The Rosary

The Rosary will be recited at 11.30am Monday to Thursday. If you would like to volunteer to lead the Rosary please contact Br Jinson. All are welcome to join in.

The prayers that compose the Rosary are arranged in sets of ten Hail Marys, called "decades". Each decade is preceded by one Lord's Prayer, and traditionally followed by one Glory Be.

Usually, five decades are recited in a session. Each decade provides an opportunity to meditate on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall events in the lives of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary.

Wikipedia contains a series on the Rosary of the Catholic Church available via this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary


St Francis Holy Hour

We will be meeting weekly for a Holy Hour to pray, to reflect and to share. We pray for our parish and our country in the sacramental presence of our Lord. We reflect on inspired readings and most of all on God’s Word. We share our thoughts and life experiences as Christian brothers and sisters. You are more than welcome to join in weekly, or bi-weekly or just once in a while when you can make it on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. in the Church (Entry via the green door at the left hand side of the Church).

If you have questions call 01244 351331. See you there!


Events in February 2024

Sunday 18th February 2024
First Sunday of Lent

    Friday 23rd February 2024
    Stations Of The Cross

    The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 10:30am in English throughout Lent.

    The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers.

    Further information and a beautiful gallery of images is available via the following link to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stations_of_the_Cross

    Sunday 25th February 2024
    Second Sunday of Lent


      Events in March 2024

      Friday 1st March 2024
      Stations Of The Cross

      The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 10:30am in English throughout Lent.

      The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers.

      Further information and a beautiful gallery of images is available via the following link to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stations_of_the_Cross

      Friday 1st March 2024
      Monthly First Friday Devotion

      Join us for First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, following the 10.30am Stations of the Cross, in front of the Sacred Heart statue of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      The statue depicts the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a representation of the love of Christ, devotion to which, although it first appeared explicitly in the late 13th century, only became widespread after the Napoleonic Wars.

      It was declared a universal feast of the Church in 1856 and in 1875, the year our church was opened, Pope Pius IX exhorted all Catholics to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart. It might be considered a visual portrayal of the same sense of Jesus's overflowing love for mankind as is conveyed in the words of Methodist hymns dating from the same era.

      Saturday 2nd March 2024
      Monthly First Saturday Devotion

      Join us for First Saturday Devotion to The Immaculate Heart Of Mary. Prayers will be led by members of The St Francis Prayer Group. Part of The Holy Rosary will be said in different languages. Anyone who would like to lead a decade of the Holy Rosary is welcome to come forward.

      Sunday 3rd March 2024
      Third Sunday of Lent

        Friday 8th March 2024
        Stations Of The Cross

        The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 10:30am in English throughout Lent.

        Sunday 10th March 2024
        Fourth Sunday of Lent
        Mothers Day

          Friday 15th March 2024
          Stations Of The Cross

          The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 10:30am in English throughout Lent.

          Sunday 17th March 2024
          Fifth Sunday of Lent

            Friday 22nd March 2024
            Stations Of The Cross

            The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 10:30am in English throughout Lent.

            Sunday 24th March 2024
            Palm Sunday

              Tuesday 26th March
              Highlight from the High

              Highlight from the High: The students at the CHS are rehearsing for the 'Living Stations of the Cross' performance which will take place in the school hall on Tuesday 26th March at 10am.

              Parishioners are invited to come and watch the play. Tickets free of charge. Limited places! To book your seat, please email shawk@christofidelis.org.uk

              Sunday 31st March 2024
              Easter Sunday


                Future Events

                Lourdes Overland via Jumbulance
                Thursday 30th May - Saturday 9th June 2024
                Thursday 15th - Saturday 24th August 2024

                Chester Across Group is off to Lourdes again from Thur 30th May - Sat 9th June 2024 and on Thur 15th - Sat 24th August 2024. Travel is overland by Jumbulance, literally a Jumbo-Ambulance, with seven beds on board.

                There are vacancies for a nurse and helps and is a doctor available? Cost including a kitty and insurance is £1,095. Nurses and young people in full time education pay half price. Help may be available if people cannot afford the full amount. Travel insurance is available for just £65.

                For further information, visit www.across.org.uk or contact Tony Murphy 07881 656974 or email tonymurphyefc2002@yahoo.co.uk


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