Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
Next Friday, 4 March 2011, is our First Friday Vigil which will begin at 7 p.m. with the celebration of Holy Mass. At 9 p.m. the vigil will start with Night Prayer and carry on through the night with songs, praying the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and time of being quiet and still in the presence of the Lord. The vigil will come to a close with praying Morning Prayer together at 6 a.m. The evening is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus praying especially for vocations, young people, and the School of Evangelisation (SPES). All are very welcome!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
From her writings “The Story of a Soul” to
a real journey to Lisieux to came to know and understand more deeply Therese’s life and her message “The little way” is the path of hope and saintliness, it is the path of confidence and abandonment, …”of the child who sleeps without fear in the arms of his Father.”
We visited very important places in Therese’s life, St Therese’s family settled in this house. Therese spent her chilhood here.
This is the room where Therese was cured of a serious illness by the smile of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Saint Peter's Cathedral where Therese sat every Sunday at Mass and where she received the grace of understanding to her missionary vocation. The main altar was donated by her father ( Louis Martin). Near the entrance of the chapel where Therese made her first confession.
The Basilica of Saint Therese where mosaics illustrate the message of St Therese and also the relics of St Therese are displayed there.
We had Mass and also we said Vespers with the Carmelite nuns, we had access also to the reliquary.
These 3 days were a blessed experience for Deanna and I which we want to share and to pray with Therese asking for her intercession and her teaching “ The Father doesn’t need our great deeds, but only our love”.
St Therese of the Child Jesus –
Pray for us
The Jesuit Priest St Claude De La Colombiere was the first to believe in the mystical revelation of the Sacred Heart given to St Margaret Mary in Paray le Monial Convent, France . He dedicated his life to propagate the devotion to the Sacred Heart.In October 2010, SPES started our Vigils on 1ST Friday of each month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A time to bring others to Adore the Lord, to pray for those in need and also pray for the work of St Patrick's Evangelisation School .<span class="Apple
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Deanna had the chance to make a Pilgrimage to Paray-Le-Monial last weekend for a lovely two day retreat with a time of prayer, reflection, Adoration, Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the chance to meet new people. It was wonderful to see so many young people on fire, full of enthusiasm and joy for the faith. While I was there also had the privilege to visit the tombs of St. Claude La Colombiere and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, along with being in the Apparition Chapel where Our Lord revealed Himself to her. It was an honour especially with the celebration of St. Claude's feast on the 15 February.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Next Talk Series, The Sacraments in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be starting next Month, every Tuesday: 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 March 2011.
Talk #1: Why does the Catholic Church have Sacraments and why seven?
Talk #2: Why do we need to be confirmed if we are baptized?
Talk #3: The Eucharist the ultimate Sacrament of Love!
Talk #4: Why do we need a priest to be forgiven by God?
Talk #5: Why do we need priest and why go to church to marry?
The Talks will start at 7.30 p.m. which last approximately an hour with time at the end for Q & A. Come along early to join us for a light soup supper from 7.00 p.m. giving us time to have a chat and meet you.
Please bring a friend or pass onto others who you know would be interested. All are very welcome!!! They will be at St. Patrick’s Presbytery, 21 a Soho Square, W1D 4NR. Nearest Tube Station: Tottenham Court Road.
Friday, 4 February 2011
The first talk that took place on Tuesday, 1 February 2011, had a huge turnout, approximately 60 people here in the Presbytery. It was lovely to see many familiar faces, but had many new ones as well. There is a great thirst and hunger for this subject. It definitely brought many enthusiastic people from all around London. It was pleasure to have the chance to chat and meet many of you! This Tuesday, 8 February 2011, is the second talk in our series on Theology of the Body of John Paul III. The evening will begin with a soup supper and time for fellowship at 7 p.m. The talk will start at 7.30 p.m. given by Jane Deegan here at St. Patrick’s Presbytery lasting about an hour. Jane has many years of experience speaking about this topic! With her talk Jane wants to introduce and explain some of the teaching of the Theology of the Body with a view to encourage those to begin the journey with John Paul II. TOB is very beautiful and if the text is read, meditated on, prayed with it, it can and will transform and heal hearts, minds and lives. Jane says “This can and will happen for all those who open themselves because firstly, it is a teaching rooted in the truth and the truth has a power of its own, and secondly it is a teaching built upon certain key passages of Scripture, and all scripture is alive and active, with the power to bring about what it proclaims. It is all about rediscovering the truth about the human person, human sexuality, marriage and family and more importantly, it is all about the true meaning of, and the call to, LOVE.”Please come along all are very welcom!!!
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Today, Tuesday 1 February 2011, starts the first talk in our 4 week series on Theology of the Body of John Paul III. The evening will begin with a soup supper at 7 p.m. and the talk at 7.30 p.m. given by Anthony McCarthy here at St. Patrick’s Presbytery which will last only an hour. We are very excited and looking forward to hearing the truth proclaimed and to have you join us!
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
We are happy to announce of our New Talk Series starting next Month on Tuesday evenings here at St. Patrick’s Presbytery. It will be a four week series starting 1 February 2011 and finishing on the 22 February 2011. The series topic will be on Theology of the Body of John Paul II. The evening will kick off with a light soup supper and time of social. The talk will last about an hour with a opportunity of Q & A at the end. The time is yet TBA. So, please stay tuned to our parish website and our Blog.
Another reminder our First Friday Prayer Vigil will be in three weeks time on Friday, 4 February.
We have also started our Street Evangelisation again which takes place on the second and third Fridays of every month. It truly is a blessed time to share the faith with others. Come along sometime and give it ago. You will be surprised how God will use you, if you let Him! We really do hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you very soon!!! Please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Happy New Year Everyone!!!! Hope you also had a very Blessed and Holy Christmas! Edna and I both had a lovely Christmas season, time well spent with family and friends. This week we were back in the office getting back into the swing of things. We are looking forward to this year and all that it is going to bring.
Over the Holiday’s we have wonderful news to share with you all. Two of SPES's past students got married. Congratulations to both Jenny (07-08) and and husband Peter and Vincent (06-07) and wife Dawn. We pray God will bless them abundantly in their new lives together!!! There was a bit of a SPES reunion as well. Marcus (07-08), Anthony (07-08) and Jeanine (05-6) all were able to attend Jenny's wedding and Jeanine (05-06), Henry (06-07), Desirae (08-09), and Deanna (09-10) all attended Vincent's wedding. It was lovely to have had the opportunity to share this special day with them not only a blessing but privilage! It was a very beautiful ceramony!