Events in August 2019
Holy Day of Obligation: Thursday 15th August 2019
Thursday 15th August 2019 is the feast of the
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Our mass times are at 12.00 noon in English and 7.00pm in Polish.
Events in September 2019
'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 1st September 2019
This is the date of the September meeting of the S.F.O. at 2.15pm in the Friary. Please note all future meetings of the S.F.O. will now take place on the first Sunday of each month.
The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: To observe the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the centre of his life with God and people. (From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order).
If you would like to know more, please contact the minister of the Chester fraternity; Mrs Kate Hughes OFS, 7 Lansdowne Grove, Chester, CH4 8LD, telephone 01244 683538. Or follow this link to the national Secular Franciscan website; The Secular Franciscan Order of GB
Monday Club: Monday 2nd September 2019
The Monday Club are a group of retired/semi-retired parishioners who get together on the first Monday of each month at 2:00pm in the Hall. They arrange trips out for meals, visits to Garden Centres and other activities throughout the year. Anyone who would like to attend the meeting and take part in future activities of the Group would be very welcome to join them.
Hospital Mass: Thursday 5th September 2019
At 12:15pm on the first Thursday of each month a Mass is celebrated in the Chapel of the Countess of Chester Hospital. This is for patients/outpatients, staff, families, friends and the wellbeing of our hospitals, including the Bowmere. All are welcome.
'Time For Jesus': Friday 6th September 2019
On Friday 6th September we continue the special celebration 'Time for Jesus' which started on Friday 7th November 2014 and will be continued every first Friday of the month. It will begin at 11.00 am with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation then at 12 Noon there will be Holy Eucharist followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which will be held until 9.00 pm.
During this time there will be:
- Midday Prayer of the Church after Mass;
- Divine Mercy Prayer at 3.00pm followed by the Holy Rosary;
- Mass in Polish at 6.30pm;
- All the time there will be a Priest available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
At 9pm a group of parishioners will continue with prayer and readings in the small Chapel behind the main altar until 1am. All are welcome.
Children's Liturgy: Sunday 8th September 2019
The children's liturgy which takes place during the 9.45am Sunday Mass will be starting again following it's summer break on Sunday 8th September 2019.
Future Events in 2019
Day of Reflection and Healing: 5th October 2019
There will be a 'Day of Reflection and Healing' for those affected by mental health issues and their families on 5th October. Bishop Richard Moth, who leads the ministry to those affected by mental health issues, will lead a day of reflection and celebrate Mass with anointing of the sick at St Columba’s Church, Plas Newton, Chester CH2 1PL from 11am to 5pm. More information in September.
The Holy Land: 21st - 28th October 2019
The Holy Land - “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord” A journey through the Holy Land in this “Year for Mission” under the leadership of Bishop Mark Davies 21st - 28th October, 2019.
“I am very happy to introduce our fourth Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The title of our pilgrimage in 2019 will echo those words first heard by the Sea of Galilee, 'Follow me' (Mt. 4:19)." Mark Bishop of Shrewsbury
Inclusive Holy Land Tour Cost - £1,695