National Conference for Rural Catholics 2018. Where: Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1YE. When: February 5-7, 2018. Cost: Full board £245 per person (including non returnable deposit of £100); 1 night D, B&B Read the full article...
It seems most appropriate, of course, that the Sunday after Easter – given to us as Divine Mercy Sunday by Pope John Paul II – should be the liturgical environment that enables us to celebrate the Canonisation of him and Pope John XXIII.
Last week, Fr Matt Anscombe, Fr Tom Dubois and Deacon Dominic Findlay-Wilson led a group of 6 men, all at different stages in discerning priesthood, by minibus, on a pilgrimage to Annecy and Ars in France.
The Chrism Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral on Wednesday morning. People from all parts of our diocese joined priests, deacons and Bishop Declan with the special mass blessing the oils we use throughout the year.
The Day of Renewal at Clifton Cathedral on Saturday 29 March started with the participants joining with the regular parish mass. So many turned up that the mass had to be moved to the Cathedral’s main altar rather than the usual location of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Later, the Apostle Room was filled to capacity – a nice problem to have.
“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity”: These were the strong words that Pope Francis addressed to participants at the conference on ‘Combating Human Trafficking’ on Thursday morning.