PARISH DIARY 2010


GO TO CURRENT MONTHNEWSLETTER


JANUARY


03 January, Sunday, all Masses, St. Raphael's Church

►celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany of 6 January - Solemnity


10 January, Sunday Masses

►Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ - Feast


10 January, Sunday, 6.00 pm - St. Raphael's parish office

►Parish Finance Committee


11 January, Monday, 8.00 pm

Parish Council meeting


25 January, Monday

►Beginning of octave of prayer for Christian unity


FEBRUARY


02 February, Tuesday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

The Presentation of the Lord - Feast


17 February, Wednesday 10.00 am, Mass at St. Raphael's Church

Ash Wednesday - day of fasting and abstinence; ashes will be distributed at the 10.00 am Mass


21 February, Sunday - all Masses

First Sunday in Lent


28 February, Sunday - all Masses

Second Sunday in Lent


MARCH


07 March, Sunday - all Masses

Third Sunday in Lent


10 March, Wednesday evening, 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Lenten Mass for healing: Confessions 6.00 pm to 6.50 pm;

Mass 7.00 pm;

exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and individual prayer with a priest 8.00 pm;

Benediction 9.00 pm.


14 March, Sunday - all Masses

Fourth Sunday in Lent


17 March, Wednesday, 10.00 am Mass

St. Patrick's Day


19 March, Friday, 10.00 am Mass

St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity


21 March, Sunday - all Masses

Fifth Sunday in Lent


21 March, Sunday, 3.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Annual Senior Citizens' Party, St. Joseph's School Hall, Fairfield, Kingston upon Thames


25 March, Thursday, 10.00 am, St. Raphael's Church

The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity


28 March, Sunday, all Masses

Palm Sunday ceremonies


APRIL


HOLY WEEK

2010


28 March, Sunday

Palm Sunday ceremonies


01 April, Thursday, 8.00 pm

Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper


02 April, Friday

Stations of the Cross, 10.00 am

Good Friday: 3.00 pm, Solemn Liturgy, Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion

Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the relic of the True Cross, 8.00 pm


03 April, Saturday, 8.00 pm

Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ


04 April, Sunday, Mass at 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 5.00 pm

Easter Sunday ceremonies


11 April, Sunday, 3.00 pm St. Raphael's Church

Divine Mercy Sunday - a plenary indulgence is granted to all those who, in addition to the usual conditions (Sacramental Confession, Holy Communion and prayers for the Pope's intentions), detached from the affection for sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy


25 April, Sunday, 11.30 am

►First Holy Communion Mass


26 April, Monday, 8.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Parish Council meeting


MAY


08 May, Saturday, 7.30 pm

►Parish Dinner and Dance


16 May, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, Holy Day of Obligation

►Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ


Date to be announced, May, Sunday, 4.00 pm, in the grounds of St. Raphael's Church

►Procession in honour of our Blessed Virgin Mary


23 May, Sunday, St. Raphael's church, all Masses

►Pentecost Sunday


30 May, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Most Holy Trinity


JUNE


06 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's church, all Masses

►Corpus Christi - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ


11 June, Friday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Latin Mass - Most Sacred heart of Jesus


25 - 27 June, Friday to Sunday, "Quarant' Ore"

►St. Raphael's parish 40 hours devotional prayers


28 June, Monday, 7.30 pm

Latin Mass - vigil of Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (fulfils Holy Day of Obligation)


29 June, Tuesday, 7.30 pm

►Feast of SS Peter and Paul, celebrated on Sunday 28 June (Holy Day of Obligation)


JULY


03 July, Saturday, 10.00 am, St. Raphael Church, Mass

►St. Thomas, Apostle, Feast


17 July, Saturday, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

►Parish trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see religious treasures


AUGUST


15 August, Sunday, St. Raphael, All Masses

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady


15 - 21 August, Madrid, Spain

World Youth Day 2011


SEPTEMBER


08 September, Wednesday, 10.00 am

Feast of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary


16-19 September, Thursday to Sunday

Visit of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to England and Scotland


OCTOBER


23 - 30 October, Pilgrimage

►Parish Pilgrimage to Valladolid, Avila and Segovia in the footsteps of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila


31 October, Monday, St. Raphael's Church, Masses

Feast of All Saints: normal Mass times - solemnity - visit of Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark to St. Raphael's


NOVEMBER


01 November, Monday, St. Raphael's Church, Masses

Feast of All Saints: 10.00 am Mass


02 November, Tuesday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Souls; Mass at

►10.00 am - Quiet Mass

►7.30 pm - Latin Mass


SEASON OF ADVENT

CYCLE A 2010-2011


28 November, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►First Sunday of Advent


DECEMBER


05 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Second Sunday of Advent


08 December 2009, Wednesday, St. Raphael's Church

►The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 


12 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Third Sunday of Advent


16 December, Thursday, 10.30 am, St. Raphael's Church

►St. Joseph's School Christmas Carols


19 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Fourth Sunday of Advent


19 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church - 6.00 pm

St. Raphael's Christmas Carols


CHRISTMAS SEASON


TBA, St. Raphael's Church

►Parish Penitential service: a chance to make your Christmas confession


TBA, Wednesday, 10.30 am, St. Raphael's Church

►The children from St. Joseph's School will sing carols


TBA, Sunday, 6.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Carols and Spiritual Readings, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in Alexander House


24 December, Friday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Eve

6.00 pm       - Vigil Christmas Mass

11.30 pm     - Christmas Carols

Midnight     - Midnight Mass of the Nativity


25 December, Saturday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Day

09.30 and 11.30 am  - Christmas Day Masses


26 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church

►Feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr


 

 

 


Keep in step with the daily prayers and feasts of the Church calendar - please click here

Daily Readings from Scripture

The Liturgical Year


PARISH DIARY ARCHIVE

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

 


 

Holy Days of Obligation and

Important Feasts for 2010

 

 

Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, 17th February

 

 

Palm Sunday, Sunday, 28th March

 

 

 

Easter Sunday, Sunday 4th April

 

 

 

Ascension, Thursday, 13th May (Holy Day of Obligation transferred to Sunday, 16th May)

 

 

Pentecost Sunday, Sunday, 23rd May

 

 

Trinity Sunday, Sunday, 30th May

 

 

Corpus Christi, Thursday, 3rd June (Holy Day of Obligation transferred to Sunday, 6th June)

 

 

SS. Peter & Paul, Tuesday, 29th June

 

 

Assumption of Our Lady, Sunday, 15th August 

 

 

All Saints Day, Monday, 1st November (Holy Day of Obligation transferred to Sunday, 31st October)

 

First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, 28th November

 

 

Christmas Day Saturday, 25th December