The Society of Patricians has started in Bedford; we will be meeting the second Saturday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Patrick Donegan Room (green cabin), Christ the King Church.
Organised by the Legion of Mary, the Society aims to build up a knowledgable and confident laity by discussing essential and important topics of the Catholic Faith, especially those under attack or widely misunderstood. Each meeting involves two short talks (15 minutes each) split by an open floor discussion, one by a layman and another by the Society’s spiritual director. Fr O’Donohue has kindly agreed to act in this capacity for our local branch.
The next upcoming meeting will be on Saturday 13th July, and the topic of this meeting will be: “Are All Religions equal?” Catholics often know their faith, but are afraid to discuss it with others, even other Catholics, for many reasons. The Patricians aim to help the laity to overcome this reticence – all Catholics aged 18+ may attend. The Patricians is not a lecture system or classroom, it is designed to help Catholics to help other Catholics in understanding, explaining and growing in the one True Faith. Refreshments included, meetings begin with prayer and conclude with the Creed and a priestly blessing.