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Thames Isis Coordinating Pastor:
Rev Jamie McGrath
01235 520375



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The COMBINED NOTICE BOARDS for parishes of the Thames Isis Pastoral Area

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Join Us For The Journey Of Your Life!

RCIA Journey in Faith welcome evening - Tuesday 11th July 7.30-9.00pm at St Edmunds Parish Centre, Abingdon


People from all backgrounds and for all kinds of reasons throughout the year come forward wanting to learn more about the Catholic way of life.  Our Journey in Faith/RCIA sessions begin each year in September, and we would like to invite you to “come and see” evening where you can find out more about the sessions and what they entail.  A warm and friendly welcome awaits you and you will have the opportunity to meet members of the RCIA team, learn more about the Catholic faith and ask any questions you may have about becoming a Catholic. 


So if you are:


·         Thinking about becoming a Catholic, or just interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith


·         Attending mass and would like to know more


·         Someone who has questions about faith you would like to find answers to  


·         Someone who is unbaptised or baptised in another Christian tradition, or who may have been baptised a Catholic but never received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist.


·         Someone who may be dating, engaged or married to a Catholic. 


·         Someone who is just interested!


Then do ‘come and see’ us. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

God bless.

RCIA team 

"I joined the RCIA group last year, at a difficult time in my life and therefore I was very nervous about walking into a room of people I didn't know especially to talk about my faith, something which had always been very private. I was made to feel comfortable straight away and from there my relationships grew and I remembering feeling really safe and supported. Each week we would read passages from the bible and discuss in small groups and what I enjoyed about this part of the meeting was we made the bible relevant to our daily life. It really helped to deepen my understanding of the Catholic faith and how we can use it in simple tasks to help others each day for the 'ordinary life'. I now have a wonderful set of friends and we have a laugh and share good food and conservation together. I haven't looked back, not only have I restored my faith in the Catholic church but also in people as well."

Lectio Divina has been used by the church for centuries as a tool for deepening prayer life.  Meaning 'Spiritual Reading' it is a way of reading the bible, making your reading a prayer.  It helps you to see how the Holy Spirit , speaking to you through the bible, has something to say about your life.

Click here for guide to Lectio Divina for individuals

and here for guide for leaders




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community activities

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Benediction and Exposition
of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays after
9.30am Mass
English Martyrs Church, Didcot

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament also at St Amand's Chapel, Hendred House, every Friday 2-4pm.

Rosary St Armands Chapel - 1st Tuesday of month - 7.00pm

Vincentian Volunteers

A positive opportunity for young people to have a challenging experience in serving vulnerable people, and living in a community with other like-minded volunteers. Accommodation and living expense provided.

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