Saturday, 14 May 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter



Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 15th May. Fifth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  No public Mass today
Tuesday No public Mass today
Wednesday No public Mass today
Thursday - 7pm Novena & Benediction
Friday - 930am Mass
Saturday - 11.30 - 11.50 Confessions
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 22nd May. Sixth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Sunday Supply cover

 

I'm reaching out to see if anyone might be able to offer supply for me here one Sunday in the summer. All the usual candidates whom I rely on are not available when I will accompany some of our parishioners on a parish trip to France. I thought I wouldn't have a problem this far in advance but have had no luck. Perhaps someone might know someone who could help our in what is deemed to be our quirky parish but always friendly and welcoming.

The Masses are at 8.30am

and

10am

on 

Sunday 24th July.

You can contact me privately at

simonphenry@hotmail.co.uk

Monday, 9 May 2022

St Peter's International College. A Catholic School for boys.

 

St Peter's International College is a school for boys that wants to be truly Catholic and create a truly faithful environment for boys to learn and grow in a healthy way.

"I came that they might have life and have it to the full!"

We are recruiting for this September and are looking for faithful Catholic families to join our small school family. Opening during the Covid pandemic has turned what was always going to be a challenging adventure into a real test of our belief that the the Lord is calling us to create this school in a time when a properly Catholic education is often not always easy to find. We are proud to have come so far in such a short time in turning an abandoned ancient convent into a modern and functioning home for education and formation for Catholic young men from all over Europe. We've a strong motivation to create an academically excellent environment with a family atmosphere where the Lord is part of everyday life.

This post is part of our recruiting drive for new families this year but reflects particularly on that family atmosphere and all the good and ordinary things our boys have enjoyed. The Faith never limits our lives but always enhances them. Catholic boys must grow up in the modern world and be an active part of it - the real vocation of the laity. But that doesn't mean they live some strange monastic life of bygone times. Far from it!

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You can examine our school curriculum and facilities at the website:

Saint Peter's International College, France (stpetersfr.com)

and find updates on our Facebook page:

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Here some of the boys are getting ready to go caving. It was a tight fit down there for them - and even more so for our Principal who went with them, seeing he's a little larger than they are! 
There was a lot of bravado beforehand and a little apprehension as they realized what they were in for. But a real sense of achievement to have done it.

Let's face it, boys enjoy food! 
We may fast from meat on Fridays 
but the home baked pastries for breakfast each morning 
from our chef, Philippe, go down a treat.

Tea being served in the refectory.
Very English here in France.
Teaching the boys to cook 
(hopefully with well-washed hands)

The boys are encouraged to read -
yes, actual books instead of from a computer screen.

The riches of classic literature broaden horizons.

The Chaplain is a great devotee of G. K. Chesterton,
so his books are always being quoted in his homilies.
Clever boys can read up to catch him out!

An exotic assortment of evening activities 
go on in the clubs.
Here, excavating fossils... 
followed by an inevitable dinosaur fight!


A way of learning about the Mass- 
make your own priest 
along with all he needs to start his own parish...
or his own school chapel!

We've had no serious accidents 
but learning some first aid is always useful.

Chess and hot chocolate.
Seems like a good evening to me.

We have been very fortunate since our arrival in being welcomed by the local village and supported by the Mairie. Although the village is small it is an active community and the school takes part in many of it's activities.

Chaplin and boys at one of the many village socail activities.

We are fortunate in having access to a local 9 hole golf course, which the older boys always enjoy.

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I think the historical accuracy may be a little off...


Anyone for tennis? 
Football pitch and basketball court provide the other mainstays of our sports.

The village of Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé sits on the 
River Gartempe,
so kayaking is always a popular afternoon out.

Daily Mass is accompanied by the Church's wealth of beautiful chant, in which the boys are encouraged to take part.


Go-Karting is a favorite 
but thank goodness they're not on the real roads yet!


Putting up a crib at the school gates last year.
And another Crib inside.

The games room features pool, table-top football and table tennis.
The boys have a common room to relax in as well.


We have a number of musical talents among the students.
Just a few pictured here.

In fact, there is a music school in the village that facilitates extra lessons.



All the boys are encouraged to learn how to serve at God's altar.

The Mass.
The heart of our day!
Every day!

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Come and pray for Vocations!

 

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 

WHEN WE PRAY FOR VOCATIONS 

TO THE PRIESTHOOD 

AND TO THE RELIGIOUS LIFE.

What could be more important?


Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 8th May. Fourth Sunday of Easter  
(Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass
Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass
Wednesday 9.30am Mass
Thursday - 7pm Novena & Benediction
Friday - 930am Mass
Saturday - 11.30 - 11.50 Confessions
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

 Sunday 8th May. Fifth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Third Sunday of Eastertide


 
This Wednesday 4th May is the Feast of the English Martyrs. A great feast we should celebrate with pride to inspire us to work, and indeed sacrifice, for our holy Faith in our own age.

O Jesus convert England, O God have mercy on our country! 

We will also be crowning the statue of Our Blessed Lady at the 10am Mass this Sunday - 1st May, the start of our Lady's special month. A far better reason to celebrate as a holiday than just that the banks are closed!

Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 1st May. Third Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am.



Monday  9.30am Mass
Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass
Wednesday 9.30am Mass
Thursday - No Public Mass
Friday - No Public Mass
Saturday - No public Mass

 
Sunday 8th May. Fourth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Sunday, 24 April 2022

Divine Mercy Sunday


Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 24th April. 
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am



Monday  - Friday:  no public Masses.

Saturday 30th April 11.30am Confessions
                                 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

 
Sunday 1st May. Third Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Easter Week at St Catherine's, Farington

 

Masses at St Catherine's this week

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter at 8pm

This is our main celebration of Easter and very splendid we hope it will be. A glass of wine & light refreshments will be served in the Pope John Paul Room afterwards.

Music in the form of:  
Mass in  C - ‘Spatzenmesse’ 
Regina Caeli - Mozart
Jubilate Deo - Lassus
Vidi Aquam - Esland
Sicut Cervus - Palestrina
Now the Green BladeRiseth - Lindle

Easter Sunday 8.30am


Monday  - Saturday: there are no public Masses this week.

 
Sunday 24th April. Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am