Children's Liturgy - OLP
The group has 12 volunteers on a rota basis during term time. The activities are linked to the gospel message. There are two groups, Reception and Y1 and Y2 and Y3.
Activities are done inside and outside (weather permitting). The Children also put on a Christmas play during the Christmas Eve family service.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults ( RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.
The RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months, (ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year), but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually. The Church prefers to call this the process and not a program.
RCIA is for 'catehumens'- those who have never been baptized, and 'candidates'- those who are already baptized but in other Christian denomination churches.
(Tony and I would probably like to include a type of precis for the introductory RCIA session and also an index of the various sessions leading to reception of the candidates at the Easter Vigil. Maybe also a detailed 'Tour of the Church' plan for visitors to follow in order to conduct their own 'tour'. We will have lots of ideas to follow up in the coming weeks as the website grows.)
The Life Group
The Stratford branch of the national charity LIFE meets at 7.00 pm on the second Monday of the month in Windsor Street, next to the cinema. New members are most welcome.
LIFE's mission is to uphold the utmost respect for human life from conception until natural death. LIFE offers non-directive counselling and information on pregnancy, pregnancy loss and abortion. We also offer equipment and baby clothes to support mothers of young children. LIFE nationally offers housing support, treatment of infertility by natural means, and an education service for schools and young people.
Spare time corner