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This Week

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Week 10 at the Catholic Chaplaincy

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Please note that this page is only updated during term time.

MONDAY 25th March  

Rosary and Lectio Divina 7pm

TUESDAY 26th March

Rosary and film "The Passion of the Christ" 7pm

WEDNESDAY 27th March

Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Discovery 7pm

THURSDAY 28th March 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Rosary and Stations of the Cross 4pm

FRIDAY 29th March

GOOD FRIDAY 

Rosary and Stations of the Cross 11am

SATURDAY 30th March

HOLY SATURDAY 

Rosary and Stations of the Cross 11am

 

 

Easter break – The Chaplaincy will be closed until 29th  April  and will reopen on Tuesday 30th April with Mass at noon followed by a free lunch, as usual. If you are staying in Exeter during the Easter break you can go to the Sacred Heart Church in South Street (https://www.sacredheartexeter.org/) or the Blessed Sacrament Church in Heavitree (https://www.blessedsacrament.org.uk/). 

Jubilee 2025 & Year of Preparation – There will be a Jubilee of the whole Church in 2025 and we are going to be spending the coming year preparing for such an event. The theme of the Jubilee is Pilgrims of Hope and is an occasion of joy and mercy. Events will be planned throughout the year, it is an occasion of grace and celebration. 

You can view the trailer for the Jubilee here:
https://www.youtube.com/watchv=FBi5SCO2J88&list=PLKM6wyWJKrxdmZo5EPxDc1VbW4MOqzljm.
There is also an App, available on all devices called Iubilaeum25, which contains latest news, the hymn for the Jubilee, and a calendar of events. The Holy Father has asked us to focus on two things: the Our Father, and the four Constitutions of the Second Vatican Council (Dei Verbum, Lumen Gentium, Sacrosanctum Concilium and Gaudium et Spes). The Our Father as a means to focus our prayer, and the Constitutions as a means to renew the catechesis in the Church. Here is a link to the four Constitutions:
https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/index.htm.
 
Nostra Aetate – Together with the above mentioned four Constitutions there are other important documents from the Second Vatican Council. In this respect, Fr Michael encourages you to read Nostra Aetate, which is the document looking at the Church's relations with non-Christian faiths. Here is the link: https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decl_19651028_nostra-aetate_en.htm.
 
Books on Science and Faith – Here are the books that Fr Michael recommends on the topic of science and faith:
 
1) Ian McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary, Yale University Press       
2) Simon Conway Morris, Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely UniverseCambridge University Press                                          
3) Ian McGilchrist, The Master with Things, Yale University  Press           
4)John Lennox, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, Lion               
5) John Polkinghorne and Nicholas Beale, Questions of Truth: Fifty-one Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief, Westminster John Knox Press                                                                         
6) John PolkinghorneScience and Creation, SPCK                             
7) John Polkinghorne, Science and Providence, SPCK                           
8) John Polkinghorne, Reason and Reality: The Relationship Between Science and TheologySPCK                                                               
9) John Polkinghorne, Quarks, Chaos and ChristianitySPCK                   
10) John Polkinghorne, Science and Providence, SPCK
 
Fr Michael has stressed that this is just an entirely representative sample and he suggests that you look at the bibliography or Google online for further titles that might interest you or look online at the John Templeton Foundation website which awards annual prices to the best books written in the field of theology and science.
  
Mission and Formation opportunity – The Worth School in West Sussex is currently recruiting Catholic young people to join the Forerunner team. Furerunners live in a small community onsite at Worth Abbey. They receive ongoing formation and support from the Worth School Chaplaincy team and the Worth Abbey monks for their Christian journey that is firmly rooted in the Benedictine tradition. Forerunners also commit to praying, worshipping and studying God's Word together and individually. As an overflow of their formation, Forerunners take part in mission as Youth Ministers at the school. As well as free accommodation and meals provided during term time, Forerunenrs also receive a small salary. The usual commitment is for two years, although one year is also considered. If you are interested in this oportunity, you can contact Mrs Abigail Chapman on achapman@worth.org.uk or 01342710273.

Chaplaincy Offertory – We no longer have a cash collection, but if you would like to make an offertory donation, we now have a contactless card machine which you will find on the right-hand side of the entrance to the Chapel in Sundays."Give back some of God's gifts to God, that you may safely enjoy the rest" (St. John Henry Cardinal Newman)   

Keeping in touch with the Chaplaincy - For further details about the Chaplaincy and our events please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/students/chaplaincy/catholic/

You can also follow CathSoc Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ExeterUniCatholicSociety/ and CathSoc Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/cathsocexeter/.

 

Mirtha Mangone is our Safeguarding Rep and can be contacted on exeter-university@prcdtr.org.uk