Friday, 25 February 2011

40 Days for Life...

The second 40 Days for Life Campaign, in London will be starting on 9 March 2011, Ash Wednesday, please have a look at the website,, and do come along; your participation is very much needed! With the efforts of many people uniting together around the world in prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, many minds and hearts can and will be transformed and lives and souls will be saved and changed forever!

Reminder...Talk # 1:

This Tuesday, 1 March 2011, starts our Talk Series on The Sacraments in the Catechism of the Catholic Church given by Father Francis Selman. Talk #1: Why does the Catholic Church have Sacraments and why seven? Come along and get formed in the faith! Soup supper at 7 p.m. with the talk beginning at 7.30 p.m. At St. Patrick's Presbytery, 21 A Soho Square, W1D 4NR. Nearest Tube Station: Tottenham Court Road. All are very welcome! Please bring a friend!!!! See you there.

Paray-Le-Monial Pilgrimage

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

Join Us......Talk # 4 T.O.B.

This coming Tuesday, 22 February 2011, is the last talk in this month's series on the Theology of the Body. Do come along to hear Jane Deegan speak on this topic and see for yourself how beautiful this teaching of John Paul II really is! It definitely has the power to truly inspire and transform your mind and heart through the power of the Holy Spirit and God's grace working within us. The Truth really does set you free.


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

First Friday Vigil

Come and join this evening for an All Night Prayer Vigil here at St. Patrick's Presbytery. The evening will start with the celebration of Holy Mass at 7 p.m. The all night prayer vigil will start with Night Prayer at 9 p.m. and finish with Morning Prayer and the Angelus at 6 a.m. The vigil will be in hounour of the Sacared Heart praying for all of the intentions of SPES. Throughout the evening there will be time of praise and worship, praying the Rosary, intercessary prayer and time of quiet. Please come and support us for an hour or the whole night. See you this evening!!!!

Novena to St Claude La Colombiere

On Monday, 7 February 2011, we will be starting a Novena to St. Claude La Colombiere. St. Claude is one of the Patron Saints of the School of Evangelisation. He was the spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary and helped to bring the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the world. He is known as the faithful servant and perfect friend to the Sacred Heart. Please join us in saying this Novena when praying this Novena please include the intentions of the School in your prayers. Your support is greatly appreciated! God bless!!!!
NOVENA to Saint Claude La Colombiere (1641-1682) Feast Day is February 15th. O divine Jesus, you said, 'Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you'. You promised to bestow abundant blessings on all the undertakings of those who honour your Sacred Heart. Hear our humble, confident and incessant prayers, and grant us the grace we ask of your infinite mercy in this novena. We ask it through the intercession of St Claude La Colombiere, whom you have honoured with the title 'faithful servant and perfect friend', and who had such filial, unbounded and unwearied confidence in you. O St Claude, most ardent apostle of the divine heart of Jesus, deign to intercede for me with this divine heart, that I may obtain the grace I ask for in this novena. Amen Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory be... Pray for us, St Claude, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let Us Pray O Lord Jesus Christ, you deigned to make St Claude the faithful servant and wonderful lover of your Sacred Heart. Grant us, through his intercession, the grace to imitate the virtues of this divine heart, and be inflame by its love. We ask you this, you who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer of St Margaret Mary O blessed Father Claude La Colombiere, I take you for my intercessor before the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. Obtain for me from His goodness the grace not to resist the designs he has on my soul, and to make me a more perfect imitator of the virtues of His divine heart.

Theology of the Body of JPII Talk Series TALK # 2

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

Theology of the Body of JPII Talk Series TALK # 1

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!