Peter Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Our Parishioners are of all ages and from all backgrounds. They need support from time to time as we all do in life. This is provided in both practical and/or spiritual ways by the following:
There is an active Dance Group meeting in the Hall every Monday. No special skill needed - just a willingness to come and "strut your stuff" with other like-minded parishioners (and non-parishioners) and enjoy yourself.
Chaplaincy: When we become hospitalised it is comforting to know we have the support of the Catholic Chaplaincy Team to care for our spiritual needs. Specifically, NHS Trusts should ask two questions of all patients. 'Do you want your religious affiliation recorded?' 'Do you consent to this information being given to the chaplaincy department for the purposes of spiritual care?' These questions should be asked by the Trusts on or before admission.
These questions form part of the Trusts` duty of care in a culture that is increasingly holistic and patient led in its thinking. This is a 'best practice' NHS statement of standards of care and is there to be used. Where possible, informing your parish ensures informing the chaplaincy.
Since November 2003 new guidelines have been set out on NHS chaplaincy: Meeting the religious and spiritual needs of patients and staff (available at: www.dh.gov.uk www.dh.gov.uk).
Life and SPUC (Support for the Unborn Child) Groups
Little Cherubs - Sing, Pray and Play Group for all our Parishioners aged between 0 and 5 years - but you must be accompanied by Mummy, Daddy or a Carer. We meet on Friday mornings during term time in the Parish Hall. We start at 9.30 and after a couple of hours of fun, prayer and with some refreshments about half way through, we leave at 11.20. Donna, Linda and Shelagh do hope you'll join us.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)
Time Together (Bereavement Support Group)
Union of Catholic Mothers UCM
The Youth of the Parish are catered for by a Youth Group.
Details of all Groups are available from the Parish Office.
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