Friars News - Aylesford Priory

Volume 15 Issue 1/2 Jan/Feb 2015
Carmelite News...
Father Gerard (Ged) Walsh was ordained priest by the Rt. Rev.
Terence Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough, at Our Lady’s Church in
Acomb on Saturday 25th January, during the parish celebration of
Mass. Father Ged is Catholic Chaplain at the University of York, and
his ordination was attended by many past and present students and
staff, as well as his ecumenical colleagues. Father Ged (37) is originally from The Wirral, and his family and friends were among the
large congregation. Prior to entering the Carmelite Order, Ged was a
radiographer in Liverpool but gave up this promising career when he
felt called by God to enter the religious life. He studied for the priesthood in Dublin.
In January we also welcomed Richard Green and Robert
February Calendar
Hunt to community for a pre-novitiate year. Please make
them welcome and keep them in your prayers.
Thurs 5 Prayer & Praise, 7pm St Joseph’s Chapel
Christmas Offerings
The community would like to thank everyone for their
Christmas offerings. The Crib offerings raised a tremendous £615 for Mary’s Meals. This means that we are
now feeding 50 children every day for a whole school
year! Thank you very much.
Wed 18 Ash Wednesday 7.30am & 12 noon Masses
Sat 14
Third Order Meeting 10.30am onwards
Choir Practice, 7.30—8.30pm.
Fully Human, Fully Alive
A Lenten series of five Wednesday evening sessions (7.009.00pm), each complete in itself, on how the sacraments
enable us to experience the fullness of Christian living. There
will be an input on each theme with an opportunity for reflection. You are invited to join the Carmelite community for Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. Soup and rolls will be served at 7pm
and the talks will begin at 7.30pm in the Gatehouse.
Donation only
Easter People
Bernard Hoose
Francis Kemsley, O.Carm.
Maggie Cascioli &Trish Murphy
Paul Jenkins, O.Carm.
Elena White and team
25 Feb
4 Mar
11 Mar
18 Mar
25 Mar
Lent Retreat—Jesus the Wounded Healer
20—22 March
This residential weekend retreat will reflect upon the healing
stories in Mark’s Gospel. As we begin Lent, it will be an occasion to ponder upon the love, mercy and healing of God.
Francis Kemsley, O.Carm.
Cost: £144 single, £140 shared, £136 senior citizen
No. of
per person
8.00 am
January 8.00 am
total to date
100 + Club The winner of the January draw
was Anne Hayden from Bearsted.
Do take a look at the display in the Carmelite Saints
chapel which is part of the celebrations for the 500th
Anniversary of Teresa of Avila. The Teresian Year ends
on 17th October 2015 when there will be a special celebration here. Also of note this year is the 750th Anniversary of St Simon Stock and there will also be a special celebration for this on Saturday 16th May.
2015 Events Calendar
Saturday 28th February
At St Peter & St Paul’s
Church, Aylesford
Do pop in for as long or short
a time as you wish
Hear first hand from organisations directly involved in
Africa. A light lunch will be provided at the back of the
church between 1.00 and 2.00pm. For more details
see the church website:
or email [email protected]
It has been decided to
move the beautiful Edith
Stein statue which used to
sit in the North Barn but
that meant very few people were able to see it.
The statue has now been
found a new home in the
Prior’s Hall. The statue
was hand carved by Geoff
Lucas and gifted to the
Priory in 2005 when the
North Barn restoration
work was completed.
Sat 14 Feb
Valentine’s Evening 7.30pm North
Sat 7 Mar
Irish Evening with music by Mullac a
Boo 7,30pm North Barn
Sat 28 Mar
Born For This A powerful and moving
presentation of the Stations of the
Cross using drama, movement and
song on the Main Shrine. Free
Sat 26 Apr
Kent’s All Ford Show
Sun 31 May Summer Fayre 11am—4.30pm
5 - 13 July
Woodturners Exhibition
Sun 19 July
Kent’s Kit, Custom & American Car
Fri 24 July
Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen
of Verona
Sun 26 July
Rolls Royce Car Show
Sun 2 Aug
Vintage Motorbikes Open Day
Sat 29 Aug
Bexley Phoenix Choir Concert
Sun 13 Sept
Heritage Week Gatehouse Open Day
Kent’s Classic Car Show
7-22 Nov
Woodturners Exhibition
Sat 21 Nov
Magpie—a one woman play followed
by dinner
28 & 29 Nov Christmas Fayre
Sun 6 Dec
Light Up A Life
Fri 12 Dec
Carols by Candlelight
Farmers Market Dates:
15 Feb, 15 Mar, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June. 19 July,
16 Aug, 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 20 Dec