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‘Nought Week’ — First Mass of Term

21 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.

Welcome Fair

Thursday 25 –
Friday 26

1pm – 5pm
Come to the Welcome Fair at Eliot Car Park and visit the Cathsoc stall — “The biggest and best...”!

First ‘Regular’ Mass of Term

28 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, also at the Franciscan Centre.

Visit the Cathsoc...

30 September
Enjoy a Free Wine & Cheese Evening, meet our Presidents and new friends, and relax at the Franciscan International Study Centre.

VIP Tour of Canterbury Cathedral

06 October
Canon Nick Papadopulos is conducting a special tour of the Cathedral. It will start with Evensong at 5:30pm, followed by an exploration of the Cathedral. Hear about Cathedral life and worship, and enjoy food and drink. Tickets are free but limited. Contact Fr Peter if you would like to go.

Why Cathsoc?

07 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...”

International Masses

Each year, we share the Internationalism of the Catholic Church — and the Cathsoc at the University of Kent in particular — by celebrating our International Masses. On these Sundays, different ‘flavours’ transform our celebrations. The Mass, its songs, prayers and readings are all in a particular language; whilst our Pot-luck Lunch continues the same theme with a gourmet meal — with the best dish of that country/region prepared for us!

If you would like to help organising an International Mass, please contact Fr Peter as soon as possible. In previous years, we celebrated African, French, German, Hispanic, Italian and Polish Masses and many more, and we hope to repeat their success in the years to come. Moreover, we encourage groups from all countries/regions/languages to join in and to show their commitment as well!

SVP — Voluntary Support for People in Need

14 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

18 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.

Cathsoc Quiz & Bar Games Night

21 October
Enjoy a relaxing night playing some traditional English Pub games and a very simple Religious Quiz and win prizes!

Lourdes — Place of Pilgrimage and Hope

28 October
Cathsoc members share their experiences when they were involved in the HCPT Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place each Easter week (4th — 11th April in 2015). 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]

02 November
This year, by decision of the Bishops of England and Wales, All Saints’ Day is celebrated on the Sunday following the actual date (which would have been Saturday 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, also at the Franciscan Centre.

All Souls’ Day

03 November
Due to the celebration of All Saints’ Day on Sunday 2nd November, All Souls’ Day has been moved one day, too. There are therefore two Requiem Masses on Monday 3rd November which will be offered for the faithful departed: at 1:30pm in Eliot Chapel AND at 6:40pm at the Franciscan International Study Centre.

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

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 at the Franciscan International Study Centre.


11 November
We show “Molokai” — the award-winning Australian film of Fr Damien of Louvain, who has been canonised. Learn the story of Fr Damien’s life and heroic death.

Bruges — The Venice of the North

15 November
Visit this wonderful city — “the best medieval gem in Northern Europe” with its beautiful canals and streets. Only £30 for coach and shuttle. Enjoy this vibrant city as it prepares for Christmas...

Preparing for the World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

18 November
A former president of the Cathsoc, Jorim Anelone, will recount his experience of being in Rio for the last World Youth Day. We will also talk about World Youth Day 2016 (26th — 31st July 2016) in Krakow and start planning...

Catholicism and the Bible

25 November
Fr Sean O’Connor, a former member of the Cathsoc and now Priest at Our Lady of Gillingham, will share his thoughts about a question which often challenges students at Kent.

Preparing for the Coming of Christ

29 November
Our Advent Away Day retreat at the Vocations Centre in Whitstable. We travel by coach and enjoy a day of reflection and peace together, plus a visit to the harbour!

Where Are St Thomas of Canterbury’s Bones?

02 December
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.

The University Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral

08 December

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

16 December
Good Food, good Wine, good Company... Party till the small hours... All free — at the Franciscan International Study Centre!

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