Our Parish is blessed..

with a number of active and welcoming prayer and ministry groups as well as other activities that regularly take place. We encourage you to come and take part in any of the following;

Contact Pat Chesterton for more information

Email pchesterton42@gmail.com

Every second Monday of each month at St Clare’s Catholic Church

Mass 13:30h, followed by meeting at 14:00h.

All newcomers are made most welcome.

Pat Chesterton

Contact Pauline Gilbert for more information

Tuesdays 19.15 – 21.00 at St. Clare’s Church.

This is a charismatic prayer group. The meeting has 5 phases.

  1. PRAYER, PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to God, in word and song.
  2. WORSHIP of God
  3. LISTENING to God in silence
  4. SHARING what God has revealed to us
  5. PETITION and INTERCESSORY prayer

There is an opportunity at the end of the meeting for individual prayer.

All newcomers are made very welcome, and all aspects of the prayer meeting explained

Meetings take place every fourth Monday of the month, commencing with Mass at 19:00 followed by meeting at 19:30 at St Clares church.

The Knights of St Columba are an organised body of Catholic laymen who place themselves at the disposal of priests, parishes, and the local community.

We cover a wide range of activities both locally and nationally to promote and support the Catholic faith, and we invite all practising Catholic men in the Deanery of St John Fisher to join us in our mission to ‘serve God by serving others’.

For further information see, https://www.ksc.org.uk/ or contact Michael Brignull, Officer for Membership & Development, Council 972 on 07527 311036

Contact Marie Woods for further information

email: mtwoods1@btinternet.com
Telephone: 07709601645

This group meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at 14:00hrs, see the weekly newsletter.

St. Joseph’s in Church Sacristy, 56 High St, Aylesbury.

Together we can make a difference

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is part of an international voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms, by providing practical assistance to people in need.

What we do:

Our main work is visiting the elderly and housebound in their own homes or care homes.

We take Holy Communion to them, if they so wish, enjoy conversation, and take time to listen

A phone call is always appreciated too

Locally, we provide material support where it is needed.

We drive parishioners to Mass.

We send financial aid to communities in India and Romania, as well as pay the university fees for a young woman who is studying to become a primary school teacher.

We could do more…. Would you like to help us?

Do you need help from the SVP?

Please contact Marie Woods, using the above telephone number or e-mail address.

SVP: Turning Concern into Action

Contact Geraldine White for further information

This group meets every Tuesday at 19:00h – 20:30h.

at St Clares Catholic Church, Elmhurst Rd, Aylesbury HP20 2EA

The meeting is warm, welcoming and prayerful.

The spirituality is Marian centred with an emphasis on learning from Mary

the First Disciple of Jesus.

Daily Prayer and Visitation of families is at the heart of the Mission.

Close bonds are formed between members.

Newcomers are made most welcome and all explained regarding meetings.

Minutes of Aylesbury Forum Meeting 11 Sept. 2019
Present Canon John Beirne, Father John Fleming, Rev. John Sillitoe,
Rosemary Gowers, Sr. Bernadette

Matters arising
We discussed the Deanery Pastoral Council which is being set up and will require two representatives from each parish.
The steering group which is being set up feel that the schools need to be part of the Pastoral Council and suggest a representative from each school.
The Deanery Pastoral Council will look at :-
-What we do well in our parish
-What else could we possibly do
-Further structures
There will be a day to reflect on these issues on 12th Oct. 2019 9.30- 4.00
Ten people from each parish will be allocated for the day.
Pillar Reports
Formation
There is a new programme for the RCIA, Baptism, First Reconciliation and Communion in St. Joseph’s and St. Clare’s church
Ministry Pillar
Jim Cargin has taken over chairing this pillar
Ecumenical
Fr. Fleming described the giant Ecumenical service in the park.
Leaders from different churches in the Aylesbury vale network were present.
Youth
Mathew Travers and Tom Rawlings are going into Secondary schools and setting up a network representing Youth for Christ. They hope to form units of young Christians.
There will be a commissioning of the Director of Youth for Christ in the Holy Trinity Church.Clergy who want to work with Youth for Christ will have the opportunity
Post Confirmation
An effort is being made to follow up the Confirmandi. The youth need to be fed by wider streams. Tom to be asked to come and speak to the young people

Guardian Angels
An effort is being made to reach out to sleeping Catholics.
DVD’s will be shown for 4 weeks beginning Thursday Sept. 19th
It is felt that something needs to be done to help single people to feel they belong to the parish community Those in their 20’s 30’s and 40’s
Suggestions
Have a pizza evening and soft drinks
Prepare something for the following get together.
e.g. talk about how they feel.
St. Louis
Rose filled us in about the situation in school. The new headmistress Catherine Majin is settling in
There are 60 reception children
Our Lady of Lourdes
The parish is preparing to celebrate its Golden Jubilee
Extraordinary year of Mission
Pope Francis wants us to focus on this during the month of October.
The next meeting will be on Wed. 11th Dec.