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.
Wednesday’s 7.30 – 9.pm in the Oratory House. 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 at 6 pm on Sunday for Benediction, followed by pizza, wine and soft drinks.
Contact Adam Bussell our Youth Ambassador
Meets weekly by Zoom to reflect on the Readings for the coming Sunday, or follow a Catholic Scripture programme.
Thursdays at 7.30pm, led by Br Francisco.
Contact the Parish Office for the Zoom link.
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. 11.45am –
12.45pm). Also on weekday mornings between 9:00 and 12:00. The shop entrance is located in Post Office Road. Contact Ann Cowan.
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: Andrew Santos or Peter Murdoch-Saint.
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’.