Events in the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre (ECC) on University of Bath Campus
Holy Mass on Campus
Holy Mass on Campus in term time is celebrated in the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre [ECC], on University of Bath Campus at 12.30pm.
Our first Holy Mass on Campus for the new academic year will be on Sunday 24th September at 12.30pm. All students, friends and staff are welcome to join us for the celebration and do stay afterwards for a free hot lunch!
All are welcome - bring a friend!!
Rosary for Peace. (Stations of the Cross during Lent)
Meet on Fridays at 1.15pm in term time, in the Prayer Corner in the ECC. The Rosary is easy to use - explanatory cards and rosaries are in the prayer table [Lift off the lid!]. The Rosary lasts for about 15 minutes – All are welcome. This can be lay-led prayer and can happen whether Father Bill is present or not. Even if you can’t come every week, drop in sometimes. It's a very simple witness to our faith & can be very apostolic. Its power as prayer for others, and especially for Peace, is well known .
During Lent we say the Stations of the Cross together on Fridays at 1.15pm. In the ECC - all welcome. See here for more info on the Stations of the Cross.
Taizé Prayer Around the Cross
Watch out for the next Taize Prayer in the ECC in the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre on University of Bath Campus. Silence, simplicity, singing, an unhurried pace, time to reflect, ancient icons, dimmed lighting and candles. Brief Bible readings, no sermon, no announcements, no distractions; in fact, as few words as possible. These are the ingredients of a Taizé Prayer. A chance to pray with Christians of other traditions. All are always welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
On Thursdays at 6pm in the ECC in term time with Father Bill OSM. and also as announced in the newsletter. Drop in for a few moments when you can. This is a quiet time of prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament – It is very peaceful and beautiful and usually lasts for half an hour. Join us for the whole time or even for just a few minutes. This ususally precedes the Cathsoc Evening meetings on Thursdays.
Also there is all day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday of the month at Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church from 9am until Benediction at 4pm. All are welcome to pray for a few moments or for as long as you like... The next First Friday date is Friday 3rd November.
Lectio Divina - Mondays at 6.15pm
On Mondays at 6.15pm in term time in the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre [ECC], U of Bath Campus, join students and Father Bill OSM using a traditional practice of prayer and Scriptural reading intended to engender communion with God and to increase in the knowledge of His Word. It is a way of praying with Scripture that calls one to study, ponder, listen and finally pray from God’s Word. It goes one step further than Bible study as it is a way of finding out what the Word Of God is really saying to Me. For guidance take a look at Sacred Space. The first session this semester will be on Monday 1st May.