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The Guild of St Stephen Altar Servers' Rally

The Guild of St Stephen are pleased to announce the return of their Annual Altar Servers' Rally this year on 18th September 2021.  Please see the details below and visit the link beneath for the day's programme.

Altar Servers' Rallly Programme for 2021

Guild of St Stephens Rally Poster 2021

Due to the current National Medical situation
this event has been cancelled.

Bishop Paul, who was to celebrate this Mass, has recorded a message for Altar Servers. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/pOzJbhiS5N0 to watch the message.

For more details and an application form, visit the CCF website www.ccftootingbec.org.uk

Please download this poster in .pdf format


 For more information contact swlondon2030s@gmail.com
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Discovering Priesthood Days

We invite young men between 14 & 18 years of age to join us at one of our ‘Discovering Priesthood Days’. These days offer young people a chance to meet priests and bishops from around the diocese and to learn more about the life and ministry of a diocesan priest. To book a place or for more information contact the Vocations Office: info@southwarkvocations.com


Liturgical Calendar for 2020

Sunday Cycle: A
Weekday Cycle: 2

Patrons of our diocese:

 Our Blessed Lady, conceived without sin  8th December
 Saint Thomas of Canterbury  29th December
 Saint Augustine, Apostle of England  27th May


Calendar of Feasts and Fasts:

 The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God  1st January
 The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ*  5th January
 The Baptism of Our Lord  12th January
 The Presentation of Our Lord (Candlemas)  2nd February
 Ash Wednesday **  26th February
 Saint Patrick  17th March
 Saint Joseph  19th March
 The Annunciation of the Lord   25th March
 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  5th April
 Maundy Thursday  9th April
 Good Friday**  10th April
 Holy Saturday  11th April
 Easter Sunday  12th April
 Saint George, Protector of England  23rd April
 The English Martyrs  4th May
 The Ascension of Our Lord (Thursday)  21st May
 The Feast of Pentecost, Whit Sunday  31st May
 The Most Holy Trinity  7th June
 The Body and Blood of Christ *  14th June
 The Sacred Heart of Jesus  19rd June
 Saints Peter and Paul, apostles  28th June
 The Transfiguration of Our Lord  6th August
 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  16th August
 All Saints  1st November
 Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed  2nd November
 First Sunday of Advent (Sunday Cycle: B)  29th November
 The Immaculate Conception  8th December
 The Nativity of Our Lord - Christmas Day  25th December
 The Holy Family - Jesus, Mary and Joseph  27th December

* In 2006, the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales transferred the celebration of three Holy Days of Obligation which are Solemnities of the Lord to Sundays: the Epiphany, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi. In 2017 the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales transferred the celebration of two Holy Days of Obligation from the nearest Sunday to their calendar date: the Epiphany and the Ascension of the Lord. The decision was made to leave the celebtation of Corpus Christi on the nearest Sunday.

** Days of Fasting and Abstinence.