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The Programme of Autumn Term 2010/11

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Welcome Fair

Thursday
23 September

12noon – 4pm
Come to the Welcome Fair at Eliot Car Park and visit the Cathsoc stall — “The biggest and best...”!

First Mass of Term

Sunday
26 September
Our first 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
28 September
Enjoy a Free Wine & Cheese Evening, meet our Presidents and new friends, and relax at St John Stone House.

Why Cathsoc?

Tuesday
05 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
12 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
16 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 £15 which includes a packed lunch.

A Man for All Seasons

Tuesday
19 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
26 October
Cathsoc members share their experiences when they were involved in the HCPT Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place each Easter week (23rd — 30th April in 2011). This is the main charity event supported by the Cathsoc. We try to finance at least 2 or 3 helpers.

All Saints’ Day [Holy Day of Obligation]

Sunday
31 October
This year, by decision of the Bishops of England and Wales, All Saints’ Day is celebrated on the Sunday before the actual date (which would have been Monday 1st November). Therefore, we will celebrate this Holy Day during our usual Sunday Mass at 11:30am at the Franciscan International Study Centre, followed by our Pot-luck Lunch at St John Stone House.

All Souls’ Day

Tuesday
02 November
There are two Requiem Masses which will be offered for the faithful departed: 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
02 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.

Benedict XVI’s Visit to the UK

Tuesday
09 November
We are very fortunate to have as our speaker Joanna Bogle, the famous and provocative journalist, frequently seen on TV. She was heavily involved in the recent visit by Benedict XVI to the UK and will challenge us by a talk on her own reactions to the way the media handled the event and her own participation. Not least her attendance at the historically important meeting in Westminster.

Where Are St Thomas of Canterbury’s Bones?

Tuesday
16 November
Professor John Butler, author of the book “The Quest for Becket’s Bones”, will show a short BBC documentary about his exposé and develop his challenging conclusion.

Bruges — The Venice of the North

Saturday
20 November
Visit this wonderful city — “the best medieval gem in Northern Europe” with its beautiful canals and streets. Only £25 for coach and shuttle. Enjoy this vibrant city as it prepares for Christmas...

Karol — A Man Who Became Pope

Tuesday
23 November
Part 1 of the award-winning film (made recently in Poland) of the early life of John Paul II. (Part 2, “The Pope Who Remained a Man” will be shown next term.)

Preparing for the Coming of Christ

Saturday
27 November
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!

Catholicism and the Bible

Tuesday
30 November
Fr Sean O’Connor, a former member of the Cathsoc and now Priest at St Saviour’s, Lewisham, will share his thoughts about a question which often challenges students at Kent.

Venit... Vidit... Vicit...

Tuesday
07 December
Benedict XVI’s recent State Visit to the UK has changed the role and status of the Catholic Community forever. In a recent film of his journey we see how “He Came... He Saw... and He Conquered”.

The University Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral

Friday
10 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.

Our World Famous Cathsoc Christmas Dinner

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

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