Friday, 21 May 2021 13:34

Parish Mission Action Plan

The Mission is being planned as a time for us all to reflect and grow in faith. It will be like regrouping, after the pandemic, but with Jesus as our focal point. A retreat that is home-based and can work around our busy calendars.

Please put it in your dairies now. It could be just what we all need after a tough year+.

What’s Happening in the Mission?
The Pattern for each day:

  • A Prayer Guide with daily reflections for all
  • Daily Masses - morning & evening with testimonies from the Sion Team
  • Churches open for private prayer with exposition and prayer ‘stations’
  • Talks each day from Sion team members
  • Social time
  • Prayer bags, containing gifts to help us pray, for people who are housebound

From Sat June 19th till Sunday June 27th
What the Mission will look like:

June Dates

Time

Activity

Sat/Sunday June 19th/20th

Usual Masses

The opening of the Mission with Masses led by Fr Gareth and input from Sion team members

Corpus Christi procession led by FHC children after 9 am Mass

Picnic after 12 noon Mass

Monday 21st

9.30 SJ

7.00pm SH

11-12 noon SJ

Morning and evening Masses followed by a short session with teaching on how to pray.

Holy Hour – quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday 21st

2-4.00 SH

Evening

An afternoon talk for the retired involved in parish life, followed by afternoon tea

How to maintain/deepen your faith in a foreign land – in Polish

Tuesday 22nd

9.30 SH

7.00pm SJ

11-12 noon SH

Masses with testimonies at each Church followed by some reflection on praying with the Bible

Holy Hour – quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament

 

6.30 -7.30 pm

Online session with parents

Wed 23rd

9.30 SJ

11-12 noon SJ 7.00pm SH

Mass at St John’s with workshop: Catholic Prayers - praying with the rosary

Holy Hour – quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament

Service at Sacred Heart focussing on the call to serve, with a blessing on all who are doing God’s work in some way, followed by refreshments.

Thurs 24th

9.30 SH

7.00pm SJ

10-12

11-12 noon SH

6.30-7.30

Feast of St John the Baptist, our parish patron.  Masses at each Church.  Talk after 7pm Mass – what does baptism mean for me?

One to one sessions with members of Sion team

Holy Hour

Parents online – ‘my vocation/calling’

Retreat Day in both schools

Friday 25th

9.30 SJ

7.00pm SH

10.15 – 11.15

11-12 noon SJ

Morning and evening Masses.  Evening Mass will have sacrament of the sick and prayers for healing.

‘Prayer walks’ will be arranged at St John’s after Mass.

Holy Hour – quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 26th

12 and 6 Masses led by Sion team

Youth Activity Day – fun with spiritual focus – 9.00 to 3.30 for yrs 3-6.  Forms in Church porch.

Sunday 27th

3 Masses

Fr Gareth leading Masses and preaching.

Dan Callow doing music at Sacred Heart with a focus on families

Refreshments after the 12 noon Mass

 
We don’t expect anyone to do all of this.
We just hope everyone will dip into the things that will help them
and use the booklets to pray each day.

Some important moments include:

  • Daily prayer and prayer workshops
  • Celebrating our generous volunteers (Wednesday evening)
  • Celebrating our Feast Day and the gift of Baptism (Thursday)
  • Healing Mass (Friday)
  • Parents’ sessions online - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details
  • Polish talk - W poniedziałek 21go czerwca w czasie misji polsko-języczna osoba należąca do Sion Community poprowadzi rozmowę misyjną w języku polskim. Dalsze informacje wkrótce. Prosimy rozgłosić dalej. Rozpowszechniać słowo!
  • Social events like afternoon tea, a picnic and possible bar-b-q

We still need volunteers to help with:

  1. Afternoon tea - Anna- Marie Wilson 07860 789073 or Sam Wilson 07813 250356
  2. Help with activities day - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Distributing prayer bags to housebound – contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Feeding the Sion team - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Home Visits The Sion Team are happy to include some Home Visits during their week with us. If you would like a member of the team to visit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01827 769403