Wednesday, 09 June 2021 07:59

Parish Mission is getting closer

Parish Mission Starts on weekend of 19th/20th of June.

The week includes social events (picnic, café open each day, afternoon tea, hog roast….) because being together as a family is important to us. But also masses morning and evening, a healing Mass, talks, prayers booklets, prayer walks, parents evenings and much more. Join any Mass on the weekend of June 19/20th and find our more.

Three Strands:


 Every Day:

  • There are morning and Evening Masses daily with a short talk after Mass – often on prayer.
  • Prayer guide booklet to take and use at home.
  • Prayer ‘bag’ for housebound with tools for prayer – do you know someone who might use one?
  • Picnic on the first Sunday, Hog Roast on the second Sunday. Café open all week.
  • Both Churches open all day for private prayer.

Specific events include

  • An evening for Polish people - 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!
  • Celebrating our generous volunteers (Wednesday evening)
  • Celebrating our Feast Day (St John the Baptist) and the gift of Baptism (Thursday)
  • Healing Mass (Friday at St John’s)
  • Parents’ sessions online - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Children/Family Events

  • We also have a day being run in each school.
  • Children’s activity calendars.
  • Full on activity day on Saturday 26th with climbing wall

Dan Callow and Emily leading the music on the 27th at 9 and 12 Masses, followed by social event.


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

June Dates



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


An afternoon talk for the retired involved in parish life, followed by afternoon tea - Tickets for the Afternoon tea £2 to cover costs available from this weekend after Masses.

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 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


11-12 noon SH


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

7.00 pm SJ

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 3.40 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.

Mission Activity Day for Y3-Y6   is on Saturday 26th June from 9.00am- 3.40pm with Omega Outdoor Adventure Climbing Wall, Team Games, Craft Activities and much more. Free to those in Y3- Y6.

Afternoon Tea is sold out. Numbers of tickets have been limited due to Covid restrictions.

Barbeque/Hog roast! – Tickets on sale this weekend for this Parish Mission Social event. £3 each. Please let us know if you would like a vegetarian option.

We still need volunteers. Can you help please? If so, contact Fr Michael asap.

If you would like a member of the Sion team to do a home visit, contact Fr Subba.