Thursday, 27 January 2011


LumiNations...EVERY 4th Friday of EACH MONTH! Come and join us, tommorrow evening, where we will be doing street outreach around Leicester Square at Notre Dame de France Church. There will be entertainment on the Steps of the Church with free tea and coffee for those passing by for a brief moment or for a while. Not only will there be singing and praising going on outside the Church, but there quiet time going on inside for Adoration. Here is where you will find the Risen Lord waiting and longing for you to visit Him. If you are interested, but are unsure if this is something for you, come along, check it out and see for yourself what exactly it is all about. You never know, you just may enjoy it!!! Go to the Parish Website to find out what the evening will look like ( See you there!

It's Time for a Mission...

On Saturday, 22 January 2011, we had the opportunity to share a lovely meal together to talk over and start organizing our Mission that we are hoping to do in the next few months. It will be in Scarborough, in the Northeast of England. Last year's mission with the SPES team was an amazing experience from going into the streets in the village to walking along the harbour and striking up conversation with many people. We also did a prossession with an icon of Our Lady with guitar playing and songs of praise and worship which drew much attention prompting many onlookers to stop and have a glance or even ask some questions. We also went into a couple primary schools and had the chance to work with a youth group one evening. Although we don't have a SPES team in place persay this year, we do have many enthusiastic individuals that are eager to get involved. Over our supper we shared our experiences of going into the streets, what we enjoy about it, why we feel encourage to do it, but also about our fears and dislikes. It was really nice to have this time to share not only a meal together but our thoughts and feelings as well. Needless to say we are very excited to think about another mission soon to be taking place. It's not easy, but with the grace of God, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit leading us, many hearts and minds will be open to all that our Heavenly Father wants to pour out upon all those we encounter. Please keep this Mission and all of our out reaches in your prayers! Very much appreciated!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Announcements...Save the Dates!!!

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!