Newsletter for the week beginning 28th September 2014

Sunday Mass

Father Ommanuel Odoememe from Earley will be presiding at our first mass, and there will be coffee, tea and cakes afterwards.

Welcome Mass next Sunday

Next Sunday (5th October) we'll be starting the academic year in style with a big Welcome Mass and a meal and drinks afterwards.

The returning students will be back by then and it's always quite a special occasion where we get to meet each other properly as a community. So please do come along, and bring some friends. The meal is free, too - the only time in a year when I don't even ask for a donation! :-)

If you're available to help with preparing the food (from Sunday 4pm) or the music (form 5pm) or tidying up afterwards, please let me know. I'd be ever so grateful!

Soup Lunch - Mondays 1-2 pm at the Chaplaincy Centre

Fresh, home-cooked, vegetarian soup and good company, every Monday in term time. Suggested donation £1.50 - all proceeds go to St. Cornelius Day Centre and soup kitchen for AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in Sasolburg, South Africa.

Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion - Tuesdays

Every Tuesday lunchtime (1.05 pm), we have a Communion service at the Campus Chaplaincy. It's a quiet, prayerful liturgy, which takes approximately 30 minutes.

Theology and Donuts - Wednesdays at 1 pm

… is the name of our lunchtime study and discussion sessions where we discuss aspects of Christian Doctrine in an open, informal manner over a free lunch, including doughnuts. (Yes, free food again!)

This is an ecumenical group and as chaplains, we take turns in leading the sessions. The first session is this Wednesday and the title is What is Theology about?

Ecumenical Evening Prayer

… takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in term-time from 5-5.20 pm at the Campus Chaplaincy. It's a very simple prayer time where we use texts from the Iona Community in Scotland, a reading from the Bible, and very occasionally a chant or a piece of music. All students and staff welcome!

Would you like to be Baptised or Confirmed, or Received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church?

Baptisms and Confirmations in the Chaplaincy usually happen at Pentecost, and we will be starting a preparation group in November. Please let me know if you are interested!

Bread Making

We've also got bread making workshops every Friday lunchtime at the Chaplaincy Centre - book a 45 minute slot to learn how to make the dough and pick up your baked loaf at the end of the afternoon.

Cost: £2 - to book email chaplaincy@reading.ac.uk

God bless,
Sabine