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Download 22nd April.
|Ashbourne Churches Together AGM – 7.30pm Tuesday 24th April in the Methodist Century Hall. Our church is part of Ashbourne Churches Together so we are all invited to go to the AGM. This year it will include two presentations which you may find of interest:|
* Ashbourne Methodist Church is planning a multi-million pound development project on their site, there will be a presentation of the scheme and an opportunity to tour the existing premises
* An outline of the proposed WW1 centenary celebrations in Ashbourne for 2018
Refreshments will be provided from 7pm with opportunity to view details of the presentation and ask questions, the AGM is expected to last no longer than one hour.
For the hire of our community hall please contact Jenny Whitby on 01335 345134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The sacraments lie at the heart of the Church’s life, and so our preparation for each of the sacraments takes place in a way that respects the nature of each sacrament and the person receiving it. We try and express how each sacrament is a touch of God in our lives and at the same time links us with the community of his family, the Church.
This sacrament reflects the central focus of healing in the life of Jesus. For some people it has become associated with “Extreme Unction” or “The Last Rites”, as though it is only conferred either in danger of death or during one’s last moments on earth. In fact it is, as it says, the sacrament of the sick and is conferred on anyone suffering from a serious illness or experiencing the need of Christ’s comfort and consolation in suffering or distress. It is conferred on our sick and housebound in a special service on the occasion of the Bishop’s visitation, and our sister parish of All Saints usually holds an annual service for the sacrament to which members of both parishes are invited. Anyone entering hospital is encouraged to contact Sister Mary in the Chaplaincy to ensure they receive visits and Holy Communion if they wish. We do not have automatic access to hospital records so do not know you are in hospital unless you tell us. Sister Mary will then ask the priest on duty to confer the sacrament of the sick if she and the patient deem it appropriate. The priest’s hands are laid in silence on the head of the sick person, then the anointing is on the forehead and palms of the hands.
All Saints Catholic Church Belle Vue Avenue Ashbourne Derby DE6 1AT
Telephone: 01335 342236
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