CLERGY'S THANK-YOU PARTY
It was the Feast of the Epiphany – Sunday 5th January 2020 – when a large number of parishioners gathered in St. Joseph’s Hall. They were some of the people who minister and volunteer in the parish, who had been invited by the Clergy Team to a festive afternoon tea party as a gesture of their thanks.
ST. STEPHEN'S DAY MASS FOR SERVERS
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.
BIG '0' PARTY AT ST. PIUS
Keeping up a long-standing tradition, a group of parishioners celebrating '0' milestone birthdays hosted a party in St. Pius Hall on 23rd November 2019. The Big '0's being celebrated ranged from 40 to 90, and perhaps it is not too indiscreet to mention that Fr. Sebastian was at the lower end of that scale!
Fr. Sebastian with John McCarthy, Catholic chaplain to the University of Surrey, during Freshers' Week 2019.
St. Pius X Church was host to this year’s World Day of Prayer (WDP) in Guildford, on Friday 1st March. WDP, previously the Women’s World Day of Prayer, is an international movement which prepares ecumenical services to mark the day – the first Friday in March each year.
GOD-WITH-US IN JACOBS WELL
Husband and wife team Matt and Marta Gaskin staged a remarkable event on Christmas Day, providing Christmas lunch and entertainment for some 76 guests, many of whom might otherwise have been alone.
Read the heart-warming story below, and discover where the inspiration came from…
Marta Gaskin ready to welcome her 76 guests
Fr. Sebastian explains how this picture of St. Teresa was blessed during Mass on Monday 7th January and mounted on the wall adjacent to Our Lady's grotto.
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