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Friday 15th December Banovallum Singers  Pre-Christmas Concert 7.30pm in the church
Tickets £6.00, to include light refreshments, are available after Mass,  from Sylvia or Gerard  -  01526 353186 or on the door.  Donations of cakes on the day would be much appreciated.


Saturday 9th. December 2017 'Churches Together' Carol singing  - in support of 'LIVES'
10.30am.  @ the Co-op 11.00am. @ Budgens  Woodhall Spa


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WAS 4th November NOW POSTPONED NEW DATE TO BE ARRANGED     Any monies already received will be refunded and we apologise for any inconvenience caused     
 A resource day with Bishop Patrick
Grace dieu Manor School, Thringstone, Leicestershite LE67 5UG

The Adult Formation Department and the Marriage and Family Life Commission have organised a Resource Day for busy people to engage in Scripture. Bishop Patrick is hosting, with the chair of the Catholic Bible Association as the Keynote speaker.



Bookings are now being taken at this exciting new venue; Grace Dieu Manor School in Leicestershire. It is only 20 minutes from Nottingham, Derby and Leicester by car. We encourage car sharing so if you would like to go and have no transport, or if you are going and have a spare place, please book in.

We are encouraging families to attend so there will be children’s activities run by Liturgy teams and The Briars Youth Retreat Centre.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES • For year 6 and above activities organised by a team from The Briars Catholic Youth Retreat Centre • For children in Year 5 and below – activities organised by a Children’s Liturgy Team  • Children under school age - are welcome to accompany parents, or there will be crèche provision. 

Hope you can make it – parishes are encouraged to fund, have a word with your parish priest

COST: £25/£20 PER FAMILY 
£15 COUPLE 
£10 INDIVIDUALS
LIGHT LUNCH INCLUDED
FOR APPLICATION AND MORE DETAILS:
E: formation@nrcdt.org.uk
T: 0115 9539841
Visit: tiny.cc/btbf 
CAR SHARING AVAILABLE 
TRANSPORT FROM LOUGHBOROUGH TRAIN STATION







ENTER UNDER MY ROOF Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Annual Assembly and AGM Saturday 25th November 10 am –3.45 pm at  St. Mary’s, 17 Bridge Gate, Derby DE1 3AU.   Mass at 10 am with Bishop Patrick followed by 3 speakers helping us learn by example: 

 how to turn your parish into a pro-active peace-building community in your area 

 how to get your parish involved in the community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugee families 
how to work as a parish and individuals to defend the Welfare State Free

parish resources available. Shared lunch. Book your place with Louise Cooke 07410 411048 or jpnottingham@nrcdt.org.uk



Courageous - Youth 2000 Retreat for young people aged between 16-35 years of age - St. Benedict’s Academy - 27th-29th October 2017

Bishop Patrick has invited Youth 2000 to lead a retreat for young people and families of the Diocese to be held at St Benedict's Academy, Derby; from 27th-29th October 2017.

The weekend is a Diocesan initiative and will be run in partnership with the Diocese and the Briars Team. The retreat is called Courageous, as it is hoped that through talks, Mass, Fellowship, Adoration, Praise and Worship, Reconciliation and Healing, that all who attend will be built up in the courage of their faith to become better followers of Jesus Christ.
For more information visit youth2000.org or contact: Joe Hopkins jhopkins@christtheking.notts.sch.uk


 
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Events hosted by Bishop Patrick McKinney with speakers and learning resources to equip people to recognise and act upon trafficking & modern day slavery. All welcome. Book in.
 
 Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Saturday 10th June, Corpus Christi parish, Cleethorpes. 10-30 am – 12.45pm. Registration and coffee from 10am. This FREE event with four expert speakers is the last in the series of Bishop’s Patrick’s awareness-raising events on this issue. Please book your place with Diane Williams on formation@nrcdt.org.uk or 0115 9539841

  
To book in contact Louise Cook jpnottingham@nrcdt.org.uk or Diane Williams formation@nrcdt.org.uk phone 0115 9539841 - Wilson House, 25 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5AW

 

 
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Three more awareness events hosted by Bishop Patrick McKinney with speakers and learning resources to equip people to recognise and act upon trafficking & modern day slavery. All welcome. Book in.
 
Saturday 14th January 2017 - 11am - The Most Blessed Sacrament, Gooding Avenue, Leicester. LE3 1JLS, beginning with coffee and cake
 
Tuesday 7th March 2017 - 6pm - Our Lady & St Patrick, Launder Street, The Meadows, Nottingham NG2 1JQ, beginning with simple food
Registration will open from 5.30pm onwards with a simple meal of soup and a roll available for those coming straight from work. There will be contributions from expert speakers including Notts Police and the Medaille Trust. This is a free event and it is hoped that as many people as possible will take up the offer of this invaluable training so that, as Catholics, we will be better equipped to recognise this crime and know how to work together with the authorities to stamp it out. The venue is accessible by tram for those coming via Nottingham train station. Please book your place with Diane Williams on formation@nrcdt.org.uk or Louise Cooke on jpnottingham@nrcdt.org.uk See poster at back of church.
 
Thursday 20th April 2017 - 6pm - St Mary's and The Annunciation, St Mary's Road, New Mills, High Peak Derbyshire SK22 3BW, beginning with simple food
 
Further training days to be held in Derby and North Lincolnshire
 
 
To book in contact Louise Cook jpnottingham@nrcdt.org.uk or Diane Williams formation@nrcdt.org.uk phone 0115 9539841 - Wilson House, 25 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5AW



Sunday 22nd January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Ecumenical services :-
3pm - Our Lady and St Peter, Woodhall Spa
4pm - St Mary's Church of England Church, Horncastle
https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2017/
 
 BANOVALLUM SINGERS PRE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Friday 16th December 7.30pm at Woodhall
This entertaining and popular choir will be giving a concert
Tickets £6.00 to include light refreshments during the interval, will be available after Mass or from Gerard & Sylvia 01526 353186, or on the door on the night.
Come and enjoy the music and get into the festive spirit!
Donations of cakes, scones & biscuits would be much appreciated.
All proceeds go to the Sick & Retired Priests' Fund.
NB. If you are intending to give some goodies for this evening would you please tick the appropriate box on the sheet at the back of the church in order that we may ensure there will be enough food. Thank you.
 
 
 

Saturday 3rd December - Christmas Fayre - 11.30 till 1.30pm
Come and buy your Christmas cake and/or a delicious home-made cake and have a bite of lunch, which will be served throughout - soup and a roll - mince pies & tea / coffee. A Christmas hamper will be raffled and there will be some biscuits, sweets and small gifts on sale
Raffle tickets for the hamper will be on sale after Mass.
We do need donations of Christmas sweets, biscuits, toiletries etc.
At the back of the church there is a list of items needed for the hamper. Please put your name by any intended donation.
The usual big brown box for donations is at the back of the church.
If you intend to bake cakes for the sale they can be brought to the hall on the morning.
THANK YOU
 
 
16th October - The Balm of Mercy is the title of a musical for the Year of Mercy, especially written at Bishop Patrick's request, performed on the weekend of 15th & 16th October at St Peter's Church, Hinckley by the 'Mother Mary' choir and SPANNED It will feature words to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and dancing to the music of Riverdance. Please contact Fr Frank Daly (01455 63443; hinckleypriory@gmail.com) if you are interested. The production team is also looking for sponsors and advertisers

22nd October and 5th November
Bishop Patrick is looking for at least two representatives from each parish to attend a training launch of a new parish resource - The Gift: a life in the Spirit. The representatives will then lead the six session DVD course in the parish. The training is scheduled for the two Saturdays in Autumn - 22nd October and 5th November, 10.30 - 3.00 at Trinity school, Aspley, Nottingham. Anyone interested should let Father John know.


22nd October - Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast 9-10 am at The Old Stables, Horncastle
All welcome
 
 
Saturday 8th October - Catholic Social Teaching - 9.30 to 4 pm in St Thomas More Church Hall, Knighton Road, Leicester LE12 3HN
How should we live in the world? What does the Church teach about war and peace? About human rights and equality? About global warming and the environment? What does it mean when we speak of the ‘option for the poor’? What is ‘the common good’? Catholic Social Teaching is sometimes called the Church’s best kept secret. It’s our guide to reading the signs of the times in the light of the gospel. It’s a constantly evolving conversation between the Church and the world. It touches all our lives. This study day will offer an insight into the key elements of Catholic Social Teaching, a guide to the sources, a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, and a chance to discuss some of the difficult issues we face in changing times. The day will be led by Patricia Stoat, Chair of the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission.
All are welcome to attend this CCRS Modukle - it costs £20 for non-CCRS students. Refreshments included, please bring a packed lunc. To book in contact formation@nrcdt.org.uk or telephone 0115 9539841

 
 
 

HARVEST SUPPER AND SING-ALONG
HOT SUPPER - GLASS of WINE - RAFFLE -
SINGALONG
Friday 14th October - 6.30pm in the hall £6.50
Tickets available after Mass

16th October - The Balm of Mercy is the title of a musical for the Year of Mercy, especially written at Bishop Patrick's request, performed on the weekend of 15th & 16th October at St Peter's Church, Hinckley by the 'Mother Mary' choir and SPANNED It will feature words to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and dancing to the music of Riverdance. Please contact Fr Frank Daly (01455 63443; hinckleypriory@gmail.com) if you are interested. The production team is also looking for sponsors and advertisers

Help put an end to Modern Day Slavery
Wednesday September 28th 6 - 8.30pm Immaculate Conception & St Norberts, St Thomas Road, Spalding, PE11 2XX
http://www.bemerciful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Modern-Day-Slavery1.pdf
Training event hosted by Bishop Patrick with speakers and learning resources to equip people to recognise and act upon trafficking & modern day slavery. To include food and refreshments- free event - All welcome
To book in contact Louise Cook jpnottingham@nrcdt.org.uk or Diane Williams formation@nrcdt.org.uk phone 0115 9539841 - Wilson House, 25 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5AW



Saturday 17th September 10am to 3.30pm RETREAT DAY at St Hugh's Lincoln

Led by Heather Ward member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, the theme is "I will sing forever of God's Mercy"

Beginning with 10.00 am Mass, there will be three talks in the hall at 11.00am. 12 noon and 1.30 pm followed by periods of quite reflection using the church, the meeting room and the little garden. The day will conclude with a Holy Hour and Benediction during which Fr John Kyne will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 2.30 to 3.30pm.

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffe/squash available throughout the day. No charge, but donations for "Aid to the Church in Need" will be apreciated. Parking available in St Hugh's carpark off Friars Lane, via Unity Square. Directions on the website: www.sthughslincoln.org.uk

All are welcome!

Harvest Fast Day  Talk - Saturday 17 September - Holy Rood Parish Hall, Gainsborough Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3BB 10.30-12.30

In preparation for Harvest Fast Day (7 October 2016) CAFOD Nottingham invite you to find out more about CAFOD partner Nicanora and her life in Bolivia.

All welcome!

Please contact Maggie or Bea

nottingham@cafod.org.uk




Week of Prayer for Evangelization - 12th to 13th May St Mary's, Horncastle
As part of a Week of Prayer for Evangelization being observed by the Anglican church during the week before Pentecost, there will be 24 hours of prayer at St Mary's. Horncastle from 10.00am on Thursday 12th May until 10.00am on Friday 13th May.
The Bishops' Conference of England & Wales encourage support of this week of prayer.
 
 
MID-LENT QUIZ
Friday 11th March 7.00pm in the hall
QUIZ - HOT SUPPER - GLASS OF WINE - £6.50
EXCELLENT QUIZZER - EXCELLENT CHEF - EXCELLENT COMPANY
WITH RAFFLE
 
 Don't miss it !!
Tickets available after Mass this weekend

 
Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday 4th March
Woodhall Spa at 2.00pm in the Methodist chapel: speaker - Rev. Eleanor
Smith.
Horncastle at 2.00pm in St Mary's church: speaker - Rev Cilla Smith
All are welcome to attend either service. Refreshments will be served
 
 
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Services on Sunday 24th January 2016
Woodhall Spa - St Peter's C of E Church @ 3.00pm
Horncastle - Life Church, Community Centre (next to St. Mary's) @ 4.00pm
 

Epiphany Celebration
Sunday 3rd January - there will be a light buffet lunch from 11.00am in the hall instead of 'Cake Sunday'
It will be an opportunity to celebrate Christmas together and to thank you all for your ongoing and very generous support of our parish and all its doings.
Perhaps you could have your lunch a little later that Sunday and come and join us for a drink and a bite. It would be good to see you all.
Remember, this is the only parish event of the year that is completely FREE
There won't even be a raffle!
 
Saturday 12th December - Churches Together in Woodhall Spa - Outdoor Carol Singing in support of 'LIVES' - 11am outside the Co-op and then 11.30am outside Budgens.
All croakers welcome to add volume to the occasion.
 
Saturday 5th December - Christmas Fayre - 11.30 to 14.00
Come and buy your Christmas cake and/or a delicious home-made cake and have a bite of lunch, which will be served throughout - soup and a roll - mince pies & tea/coffee.
A Christmas hamper will be raffled and there will be some Christmas biscuits, sweets, small gifts and cards to buy.
We need donations of Christmas sweets, biscuits and small gifts, toiletries etc.
At the back of the church there is a list of items needed for the hamper. Please put your name by any intended donation.
The usual 'big brown box' for donations is at the back of the church.
If you intend baking any cakes for the sale they can be brought to the hall on the morning.
THANK YOU
 
 
Saturday 28th November - Discovering St. Teresa of Avila, Saint of Friendship - Edenham Regional House, PE10 0LS
A day for silent prayer, reflection & sharing.
 
Saturday 31st October - Caring for Our Common Home - A Study day on Laudato Si' with Ellen Teague - Our Lady and St Patrick in the Meadows, Launder Street, Nottingham NG2 1JQ
http://www.nottinghamjp.org/
Ellen is a journalist and campaigner on environmental issues, and a member of the Faith and Justice Team of the Colombian Missionary Society. She edits their letter vocation for Justice.
10 am Registration
10.30 am Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick
11am - 3.30pm Exploring Laudato Si' with Ellen Teague
3.30 - 4pm Justice & Peace Commission AGM
Bring Lunch to share - drinks provided
There is a large car park at St Patrick's which is also close to Queens Walk tram stop and is served by the 48 bus [Navy Line]. It is about 10 minutes walk from Nottingham Station.
 
 
Saturday 17th October - Diocesan Resource Day - Proclaim '15 Building Missionary Parishes - 10am to 4.00pm - Christ the King Acadamy, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7JZ
Cost £15 to include hot lunch and refreshments.
GUEST SPEAKERS: FR PAUL CANON, EPISCOPAL VICAR FOR EVANGELISATION, DIOCESE OF SALFORD AND SHARON BEECH, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR EVANGELISATION IN SALFORD. Co authors of the book : "Welcome to Witness" - Becoming an evangelising parish
Concelebrated Mass with the Bishop will take place at mid-day.
For more details click here. For format of day click here.
More details on the noticeboard in the porch.
For application form and further details please contact Diane Williams, 0115 9539841, email formation@nrcdt.org.uk

Saturday 17th October - Discovering St Teresa of Avila, saint of friendship 10.00 till 4.00 - San Damiano, 37 Drury Street, Metheringham, LN4 3EZ
A day for silent prayer, reflection and sharing led by the Secular order of Discalced Carmelites
Cost £10 - please bring packed lunch - booking & info Heather Ward 01773 599982
 
 
Friday 9th October - 6.30pm in the hall - £6.50
HARVEST SUPPER & SING-ALONG
HOT SUPPER - GLASS of WINE - RAFFLE
ENTERTAINMENT & SINGALONG
Chicken & Leek Bake and veggie option
Fresh fruit salad
Tickets available after Mass
 
 
Every Monday - A new addition to our Woodhall Spa & Horncastle Communities of Enquiry meets in the Parish Hall
Topics include "The Cloud of Unknowing", Christian Meditation and Centering Prayer.
For full details contact Deacon James: email james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Other, more established, groups also meet on Mondays and Thursdays, in members' homes.

Saturday 26th September - Praying the Eucharist together - Holy Trinity Centre, Newark NG24 4AU
A day for lay people as well as clergy reflecting on the experience of worship using the third edition of the Roman Missal.
The realities of a partnership - blessings and burdens, promise and problem. How to live well together over the coming years. Is it marriage for life?
Led by Fr James Sweeney CP Associate Vice-Principal of Heythrop College.
Enquiries to Karen Foong 0115 953 9807 office@OGFnottingham.org or Rev Alex Adkins 01205 362056 fralexadkins@gmail.com
 
 
Saturday 12th September - Renewal Morning for Catechists & Friends at Ss. Peter & Paul, Lincoln - 10am to 1pm
For those who prepare children and adults to receive the sacraments, those involved in Children's Liturgy and anyone intersted in evangelisation and renewal.
The morning will begin with 10am Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul, Lincoln, followed by refreshments in the hall. We will then discuss resources and what we would like to see provided by the diocese.
We will also take a look at the forthcoming Diocesan Proclaim '15 on 17th October and how that leads into Pope Francis's Year of Mercy, starting on 8th December.
Discussions will finish by 1pm. A bread and cheese lunch will be provided for those who have travelled some distance, or who wish to stay a bit longer. You are welcome to bring something to share. There is no charge, but donations of £1 or £2 are invited to cover the cost of tea/coffee & biscuits.
Further information from Sue Sanderson (01522 752526) or Mary Wilford (mwilford@virginmedia.com).
 
Sunday 12th July - Interdiocesan pilgrimage in honour of the Padley martyrs Blessed Robert Ludlum & Blessed Nicholas Garlick- Assemble 3.00pm at Grindleford Station, S32 2JA, process to shrine for Mass at 3.00pm
 
Day of Recollection 'Lingering with the Lord', 'Exploring Prayer with St Teresa of Avila' - Saturday 4th July - 10.00am to 3.30pm - Rosmini Centre, Leicestershire - cost £10.00 includes tea/coffee, bring and share lunch
Click here for more details of the day and for booking details 


8 Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2015 - 26th November to 3rd December
Led by Fr. Paul Nellikulam, Parish Priest of Mother of God, Leicester - depart London Luton - £879.00. A deposit of £300 required by 28th April. More details from the parish office.
 
A Day with Mary at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - Sunday 31st May
12.20pm - Procession to the shrine - 1.00pm Arrive at shrine - 1.30pm Lunch - 2.20pm - Exposition, procession, meditation, Rosary - 5.00pm Mass
 
May Procession: Sunday 17th May 3.00pm
Rosary procession in the garden followed by Benediction in the church and a summer tea in the hall.
Donations of goodies for the summer tea will be greatly appreciated. If you intend bringing something please enter it in the appropriate column on the sheet at the back of the church. Thank you.
 

Churches in Horncastle & Area Together Tuesday 5th May - 7.30pm - Queen St Methodist Chapel
Woodhall Spa Churches Together - Thursday 7th May - Methodist Chapel
 
The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal - Saturday
18 April - 10.30am - Our Lady of Lincoln
Calling all LADIES. Come and join us for the day. The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal will lead us in a day of prayer and fellowship, beginninfg with Mass at 10.30am. Please bring a packed lunch. Supper will be provided.
Please contact Our Lady 01522 522971 for further information.
 

SOLD OUT !

 
Unique features of the Consecrated Life - Saturday 14th February 11am to 2pm -Rosmini Centre House of Prayer, 433 Fosse Way, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire LE7 4SJ www.rosminicentre.co.uk
Presented by Sr Eileen Keane, Vicar for Religious of Nottingham Diocese; shared lunch; Mass available at 10.00am. Please telephone 01509 813078 or email rosminicentreinfo@gmail.com Donations appreciated to cover costs and stipends.
 
Feast of St Gilbert of Sempringham - Wednesday 4th February - 7.00pm Our Lady of Lincoln Church - An Ecumenical Celebration
7.00pm Evening Prayer of the Church in celebration of Saint Gilbert
7.30pm A talk by Deacon John Wilford examining the life and work of a local saint as described in his own words and those who knew him.
Having spent years working in Lincoln and the county, Gilbert founded the only exclusively English Religious Order for nuns, lay sisters, lay brothers and canons regular. After Sempringham and Haverholme Priories, one of his first, largest and most respected monasteries was St Catherine's Priory in Lincoln; an invaluable religious and social asset to the city over almost four centuries. We shall concentrate on how Gilbert saw himself, how others saw him, and how they assessed his achievements during his lifetime and after his death.
 
Prayer for Consecrated Life - Sunday 1st February - 3pm - Our Lady of Lincoln Church
- 3.00pm Holy Hour
- 4.00pm cuppa and viewing of a DVD about vocations and a discussion in the parish centre.
- 5.00pm Mass
To mark the occasion of 2nd February being a special day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. Pope Francis has requested that this is the Year of Consecrated Life.
 
 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sunday 18th January - 3pm - Methodist Chapel , Woodhall Spa
Tuesday 20th January - 7.00pm - St Mary's Horncastle
In 1907, Father Paul Watson proposed that an international 'Week of Prayer
http://www.ctbi.org.uk/
for Christian Unity' should be held from 18 to 25 January (i.e. the feast of the Chair of St Peter to the feast of the conversion of St Paul) to pray for the reunion of Christendom. The idea was later taken up by Abbe Couturier of Lyon and in 1936 the 'Octave of Prayer' was re-launched as 'The Week of Universal Prayer of Christians for Christian Unity'. Since then, churches throughout the world have continued to hold services during this octave. Each year a different country is appointed to choose a theme for these services, and to publish an outline for a service each day as a guide for all churches to follow. This year the country chosen to plan the week is Brazil proposing a theme 'The Well is Deep.' Several years ago, Churches Together in Woodhall Spa was formed to promote ecumenism, and to demonstrate a Christian presence in the village, and of course, to try to promote an understanding of the week of Christian Unity.
We shall be very soon entering once again the week of Christian Unity, and to celebrate this, as happens every year, a joint service will be held on Sunday 18th January at 3pm in the Methodist church. It is felt that the attendance at these services is not as high as it could be, possibly because worshippers are unaware of the reasons for them - that is , to pray for unity and freedom to worship for all Christians. It would be good to see you present.
This year, there is also a service in St Mary's, Horncastle at 7.00pm on Tuesday 20th January.
 
Pre-lunch drinks and nibbles - Sunday 4th January - 11am to 1pm - in the hall (instead of 'First Sunday' coffee)
It will be an opportunity to celebrate Christmas together and to thank you all for your generous and continuing support of our parish and all its doings.
Perhaps you could have your lunch a little later that Sunday and come and join us for a drink, nibble and chat. It would be good to see you all.
Unusually for a parish event it will be FREE - there won't even be a raffle!!
 
Diocesan Day: Families and Faith
22nd November - 10am to 4 pm -
Christ the King Voluntary Academy, Darlton Drive, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7JZ (Cost £12 to include lunch)
Guest speaker
Bishop John Sherrington,
Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.
Will be focusing his talk on issues raised from the Synod.
Workshops include: Building Family Groups, Passing on the Faith to Children, Ministry to Older Youth, Supporting Marriage, School, Parish and Home Link, Family Catechesis for Sacramental Preparation, Supporting Families in Loss & Bereavement. Click on Families and Faith link for more details.
 
Discovering more about Prayer Accompaniment
15th
November
-
10.00am
to 3.30pm Day of Prayer - St Joseph's, Monos, near St Bernard's, LE67 5UP
Please bring a packed lunch. Suggested donation £10. Click on Discovering more about Prayer Accompaniment link for more details. Please contact the organisers direct for bookings, and further information.
Sr Bernadette Doherty bernadettepbvm1811@yahoo.com 077 9191 6021

Parish Meeting Tuesday 18th November 3.00pm in the hall
As no items have been put forward for the agenda there will be no parish meeting.

Banovallum Singers - Friday 21st November 2014 at Our Lady and St Peter.
Pre-Christmas concert. Tickets: £5, including light refreshments will be available after Mass from 1st November. If you are unable to buy them after Mass, it will be possible to pay at the door, but it would be a great help to ensure adequate refreshments if we know how many are coming.
The proceeds will go to the Sick and Retired Priests Fund.
This is the first time that this popular choir has sung in this church. Do come and enjoy their excellent performance, and ease yourself into the Christmas festivities!
We should be extremely grateful if any parishioners could donate cakes, scones etc. for this event. Any donations can be left in the Hall on the day of the performance, or left with Sylvia, at Longwood House, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa.
We do hope to see you here for this enjoyable concert.
 
Protecting Migrant Workers and their Families - Diocese of Nottingham Justice and Peace Commission Annual Assembly Saturday 8th November - 10am to 4.00pm at Immaculate Conception & St Norberts Catholic Community Hall, 52 St Thomas's Road, Spalding PE11 2XX
With speakers from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and St Norbet's Primary School. Concelebrated Mass at 1030am. Register interest with Martyn Swaby at jpnottingham@nrcdt.org.uk or call 0115 9539811. Please bring food for a shared table for lunch - tea and coffee provided.
More information at http://www.nottinghamjp.org/
 
 
Pilgrimage from Bardney to Monksthorpe Chapel
Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th October
This is the fourth pilgrimage organised by CTAL this year. We will start in Bardney where there is the Abbey, walk via Tupholme Abbey and the site of Stixwold Priory ending at Kirkstead Abbey on Monday.
On Tuesday we will begin our pilgrimage with prayers at The Church of Our Lady and St Peter at 9am before we start walking at 9.30am.
You are very welcome to join us for prayers and indeed to walk with us for some or all of the day; we will walk about 10 miles ending at the chapel at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby; transport can be arranged. Further information from Eleanor on 01507 525195
 
Regular Events
 
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 12.45pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend.
Next meetings at Market Rasen:-
Sat 17th October in Holy Rood Presbytery, - King St (opp Red Lion), Market Rasen, LN8 3BB
Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
9am-12.45pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
9.30 “Faith & Reason (2)” - an "accessible" Introduction to Philosophy for understanding Theology: exploring how Jewish and Greek thought meet up in the Person of Christ 11.00am Break
11.15am “Centering Prayer” - following the Trapist teaching of Thomas Keating
Next meeting at Brigg :-
In view of the impending moving around of priests, etc, members of the Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry have requested that we meet at Market Rasen only, at least for the time being, and so there are no meetings planned in St Mary’s Presbytery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg DN20 8AS until at least November
Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
9am-5pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
9.30am “Faith & Reason (1) – an “accessible” Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: exploring Questions such as, “Can we PROVE that God exists?”11.00am Break
11.15 am "Lectio Divina - the Sacred Art" - Prayer in the ancient Monastic Tradition.
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to any morning or afternoon sessions.
Click here for more details.
Please contact ANY of the following for further information:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com

Saturday  4th  July, Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend, in Holy Rood Presbytery, King St (opp Red Lion), Market Rasen, LN8 3BB
9am-12.45pm: “Faith & Reason (2) and “Centering Prayer”.  For details email Deacon James Hunter at: james.hunter200@btinternet.com
 
Saturday 2nd May, Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend, in Holy Rood Presbytery, King St (opp Red Lion), Market Rasen, LN8 3BB
9am-12.45pm: “Faith & Reason (2) and “Centering Prayer”. 1.15pm-5.00pm: “Romans” and “The Cloud of Unknowing”. For details email Deacon James Hunter at: james.hunter200@btinternet.com
 
Saturday 7th March, Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend - in St Mary’s Presbytery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg DN20 8AS
9am-12.45pm: “Faith & Reason (1)" and "Lectio Divina, the Sacred Art". 1.15pm - 5.00pm: "Acts" & "Chanting the Psalms for Beginners". For details email Deacon James Hunter at: james.hunter200@btinternet.com
 
Saturday 7th February, Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend, in Holy Rood Presbytery, King St (opp Red Lion), Market Rasen, LN8 3BB
9am-12.45pm: “Faith & Reason (2) and “Centering Prayer”. 1.15pm-5.00pm: “Romans” and “The Cloud of Unknowing”. For details email Deacon James Hunter at: james.hunter200@btinternet.com
 
Saturday 3rd January, Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend - in St Mary’s Presbytery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg DN20 8AS
9am-12.45pm: “Faith & Reason (1)" and "Lectio Divina, the Sacred Art". 1.15pm - 5.00pm: "Acts" & "Chanting the Psalms for Beginners". For details email Deacon James Hunter at: james.hunter200@btinternet.com
 
Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend.
Saturday 4th October, in Holy Rood, Market Rasen, Church Hall
9am-12.45pm: “Faith & Reason (2) and “Centering Prayer”. 1.15pm-5.00pm: “Romans” and “The Cloud of Unknowing”. For details email Deacon James Hunter at: james.hunter200@btinternet.com
 
 
Afternoon Retreat - 27th September - 3 to 7pm - Rosmini Centre House of Prayer, 433 Fosse Way, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire LE7 4SJ
Baptism Prayer Reflection. Please book in, Telephone 01509 813078 or
 
 
Talks
http://www.catholicmedicalassociation.org.uk/index.htm Invites all health professionals, medical students and any others interested, to a talk to be given by Dr Dale Gardiner on “ORGAN DONATION”. Dr Gardiner is an Intensive Care Consultant at Nottingham University Hospitals and Deputy National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and will give an informative, fascinating and stimulating talk on this important topic. The meeting will take place in St Barnabas’ Cathedral Hall, Nottingham, at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 21 st October 2014. For further information please contact Dr Tim Connery at tim.cma@hotmail.co.uk .
 
Regular Events
 
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 5.00pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend Next meeting :-
Saturday 7th March, in St Mary’s Presbytery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg DN20 8AS
Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
9am-5pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
9.30am “Faith & Reason (1) – an “accessible” Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: exploring Questions such as, “Can we PROVE that God exists?”11.00am Break
11.15 am "Lectio Divina - the Sacred Art" - Prayer in the ancient Monastic Tradition
12.45pm Lunch: bring own packed lunch. Drinks provided.
1.15pm "Acts" Bible Study: an easy Introduction to Books of the New Testamant 2.45 Break
3.00pm "Chanting the Psalms for Beginners": different Styles and Traditions explained and explored (Whoever prays singing, prays twice" - Saint Augustine) 4.30pm clearing away 5.00pm Departure
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to any morning or afternoon sessions..
Click here for more details.
Please contact ANY of the following for further information:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
 
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 5.00pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend Next meeting :-
Saturday  7th  February, in Holy Rood Presbytery, King St (opp Red Lion), Market Rasen, LN8 3BB
Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
9am-5pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
9.30  “Faith & Reason (2)” - an "accessible" Introduction to Philosophy for understanding Theology: exploring how Jewish and Greek thought meet up in the Person of Christ  11.00am Break
11.15am  “Centering Prayer” - following the Trapist teaching of Thomas Keating  12.45 Lunch: bring own packed lunch. Drinks provided
1.15pm “Romans” Bible Study - an easy Introduction to Books of the New Testament  2.45pm Break
3.00pm  “The Cloud of Unknowing” a "practical Introduction to Contemplative Prayer. 4.30pm Clearing away, washing up etc. and farewells  5.00pm Departure.
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to any morning or afternoon sessions..
Click here for more details.
Please contact ANY of the following for further information:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 5.00pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend Next meeting :-
Saturday 3rd January, in St Mary’s Presbytery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg DN20 8AS
9am-5pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
9.30am “Faith & Reason (1) – an “accessible” Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: exploring Questions such as, “Can we PROVE that God exists?”11.00am Break
11.15 am "Lectio Divina - the Sacred Art" - Prayer in the ancient Monastic Tradition
12.45pm Lunch: bring own packed lunch. Drinks provided.
1.15pm "Acts" Bible Study: an easy Introduction to Books of the New Testamant 2.45 Break
3.00pm "Chanting the Psalms for Beginners": different Styles and Traditions explained and explored (Whoever prays singing, prays twice" - Saint Augustine 4.30pm clearing away 5.00pm Departure
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to any morning or afternoon sessions..
Click here for more details.
Contact ANY of the following for further information:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
 
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 5.00pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend Next meeting :-
Saturday 6th December, in Holy Rood Presbytery, King St (opp Red Lion), Market Rasen, LN8 3BB
Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
9am-5pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
Topics for the Day:- “Faith & Reason (2)” - “Centering Prayer” -
“Romans”, Bible Study - “The Cloud of Unknowing”.
4.30pm clearing away 5.00pm Departure
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to any morning or afternoon sessions..
Click here for more details.
Please see the Brigg and Market Rasen Parish Websites, for further
information, and contact ANY of the following:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
 
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 5.00pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend Next meeting :-
Saturday 1st November, in St Mary’s Presbytery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg
9am-5pm: 9.00am Arrive for "cuppa" and welcome
9.30am “Faith & Reason (1) – an “accessible” Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: exploring Questions such as, “Can we PROVE that God exists?”11.00am Break
11.15 am "Lectio Divina - the Sacred Art" - Prayer in the ancient Monastic Tradition
12.45pm Lunch: bring own packed lunch. Drinks provided.
1.15pm "Acts" Bible Study: an easy Introduction to Books of the New Testamant 2.45 Break
3.00pm "Chanting the Psalms for Beginners": different Styles and Traditions explained and explored (Whoever prays singing, prays twice" - Saint Augustine 4.30pm clearing away 5.00pm Departure
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to any morning or afternoon sessions..
Click here for more details.
Please see the Brigg and Market Rasen Parish Websites, for further
information, and contact ANY of the following:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
 
 
First Saturday of every month - 9.00am to 5.00pm - alternating at Brigg and Market Rasen - Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Louth, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle welcome to attend Next meeting :-
Market Rasen for a FULL Study and Recollection Day on Saturday 4th October, from 9.00am till 5.00pm, in Holy Rood, Market Rasen, Church Hall,
Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
Topics for the Day:- “Faith & Reason (2)” - “Centering Prayer” -
“Romans”, Bible Study - “The Cloud of Unknowing”.
If you CANNOT manage the WHOLE DAY, you are WELCOME to come to the Morning Session OR Afternoon Session.
Please see the Brigg and Market Rasen Parish Websites, for further
information, and contact ANY of the following:-
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
 
Brigg for a FULL Study and Recollection Day on Saturday 6th September,
from 9.00am till 5.00pm, in St Mary’s, Brigg, Presbytery.Bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided. Topics for the Day:- “Faith & Reason (1)”-“Lectio Divina, the Sacred Art” -“Acts”, Bible Study -“Chanting the Psalms, for Beginners”.
 
 
Brigg & Market Rasen Community of Enquiry - Saturday 2nd August - Full Study and Recollection Day - 9.00am till 5.00pm in Holy Rood, Market Rasen, Church Hall
Please bring a packed lunch - drinks provided.
Topics for the Day:- "Faith & Reason (2)" - "Centering Prayer" "Romans" - "the Cloud of Unknowing".
If you cannot manage the whole day you are welcome to come to the morning session or afternoon session.
Please see the Brigg and Market Rasen parish websites for further information and contact any of the following
Deacon James Hunter at james.hunter200@btinternet.com
Lisa Pearce at pearce.lisa@gmail.com
Deacon Stephen Boulter at stephenboulter@btinternet.com
 
Corpus Christi
 
 
Trinity Sunday
http://www.news.va/en/news/trinity-sunday-may-31-2015
Pentecost
Our Lord's Ascension

EASTER
http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en/special/2015/settimanasanta2015.html
HOLY SATURDAY
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/events/event.dir.html/content/vaticanevents/en/2015/4/4/vegliapasqua.html

GOOD FRIDAY
http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en/special/2015/settimanasanta2015.html
HOLY THURSDAY


PALM SUNDAY
 
http://www.ewtn.com/faith/lent/?utm_source=ewtnhome&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=lent
 
 
 
The Presentation of the Lord
 
 

 
https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/angelus/2015/documents/papa-francesco_angelus_20150111.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvX1pHm0Fk&feature=youtu.be
 
 
Epiphany
https://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/pope-francis-suggested-new-years-resolutions/
"Adoration of the Magi" in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at Conception Abbey in Conception, Mo. Painted by Benedictine monks in the late 1800s
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/angelus/2014/documents/papa-francesco_angelus_20141208.html
 
 
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1998/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_22111998.html

BEWARE
A warning has come through from Neighbourhood Watch concerning parcel fraud - A card is posted through your door from a company calles PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.
Can you please make all your family, friends and neighbours aware of the above.
Please also be aware that the name of the company and premium rate numbers may change as they become aware that the current name and number is widely known to members of the public.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Live video transmission by CTV
(Vatican Television Center)
 
 

YouTube Video

 
Pope Francis: 22.02.15 Lent is a time of battle against evil
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-at-angelus-lent-is-a-time-of-battle-against-e
Pope Francis said Lent is a time where we struggle against the temptations of Satan and worldliness. His words came at his Sunday Angelus address at the end of which he announced the distribution of 50,000 free copies of a pocket-sized booklet called “Safeguard your Heart” containing reflections on Jesus’ teachings.
The Pope recalled how Jesus went into the solitude of the wilderness for 40 days where he successfully overcame temptations in “a hand-to-hand combat” with Satan. And through his victory over Satan, he said, “we have all triumphed but we need to protect this victory in our daily lives.
He went on to explain how in the wilderness we can listen to God’s voice and that of the tempter. And we listen to God’s voice through his words and that why it’s important to read the Holy Scriptures because otherwise we’re unable to resist the lure of the evil one. The Pope said it was for this reason that he wanted to renew his advice to the faithful to read the Gospel every day and reflect on its meaning, even for just 10 minutes and carry around a copy in one’s pocket or bag every day. 
Holy Mass with the new Cardinals 15.02.15
 
Pope Francis at the Mass with new cardinals 15.02.15: the way of the Church is that of mercy and inclusion
Pope Francis insisted that the cardinals follow Jesus' merciful logic and reminded them that the way of the Church is “not only to welcome and reinstate with evangelical courage all those who knock at our door, but to go out and seek, fearlessly and without prejudice, those who are distant, freely sharing what we ourselves freely received”.
Compassion leads Jesus to concrete action: he reinstates the marginalised! These are the three key concepts that the Church proposes in today’s liturgy of the word: the compassion of Jesus in the face of marginalisation and his desire to reinstate.
For 'God our Saviour desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth'. 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice'. For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out to save those far off, healing the wounds of the sick, restoring everyone to God’s family! And this is scandalous to some people!
There are two ways of thinking and of having faith: we can fear to lose the saved and we can want to save the lost. Even today it can happen that we stand at the crossroads of these two ways of thinking. The thinking of the doctors of the law, which would remove the danger by casting out the diseased person, and the thinking of God, who in his mercy embraces and accepts by reinstating him and turning evil into good, condemnation into salvation and exclusion into proclamation.
The Church’s way, from the time of the Council of Jerusalem, has always always been the way of Jesus, the way of mercy and reinstatement. This does not mean underestimating the dangers of letting wolves into the fold, but welcoming the repentant prodigal son; healing the wounds of sin with courage and determination; rolling up our sleeves and not standing by and watching passively the suffering of the world. The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for eternity; to pour out the balm of God’s mercy on all those who ask for it with a sincere heart. The way of the Church is precisely to leave her four walls behind and to go out in search of those who are distant, those essentially on the 'outskirts' of life. It is to adopt fully God’s own approach, to follow the Master who said: 'Those who are well have no need of the physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call, not the righteous but sinners'.
This is the way of the Church. Not only to welcome and reinstate with evangelical courage all those who knock at our door, but to go out and seek, fearlessly and without prejudice, those who are distant, freely sharing what we ourselves freely received. 'Whoever says: “I abide in [Christ]”, ought to walk just as he walked'. Total openness to serving others is our hallmark, it alone is our title of honour!
 
Pope Mass 09.02.15 Protecting Creation a Christian responsibility
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-mass-protecting-creation-a-christian-responsi
Christians are called to care for God's creation. God creates the universe but creation does not end, he continues to sustain what he has created.
God works, continues to work, and we can ask ourselves how we should respond to this creation of God, which is born of love, because he works through love. In the 'first creation' we must respond with the responsibility that the Lord gives us: 'The earth is yours, take it forward; let it grow '. Even for us there is a responsibility to nurture the Earth, to nurture Creation, to keep it and make it grow according to its laws. We are the lords of creation, not its masters.
We must be careful not to become masters of Creation, but to make it go forward, faithful to its laws. Therefore, he added, "this is the first response to the work of God: to be protectors of Creation":
When we hear that people have meetings about how to preserve creation, we can say: 'No, they are the greens!' No, they are not the greens! This is the Christian! This is 'our response to the' first creation 'of God. And' our responsibility. A Christian who does not protect Creation, who does not let it grow, is a Christian who does not care about the work of God, that work that was born from the love of God for us. And this is the first response to the first creation: protect creation, make it grow.  
 
Pope Francis 05.02.15 - Alleviate the miseries of the poor
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-at-santa-marta-servants-of-the-kingdom
The Church must proclaim the Gospel "in poverty" and the people proclaiming it must have the sole aim of alleviating the miseries of the poor, never forgetting that this service is the work of the Holy Spirit and not of human hands.
There are many “wounded” waiting in the aisles of the Church for a minister of Christ to heal, raise and liberate them from the demons that plague them. He added that Christ’s ministers must always remember, however, that they are simple “servants of the Kingdom”.
This is the mission of the Church: to heal the wounded hearts, to open doors, to free [people], to say that God is good, God forgives all, that God is our Father, God is tender, that God is always waiting for us ... ".
 
Pope Francis: Memory and Hope
Pope Francis warned that lukewarm Christians who’ve lost the memory and enthusiasm of their first encounter with Christ are in grave danger of letting the devil into their homes. Christians, he explained, must always retain that memory of their first meeting with Christ and their hope in Him to help them go forward with the courage of their faith.
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-on-christian-unity-encounter-accept-listen
Christians are called to follow the example of Jesus in encountering, listening and working together with others to spread the message of the Gospel in the modern world.
So many past controversies between Christians can be overcome when we put aside all polemical or apologetic approaches, and seek instead to grasp more fully what unites us, namely, our call to share in the mystery of the Father’s love revealed to us by the Son through the Holy Spirit. Christian unity – we are convinced – will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions. When the Son of Man comes, he will find us still discussing! We need to realize that, to plumb the depths of the mystery of God, we need one another, we need to encounter one another and to challenge one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who harmonizes diversities, overcomes conflicts, reconciles differences. 
 
Pope Francis: at Christmas Jesus knocks at the doors of your heart
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-at-christmas-jesus-knocks-at-the-doors-of-you
Pope Francis invited the faithful to listen carefully when God knocks at their door. “Too often – he said – Jesus passes by in our lives, he sends an angel and we are so caught up in our thoughts and concerns we do not even notice”.
Pope Francis: Heaven in our hands
https://sites.google.com/site/catholicchurchwoodhallspa/home/Heaven%20in%20our%20hands.jpg

The Holy Spirit is the "seal" of light with which God has placed Heaven in Christians’ hands. Often, however, Christians avoid this light in preference of a life spent in the shadows, or worse still, in a false light, that sparkles with hypocrisy.
Pope Francis: God goes to the limit so no one should be lost
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-at-santa-marta-god-goes-to-the-limit-so-no-on
The true Christian is not afraid to get his hands dirty by reaching out to sinners, even at the risk of losing his reputation, because as the parable of the Good Shepherd teaches us, no one should be lost.
It is sad to see a shepherd open the doors of the church and just stand there waiting. It’s sad that the Christian does not feel within, in his heart, the need, the need to go to tell others that the Lord is good.
"Being a half-way shepherd - Pope Francis said - is a defeat". "A shepherd must have the heart of God, go to the very limit" because he does not want anyone to be lost:
"The true shepherd, the true Christian has this zeal within: no one should be lost."
 
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-recognize-your-sins-and-be-transformed-by-chr
Pope Francis reflected on the transforming grace of God’s Word and invited Christians to recognize their sins and let themselves be transformed by their encounter with Christ.
 
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-christian-unity-not-division
Pope Francis during the weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square said that in a Christian community division is one of the worst sins because it comes not from God.
 
http://www.news.va/en/sites/asia2015
Holy Mass at Manila 18.01.15
Holy Mass at Tacloban 17.01.15
https://www.youtube.com/embed/azWp52Co_d0?autoplay=1
 
ADDRESS OF POPE FRANCIS
TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Full Text
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2014/november/documents/papa-francesco_20141125_strasburgo-parlamento-europeo.html
  
 
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/Featured/Pope-Francis-in-Korea
Click on the link above, then scroll down to Broadcasts and click on the link under the time to watch TV coverage of Pope Francis in Korea.
 
 
 
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/06/29/homily_for_the_solemnity_of_saints_peter_and_paul/1102327
 
http://www.news.va/en/Pope Francis in the Holy Land. Click on the picture below, then scroll down to Broadcasts and click on the link under the time to watch TV coverage of Pope Francis in the Holy Land.
 
 
Pope Francis in the Holy Land 2014
Official website of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land for the visit of Pope Francis in the Holy Land, 24 – 26 May 2014
Click on the picture below to visit.
    
 
 
 
 



CAFOD Yemen Crisis Appeal
 
http://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news
 
CAFOD and the DEC have launched an appeal to help, and our partner is making sure aid reaches those who need it most.
Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to the brink of catastrophe. Half of the population – 14 million people – is going hungry and needs help before it’s too late. A child is dying every ten minutes because of preventable diseases and child malnutrition is at an all-time high.
Catholic parishes across England and Wales have been showing their support. Jo Kitterick, Head of Parish and Volunteer Engagement at CAFOD, said:
“It is always amazing to see the unswerving compassion and generosity of the Catholic community across England and Wales – putting their faith into action, and sending out a powerful message of solidarity, dignity and humanity."
Director of CAFOD, Chris Bain, said:
“We cannot fail to be moved by the heart-breaking news coming from Yemen; of families ripped apart by the conflict, without the basics of food, water, and protection from violence. We see immense suffering in the faces of people in Yemen, of the children whose young lives have been stunted by malnutrition, and of those who find themselves homeless, because of the conflict, and in need of the basics of life – food, clean and safe water, and shelter.
CAFOD is supporting a partner in Yemen, and as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), we support our DEC colleagues who have a strong operational presence in Yemen and are well placed to reach vulnerable families most in need. When a family receives a blanket, food parcel, hygiene kit, or medical attention, dignity and a sense of hope is restored.
Please give your support and donations to the DEC’s Yemen Emergency Appeal. We hope and pray that the human suffering will end. Let us continue to keep the people of Yemen in our thoughts and prayers."
 
 Pope Francis: 26.12.16
On today’s Feast of Saint Stephen let us remember the martyrs of today and yesterday. May we overcome evil with good and hatred with love.
 
The first martyr Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, was stoned because he confessed his faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The only Son who comes into the world invites every believer to choose the path of light and life. By choosing the truth, he became at the same time, the victim of the mystery of evil present in the world. But in Christ, Stephen triumphed!
Today too the Church, to bear witness to light and truth, experiences harsh persecution in different places, [to the point of] the supreme test of martyrdom. How many of our brothers and sisters in faith suffer abuse, violence, and are hated for Jesus’ sake! I’ll tell you something. The martyrs of today are greater in number than those of the first centuries. When we read the history of the early centuries, here in Rome, we read about so much cruelty towards Christians. I tell you, there is this same cruelty today, and in greater numbers with Christians.
Today we want to think about them and to be close to them with our affection, our prayer and our tears.
Yesterday, Christmas Day, the persecuted Christians in Iraq celebrated Christmas in their destroyed Cathedral. [Theirs] is an example of fidelity to the Gospel. Despite the trials and the dangers, they bear witness with courage to their belonging to Christ and they live the Gospel committing themselves on behalf of the least, the most overlooked, doing good to all without distinction; they bear witness in this way to charity in truth.
In making space within our heart for the Son of God who gives himself to us at Christmas, we renew the joyous and courageous willingness to follow him faithfully as our only guide, persevering in living in accordance with the Gospel mentality and refusing the mentality of those who dominate this world. 
Bishop Patrick: Christmas homily
 
http://www.grasshopper-hosting.co.uk/Diocese/00_Start/Resources%202016/2016-12-25%20Christmas%20Homily.pdf


Bishop Patrick Mass of Thanksgiving for the Jubilee of Mercy

https://sites.google.com/site/catholicchurchwoodhallspa/home/Jubilee%20Mass.jpg
Bishop Patrick celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Jubilee of Mercy in St Barnabas' Cathedral on Friday 18th November with young people from schools across the Diocese of Nottingham

It's World Mission Sunday on 23 October. This special day, chosen by the Pope, is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the missionary work of our Church, and to give what we can to Missio - the Church's official charity for overseas mission - so that parishes in need overseas are supported and sustained.
http://www.missio.org.uk/index.php?cat=7
Missio exists because 40% of the worldwide Catholic Church is too poor to support itself. Missio plays a crucial role supporting the local Church overseas and sharing the light of Christ by training priests, building churches and combating injustice, disease, poverty and exploitation in 157 countries."
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) assists each and every one of the Catholic Church's 1,069 mission dioceses to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively.

Home Mission Sunday 2016
 
http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/hms16
 

On Sunday 18 September, the bishops of England and Wales invite every parish to celebrate Home Mission Sunday. It's the day in the Church's calendar when the Catholic community prays for, celebrates and supports the work of evangelisation in our two countries.

In choosing this year’s theme two priorities are proposed for prayer and reflection. Inspired by our 2015 National CatholicnEvangelisation Conference, the first priority is to 'Proclaim'. As a fruit of prayer we'd like every Catholic, every family and every parish to take a new step to share their faith more joyfully and confidently, and so build missionary parishes.

Our second priority, as the Year of the Mercy draws to an end, is to encourage everyone to share the joy of love - that Catholic individuals, engaged and married couples, as well as families, will consider afresh how they can witness to “the joy of love” to others.

On this day we are encouraged to pray for the work of evangelisation in England and Wales, remembering in our prayers especially those whom we know are distant from the life of faith. Please support the second collection which funds the bishops’ national work of evangelisation. The collection also ensures that the Catholic Faith Centre is resourced to respond to those who have questions about the Catholic Faith.

It is possible to donate online at: catholicnews.org.uk/donate-hms.

Commemorative prayer cards are available to take away.

Please support the work of Home Mission through your prayers and generosity. For more information see: catholicnews.org.uk/hms16.
God bless you and thank you.


ETHIOPIA FOOD CRISIS
http://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Ethiopia-Food-Crisis-Appeal
Ten million people are facing a crippling drought in Ethiopia. We urgently need your help to provide life-saving aid to those affected.
Severe and extreme weather shifts, part of the El Niño effect, mean that the rains in Ethiopia have failed twice. Farmers are losing their crops, water sources are drying up, and families are struggling to keep themselves and their animals alive. As a result, an estimated 400,000 children are suffering from malnutrition and millions are in need of emergency food and clean water.
 


World Communications Day 2016
https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/communications/documents/papa-francesco_20160124_messaggio-comunicazioni-sociali.html
 
JUBILEE OF MERCY
8 DECEMBER 2015 - 20 NOVEMBER 2016
 
 
 
Corporal Works of Mecy :-
  • to feed the hungry
  • give drink to the thirsty
  • clothe the naked
  • welcome the stranger
  • visit the sick
  • visit the imprisoned
  • bury the dead
Spiritual Works of Mercy :-
  • instruct the ignorant
  • counsel the doubtful
  • admonish sinners
  • bear wrongs patiently
  • forgive offences
  • comfort the afflicted
  • pray for the living and the dead
The Year of Mercy will be officially starting on the 8th December 2015. As well as an opportunity for our own spiritual growth it is also a time to reflect upon the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - our love in action. In response to this we have set up a Diocesan website: http://www.bemerciful.co.uk/ which will be a hub for events and activities during the year, it has ideas for what parishes, schools and individuals can do as well as downloadable material, news and other helpful information. There is also a resource booklet which will give you some ideas to start with. In this coming year I would like each parish and each school to reflect upon what they are already doing, but through a lens of mercy and then undertake a further act of mercy. In this way I hope there will be a legacy in every parish and school.
                                                                                       - Bishop Patrick
 

It's World Mission Sunday on 18 October. This special day, chosen by the Pope, is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the missionary work of our Church, and to give what we can to Missio - the Church's official charity for overseas mission - so that parishes in need overseas are supported and sustained.
http://www.missio.org.uk/index.php?cat=7
Missio exists because 40% of the worldwide Catholic Church is too poor to support itself. Missio plays a crucial role supporting the local Church overseas and sharing the light of Christ by training priests, building churches and combating injustice, disease, poverty and exploitation in 157 countries."
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) assists each and every one of the Catholic Church's 1,069 mission dioceses to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively.
 
 
 
SYNOD ON THE FAMILY 2015
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/events/event.dir.html/content/vaticanevents/en/2015/10/4/xivassembleasinodo.html
 
  
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/Featured/An-Invitation-to-Reflect-on-the-Gift-of-Marriage-and-Family-Life
The Bishops of England and Wales are inviting us to pray and reflect with them on the gift of marriage and family life and their place in the Church in advance of next October's meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the vocation and mission of the family. To help us, they have produced The Call, the Journey and the Mission.
If you would like to share any reflections, please send them to Father David Palmer, Chair of the Marriage and Family Life Commission (The Presbytery, Lenton Boulevard, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2BY; catolicdavid@mac.com), by Easter Sunday.
Mgr Thomas McGovern, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Nottingham
 
Synod of Bishops on the Family 2014
http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/family-synod
Family life was the focus of an extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops that met at the Vatican between 5-19 October 2014. Around 150 Synod fathers took part in the meeting to discuss the "pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization."
On Saturday 18 October 2014, the Final Message of the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to the “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation” was released.
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey.
 
 
 PopeFrancis :17.09.15 calls for peaceful solution to wars in Syria and Iraq 
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-calls-for-peaceful-solution-to-wars-in-syria
No one can pretend not to know! Everyone is aware that this war weighs in an increasingly unbearable way on the shoulders of the poor. We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds.
There are many victims of this conflict: I think in all of them and I pray for all. However, I cannot fail to mention the serious harm to the Christian communities in Syria and Iraq, where many brothers and sisters are oppressed because of their faith, driven from their land, kept in prison or even killed. For centuries, the Christian and Muslim communities have lived together in these lands on the basis of mutual respect. Today the very legitimacy of the presence of Christians and other religious minorities is denied in the name of a “violent fundamentalism claiming to be based on religion” (Benedict XVI Apost. Exhort. Ecclesia in Medio Oriente, n. 29). Yet, the Church responds to the many attacks and persecution that she suffers in those countries by bearing witness to Christ with courage, through her humble and fervent presence, sincere dialogue and the generous service in favor of whoever that are suffering or in need without any distinction.
I pray unceasingly for peace and the end of the torments and injustices in your beloved lands.

 Pray for the people of Iraq and Syria
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/Featured/Pray-for-Iraq-and-Syria
Back in August 2014, Islamic State (IS) militants, also known as ISIS or ISIL, captured Qaraqosh in Nineveh - once the biggest Christian town in Iraq. Tens of thousands fled. Since then, ISIL has persecuted minorities in both Syria and Iraq. Prayers for all the peoples of Syria and Iraq have been offered throughout the summer months and are needed now more than ever. Refugees continue to flood into Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon to name just three countries coping with a mass influx of desperate people.

Home Mission Sunday 2015
http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Featured/Home-Mission-Sunday-2015
Home Mission Sunday takes place on 20 September 2015. It's the day in the Church's calendar when the Catholic community in England and Wales is invited to pray for, celebrate and support the work of evangelisation in England and Wales. The theme of this year’s Sunday is 'Proclaim God’s Mercy’.
On this day we are encouraged to pray for the work of evangelisation in England and Wales, remembering in our prayers especially those whom we know are distant from the life of faith.
 
 
Assisted Dying Bill
I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people. There is much excellent practice in palliative care which we need to celebrate and promote, and I hope now the debate on assisted suicide is behind us, that this will become a focus for political action.
 
 
Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Nottingham
Pope Francis on Friday (May 14th) appointed Monsignor Patrick McKinney as
the new Bishop of Nottingham in Britain. He is currently serving as parish
priest of the Church of Our Lady and All Saints in Stourbridge in the Birmingham Archdiocese. Monsignor Patrick McKinney was born on 30th April 1954, the eldest son of Patrick and Bridget McKinney, originally from Ireland, and brought up in Birmingham. He began his studies for the priesthood at in St Mary’s College, Oscott, the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s seminary for the training of priests, in 1972, and was ordained to the priesthood on 29th July 1978 in St Mary’s Church, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland, where his family lives.
After his Ordination he was appointed assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood, Birmingham, and chaplain to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Kings Norton, Birmingham. Between 1982 and 1984, he was a student at the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, where he gained a Licence in Sacred Theology. Returning to the Archdiocese of Birmingham, he taught fundamental theology in St Mary’s College until 1989, when he was appointed Rector of St Mary’s College, a post he held for nine years, during which period he was also a lecturer in ecclesiology, the theology of the Church.
He left the College in 1998, and until 2001 he was parish priest of St John’s, Great Haywood, and Episcopal Vicar for the north of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. He left the parish in 2001, remaining as Episcopal Vicar until 2006 when he was appointed parish priest of Our Lady and All Saints, Stourbridge and Dean of the Dudley Deanery.
He was made a Prelate of Honour in 1990 and a member of the Metropolitan Chapter of St Chad in 1992, and has served for a time as Chair of the Birmingham Archdiocesan Ecumenical Commission.
Mgr McKinney was appointed tenth Bishop of Nottingham in succession to Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, on 14th May 2015, and will be ordained to the episcopate by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, in St Barnabas’ Cathedral, Nottingham on Friday 3rd July 2015.
 
Day for Life 26.07.15
http://dayforlife.org/Home/2015-Materials
Day for Life in England and Wales is celebrated on the last Sunday in July and is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. The Church teaches that life should be protected and nurtured from conception to natural death. Please support this vital work in any way you feel able.
On this Sunday there is a collection enabling the Bishops' Conference to support the Anscombe Bioethics Centre as well as projects designed to protect life at every stage and condition.
 
Sea Sunday 2015 will be celebrated on Sunday 12th July.
Sea Sunday is when we have the opportunity to remember and pray for seafarers, their families and all who support them. On Sea Sunday Catholic Churches around the UK take up a second collection with all funds raised going to the Apostleship of the Sea to support our work. It is a day of remembrance, prayer and celebration, and an opportunity to think about and thank those seafarers who work tirelessly throughout the year bringing us goods we often take for granted.

Ordination of Monsignor Patrick McKinney 03.07.15
the new Bishop of Nottingham
click on the link below for a video of the event
http://livestream.com/accounts/8822872/events/4163303
 
 
http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Featured/World-Communications-Day-2015
World Communications Day takes place this year on Sunday 17 May 2015 - the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. This is the day when Catholics are asked to reflect on the necessity of fulfilling the command of Jesus to preach the Good News of the Gospel to the whole world.
This year's theme is "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love".
 
 
 
 
 
Come Home for Christmas
http://www.comehomeforchristmas.co.uk/
 
Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi Christmas Message 2014
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/urbi/documents/papa-francesco_20141225_urbi-et-orbi-natale.html
World Day of Prayer for Peace 2015
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/News/World-Day-of-Peace
Pope Francis "I pray for an end to wars, conflicts and the great suffering caused by human agency, by epidemics past and present, and by the devastation wrought by natural disasters. I pray especially that, on the basis of our common calling to cooperate with God and all people of good will for the advancement of harmony and peace in the world, we may resist the temptation to act in a manner unworthy of our humanity. "
Celebrated on the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 1 January 2015 .
 
Catholic Bible Sunday 2014
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/Featured/Catholic-Bible-Sunday-2014
Catholic Bible Sunday is celebrated this year on 7 December - the Second Sunday of Advent. It presents an opportunity to us to hear afresh and be renewed in our attentiveness to God's word through reading and reflecting on the Scriptures in our parishes and homes.
 
National Youth Sunday
On the feast of Christ the King - this year on Sunday 23 November - the Catholic Church in England and Wales makes young people our particular focus as a sign of how much we value them. The theme for this year, ‘How happy are you?’ knocks on the door of our heart and challenges us to look at what really brings happiness.
 
Remembrance Sunday 2014
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/News/Remembrance-Sunday-2014

Remembrance Sunday falls on the Sunday nearest Armistice Day, 11 November, which marks the end of the First World War.

It's particularly poignant this year as commemorations mark the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War One.

On this day we remember all those who gave their lives for their country, all who suffered and died through acts of war and those who were left behind to grieve and mourn.

 

On Friday 11 September 2015 the House of Commons is debating and voting on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk. Contact your MP and ask them to vote against this Bill. You can use the link above to do this or there are postcards provided by the bishops of England & Wales to be signed and sent to your MP available at the back of the church. As these cards are suitable to be signed by anyone of any faith or none, the bishops ask that you take the cards either to send yourself and/or give to family/friends.
 
Collection for Peter's Pence
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/secretariat_state/obolo_spietro/documents/index_en.htm

Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.

The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See. The Pope, being Pastor of the whole Church, is attentive to the material needs of poor dioceses, religious institutes and of faithful in grave difficulties (the poor, children, the elderly, those marginalized and the victims of war or natural disasters; concrete aid to Bishops or dioceses in need, Catholic education, assistance to refugees and immigrants, etc.).

 
It's World Mission Sunday on 19 October. This special day, chosen by the Pope, is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the missionary work of our Church, and to give what we can to Missio - the Church's official charity for overseas mission - so that parishes in need overseas are supported and sustained.
http://www.missio.org.uk/index.php?cat=7
Missio exists because 40% of the worldwide Catholic Church is too poor to support itself. Missio plays a crucial role supporting the local Church overseas and sharing the light of Christ by training priests, building churches and combating injustice, disease, poverty and exploitation in 157 countries."
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) assists each and every one of the Catholic Church's 1,069 mission dioceses to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively.
 
CAFOD Nepal Earthquake Appeal
http://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Nepal-Earthquake-appeal
CAFOD has pledged an immediate £50,000 and launched an emergency appeal after Nepal was hit by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. The Disasters Emergency Committee, of which CAFOD is a member, is also launching an appeal to raise funds for those affected.
http://www.cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Ebola-crisis-appeal

The deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus in recorded history has spread across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There is uncertainty about how many people have Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that numbers stand at more than 14,000 people infected, this is made up of confirmed, suspected and probable cases. WHO confirm that over 6,900 people across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have died from the Ebola virus.

"CAFOD has a long history of working in some of the worst Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. It has been distressing to see the suffering and desperation caused by the Ebola virus, but we cannot let these images paralyse us with fear, instead we must reach out to the poorest and most vulnerable people in need of help." – Chris Bain, CAFOD Director

 
Harvest Fast Day
Friday 3 October is Harvest Fast Day, and CAFOD asks you to mark the occasion by making a place at your table for families around the world who don’t have enough to eat.
 
 
http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/News/Prayer-Day
III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Rome, 5-19 October 2014

The theme of this autumn's Synod of Bishops in Rome focuses on the family - particularly the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation.

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked that the Church sets aside a Day of Prayer on Sunday 28 September to pray for this important international meeting.

 
http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/racial-justice-sunday-2014
 
 On Sunday 14 September, the Catholic Church in England and Wales celebrates Racial Justice Sunday. It is a day on which all Christians are called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality.
 
He is Risen - Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
 
 
http://www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Take-action-today/Gaza-campaign
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 8 June 2014

At Pentecost we celebrate the birth of the Church which exists to evangelise. On this day, with the descent of the Holy Spirit, Christ's mission is completed. Every baptised person is invited to be a missionary, proclaiming their faith in God’s unconditional love and mercy, through prayer, word and action.

 
 
 
 
http://www.sma-gb.org/#HOMEPAGE
http://www.sma-gb.org/#HOMEPAGE
Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. The Church teaches that life should be protected and nurtured from conception to natural death.