PARISH GROUPS
AND REGULAR EVENTS


SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
SOCIety

Members of the Padley Martyrs SVP Conference meet every
second Tuesday of the Month, at 7.30pm, either at the Church of
the Holy Family Parish Hall, or at The Church of the Annunciation Library.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

Our aim is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision
of practical assistance to those in need.

The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting people
who are sick, lonely, in prison, or suffering from addiction is also a
significant proportion of our work. The essence of our work is
person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our
greatest gift.

Our 10,000 volunteer members, motivated by their faith, are committed to
meaningful and long term befriending. Inspired by the message of the
Gospels they seek and find those in need and offer them sincere
friendship. They visit them in their homes, in hospital and in care homes
on a regular basis and offer additional practical support such as food,
furniture or financial help where needed. They also organise trips and
events for older and isolated people.

We offer friendship and practical help to all we visit, without regard to
faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation. As we visit people in their
homes we have strict safeguarding policies and procedures and all
visiting members must hold a DBS certificate.

Our core friendship service is complemented by additional areas of
activity – community support projects
(including community shops, furniture stores and advice centres),
youth work, holiday provision and overseas aid.

For more info please scroll down to the main parish contact details.


Bereavement SUPPORT Group

The Bereavement Group is an open, friendly gathering for family support,
prayer, friendship and refreshments.
We meet every second Wednesday of the month, at the Church of
the Annunciation Library, from 10.30am - 12 noon.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Our First Holy Communion Group meet on Saturdays at 9.00am,
from January to May at either the Main Hall, Small Hall, or Library
at the Church of the Annunciation.
On Fridays Catechists meet from 8.00pm - 9.00pm.


PARISH TODDLER GROUP

The parish toddler group meet every week at St Joseph’s Little Scholars
Nursery (42 Newbold Road) in school term-time from 9.15am - 11.30am.

All are welcome.


THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN
INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

We meet for the RCIA at the Church of the Annunciation Parish Centre
Library, and all groups are led by the priests and a qualified catechist.

Meeting times are Tuesdays at 7.00pm, from September to Easter.

ABOUT RCIA

The Journey in Faith groups are a warm, friendly and well established
method for individuals to learn about the Good News of Jesus Christ
our Lord and Saviour, and the Church's teachings.

The teachings and doctrines of our Faith are explained in a series
of talks, which are open to people of other faiths – and no faith –
who wish to know more about Catholicism.

These weekly talks are given to inform, enhance and deepen the faith,
and whilst many people do choose to become Catholics at the end of
the course, there is no obligation to commit to this step.

If you are interested in attending please speak to one of our priests,
or use the main contact info at the bottom of the page.


Knit and Natter
Craft Afternoons

The Knit and Natter craft group meet at the Church of the Holy Family
Parish Hall, every Monday from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

ABOUT THE GROUP

We are a happy band of ladies who meet weekly to knit, sew and crochet.
You would be welcome to work on your own ‘project’ or make something
to include on our ‘For Sale’ table at garden and Christmas fetes,
and other charity raising events.

Some of our ladies help in community projects, for example knitting
poppies for Armistice Day, baby blankets, hat and vests, and garments
for the homeless, etc.

We have tea, coffee, biscuits and home-made cake for a small fee.
Everyone is welcome to come and have a social and crafty afternoon
in good company.

We’d love to see you.

Contact Maria or Geraldine at Holy Family, or scroll down for parish
contact details.


TUESDAY CLUB

Our Tuesday club for over the over 60’s meet from 2.00pm – 4.00pm,
at the Church of the Annunciation (small hall).


BINGO NIGHTS

We have a Bingo night on Tuesdays from 7.30pm till late!


JUMBLE SALE

We hold a very good Parish Jumble Sale every four weeks on
Fridays and Saturdays in the Main and Small Halls, and Library,
at the Church of the Annunciation. Please check the ‘Whats On’
and ‘News’ pages for latest times and dates.


BOOK SALE

We also hold an excellent Book Sale regularly in the Main Parish Hall,
at the Church of the Annunciation.
Please see the ‘What’s On’ and ‘News’ pages for latest.