Nine new Altar Servers were enrolled into the Order of St. Stephen during the Mass on 26th December for the Feast Day of Christianity's first martyr. One server received a silver medal and seven received Certificates of Merit. Fr. Sebastian was the celebrant.
Thanks to Joseph Chan for the photo.
The diocese worked with the Guildford Deanery and the Jesuit Ministries to organise a two-day School of Prayer in St. Peter's School on 30th November & 1st December 2019. Over 90 people took part, more than had been expected, and the feedback was very encouraging.
The Sunday session included instruction in methods of prayer, with emphasis on the 'Prego Group' approach for prayer meetings, in which the following elements are suggested (download the booklet below):
A 'School of Prayer' booklet (download below) also mentioned four 'Anchor Points':
A mobile app was also mentioned, for those who might find it convenient to have a guide to daily prayer on their phone or tablet. The app is called 'Pray as you go' and is available on the Play Store for Android and the App Store for iPhone/iPad.
Pray as you go is also available for computers here: pray-as-you-go.org/
* The aim of the diocesan Spirituality and Formation team is "to assist parishes to form adults into missionary disciples of Jesus Christ". Four key areas of work are: