Saturday, 23 April 2011

Catholic Socials upcoming

Today for those who wish, there will be an opportunity for a quiet riverside walk from The Bull, Sonning, towards Henley at 2pm.

Last night an excellent idea was put forward, that individual members can volunteer to take on and organise a certain weekend, much as Dave did for the sports day. Some ideas that have also come from the woodwork, Tony suggested a Guitar Hero night at some point (sadly not next weekend), Charlie suggested a climbing/camping trip, Fr De Malleray suggested another evening at St John Fisher House, Marie-Stella was eager to do something too, and there was huge clamour for a full day of sports, picnic lunch, and barbecue dinner. So please step up to the bat!

Lastly thank you all for last weekend's sports day. A special thank you to Dave for being the man behind it, Veronica and her family hosting the awesome barbecue, Lauren for the bits and bobs brought along and everyone else who put in the effort to come. May it be the first of many.

Of the weekend someone said "Just a small comment: I had a brilliant time; the weather, location and company were all perfect. Can't wait to do it again." Sums it up.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Juventutem Oxford: Juventutem Bristol gets own blog

Juventutem Oxford: Juventutem Bristol gets own blog: "Juventutem Bristol now also have their own blog and shall be commencing regular events after Easter. Please pray for the sanctification..."

Catholic youth group for rounders and a barbecue amazing success

Our Catholic Social group met up on Saturday for a very enjoyable afternoon indeed. A game of rounders in Prospect park with 7 aside followed by a huge slap-up Barbecue, the food was fantastic! Hot dogs, burgers, curried chicken, salad, you name it! There was even Ice-cream offered at the end, though there were grumbles from the Lenten fasters! All-in-all the evening was a massive success and won't be forgotten quickly.

As this week is Holy week, we thought it best to have something low key on Saturday, so for those who would like there is an opportunity for a walk, perhaps a picnic if the weather is right. So far, Mapledurham, the Ridgeway and the Sonning-Henley Thames path have been suggested. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us. Our email address is the same as our blog address just minus the .blogspot.com and put @gmail.com!

Events for the future, in a fortnights time there is a tentative Guitar-Hero (karaoke) night hopefully at Tony's place. There is also the idea of a Cultural night, where we all bring a little cuisine from foreign places. And there was huge support for a proper sports day with picnic at midday and barbecue afterwards. Any more ideas are most welcome!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Reading Catholic Social - Bowling report

Reading Catholics certainly know how to make a special evening!

The afternoon started with some fear and trepidation as a car which was supposed to have the three guys turned up at my house with only the driver. I'm glad to say that the seven ladies really showed us guys up!

We gathered for bowling at 4pm, with teams of five on each side. With laughter, embarrassment, seriousness and carefreeness it was a truly great evening. The no-ZXCVBNM's Team beat the no-N's Team in the first round, but the no-N's contested the result, and with Toy's performance in the second round I would say it was fair to crown them the winners. And if you were wondering about the team names, they were the letters that didn't work on the consoles! - makes for inventive bowler names!

We organised to go for a meal at Nando's afterwards, and met up with another member there, swelling our numbers to a record-breaking eleven. Let's hope and pray the trend continues! The meal was fantastic, the dialogues even better and the company, nothing less than the best!

A ladies night has been arranged and is now fully booked, but the next official event will be in a fortnight's time. If the weather is good, we shall be going to the park for a barbecue and rounders. If the weather is not on our side we shall have a film night. Feel free to organise events in the meantime, just drop us an email with your ideas