Forthcoming Events

 

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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MASS TIMES

 

Carol Services

Tuesday 19 December, 7pm, JRS

 

Filipino Christmas Mass

Monday 18  December, 7pm

Simbang Gabi Mass

 

NEXT SUNDAY, 24 December Advent 4th

8am, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30 (NO 5.30PM MASS)

 

Christmas Eve - Sunday 24 December

6pm Family Mass

11.30pm Carols (Doors open at 11pm)

12 Midnight Mass

 

Christmas Day - Monday 25 December

8am

9.30am (Mass with Carols)

11am Sung Latin

12.30pm

(No afternoon Masses)

 

Boxing Day - Tuesday 26 December

12.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

1.05pm Mass

Wednesday 27/Thursday 28/Friday 29, 1.05pm Only

Monday 1 January 2018, 12.00 Noon Mass followed by a reception in the hall.


THE CHRISTMAS FAIR

This will take place in the Hall after the 9.30 and 11.00 Masses TODAY 17 December.  Christmas cards specially designed by our children will be on sale together with hand-made Christmas gifts for the Holy Land as well as the usual excellent assortment of books in the bookshop and bling jewellery.  There will be lots of complimentary festive treats for all age-groups, Irish coffee and mulled wine.


THE ADVENT GIVING TREE

The Advent Giving Tree is now in place in the St Joseph Chapel!  On it you will find envelopes bearing the names of several charities which need our support at Christmas.  These are for children to take and return with a contribution inside during Advent.  Each child who donates will receive a Nativity Holy Picture as a thank-you gift so please put the donor’s name on the envelopes which can be given to Leninha, Armel or Pauline or left at reception.  Prayer requests can also be placed on the tree.  Adults are of course very welcome to participate.

 


Children’s Christmas Play

(6pm Mass on Christmas Eve)

  Please register asap by filling the form (available at the back of the church and at the reception)  and submit it to either Leninha or Fr. Chris Pedley SJ. Rehearsal dates for the play are: December 23rd from 10.30-11.30am and December 24th at 5pm leading into the 6pm Mass.

 


Christmas Gifts

 As the offering of new gifts for children at Christmas last year was a great success, we would like to repeat this again this year. If you would like to join us in a gesture of generosity to make the Christmas of poor children a bit better, please donate a new, unwrapped gift, which will be collected during the offertory at the 9:30 Mass, TODAY, 17th December.

 


A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH ART 

Marcel Schreur, the original Dutch-born artist will bring more than 25 works to Farm Street Church Hall. Having survived cancer twice and coming back from vascular dementia, he is bleeding his experience and his love for life onto the canvas and into sculpting. Award winning, working with the Vatican and a portrait of Pope Francis in the papal household are some of his recent achievements. An inspiring evening with the Artist this Friday 22nd with live music, wine and nibbles. The Exhibition is on from December 21st to 26th; open daily from 12pm to 7pm (closed on the 25th). More info www.mas-s.com



FAITH MATTERS QUESTION TIME

FAKE NEWS: FAITH IN THE MEDIA

Thursday 25th January 2018 – 6:45 – 8:45pm

Farm Street Hall.

All are welcome to an informative lively evening on how as Christians we might respond to the issues surrounding faith and the media.  Recommended donation: £10 on the door.  Online advance booking via www.pathwaystogod.org by clicking on Mount Street Jesuit Centre then Events.

Five panellists will lead the evening:

- Nancy Gifford (Global Media Director, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries)

- Melanie McDonagh (Evening Standard)

- Sarah de Nordwall (Poet, Bard School Director, and Catholic Voices)

- Jo Siedlecka (Director, Independent Catholic News)

- Brendan Walsh (Editor, The Tablet)

 


THE FRIENDS OF FARM STREET NEWSLETTER 2ND EDITION

The second edition of the Friends of Farm Street Church Newsletter was sent via email to all subscribers two weeks ago.  Please let us know if you did not receive your copy.


 FARM STREET CHARITY BALL

The Farm Street Charity Ball will take place on SATURDAY 27th JANUARY. The evening will commence with Mass at 6pm followed by a champagne reception and dinner at the Savile Club, Mayfair.  Along with live music there will be an auction and raffle with many wonderful prizes to be won. Tickets are £125. This will be a great opportunity to come together and enjoy each other’s company to raise money for Farm Street charities. Please enquire at Reception for a booking form or visit our website to buy tickets.

 


                                         

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Our programme for Christmas tide is posted on our website.  Visit www.farmstreet.org.uk.

 


                                            

CD: BOTH GOD’S & MARY’S SON

 

A musical portrait of Farm Street Church celebrating fifty years as a Parish. The album includes favourite selections from the choir’s repertoire, along with special commissions composed for the choir by Gabriel Jackson, for which the choir gave the premiere performances. Compact Discs available in the BOOKSHOP and at RECEPTION

 


REDEMPTION: MUSIC ALBUM

"REDEMPTION”, a bilingual English/French music album by our parish secretary and sacristan, is now available here at Farm Street in the bookshops, Sacristy and at Reception. In Côte d'Ivoire, it is already played on national television and radios. Please visit Armel Paul Marie on Facebook or YouTube to watch his stunning video and rediscover familiar places in London. Thank you for supporting his evangelisation project.

 

CD of the newly released album is sold here in the sacristy, the bookshop and at Reception.

Click here to watch a video Clip of Armel Paul Marie's song "L'ennemi"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLEqFxzNcYU

 


PUGIN SOCIETY

Would you be interested in learning more about AWN Pugin, the eminent Victorian architect who designed  the High altar for this church and the interiors of the Houses of Parliament? The Pugin Society, founded in 1995, offers a lively range of events, study tours, talks and publications.  Details: www.thepuginsociety.co.uk

 


 

NEW ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED: 9.30 AM MASS


We appeal for volunteers to serve at the altar for the  9.30am Family Mass. You don't need to have prior experience serving, and there is supervision provided. Simply turn up in the sacristy by at least 9.15am on Sunday if you would like to serve. All are welcome!


PAINTINGS IN THE CHURCH

As many of you will have noticed, we now have two modern religious paintings in the church. The artist, Andrew White, has kindly allowed us to exhibit them. Andrew is our ‘Artist in Residence’ and one of the foremost painters of this age.

 

Andrew painted a twelve foot long canvas of the Last Supper, which is now in Walsingham, and then he then re-painted the central panel of Christ Breaking the Bread which we can presently view in the Sacred Heart Chapel. The painting could easily be misunderstood for the Supper at Emmaus, but the bowl in front of the Disciples with the bread and inverted hands may refer to Matthew 26:23.

 

Andrew’s other painting of the Pieta has resonated deeply with many of our parish community. The faces of Jesus and Mary are in shadow and we are drawn to the intimacy of Mary laying her hand on her dead Son’s hand. One suggestion for further reflection: look very closely at Mary’s hand in the painting.

 

Fr Geoff Wheaton SJ

 


CHURCH LIGHTING RENOVATION

This major project continues until the end of November to replace the church lighting with up-to-date low-power equipment, with new wiring throughout the church. Scaffolding will be erected on Mondays and removed at the end of Fridays so that we are clear for the weekends.  The St Ignatius Chapel is not accessible during these months.  The icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been moved to the Calvary Chapel.  Access to the statue of Our Lady of Montserrat can be provided on request.

 


FRIENDS OF FARM STREET CHURCH


If you would like become a “Friend of Farm Street Church” to support our ministry and the care of this beautiful building please pick up a leaflet or see the application information online at www.farmstreet.org.uk/friends.php

 


WHEELCHAIR USERS

We now have access for wheelchair users to gain access into the house and so will be able to participate in courses, meetings, etc.


BRIDGE

The Bridge Club meets here every Tuesday evening, starting at 6.30pm, all levels are welcome.  Funds raised go to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).


EASY WAY TO DONATE

You can now use your mobile phone to make donations to our Weekly Offering:

just text FARM02 £[enter your donation amount] to 70070

You will receive a reply text immediately, with an invitation to register the donations from your phone for Gift Aid.


 

114 Mount Street , London W1K3AH
www.pathwaystogod.org
Bookings:You can book for any of these events online
Information: 020 7495 1673 or admin@mountstreet.info

Our Regular Events

 

• Midday Meditation: Every Tuesday 1.30-2pm (No meeting on December 26, and January 2)

 

• Turn Aside – A Gentle & Reflective Space: Every 1st Tuesday of each month 2-4pm (Next meeting: February 6, 2018)

 

• Wednesdays at the Well – Come to Rest & Be Refreshed: 3rd Wednesday of each month 11am-4pm (Next meeting: January 17, 2018)

 

Please note there will be no Bereavement and Loss group in January.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

Facilitated by Audrey Hamilton

Saturday 6th January 11am-4pm

Take time to pause for prayerful reflection on the road you travelled in 2017 and to place your year ahead into the hands of God prayerfully considering what God might be inviting you to at this time of a new beginning.

 

JESUS THE HEALER: REFLECTIONS ON THE MIRACLES OF JESUS

Facilitated by Brian Purfield

Tuesdays, January 9th – February 13th, 11am-1pm

repeated Wednesdays, January 10 – February 14, 7-8.30pm

What exactly is a miracle?  By means of input, reflection questions and additional notes, it is hoped that participants will come to a deeper understanding of Jesus the healer and to the realisation that only one question is truly important: “Who do you say that I am?"

 

 

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY

Facilitated by team members

Wednesdays 10th-31st January 6.30-8pm

repeated Wednesdays, January 24 – February 14, 2-3.30pm

‘Lord Teach us to Pray’ was a request put to Jesus by his first disciples. Jesus responded by sharing with them something of his intimate relationship with his Father expressed in words that we now call the ‘Our Father’. He was inviting them to experience something of the same intimacy that he had with God, and Jesus continually invites us to experience the same. On each evening of this short course as participants you will be introduced to and guided through a way of praying that you will then be able to make your own – deepening your own relationship with God.

 

 

IGNATIAN RETREAT DAY

Facilitated by members of the Mount Street Jesuit Centre team

Saturday 13th January 11am-4pm

These are retreat days of prayer run in an Ignatian way, in which there is talk, time for personal prayer and the opportunity to listen to each other. There is no need to book for these days, just come along.

 

 

THROUGH THE YEAR WITH MARK

Facilitated by Brian Purfield

Saturday 20th January 11am-4pm

You will be offered an overview of the Gospel of Mark – the Gospel for the Sunday Cycle of Lectionary Readings this year – pointing out the meaning of the Gospel in its original context. Reflection points will offer brief and thoughtful leads to how this Gospel can connect with Christian life today.

 

 

LIVING IN THE MILIEU DIVIN

Facilitated by Mike Smith SJ

Saturday 27th January 11am-4pm

repeated as a course Tuesdays, February 6th-20th, 7-8.30pm

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ was a scientist. This workshop/course will begin with an introduction to his work, and how it led to an understanding of creation as a manifestation of Jesus Christ. We will try to understand Teilhard’s insight into the presence of Christ in creation, and how it affects the way we live our lives.

 

 

 

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114 Mount Street
London
W1K 3AH

Tel. 020 7493 7811
Fax: 020 7495 6685

 

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