Hallam Ascent Group is part of an international movement within the Catholic Church. Ascent is aimed at those in the second half of life, men and women who are over fifty, retired or preparing to retire. The movement is based on the three strands of Friendship, Spirituality and Mission. Each group develops these basic themes according to the interests of the Group members. Here is the 2015 Programme for Hallam Ascent.
Venue: St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10 5SD
Meeting: First Wednesday of the month
Hallam ASCENT Committee
Leader: Veronica, 0114 2306797
Treasurer: Helen, 0114 2364683
Website: John, 0114 2307768
Other: Michael, 0114 2304633
Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and check our website: http://hallamascent.weebly.com which is frequently updated.
5 February Fr Colum Kelly – Apostleship Of The Sea. Please bring sweaters, hats, gloves, socks, toiletries, chocolates and other treats.
18 February Ash Wednesday Soup and Cheese Lunch after Noon Mass. Fundraising for Apostleship Of The Sea.
4 March Stations Of The Cross at St Michael’s Church, Rivelin, followed by cup of tea at Rivelin Café.
1 April Bring your sandwiches (and hot cross bun) for a post Chrism Mass (11am at the Cathedral) Social.
6 May Northern Retreat Day at York. Details nearer the time.
3 June Fr Lee Marshall – My First Year As A Priest
1 July Retreat Day at Immingham Docks – Fr Colum Kelly, Apostleship Of The Sea.
5 August Cream Tea Social with Prize Tombola.
3 September Deacon Stephen Parker – Hospital Chaplaincy.
7 October Dominic Baster – Why I Became a Catholic.
4 November Lisa Markham – Hurt By Abuse.
25 November Annual Ascent Lunch.
2 December Matthew Hazell – The O Antiphons.
Social events, usually mid-month, on a Wednesday or Thursday, to include a pub lunch, walk, theatre visit etc, are planned nearer the time of the event.
Please note: All programme items are subject to change – any updates will be on our website, http://hallamascent.weebly.com.
Subscriptions are due in January each year. Current rates £10 single or £15 for a couple.
If you received new sweaters, hats, gloves or scarves this Christmas, please consider giving your old ones, or ones you don’t like, to the Apostleship Of The Sea.
Hallam Ascent are collecting them, plus toiletries, sweets and chocolates, as well as money, and will be handing them over to Apostleship Of The Sea Chaplain, Fr Colum Kelly, at their February meeting (details above). Please contact Veronica Sowerby, 0114 2306797 or John Green, 0114 2307768.
Prayer of The ASCENT Movement
O Divine Trinity, we are the senior members of your Church.
Increase in us Faith, Hope and Charity that YOU may:
Reveal your love to children — through our kindness
Give your encouragement to the young — through our understanding
Give your help to adults — through our readiness to serve
Give your peace to fellow elderly — through our serenity
Give new confidence to the sick — through our concern
Show your support to the downtrodden — through our friendship
We thank you for counting on us to be the witnesses of your wisdom
and tender love in today’s world.
Through Mary and our friends in heaven we surrender ourselves to your love.
While awaiting the blessed day when you will lavish happiness upon us,
we offer you our lives for your Glory and for the Salvation of the world,
you who love us now and forever.