Confirmation 2018

If you will be in Year 10 in September 2017, and you would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please collect a form from Fr. Barry before the end of July 2017.

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1st Communion 2018

If you have a child who will be in Year 3 in September 2017 and you would like them to make their First Communion at Christ the King or St. Joachim, please collect a form from Fr. Barry before the end of July 2017.

News From Nigeria

​​​​​​​​23 January 2017
Dear Fr. Anderson and Parishioners,

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement. Many people give a once off donation but very few are able to continue giving so generously. Our sisters in Jalingo who are working in the Women Centre are always amazed when we tell them you have sent another donation. Truly you have made a huge difference in their lives. 

We have asked them many times why they cannot get more funding from their own diocese and their Bishop. The project has his full support but they simply do not have the resources to give the necessary financial backing. The southern part of the diocese has experienced crisis for the last 5 years and many of the Churches and parish houses have been burnt. So the Bishop actually doesn’t have the money at the moment. 

At our District Assembly this Christmas we asked the Sisters if there was any way they could raise some money themselves. They talked about buying canopies and chairs which they could rent out. Everybody thought it might be a good way of raising funds but the initial capital was a problem. 

Then we got a phone call to say Eastbourne had sent another generous donation. It was a real sign from God! Hopefully if the Women Centre can involve themselves in a small business, they will eventually be able to support themselves and train the women and girls without always feeling that the Centre will have to close due to lack of funds.

They had a very successful graduation on the 6th of December 2016, and all those graduating were presented with sowing machines. Again this could only happen as a result of your support.

Thank you so much, and please convey our gratitude to all those who have contributed. Please support us with your prayers as Nigeria is going difficult times. God bless,

Sr Anne and Sr. Antoinette
Infant Jesus Sisters
Bukuru,
Jos,
Plateau State.

 

Marriage Preparation – Counsellors & Other Volunteers Needed

Are you looking to volunteer in a friendly and supportive environment and to make a difference in one of the most foundational areas of society – marriage? 

Then Marriage Care has the opportunity you are looking for. 

I am delighted to be using my skills for something I truly believe in’ – Marriage Care Volunteer. 

Marriage Care is a faith-based organisation that draws on its Catholic Christian tradition and contemporary research to help couples in both good times and bad, providing marriage preparation and relationship counselling services for couples across England and Wales. 

Our Eastbourne Centre, based at Christ the King which covers Eastbourne, Hastings and the surrounding areas is in urgent need of:  

A Head of Centre to lead & support the team to promote and deliver services locally.  

Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to work with couples preparing for marriage (training is provided). 

Qualified Counsellors to provide relationship counselling (training in Relationship Counselling is offered to qualified counsellors with a Level 4 Diploma who are not yet trained as relationship counsellors) 

A Treasurer to oversee finances in the centre.

For more information or to apply, please visit: www.marriagecare.org.uk or email  volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk