Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration


Our parish has a strong devotion to Eucharistic Adoration which usually takes place Monday and Tuesday from 10.30am – 7pm and on Wednesdays from 7 am – 7 pm in the Church. There is a rota to ensure there is a minimum number of three adorers per hour slot. From time to time we also hold 24 Hours with the Lord Eucharistic Adoration events which are well supported by parishioners.

We are very grateful to all those who can pledge themselves to spending one hour a week before the Blessed Sacrament.  We are always looking for more people. Please use the contact cppadoration@gmail.com















Get Involved


Catenians


The Weybridge Catenian Circle is part of an international association of Catholic men of all ages, who meet socially, normally once a month.


Our aim is to strengthen family life through friendship and faith.  Our meetings reflect this with a balance between social activity and prayer plus continuing contact with sick members and widows of members.


Our social events include meals together, Carols at Christmas, an annual quiz. There is also the opportunity to visit other Circles in Surrey and elsewhere. Golf also thrives in the association.


For more information please contact the parish office.




Catholic Women’s League


The CWL was founded in 1906 by Margaret Fletcher under the patronage of St Margaret Clitheroe to encourage Catholic women to take an active part in parish life and also to promote national and international spiritual and social needs.


We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the parish hall.  Anyone interested in finding out more about us is welcome to come to our meetings or contact us through the parish office.



Justice and Peace


Our parish based group is part of the National Justice and Peace Network.  The mission of J&P is to work with all who share the Church’s commitment to bring good news of Christ’s love and peace to people who are poor, oppressed or excluded.


Our group meets every 6 weeks in one of the parish rooms and once a year we meet up with other deanery groups. We pray, organise Holy Hours and Stations of the Cross and have a yearly Mass with other groups from our deanery.


For more information please contact the parish office.


Medjugorje Prayer Group


The Medjugorje prayer group is for all people whether they have been to Medjugorje or not. We meet every Thursday in the Church at 8pm for one hour during which we pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. At the meeting we have a basket for personal intentions and place a beautiful statue of Our Lady, which has been blessed in Medjugorje, beside the exposed Eucharist. The meeting always follows the same familiar format which includes music, singing, silent prayer time, readings from the Bible and a Medjugorje message.


For more information please contact wey.medj@gmail.com



Mother’s Prayers and Grandmother’s Prayers


Mothers Prayers was started in England in November 1995 and has spread rapidly throughout the world with contacts in over 100 Countries and has the approval, support and blessing of Christian leaders of all denominations. There are now thousands of groups around the world. Two grandmothers, Veronica and her sister- in- law Sandra, felt led by the Lord to start Mothers Prayers and to pray in a special way for their children. They felt that they should bring all the pain and the worries they had for their children to Him and to trust in His words 'Ask and you will receive'. Through this promise, they understood that the Lord is just waiting to take away pain and to bless and heal them and their children when they come to Him in Faith. During these years there have been many, many wonderful answers to prayers including children coming off drugs, children returning home after being absent for many years, improvements in children's health and relationships (in the family and at school). The mothers also have been blessed and have experienced a great peace. http://www.mothersprayers.org/index.php/en/

We have many Mothers Prayers groups in the school and parish held in different homes, of mothers and grandmothers. A group can be as small as 2 or as large as 8 people.

If you are interested in learning more or joining a group, contact Mary Lee at the parish office and she will be able to advise you.




Friends of the Holy Land


We continue our mission in the parish, spreading awareness of the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land and leading Holy Hours and Stations of the Cross. We meet to discuss topics, listen to the witness of pilgrims and to pray on the Second Wednesday of each month at 7pm for an hour. Everyone is welcome to join us. We regularly sell Olive Wood items in time for First Holy Communion, confirmations and before Christmas. You can contact Lindy on 01932843846 or tandlwilson@gmail.com if you require items at other times or would like to join this group.


St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)


The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Christian voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.


The SVP group in Weybridge made over 1,000 visits in a previous year. This was done with a small team of volunteers who willingly gave up their time to cover the following areas:


- Visits to elderly people in their homes or care homes

- Mass lifts for those not able to make their own way

- Shopping trips with or for people who find this difficult

- Furniture for those without the means to buy their own

- Christmas parcels to people who may not receive anything at Christmas

- Monthly lunch for Weybridge Old Folks group


The group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm for one hour to share experiences and identify any new demands in the Weybridge area. You can either join as a member if you want to attend the meetings or join as an auxiliary if you cannot make the meetings. SVP offers the opportunity to help others, the small amount of time involved can make a significant difference to those we help.


For more information please contact cppsvpweybridge@gmail.com


Readers


"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power, proclaim the word . . ." - 2 Timothy 4:1


Readers help to deliver the good news by reading the First Reading (Old Testament), The Psalm (when not sung), the Second Reading (New Testament) and the Bidding Prayers during Mass. Therefore, they must be comfortable with public speaking and proficient with diction, enunciation, pronunciation, and projection. The youth also get the opportunity to perform this role in our monthly youth Mass.

A rota is regularly produced for readers based on what Masses they attend. There are normally two readers needed for each Mass. If you wish to become a reader please email carmennarbona57@gmail.com


Altar Serving


To become an Altar Server you must have made your First Holy Communion. We welcome servers just after having made their First Holy Communion, or any time after that (Children and Adults).

We provide training to new servers, and we hold training sessions for experienced servers annually. Servers are welcome to serve at the Mass their family regularly attends.

The Parish is a Guild member of the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen, who is the patron Saint of Altar Servers.


To make an enquiry please email cppaltarservers@gmail.com


Church Rotas


Please click on the links below to download the rota.


Youth Groups


We have two lively Youth Groups where we have a balance of fun and faith mixed together.  


School Years 6-8

We usually meet in the Church hall on the

2nd Sunday of the month from 4.30-6pm.  


School Years 9-13

We usually meet in the Church hall on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 7-8.30pm.  


For more information please contact the Parish office



Parish Charities


Overseas Charity - Don Bosco Ashalayam


Every three years the parish selects an overseas charity to support through fundraising, prayer and other initiatives.

The parish’s current overseas charity is Don Bosco Ashalayam:


Don Bosco Ashalayam, Kolkata is an Indian NGO working for the rehabilitation of street and destitute children. Ashalayam provides assistance to all children in need, regardless of religion, caste, or gender. Over 500 children reside in Ashalayam’s twenty three shelter homes and benefit from educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities.  Through its street presence and various programmes in the slums and railway stations, Ashalayam also provides assistance to thousands of street children every year.


For more information on parish fundraising for this important charity please email cppdbashalayam@gmail.com


Local Charity - The Clubhouse Project


Every three years the parish selects a charity closer to home which we can support through fundraising, prayer and other initiatives. The parish’s current home charity is The Clubhouse Project:


The Clubhouse Project Day Service prides itself on its commitment to provide individual, person-centred support to young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities.  They supply a variety of in-house and community based daytime activities and are committed to maximising personal choice and promoting independence in a kind and caring environment.


For more information on parish fundraising for this important charity please email cpptcp@gmail.com


Safeguarding


The Diocese is committed to safeguarding as an integral  part of the life and ministry of the Church. Supported by and in compliance with the policies and procedures of the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service of England and Wales, we are striving towards a culture of safeguarding where all are safe from harm and abuse and where everyone is encouraged and enabled  to enjoy the fullness  of life In Jesus Christ through the prayerful, nurturing, supportive and protective endeavours of the Catholic Community, both individually and collectively.. It is the firm expectation of the Bishop, Trustees and Safeguarding Commission that all those working with vulnerable groups including children, young people or adults at risk, undertake Diocesan Safeguarding Awareness Training. This is not dependent on their role being eligible for a DBS check. The Diocesan Safeguarding Commission fully expects all those engaged in this important ministry to complete the mandatory training. Completion of this training is required if individuals wish to continue working with vulnerable groups.

For those who have completed diocesan face to face training in the last 3 years, their training requirements are up to date. For those who have not completed diocesan Safeguarding Training in the last 3 years they must complete the relevant online EduCare/Tes module(s):   

If they are involved in ministry with Children they must complete the EduCare Child Protection module.   

If they are involved in ministry with Vulnerable Adults/Adults at Risk (e.g. as an Extra Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion) they must complete the EduCare Safeguarding Adults module.

If they are engaged in online ministry they must complete the EduCare Online Safety module.

At CPP there are two Safeguarding Representatives: John Hoskins and Noirin Pantlin  who can be contacted at cppsafeguarding@gmail.com






Children’s Liturgy


Children’s Liturgy takes place every Sunday during 10.30 Mass (except during the school Summer holidays) . 

It is aimed at children aged from 3 – 8 (or until they have made their First Holy Communion).  Children of all ages are welcome, however, parents are welcome to stay with their children and participate in the Liturgy with them, especially  if they are new to Children’s Liturgy, but equally children may be left so that parents may return to Mass.


Children’s Liturgy is normally run in two groups – broadly under 5s and over 5s.  The leader of each group reads a simplified version of the day’s Gospel and discusses it with the children, relating it to their lives and experiences.  The children have the opportunity to answer and ask questions, and sometimes to carry out role play around the Gospel message.  There are prayers and sometimes singing.


The children then carry out a creative activity to deepen their understanding of the day’s Gospel: for instance colouring a picture, writing a prayer or creating a visual symbol of an important theme.  The children bring their work back into mass (at the point of the Offertory) to share their experience of the Gospel with the rest of the congregation. 


For more information please contact Carmen at the Parish office


Alpha


“Is there more to life than this?” Anyone asking themselves this question is invited to engage with our Alpha course. This could be yourself or someone you know.


Alpha provides an open, friendly, informal and relaxed way to discuss and explore our beliefs and faith (and challenges), while sharing a meal and watching a video in a groups of 10 people or so. Alpha is for everyone; all backgrounds, all contexts, all ages.


This is a great opportunity to explore your beliefs and make new friends! Invite your friends and book your places at cppalpha2017@gmail.com

Parish Vision


Fired-Up by the Good news of Christ - Click here to view the parish vision




Click here to view the parish video


Church Cleaning


This Ministry is a Service to the Parish community as a whole so that we may feel more comfortable in Church for our public and private worship. The cleaners work as a team taking different tasks such as sweeping, polishing or dusting benches, hoovering carpets in the nave, sanctuary and narthex and cleaning the windows in the narthex.. The work is undertaken in a prayerful and quiet atmosphere respecting the need that some visitors to the Church may need to pray.

The Cleaners are on a Rota either as a team or as individuals according to circumstances. Usually the Church is cleaned on a Friday morning. However arrangements can be made for specific cleaning to take place at other times. It takes about two hours. Cleaning materials are provided. If you would like to join the team please email cpppastoralassistant@gmail.com


Music


Our music ministry is an integral part of every liturgical celebration at CPP. Each Mass has a distinct character and speaks to people with varying tastes in music from traditional to contemporary Christian. We are always looking for talented vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages. For information on how to join the Music Ministry please email cppmusicgroup@gmail.com


Flowers


The Flower Ministry designs and creates floral arrangements for the altar on a weekly basis and for special liturgical seasons and feast days.

Flowers enrich the liturgical experience because they reflect the beauty of God’s love for us in His creation. We share in Christ’s message of new life and rebirth with the elements of nature that we use in our floral arrangements. The use of fresh flowers helps us to engage in the beauty and dignity of each celebration.

For weddings and special requests, please contact the parish office. If you are interested in volunteering as a member of the team please email contact the parish office.

Welcomers


"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7


Our goal is to help individuals feel welcome and part of our CPP family, whether they are life-long parishioners or first-time visitors, upon their immediate arrival at our church. A verbal greeting and warm smile is a way of letting others know, “I’m glad you are here. I want you to feel welcome. You belong here.”


Greeters at the entrance doors of the church are the first individuals encountered when arriving at Christ the Prince of Peace.  Our ministry is an opportunity to extend a personal expression of Christian warmth and welcome to each person who enters our church. Our everyday lives can be very challenging and stressful.  Many people look to our weekend liturgies as a chance to be uplifted and share Christ’s love with one another.  It is the church greeter who opens the door to a kindly church and the potential of a spiritually refreshing worship experience. Our time commitment is only 10 minutes each week, at the start of each mass.  

Join us!  Interested in becoming a Welcomer?  Please email cppsafeguarding@gmail.com



Missio


Missio ignites God’s love by helping local missionaries to work alongside global communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief.

Sometimes this need might be very specific: a motorbike for a Priest to celebrate Mass in remote villages; a simple community hall so people can gather together; vaccinations to protect vulnerable children. Whatever our missionaries need to help them share the joy of the Gospel, Missio strives to provide it. To get a red Missio box or be part of the team that collects the boxes please


For more information please contact the parish office


Hospitality and Social Events


Do you enjoy serving others, assisting with food catering or events planning?  Then please become a volunteer in our Ministry! We have a growing need to find volunteers.  If you are interested in joining the team please contact the parish office


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