A sacramental June

June is a busy month this year with so many wonderful celebrations about to take place that impact on the life of our parish. We kick off tomorrow, on the feast of Pentecost, with a baptism for one of our adult confirmands, Mark. He is to be baptised at the 11am Mass. Mark has been worshipping with us for some time and is now ready to embrace the faith in fullness. He will become the newest member of the Catholic Church via the Ordinariate!

Next Saturday deacon Alastair Ferguson will be next in line to receive sacramental grace as he is ordained a Catholic priest at Golden Square in London. He will serve as priest to the Maidstone Ordinariate group who meet in Wateringbury. The Ordination service is at 12 noon and all are welcome to attend.

The following day Mgr. Newton will be present in Pembury to admit 4 children to first communion and 9 to the sacrament of confirmation. This will be followed by a parish BBQ in the grounds of the church. Please sign up so that we have a good idea of numbers attending for catering purposes. A barrel of real ale is on order courtesy of Tunbridge Wells RFC…

July will follow on from June in a similar vein as we have Roy to be made deacon on 6 July at a service in St. Georges Cathedral and another great celebration on the 13th when we have the day pilgrimage to Canterbury. And all of this before the children’s holiday club at the end of the month. Phew…I feel the summer holidays will be well deserved this year. What great news for our parish!

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