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Week 4 at the Catholic Chaplaincy


MONDAY 15th October Rosary - 7pm Lectio prayer group - 7.30pm

TUESDAY 16th October Mass - 11.30am followed by lunch Rosary - 7pm 
 
WEDNESDAY 17th October Adoration - 7pm Evangelium course (RCIA) - 7.30pm

THURSDAY 18th October Rosary - 7pm Mass - 7.30pm followed by personal faith testimonies

FRIDAY 19th October Stations of the Cross - 6pm

SUNDAY 21st October Mass 11.30am followed by lunch (Roast pork)
  

Interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? The new Catholicism course continues this Wednesday at 7.30pm. If you want to be baptised or confirmed around Easter time you will need to attend this course. The course is open to everyone no matter how much or how little you know about the Faith. 

 

Cooks - We need one more cook for Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th October. If you haven't cooked before, please do consider volunteering to cook one weekend this term. It involves about two hours of preparation on Saturday evening (from 6pm) and a few hours on Sunday morning (from 11am). No prior experience is needed as Fr Michael will explain exactly what needs to be done. It's a great opportunity to get to know members of the Chaplaincy who you may not otherwise speak to. Please email me if you can help out. 


SPUC campaign - The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has produced postcards so that you can send a message to your MP urging him/her to vote against an abortion bill which is coming up in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. The bill seeks to decriminalise abortion which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The postcards are available on the table in the  Chaplaincy foyer. Please fill them out and leave them on the table so that we can post them this week - the Chaplaincy will provide the stamps. 


Chaplains on campus survey - Have you ever used the services of the university chaplaincy? We urgently need your views! The survey will take 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. It is about how students engage with chaplaincy at their university, e.g. speaking with a chaplain, attending a chaplaincy event or using chaplaincy facilities. Whether you've used chaplaincy services on a regular basis, occasionally, or only once, we'd like to hear about your experiences. Students of any religion or belief, including non-religious students, are all welcome to participate. The questionnaire is part of a national research project. It will help us understand better the work that university chaplains do and think about how it might be enhanced in the future. Please complete the survey via:https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/chaplains


Lost property - There are a number of lost property items in the Chaplaincy including a bag, black scarf, leather gloves and black umbrella. If you think any of these may belong to you, please get in touch and I will return the item(s) to you. 


This week's question: How can Catholics believe in the creation story in Genesis when science has proven that creation has developed through the process of evolution? The Church has long accepted that the Genesis creation story can stand alongside the scientific theory of evolution and that the two are not mutually exclusive. It’s important to remember that Genesis was never meant to be a scientific explanation of how creation occurred.  Rather, the book of Genesis is a work of theology which focuses on the who, why, and what questions of creation. The creation story in Genesis is a symbolic narrative that communicates divinely inspired truths about the origin of the world. What are these divine truths? Genesis reveals to us an all-powerful God who creates the world freely and out of nothing. God creates in an orderly fashion and at the end of each day (which in Scripture can be a reference to a period of time, rather than a 24 hour period we think of as a day), God affirms the goodness of creation. Genesis reveals that human beings are the climax and highpoint of God’s creation, for they are created in the image and likeness of God. These are just some of the theological truths revealed in Genesis. In summary, although science has developed our (scientific) understanding about the origins of the world as we know it, the theory of evolution does not capture the whole truth surrounding our origin. Theology answers those questions which science cannot answer.  

 

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