returned to the Parish Office in an envelope marked PARISH RETREATS by the 31st March 2024.
CARITAS SOUTHWARK 1st ANniversary Mass
You are warmly invited to Caritas Southwark 1st Anniversary Celebration on 16 March 2024 at St George’s Cathedral at 12.30pm. Mass will be followed by a gathering in Amigo Hall, as an opportunity to hear from Caritas Social Action Network, the national picture as well as from parishes, schools and partner groups in our diocese. Archbishop John Wilson will be the principal celebrant at the Mass while Raymond Friel, the CEO of Caritas Social Network England and Wales, will be the principal speaker. All are welcome.
SVP LENTEN COLLECTION.The parish SVP collection this Lent will be partly for the Food Bank (loavesNfishes) and partly for "Friends of the Holy Land". Please save your donations and bring them in to all Masses on Palm Sunday 24th March.
Congratulations to Claire Smith, the organist at Otford for many years, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on 6th March
TRUTH SEEKERS will commence on Saturday 9th March 2024 at 7:10pm in St Thomas’s Presbytery.
TRUTH SEEKERS is a program for teenagers who have completed their confirmation to reinforce the awareness and knowledge of Christ for the teenagers and to help sustain a lifelong love of God and His Church. The program aims to encourage learning, debate and discussion on fundamental Catholic faith matters, whilst establishing a safe and supportive community, where teenagers feel comfortable exploring their faith. The program is run in blocks on a Saturday evening, and ideally it is encouraged that those attending also attend the 6pm Mass at St Thomas’, Sevenoaks. A typical session runs for about an hour, starting with a light meal (typically pizza) followed by a video & general debate and discussion on the content.
This is the 2nd year that the parish is running the program and we encourage all those who participated in 2023 as well as any other teenagers who have completed their confirmation to consider joining the program. For any queries and to register your child interest please email Giuseppe
Dear Friends, there are still a few places available for the upcoming week’s parish pilgrimage to Medjugorje on Sunday 12 May. Fr Vipin would be delighted if you are able to join him on this his 10th Anniversary year of Ordination.
Medjugorje is an inspirational place when you will feel the presence of Our Lady leading you closer to Our Lord.
The price is £760 which includes flights, transfers, a local guide, and half board accommodation close to St James church. It is expected that you will share with a fellow pilgrim, otherwise a supplement of £150 will be applied. If anyone is put off by the price, we may be able to help as we have received a generous donation to allow one person or two people with 50% off their cost.
Please contact Barry Authers by text or phone on 07773 658469.
SAVE THE DATE for THE PARISH SUMMER PARTY
Sunday 7th July 2024 at 12:30pm in the Presbytery Garden
Join us for an incredible social gathering that brings together young and old, families, and retirees from Sevenoaks, Otford, Borough Green, and West Kingsdown. Entry is free! Enjoy a BBQ with plenty of food and drinks provided.
The event will feature many attractions, including a performance by St. Thomas’ Primary School Choir, a variety of stalls from popular Bottle and Toy stalls to other Parish group offerings, and a raffle to raise funds for the Parish. We promise great fun and a wonderfully enjoyable atmosphere.
If you have any ideas to make this event even better, please contact Fr Piotr or Ben Andradi.
ALTAR SERVERS MEETING
A special meeting for our Altar Servers in preparation for the Holy Week and the Easter Liturgy on Friday 8th March at 6.30pm at St Thomas’, Sevenoaks.
St Thomas of Canterbury, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Bernadette, pray for us.
St Edith of Kemsing, pray for us.