DIARY OF EVENTS - 2006


JANUARY 2006


06 January 2004, Thursday 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of the Epiphany


13 January 2004, Friday 7.00 pm

Annual Dinner Dance, Hotel Antoinette, Grand New Year Draw in aid of church restoration


22 January, Sunday, 3.00 pm to 5. pm

St. Raphael's Senior Citizens' Party for the community of Kingston and Surbiton


FEBRUARY 2006


08 February, Wednesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Council meeting


09 February 2005, Wednesday 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Ash Wednesday: Latin Mass


MARCH 2006


11/12 March, Saturday/Sunday, Sisters of Grace and Compassion, Brighton

Parish Council Away Day


12 March, Sunday,1030-1130, Alexander House

Cake Sale [Lenten Project]


13 March, Monday 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Healing Mass (followed by tea, coffee and cakes)


18 March, Saturday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Parish Day of Prayer [Light lunch from1.00 pm to 3.00 pm - Lenten Project]


25 March, Saturday, 10.00 am to 12.30 am.

Open morning at home of Parish Council Chair [Lenten Project]


26 March, Sunday, 10.30 - 1.00 pm, Alexander House

Cake Sale [Lenten Project]


29 March, Wednesday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Council meeting


31 March, Friday, 7.30 - 10.00 pm, Claremont Hall, Surbiton

Disco [Lenten Project]


APRIL 2006


6 April, Thursday, 8.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Deanery Lenten Penitential Service


8 April, Saturday

Cheese and Wine evening at Susie Duffy's home [Lenten Project]


HOLY WEEK


09 April, Sunday

Palm Sunday ceremonies


13 April, Thursday, 8.00 pm

Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper


14 April, Friday, 3.00 pm

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


15 April, Saturday, 8.00 pm

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


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

Easter Sunday ceremonies



23 April, 10.30 am to 1.00 pm, Alexander House, Surbiton

Bring & Buy & Cake Sale, and Children's Easter Egg Hunt [Lenten Project]


MAY 2006


18 May, Thursday, starting from 9.45 am

Day of Prayer for the building and restoration of the church project

9.45 am: Rosary; 10.00 am: Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to 9.00 pm.


19 May, Friday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church

Westminster Cathedral Choir Concert and Champagne Reception


21 May, 3.00, Sunday St. Raphael's Church gardens

May Procession in honour of Our Blessed Lady


24 May, Wednesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Council meeting


24 May, Wednesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church

Latin Mass - Eve of the Ascension, fulfilling the Holy Day of Obligation


25 May, Thursday

Feast of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, Masses at

10.00 am     -    St. Raphael's Church

11.00 am     -    St. Joseph's School

7.30 pm       -    St. Raphael's Church


JUNE 2006


04 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church

Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation

11.30 am    -    Confirmation Ceremony followed by a light lunch


07June, Wednesday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church, TheUpper Room

Evangelisation meeting with Fr. Vincent Flynn


11 June, Sunday afternoon, time tbc, Marymount School, Kingston upon Thames

Deanery Corpus Christi Procession


14 June, Wednesday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Latin Mass - Eve of Corpus Christi, fulfilling the Holy Day of Obligation


15 June, Thursday

Feast of Corpus Christi; Holy Day of obligation; Masses at

10.00 am     -    St. Raphael's Church

11.00 am     -    St. Joseph's School

7.30 pm       -    St. Raphael's Church


18 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church

11.30 am     - First Holy Communion ceremony and breakfast, followed by:

2.00 pm       - Corpus Christi procession in the grounds of the church


23-26 June, Friday to Monday

Parish "Three Peaks Challenge" to raise money for the St. Raphael's Restoration Fund


29 June, Thursday

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: Holy Day of obligation; Masses

10.00 am     -    St. Raphael's Church

11.00 am     -    St. Joseph's School

7.30 pm       -    St. Raphael's Church


JULY 2006


12 July, Wednesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Council meeting


19 July, Wednesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Evangelisation Group meeting


AUGUST 2006


14 August, Monday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church

Latin Mass - Eve of the Assumption, fulfilling the Holy Day of Obligation


15 August, Tuesday

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady

10.00 am     -    St. Raphael's Church

7.30 pm       -    St. Raphael's Church


31 August - 4 September

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes


SEPTEMBER 2006


09 September, Saturday - time to be announced

Parish Open Day


16 September, Saturday, 11.00 am, The Upper Room (thereafter  10.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon each Saturday)

First Holy Communion programme starts


21 / 22 September, Thursday / Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Kingston University

Student Freshers' Fair


27 September, Wednesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Council meeting


30 September, Saturday - 7.30 pm

Parish Summer Party - in the Garden behind the Church and Alexander House


OCTOBER 2006


05 October, Thursday, 7.30 pm, Benedict's Room

RCIA programme starts


15 October, Sunday, 12.30 pm, Alexander House

Lunch for students at Kingston University


31 October, Tuesday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church

Latin Mass - Eve of All Saints, fulfilling the Holy Day of Obligation


NOVEMBER 2006


01 November 2005, Wednesday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Saints; Holy Day of obligation; Masses at:

10.00 am     -    St. Raphael's Church

11.00 am     -    St. Joseph's School

7.30 pm       -    St. Raphael's Church


02 November, Thursday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Souls; Mass at

10.00 am - Quiet Mass

7.30 pm - Latin Mass


06 November, Monday, 7.30, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

Parish Council meeting


12 November, Sunday

Remembrance Sunday


18 November, Saturday, 11.30 am, St. Raphael's Church

Altar Servers' meeting


25 November, Saturday, 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm, St. Joseph's School, Main Hall, Kingston

Annual Parish Consultative meeting


DECEMBER 2006

Cycle C Year 1

Season of Advent


02 December, Saturday, 1.30 pm tooo 4.45 pm, CAFOD's main office, Romero Close Stockwell Rd, London SW2

CAFOD invites you to an Afternoon of Reflection on Live Simply

Doors open at 1.00 pm for refreshments and reading resources


03 December, First Sunday of Advent Masses, St. Raphael's Church

Start of new Church Year, Cycle C, Year 1


04 December, Monday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church, the Upper Room

first meeting of the new Parish Council 


08 December, Friday

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (not a holy day of obligation)

10.00 am     -    St. Raphael's Church

11.00 am     -    St. Joseph's School


08 December, Friday, 8.00 pm

Parish Finance Committee meeting


09 December, Saturday, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, Claremont Hall, Surbiton

St. Raphael's, Christmas Market


12 December, Tuesday, 7.0 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Decoration of St. Raphael's for Christmas: all welcome to help


14 December, Thursday, 7.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Parish Penitential Service - Christmas Confession


CHRISTMAS SEASON


17 December, Sunday, 3.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church (3rd Sunday of Advent)

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


20 December, Wednesday, 10.30 am, St. Raphael's Church

St. Joseph's School Christmas Carols


24 December, 4th Sunday of Advent, St. Raphael's Church

Normal Sunday Mass at 9.30 am and 11.30 am

No Mass at 5.00 pm as obligation is fulfilled by 6.00 pm Christmas Eve Mass


Christmas Eve

6.00 pm      - Vigil Christmas Mass

11.30 pm   - Christmas Carols

Midnight     - Midnight Mass of the Nativity


25 December, Monday, St. Raphael's Church

09.30 and 11.30 am       - Christmas Day Masses


26 December, Tuesday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr