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‘Nought Week’ — First Mass of Term

Sunday
16 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
20 September

12noon – 5pm
Come to the Freshers’ Fair at Eliot Car Park and visit the Cathsoc stall — “The biggest and best...”!

First ‘Regular’ Mass of Term

Sunday
23 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...

Tuesday
25 September
Enjoy a Free Wine & Cheese Evening, meet our Presidents and new friends, and relax at St John Stone House.

Why Cathsoc?

Tuesday
02 October
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...”

SVP — Voluntary Support for People in Need

Tuesday
09 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.

A Man for All Seasons

Tuesday
16 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.

Bodiam Castle & Rye

Saturday
20 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.

Lourdes — Place of Pilgrimage and Hope

Tuesday
23 October
Cathsoc members share their experiences when they were involved in the HCPT Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place each Easter week (22nd — 29th March in 2008). This is the main charity event supported by the Cathsoc. We try to finance at least 2 or 3 helpers.

Exposing Modern Atheism

Tuesday
30 October
Dr Robin Gill, Michael Ramsey Professor of Theology at Kent, exposes the weakness and fallacies of modern ‘popular’ atheists and demonstrates how Religious Belief is both more rational and consistent. Essential knowledge for living in present times.

All Saints’ Day [Holy Day of Obligation]

Thursday
01 November
Mass at 1:30pm in Eliot Chapel AND at 6:40pm in St John Stone House.

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

Tuesday
06 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.

Saint Days & Seasons

Tuesday
13 November
Joanna Bogle, the famous and provocative journalist and speaker, frequently seen on TV, challenges us about why the Christian Year is important and the Catholic understanding of ‘Saint Days & Seasons’.

Bruges — The Venice of the North

Saturday
17 November
Visit this wonderful city — “the best medieval gem in Northern Europe” with its beautiful canals and streets. Only £20 for coach and ferry. Enjoy this vibrant city as it prepares for Christmas...

World Youth Day 2008

Tuesday
20 November
Sr Margaret Gallagher will talk about MAGiSUK, which is organised by seven religious congregations in Britain who share Ignatian spirituality and are planning to participate in the World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008.

Karol — A Man Who Became Pope

Tuesday
27 November
Part I of the award-winning film (made recently in Poland) of the early life of John Paul II. (Part II will be shown next term.) Remember in years to come to tell your friends: “I saw it first at the Cathsoc!”

Preparing for the Coming of Christ

Saturday
01 December
Our Advent Away Day retreat at Stella Maris, the Generalate of the Faithful Companions of Jesus at Broadstairs. For only £5, which includes lunch, we travel by coach and enjoy a day of reflection and peace together, plus a visit to the seaside!

Our World Famous Cathsoc Christmas Dinner

Tuesday
04 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

Tuesday
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, the University Chaplaincy website, and from Fr Peter via e-mail.

Last modified: Sun 18 Nov 2007 13:23:18 by Mario Schweigler. [plain]