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‘Nought Week’ — First Mass of Term

Sunday
14 September
Our first student Mass after the summer vacation at 11:30am at the Franciscan International Study Centre, followed by our free Pot-luck Lunch at St John Stone House.

Freshers’ Fair

Thursday
18 September
Come to the Freshers’ Fair at the Sports Centre and visit the Cathsoc stall — “The biggest and best...”!

First ‘Regular’ Mass of Term

Sunday
21 September
Our first ‘regular’ Mass starts at 11:30am on the Sunday before the beginning of the new academic year. Mass is — as usual — at the Franciscan Centre, followed by our free Pot-luck Lunch at St John Stone House.

Visit St John Stone House and Hear About the Cathsoc...

Tuesday
23 September
Whilst you enjoy a Free Wine & Cheese evening, hear from past and current Presidents and former members of the Cathsoc as they share their enthusiasm as to why the Cathsoc is “the biggest and best society on campus...”

Tube Feeding the Hopelessly Ill — Is It Worth It?

Tuesday
30 September
Dr Fr John Fleming, member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, advisor to the UN and Director of the Southern Cross Bio-Ethics Centre, Adelaide, Australia, challenges us about a current bill in the House of Commons.

SVP — Voluntary Support for People in Need

Tuesday
07 October
The Local Student Co-ordinator of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Winston Waller, will show a short video about the work of the SVP and explain how Cathsoc students can change the local community for the better.

Bodiam Castle & Rye

Saturday
11 October
Our first Cathsoc trip of the new academic year. Enjoy a coach ride through the Kent countryside visiting a medieval castle and then on to the prettiest of the Cinque PortsRye. The cost is only £10 which includes a packed lunch.

A Man for All Seasons

Tuesday
14 October
Enjoy an evening away from the library as you relax at St John Stone House watching “A Man for All Seasons”. This historic and Oscar winning film of the life of St Thomas More, featuring Paul Schofield and based on the play by Robert Boult, is a dramatic presentation of the Reformation crisis in England.

Lourdes — Place of Pilgrimage and Hope

Tuesday
21 October
Cathsoc members share their experiences when they were involved in the HCPT Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place each Easter week (that is 10th — 17th April in 2004). This is the main charity event supported by the Cathsoc. We try to finance at least 2 or 3 helpers.

Romero

Tuesday
28 October
A video evening with the showing of “Romero” — the dramatic story of the life and martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador.

Guy Fawkes — The Source of Anti-Catholicism in England?

Tuesday
04 November
A short illustrated presentation about the life and death of Guy Fawkes, accompanied with free Mulled Wine & Baked Potatoes, followed by a relaxing party around the fire at St John Stone House.

Castro... The Church... And the Future?

Tuesday
11 November
Michael Elmer, a former diplomat to Latin America with special interest in Cuba, will give an illustrated talk on the current state of the Church there, his prognosis of Fidel Castro, and his optimism for the Church in the 21st Century.

Royalty, the Church and the Media

Tuesday
18 November
Christopher Morgan — the award winning Religious and Royal Correspondent of the Sunday Times and frequent TV broadcaster — gives his insight into the scoops and scandals he has known in reporting both religious and royal stories over the last decade.

Bruges — The Venice of the North

Saturday
22 November
Visit this wonderful city — “the best medieval gem in Northern Europe” with its beautiful canals and streets. Only £20 for coach and ferry. This includes €5 spending money which you will receive on the coach. Enjoy this vibrant city as it prepares for Christmas...

The Road to Compostela

Tuesday
25 November
Next year, 2004, is a Holy Year in the pilgrimage city of Compostela. Dale Roberts, a leading member of the Pilgrimage to Compostela organisation, will give an illustrated talk of this exciting journey and explain plans for a Cathsoc Pilgrimage to Compostela next summer.

Our World Famous Cathsoc Christmas Dinner

Tuesday
02 December
Good food, good Wine, good Company... Party till the small hours... All free — at St John Stone House!

The University Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral

Thursday
11 December

8pm
This memorable event — the largest gathering in the University year — is by free personal ticket only. It is always oversubscribed! To get a good seat, be there at least by 7:30. Further details will appear on our Sunday news sheet, our Latest News page, and from Fr Peter via e-mail.

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