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UPCOMING EVENTS 

THE SEASON OF LENT:  We have a challenge for you! Each day of Lent, remove one item from your closet that you no longer need or wear, and put it into a trash bag. At the end of Lent, donate these items to an organization that can share them with someone in need. #40days40ItemsChallenge 

JOINT PARISH MEETING: At 8 pm, 21st March 2019 (Thursday) in St Andrew's room

ADORATION: The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is the 22nd March 2019.  10:30 am till 6 pm

FRIDAYS IN LENT:  Stations of the Cross at 11:30 am.   Holy Mass at 12 noon.  Soup Lunch at 12:30.

ECC LENTEN COURSE: Churches in Edenbridge have tagged the Lenten course  "Getting to Know You".   Each Wednesday From 13th March to 18th  April at St John URC 8pm.  All are Welcome.



WEEKLY PRAYER:                          

Lord teach us to show Divine patience with others. Amen

Pilgrimage to Rome  April 2018

From Karen Bennett. 

When I saw Father Ben was organising a pilgrimage to Rome I was overjoyed.

I have visited The Eternal City before, including St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, as a tourist. However, even though I had been greatly moved by their beauty and grandeur on that occasion, I felt the need for a more spiritual visit so I could feel the presence of God more strongly in this most special city.

There were many occasions during our pilgrimage when I felt close to The Lord. Father Ben and Father Francis celebrating mass in one of the wonderful chapels within St Peter's before it was opened up to the general tourists, was one such moment. Another was the Papal Audience; sharing the joy and exhilaration of seeing The Holy Father along with thousands of pilgrims from across the globe.

It was during our mass at The Basilica of St Lawrence Outside the Walls, celebrated at the high altar above the crypt containing the tombs of our patronal saint and Saint Stephen, though that I truly felt most blessed.

I would like to thank Father Ben for organising this deeply spiritual experience and Father Francis for being our spiritual guide, as well as my fellow pilgrims for their company, Iove and support.



FROM MARY WATSON

As this was my first trip to Rome, I was very excited.... We celebrated mass before we left Edenbridge, and there met our group of fellow pilgrims.

We stayed in a simply and very friendly convent 10 minutes walk from the Vatican. The pace of our days were Ďfull oní, we packed so much in, and with the help and guidance of Fr. Francis and Fr. Ben (at the churches and public transport!) we travelled around with ease.

St. Paulís Basilica, St. Peterís tomb and papal audience were highlights for me, although it is hard t pick because there was so much to take in and at times quite overwhelming.

I have so much still to process, it felt a very blessed experience and even in the busyness, I was able to experience calm and stillness.

I had a great sense of joy throughout the trip, it was wonderful to step out of the everyday journey and share with others in this wonderful way.

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