CATHOLIC FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS

The Evangelium programme explores the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church through the medium of Christian art. This is ideal for a range of needs and interests: those of other faiths (or none) who want to explore Catholicism, those who might think about becoming a Catholic, adults who want to be Confirmed, regular Catholics who was to deepen their faith.
Mondays 7.30 – 9.pm in the Padre Pio Room. Contact Fr Peter

STUDENTS and YOUNG ADULTS (aged 16 to 35-ish).

Whether you are part of our University Catholic Chaplaincy, a student at another institution in Bournemouth, or a young person (single, exploring vocation, or married) you’re welcome at our Cath. Soc. Fellowship Group.
We meet on Sunday afternoons, after the 4pm Mass (ie. from 5pm) until 6pm Benediction, when we pause for prayer, and then resume at 6.30 for pizza, wine and soft drinks. Sundays 4pm Mass, 5pm Fellowship, 6pm Benediction, 6.30pm Food.
Contact Brother Andrew, or Adam Bussell our Youth Ambassador
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email: [email protected]

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Meets weekly to reflect on the Readings for the coming Sunday, or follow a Catholic Scripture programme.
Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Padre Pio Room
Contact; Br Andrew or Mike Hughes

THE BELL RINGERS OF RICHMOND HILL

Practice on Monday evenings, and ring before the 10.30am Sunday Solemn Mass, for Weddings, and other occasions.
Mondays 6pm in the Bell Tower. Contact Kim Mathews.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SHOP

Is open after the 10.30am Sunday Solemn Mass (ie. 11.30am –
12.30pm). Located at the back of the Catholic Institute’s Small Hall. Contact Anita King.

PRAYER GROUP

Resumes in the Padre Pio Room. Day and details to be announced.
Contact: Fr Dominic.

SOLEMN MASS SCHOLA

Sings at the 10.30am Sunday Solemn Mass, and other occasions. Schola Practice is on Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Organ Gallery.
Contact: Fr Dominic or Andrew Santos.

LIFE ASCENDING (“The Ascent Movement”)

Is for retired or older Catholics who meet for “fellowship with a spiritual dimension”. Starting January 2018 on Wednesday mornings.
Contact: Fr Peter

HOPE 4 FOOD

Feeds about 100 homeless rough-sleepers here in the Oratory’s Catholic Institute halls every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm. Volunteers (of any faith, or none) are always welcome. Contact: Fr Peter, or Mike Hughes (via SVP), or speak with Claire Matthews.

THE SECULAR ORATORY

The Oratory began in Rome with a group of lay men who met informally in St Philip’s rooms for prayer, recreation and spiritual guidance from the Saint of Joy, and were sent by him to visit the sick and needy in Rome’s hospitals. The Community of Priests, now know as ‘The Congregation of the Oratory’, was formed later to care for the spiritual needs of this group as it grew. Oratories have Brothers of the Oratory, Men’s Oratory, Women’s Oratory (for those aged over 18), Young Oratory (11-16 years), Little Oratory (8-11 years), and Musical Oratories, as one of St Philip’s many innovations was the use of music to lead people into prayer. St Philip’s Oratory launched the careers of several famous composers, including Animuccia and Palestrina, and is the origin of the word ‘Oratorio’.

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