The following groups meet throughout term-time. New members are always welcome.
Every Tuesday evening in term time, come for dinner, followed by a talk, a time of prayer, and then retire to the Black Swan Bar! The group will explore the doctrine of the Catholic Church, as well as issues involved in living out our faith in University. All welcome. Contact: Theresa Rowlands (trmr2)
Catholic Graduate and PostDoc Society
The Graduate Society meets usually on Wednesdays in Full Term, with speaker meetings, discussions, wine tastings, trips, dinners and retreats are also organised. Events are listed on the Fisher House calendar All graduates and postdocs are welcome. Contact Stephen Kissler (sk792).
Interfaith and Ecumenical Group
On every other Thursday evening in term time, a talk by a member of a different Christian denomination, or a non-Christian faith, with the aim of introducing their tradition and opening up dialogue. There will also be occasional panel discussions or ecumenical religious events. Contact Peter Juhasz (pj315) or Krzysztof Zamarski (kpz20).
Graduate Women’s Group
Meets on Saturdays at 11.30am for prayer and discussion with cake and coffee in the Fisher Room for prayer, good discussion – and tea.
Sister Ann’s Open Office
Drop in for tea, cake and conversation, Friday afternoons any time between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Just ring the doorbell of Fisher House.
Society of St Vincent de Paul
The SVP seeks to help those in Cambridge on the margins, and those less fortunate than ourselves, founding its work in prayer, with regular soup-runs. Meeting on Fridays at 6.00pm in the Fisher Room.
Contact: Dorinda Chandrabose (dsc37) or Gerard Martin (gjm45).
Friday Evening Prayer with Reflection
The Friday Evening Prayer is a prayerful and reflective way to wind up the week. All are welcome, and the Black Swan bar is open afterwards! If you are a musician, and would like to participate, please contact Sr Ann (asc92).
Aid to the Church in Need
A Catholic charity supporting persecuted Christians throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East. There are talks, events and campaigns throughout the term. Contact Peter Juhasz (pj315) or Sara Imarisio (email@example.com).
Rosary Legion of Mary
The Rosary is prayed in the Chapel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after the 1.05pm Mass. The Rosary Legion also makes Rosaries by hand and sends them to Catholic missions in the Third World.”
Saints and Scones
Meeting on Sunday afternoons at 4.30pm in Sr Ann’s room. Come and make new friends – earthly and heavenly! – over a traditional cream tea. All very welcome.
Contact: Sr Ann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Consider Your Call
Meeting on Sunday evenings as announced, to provide a forum for exploring questions of vocation in a supportive, relaxed and informal environment. Occasional evenings with guest speakers will also be arranged. All welcome.
Contact: Fr Mark (ml709) or Sr Ann (acs92)
COSTA (Confraternity of St Thomas Aquinas)
A group for Catholics from Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of south-east Asia, meeting regularly for prayer and social events. Contact Maggie Ting (mylt2)
Communion and Liberation
Meets every Thursday at 9.00pm in the Music Room at OLEM.
Please see the poster outside the chapel for details.
Schola Cantorum (Latin Mass Choir)
The Schola Cantorum provides music from the Gregorian and classical traditions at the 9.00am Mass on Sundays throughout Full Term. New voices of all ranges are always needed and are extremely welcome.
Contact: James Martin (jwm51).
English Mass Choir
The English Mass Choir sings at the 11.00am Mass on Sundays in Full Term. Voices of all ranges are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 10.00 am in the Library.
Contact: James Grimwood (jag217)
Fisher House Film Club
Shown on occasional Sundays in term, in the Fisher Room, a film of (at least tangentially) Catholic interest. Popcorn provided. See the noticeboard for details.
CAFOD is the Catholic Church’s main organisation for overseas aid. The chaplaincy group raises funds for projects, and seeks to inform students about the lives and conditions of those throughout the world who struggle for food and work.
Contact: Fr Mark (email@example.com).
Senior Members’ Discussion Group
Senior Catholic members of the University meet regularly in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium.
Contact: Dr Claire Daunton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An occasional series in which Senior Members of the Fisher House community talk about art, culture, history and literature. We have some of the greatest experts in their field – come along for a relaxed and fascinating evening. Wine is served. Details on the noticeboard.
Meeting for young families, at Fisher House or in a nearby location. To find out more, contact Emma Boland on ejdt2,
The Dante Circle meets during term to read and discuss cantos from Dante’s Divine Comedy, led by Professor Robin Kirkpatrick. Contact Fr Mark (ml709)
Poets and Prayer
An occasional series that explores the connection between faith and literature. Watch the notice board for details.
Sacristans and Servers
Students regularly help serving at Sunday and weekday Mass, or in the sacristy.
Contact: Daniel Fernando (dif21)