Thursday, 12 March 2009

Lent Talks - Marriage and Family Life

On Tuesday of this week the well-know Catholic writer and broadcaster, Joanna Bogle, visited St Ann's to give the first of our Lent talks. In her talk about Marriage and Family Life, Mrs Bogle spoke about the beautiful sacrament of marriage; the intimate union between husband and wife; children as God's gift to parents and much more.

Mrs Bogle addressed these issues in a sound yet entertaining manner in her usual inimitable style.

After the talk we had quite a lively question and answer session which was followed by Benedicton of the Blessed Sacrament in church.

We are now looking forward to the second of our Lent talks on Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm to be given by Fr Marcus Holden.

Fr Marcus Holden is assistant priest at St Augustine's Church, Tonbridge Wells and co-author with Fr Andrew Pinsent of Evangelium, a multi-media course on the Catholic Faith based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He will take as his subject The Holy Mass. Once more we will conclude the evening with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in church.

I do hope many people will be able to attend. It promises to be a very interesting evening.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I was very disappointed that due to a clash of dates, I was unable to attend. I hope that Joanna Bogle will be invited to talk to the parish again at some time.

Meanwhile I've underlined the date of the second talk in red in my diary and on my calendar!